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Meetings will be held on the third Saturday of the month from September through May, except December, at various locations around Portland and northern Oregon.

But due to the effects of the coronavirus, there may be changes to the meeting schedule.



October 16:  Planning Meeting for 2021—22 and Camellia Sale, Ainsworth House and Gardens, 19130 Lot Whitcomb Dr., Oregon City, OR 97045. 503-656-1894. Because it has been so long since we have talked about the future, it will be really valuable to hear what you'd like to experience going forward with OCS in 2021-22. Also, since fall is the best time to plant camellias, we'll tempt you with a plant sale.

November:  Due to the coronavirus, our luncheon meeting has been canceled.

January:  Meeting canceled.

February:  Meeting canceled.

March 19:   A Brush-Up: How to Prepare Blooms for Camellia Show and How to Duplicate your Favorite Camellia through Air-Layering. Social Hall for Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3910 SE 11th Ave, Portland, just off Milwaukee about halfway between Powell and Holgate. 10:00 a.m.—12 Noon.

April 9:  Oregon Camellia Society Show and Plant Sale, Newberg Camellia Festival, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg, Oregon. 

Camellia Show and Festival: 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Enter blooms: 8:00—11:00 a.m. 

Judging: 11:00 a.m.—Noon.  Plant Sale: 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m; 

10K/5K Run and Walk:  9:00 a.m.—10:30 a.m.

July 23:  Summer Get-together and Camellia Auction, 11:00 a.m.—2:30 p.m., Van Veen Nursery, 4201 SE Franklin St, Portland, Oregon. Directions: The nursery is in southeast Portland, just west of SE César E. Chávez Blvd. (SE 39th Avenue), close to SE Powell Blvd. Parking is limited on the nursery property. Please park on Franklin Street, taking care not to block driveways. Bring your own lunch to enjoy during the auction! Plates and tableware, basic beverages, and some desserts will be provided. Those desiring more exotic beverages should bring their own selections. Gather at Van Veen Nursery, a unique four-acre nursery that was established in 1926 and is known for its skill in propagation, mainly rhododendrons. Van Veen also is currently propagating camellias for the Newberg Camellia Festival and Oregon Camellia Society. Some of the OCS camellias will be for sale at this get-together. Mike Stewart, former President of the American Rhododendron Society and the Portland Chapter, ARS, will speak about current happenings and future ideas for Van Veen Nursery while offering us a nursery tour. Then, get ready to take home some choice camellias by lifting your hand often during our auction!