Meeting History

2016

Jan 10 Citrus  Variety Development Peter Chaires Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Feb 14 Florida State Fair- Citrus Celebration FL State Fair
Mar 13 Vermiculture: Composting with Worms Debra Black, member Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Apr 10 USF Plant Sale USF
May 8 Club  History Tom Schaefer, member Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Jun 12 Water Conservation and Microirrigation Sheila Monihan, UF/IFAS, Paula Staples, UF/IFAS Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Jul 10 Free fruit tasting event–Mangos Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Aug 14 POSSIBLE:  Bananas w Don Chafin-Going bananas Ethan Nielsen  863 399 5591  c2h6@msn.com Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Sep 11 POSSIBLE: Kumquat  or Fertilizers (Justin Cain- Chem Dyn..) Greg Gude 352-424-1840 Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Oct 9 USF Plant Sale USF
Nov 13    (no grafting demo this time of year) Christ The King Cath.Ch. Tampa
Dec 11 Holiday Social Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa

2015

Jan 11 Beekeeping with the Giliksons Mike and Laura Gilikson Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Feb 8 Florida State Fair- Citrus Celebration NA FL State Fair
Mar 8 Fertilizers…..NO  SHOW ! Justin Cain, Chemical Dynamics Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Apr 11 USF Plant Sale NA USF
May 10 Plant Reproduction Ian Greig Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Jun 14 Pomegranates Cindy Weinstein Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Jul 12 Free fruit tasting event NA Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Aug 9 Preserving and canning Mary Keith, Hills Hills. Co. Ext., Ret. Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Sep 13 50 Unusual Edible Plants for Florida Andy Firk, Bamboo Grove, Arcadia Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Oct 11 USF Plant Sale NA USF
Nov 8 Grafting / Air Layering Videos Jerry C, Jerry A, Paul Z, Adam Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Dec 13 Holiday Social Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa

2014

Jan 12 New citrus varieties Peter Chaires, Dir New Varieties Devel and Mgmt Corp Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Feb 9 Florida State Fair- Citrus Celebration NA FL State Fairgrounds
Mar 9 Kampong- Natl Tropical Botanical Garden Dr Larry Schokman, Dir Kampong Miami Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Apr 12 USF Plant sale NA USF
May 18 Neem Tree Vicki Parsons Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jun 8 Florida Mushrooms Michael Stevens Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jul 13 Citrus Greening Jamie Burrow, Coordinator UF IFAS  Ext Service Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Aug 3 Grafting workshop Members Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Sep 7 Fruits of SE Asia Chris Rollins, Fruit & Spice Park Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Oct 11 USF Plant sale NA USF
Nov 9 Frost protection Charles Novak, member Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa
Dec 14 Holiday Social NA Christ The King Cath.Church, Tampa

2013

Jan 13 Pomegranates Cindy Weinstein, Pres FL Pomegranate Assoc Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Feb 10 Florida State Fair- Citrus Celebration NA FL State Fairgrounds
Mar 10 Seeds Charles Novak, member Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Apr 13 USF Plant sale NA USF
May 12 Insects, Diseases  and Environmental Problems Fruits Gene Joyner Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jun 9 Organic Gardening Fran Grossman, member Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jul 14 What we learned about planting after Andrew Chris Rollins, Fruit & Spice Park Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Aug 11 Ancient wisdom of folk remedies Dr Tanaka Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Sep 8 Eugenas ans Annonas Adam Shfran Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Oct 12 USF Plant sale NA USF
Nov 10 Workshop- Grafting Members Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Dec 8 Holiday Social NA Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore

2012

Jan 8 Growing Pineapples Ian Greig, member Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Feb 12 Florida State Fair- Citrus Celebration NA FL State Fairgrounds
Mar 11 Growing Blueberries Patsy & Ken Frier, Blue Berry Farms & Nursery, Plant City Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Apr 14 USF Plant sale NA USF
May 13 Plant Doctor Gene Joyner Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jun 10 Dragon Fruit Dr Matthew Snow, Miami RFCi-President Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jul 8 SE Asian Fruits. Joint club mtg: Brevard, Manatee,  Orlando, Sarasota. Chris Rollins, Fruit & Spice Park Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Aug 12 Jaboticaba Adam Shfran Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Sep 9 ?? ??
Oct 13 USF Plant sale NA USF
Nov 11 Propagation workshop and Cold Protection Members Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Dec 9 Holiday Social NA Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore

