WELCOME TO RFCI, TAMPA BAY!

 

 UPCOMING MEETINGS



June 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m., CHANGE OF VENUE! Mary Martha Center, 2nd floor. Christ the King.      Topic: Member Q & A.     Ask member experts how to grow, fertilize, irrigate, and prune fruit trees.

Social hour starts at 1:00.

Bring a dish to share for the buffet table and a plant for our exchange, get raffle tickets–win a plant!



July 8, 2018, 2:00 p.m., CHANGE OF VENUE! At the Church Pavilion behind McLoughlin Center, Christ the King.      Annual Fruit Tasting Event! 



July 8, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Annual Fruit Tasting Event! 

IMPORTANT! CHANGE OF VENUE!
Church Pavilion, behind McLoughlin Center, 
Christ the King.

This meeting is always a favorite . . . taste a wide variety of tropical fruits. 

Bring a dish to share for the buffet table and a plant for our exchange, get raffle tickets–win a plant!

Social hour starts at 1:00.



Aug  12, 2018, 2:00 p.m., CHANGE OF VENUE! Mary Martha Center, 2nd floor. Christ the King.                 Dr. Nick Place, Director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), will discuss the University’s role in Florida’s agricultural development.

Social hour starts at 1:00.

Bring a dish to share for the buffet table and a plant for our exchange, get raffle tickets–win a plant!



Sept 9, 2018, 2:00 p.m., CHANGE OF VENUE! Mary Martha Center, 2nd floor. Christ the King.  Growing Fruit Trees in Containers by Will Wright of Tropical & Rare Fruit Trees, LLC.

Social hour starts at 1:00.

Bring a dish to share for the buffet table and a plant for our exchange, get raffle tickets–win a plant!



Oct 13 and 14, 2018–USF PLANT SALE. NO general meeting.



Nov 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m., CHANGE OF VENUE! Mary Martha Center, 2nd floor. Christ the King.  Possible: Grafting Demonstration.

Social hour starts at 1:00.

Bring a dish to share for the buffet table and a plant for our exchange, get raffle tickets–win a plant!



Dec ??, 2018, 1:00 p.m., CHANGE OF VENUE! Location to be determined!!! Holiday Social Event. 

MEMBERSHIP INFO



If you are an RFCI member and NOT receiving your RFCI newsletter in your email, please send an email to: tb.rarefruit@gmail.com so we can update our records. Thank you.

NEW MEMBERS
To join, download and fill out a membership application form from:  https://rarefruit.org/membership/, and send with check of money order for $20 made out to Tampa Bay RFCI to:

Tampa Bay RFCI
39320 North Ave.
Zephyrhills, FL 33542.

RENEWING MEMBERS
If your dues are due, please send check or money order for $20 made out to Tampa Bay RFCI and mail to:

Tampa Bay RFCI
39320 North Ave.
Zephyrhills, FL 33542.



~MARK YOUR CALENDAR~

The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International meets on the second Sunday of the month except in February (Citrus Celebration), April (USF Plant Sale) and October (USF Plant Sale). Please check this website for date and location for our Holiday Party this December, which starts at 1:00, an hour earlier than usual.



Missing newsletters

Our newsletter archives are fairly complete . . . but we are missing some issues. If any older members have any of the following issues, please contact Tom Schaefer or Sandra Kischuk. The missing issues are:
1980-all                   1983-July
1989-December       2005-October

THANK YOU!



We are reviving the RFCI photo contest. We will take submissions in June, with photos on display during the mango tasting in July. More details to follow.



NOTICE

Due to Christ The King Catholic Church renovations in their sanctuary, our meeting locations are changing. Please note the new locations in the monthly meeting listings.    Our Holiday Social location is yet to be determined. Please contact Tom Schaefer if you are aware of a location with kitchen facilities that can handle 150 people.



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