2011

Jan 9 Soil Dr Geoff Denny, UF Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Feb 13 Florida State Fair- Citrus Celebration NA FL State Fairgrounds
Mar 13 Growing Trees and Plants with Micorrhizol fungi Tammy Kovar, Owner Biological Tree Service of Sarasota
Apr 9 USF Plant sale NA USF
May 5 Going Bananas Gene Joyner Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jun 12 Citrus Diseases Jamie yates, Florida Citrus Research, Lake Alfred Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jul 10 Growing Blueberries Organically Kenneth Der Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Aug 14 Biochar Wae Nelson, Florida Gardening magazine Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Sep 11 Stone fruit Dr Mercy Olmstead, UF/IFAS Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Oct 8 USF Plant sale NA USF
Nov 13 Propagation workshop and Cold Protection Members Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Dec 11 Holiday Social, impromtu  Before fertilizers NA, Toppi Feil, Broward RFCI Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore

2010

Jan 10 Beneficial and Non-beneficial Insects, Med. Fruit Fly Dr David Dean, Entomoligist Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Feb 7 Florida State Fair- Citrus Celebration NA FL State Fairgrounds
Mar 14 Bee pollination and bee therapy Robert Messineo Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Apr 10 USF Plant sale NA USF
May 9 Lychees , longans, other fruit Gene Joyner Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jun 13 Avocados Dr Jonarhan Crane, UF IFAS Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jul 11 Windbreraks for Sustainable Agriculture Dr Bijay Tamang, UF School of Forestry Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Aug 8 Using tropical plants to improve lives overseas Dr Martin Price, ECCHO Ft Myers Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Sep 12 Lesser Known Fruiting Trees of Florida Chris Rollins, Fruit and Spice Park, Homestead Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Oct 9 USF Plant sale NA USF
Nov 14 Propagation workshop Members Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Dec 12 Holiday Social NA Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore

2009

Jan 11 Growing Grapes Bob Paulish Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Feb 8 Florida State Fair- Citrus Celebration NA FL State Fairgrounds
Mar 8 Citrus Diseases- Greening Tom Spreen, USF Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Apr 11 USF Plant sale NA USF
May 10 Best Fruiting Plants for Central Florida Gene Joyner Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jun 7 Macadamia tree George Anderson, LaBelle Merritt Island
Jul 12 Propagation workshop- Grafting made easy by Charles Novak Members Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Aug 9 Insect Resistance James Price Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Sep 13 Water Conservation ans SWFMD Ed Hobin & Lois Sorensen Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Oct 10 USF Plant sale NA USF
Nov 8 Cold Protection and Medicinal  uses of fruiting plants Charles Novak, member Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Dec 13 Holiday Social NA Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore

2008

Jan 13 Annona family Har Mahdeem, Zill’s Nursery, Boynton Beach Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Feb 10 Florida State Fair- Citrus Celebration NA FL State Fairgrounds
Mar 9 Lychees and Longans Bob Murray, Treehouse Nursery, Bokeelia Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Apr 12 USF Plant sale NA USF
May 11 Myrtacaea famiy: jaboticaba, etc Gene Joyner Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jun 8 Propagation workshop Members Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jul 13 Olives Anthony Valenza, Owner Olive Branch Tree Farm, Gainesville Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Aug 10 Fruits of Brazil Ray Jones Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Sep 14 Rare fruit@ Fruit & Spice Park, Homestead Chris Rollins, Fruit & Spice Park, Homestead Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Oct 11 USF Plant sale NA USF
Nov 9 Cold protection Charles Novak & Members Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Dec 14 Holiday Social NA Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore

2007

Jan 14 Propagation workshop Members Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Feb 11 Florida State Fair- Citrus Celebration NA FL State Fairgrounds
Mar 11 Strawberries Craig Chandler Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Apr 14 USF Plant sale NA USF
May 13 Anona family” pond apple, custard apple, etc Gene Joyner Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jun 10 Benefits of Neem Vicki Parsons Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jul 8 Aspects of Citrus Dr Futch, UF Director Tri Co Ext Services Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Aug 12 Wine from tropical fruit Debbie Sims, Sims Winery Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Sep 8 Lesser know fruiting trees, South American Adventure Crafton Cliff Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Oct 13 USF Plant sale NA USF
Nov 11 Avocados Jonathan Crane, Miami Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Dec 9 Holiday Social NA Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore

2006

Jan 8 Collecting seeds of rare fruit plants- video Alan Karle Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Feb 12 Florida State Fair- Citrus Celebration NA FL State Fairgrounds
Mar 13 Nutritional value of fruit Dr Douglas Graham Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Apr 8 USF Plant sale NA USF
May 14 Myrtaceae family- jaboticaba, etc Gene Joyner Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jun 11 Propagation workshop Members Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Jul 19 The soil and its effects on growing fruit in Florida Wae Nelson, FL Gardening magazine Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Aug 13 Fragrant flowering and fruiting plants Michael Dubinovsky, Top Tropical Nursery Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Sep 10 Herbs Monica Brandies, author Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Oct 14 USF Plant sale NA USF
Nov 12 Tropical fruits and spices Erik Tietig, VP Pine Island Nursery Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Dec 10 Holiday Social NA Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore

2005

 Jan 9 Plant Health Development Tammy Kovar Dorten, grad student Westside Conference Center at USF
Feb 13 Florida State Fair- Citrus Celebration NA FL State Fairgrounds
Mar 13 Less Know Tropical Fruit Trees Billy & Barabar Hopkins,  Hopkins Tropical Fruit Nursery Westside Conference Center at USF
Apr 9 USF Plant sale NA USF
May 8 Mangos Gene Joyner Westside Conference Center at USF
Jun 12 Proper Use of Pesticides Dave Palmer, Hills CO Extension Services Westside Conference Center at USF
Jul 10 No Meeting due to conference in Homestead Separate agenda fromHomestead conference Rennaisance Center for the Arts,Tampa
Aug 14 Amazon Trip Members Westside Conference Center at USF
Sep 11 Growing Vegetables Debbie Butts, member Westside Conference Center at USF
Oct 8 USF Plant Sale NA USF
Nov 13 Propagataion Workshop at new location Members Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore
Dec 11 Holiday Social NA Dr Burns & Cathy Creighton,Lithia

2004

Jan 11 Going bananas Don and Katie Chafin, Homestead Westside Conference Center at USF
Feb 8 Florida State Fair- Citrus Celebration NA FL State Fairgrounds
Mar 14 My Favorite Fruit Ray Jones , Manatee RFCI Westside Conference Center at USF
Apr 10 USF Plant sale NA USF
May 9 Tropical Fruit and other Tropical Nature of the Amazon Paul Beaver Westside Conference Center at USF
Jun 13 Q&A and Workshop: plant propagation Members Westside Conference Center at USF
Jul 11 Trip to Merritt Island for Mango Tasting Invited by Broward RFCI Merrit  Island
Aug 8 Fertilizers Larry Bridge Westside Conference Center at USF
Sep 12 White sapote Henry Marshall, Tropical Fruit Club Orlando Westside Conference Center at USF
Oct 10 USF Plant Sale NA USF
Nov 14 Fruit & Spice Park, Homestead talk Chris Rollins Westside Conference Center at USF
Dec 12 Holiday Social NA Dr Burns & Cathy Creighton,Lithia

2003

Jan 12 Fruits of SE Asia Chris Rollins, Fruit & Spice Park Westside Conference Center at USF
Feb 9 Florida State Fair & Citrus Celebration- 2nd NA
Mar 9 How bees pollinate Jim Alderman Jr, Dept of Agriculture Westside Conference Center at USF
Apr 12 USF Plant sale NA USF
May 11 Lesser Know Fruiting Trees for Central Florida Gene Joyner Westside Conference Center at USF
Jun 8 Growing Pineapples Ian Greig, member Westside Conference Center at USF
Jul 12 USF Tropical Plant Fair NA USF
Aug 10 Growing Vegetables Thom Scott, member Westside Conference Center at USF
Sep 14 Picnic NA USF Botanical Gardens
Oct 11 USF Plant Sale NA USF
Nov 9 Cold Protection Charles Novak, member Westside Conference Center at USF
Dec 14 Holiday Social NA Dr Burns & Cathy Creighton,Lithia

2002

Jan 13 Persimmons Jim Mercer, Member Westside Conference Center at USF
Feb 10 New Citrus Celebration at Florida State Fair- 1st NA FL State Fairgrounds
Mar 10 Winemaking Walter Yoblonski, member, Winery owner USF Botanical Gardens- outside
Apr 13 USF Plant sale NA USF
May 12 Tropical Fruits for Tampa area Gene Joyner Westside Conference Center at USF
Jun 9 Growing Herbs in Central Florida Monica Brandies, member, author Westside Conference Center at USF
Jul 13 Tropical Plant Fair at USF NA USF
Aug 11 Rare and Tropical Fruits Tom Ecomonou, Miami RFCI Westside Conference Center at USF
Sep 8 Picnic NA George Reigler’s home, Tampa
Oct 12 USF Plant Sale NA USF
Nov 10 Cold Protection  w Microjet misters Mist & Drip Irrigation Susan Thayer, Maxijet, Inc  Matt Clark, Mister Irrigation Westside Conference Center at USF
Dec 8 Holiday Social NA Dr Burns & Cathy Creighton,Lithia

2001

Jan 20 Citrus Celebration at USF NA USF
Feb 11 Fruit and Vegetable Canning Gracelyn Adams, Director of the Community Cannery Univ Lecture Hall at USF, # BSF 100
Mar 11 All About Strawberries Craig Chandler, UF IFAS Dover Research Station Univ Lecture Hall at USF, # BSF 100
Apr 8 Propagation workshop Members Univ Lecture Hall at USF, # BSF 100
May 13 Tropical Fruits for Tampa area Gene Joyner Univ Lecture Hall at USF, # BSF 100
Jun 9 Trip to ECHO in Ft Myers NA ECHO, Ft Myers
Jul 8 All you need to know about growing citrus Dr Steve Futch, Tri Co Extension Service Univ Lecture Hall at USF, # BSF 100
Aug 12 Edible Landscapiing Katie Roberts,, FL Native Plant Society, Pinellas Co Univ Lecture Hall at USF, # BSF 100
Sep 9 Picnic and Grafting workshop Members USF Botanical Gardens
Oct 13 USF Plant Sale NA USF
Nov 11 Freeze Protection for Tropical Plants Univ Lecture Hall at USF, # BSF 100
Dec 9 Holiday Social NA Dr Burns & Cathy Creighton,Lithia

2000

Jan 15 Citrus Celebration at USF NA USF
Feb 13 Grafting & Air layering demonstrations Members Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Mar 12 Picnic at Eureka Springs Co Park (speaker had cancelled) NA- Pot Luck Eureka Springs Park
Apr 9 USF Plant Sale NA USF
May 14 Diseases and Pests of Tropical Fruit Gene Joyner Univ Lecture Hall at USF, # BSF 100
Jun 11 Blueberry culture Fred Strickland, grower, Plant City Univ Lecture Hall at USF, # BSF 100
Jul 16 Myrtle family- jaboticaba, guava, etc Ray Jones, Manatee RFCI Univ Lecture Hall at USF, # BSF 100
Aug 13 Container Gardens Bert Bradish, Master Gardener at Hills Co Ext Service Univ Lecture Hall at USF, # BSF 100
Sep 10 Pesticides and Pest Control Dave Palmer, Pesticide Retail Nursery & Landscaping Univ Lecture Hall at USF, # BSF 100
Oct 14 USF Plant Sale NA USF
Nov 12 Plant Nutrition and Fertilizers Sydney Park Brown, Hills Co Ext Service Univ Lecture Hall at USF, # BSF 100
Dec 10 Holiday Social NA Dr Burns & Cathy Creighton,Lithia

1999

Jan 16 Citrus Celebration at USF NA USF Botanical Gardens
Feb 14 Weed and Feed Sandy Mulrooney Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Mar 14 Tissue Culture Research with Citrus Dr Jude Grosser, UF Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Apr 10 USF Plant Sale NA USF
May 9 Plants suitable for growing in Tampa Area Gene Joyner Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Jun 13 Blueberries Debra Toyer, My Blue Heaven Nursery in Dade City Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Jul 11 Herbal and Holistic medicines Dr Carol Roberts, MD Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Aug 8 Member trips abroad Members Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Sep 12 Seed Savers Wae Nelson, FL Gardening magazine Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Oct 9 USF Plant Sale NA USF
Nov 14 Carving Fruit for table centerpieces Paul Carideo Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Dec 12 Holiday Social NA Dr Burns & Cathy Creighton,Lithia

1998

Jan 11 Herbs Maryon Marsh, author Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Feb 8 Living off the Land Marian Van Atta Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Mar 14 Fruit Tree Sale, no program sale Ft Homerly Hesterly Armory
Apr 19 Making beer and wine Ray Jones, Manatee RFCI George Reigler’s home
May 10 Unbelieveable Acres Gene Joyner Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Jun 13 Trip to Unbelieveable Gardens Gene Joyner W Palm Beach trip
Jul 19 Gingers- edible Russell Adams, Gainesville Tree Farm Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Aug 9 Soils, Recycled Wood Products JD Cather, works at soil development co Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Sep 13 Growing Edible mushrooms Jody Venn Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Oct 10 USF Plant Sale NA USF
Nov 8 Paw Paw Har Mahdeem, Zill’s Nursery, Boynton Beach Univ Lecture Hall at USF
Dec 13 Holiday Social NA Janet Conrad Home, Tampa

1997

Jan Pineapple Guava Dr Ralph Sharp, UF, Gainesville Clubhouse, Seffner
Feb 9 Bananas Don Chafin, Homestead Clubhouse, Seffner
Mar 9 Q&A Members Clubhouse, Seffner
Apr 12 USF Plant Sale NA USF
May 11 Mangos & avocados Gene Joyner Clubhouse, Seffner
Jun 8 Thailand trip Vivian Murray, The Treehouse Nursery, Bokeelia Clubhouse, Seffner
Jul 20 Variety of topics Winston Kao, Agriculturist, Member Clubhouse, Seffner
Aug 10 Edible Ginger Larry Shatzer Clubhouse, Seffner
Sep 14 The AmazonBasin in Brazil Dr Paul Beaver Clubhouse, Seffner
Oct 12 USF Plant Sale NA USF
Nov 9 Rare fruit and tropical fruiting trees- Borneo Chris Rollins Clubhouse, Seffner
Dec 14 Holiday Social NA Clubhouse, Seffner

1996

Jan 14 Figs Fred Born, member Clubhouse, Seffner
Feb 11 Fruit discussions by members Members Clubhouse, Seffner
Mar 10 Pineapples Ian Greig, member Clubhouse, Seffner
Apr 30 USF Plant sale  (and 9th) USF plant sale USF
May 12 Fruiting Plants for Small Yards Gene Joyner, Unbelieveable Acres, Palm Beach Clubhouse, Seffner
Jun 9 Pineapples Ian Greig, member Clubhouse, Seffner
Jul 14 Herbs Monica Brandies, member Clubhouse, Seffner
Aug 11 Persimmons Ronald Lambert, Buckhorn Nursery Clubhouse, Seffner
Sep 8 Tropical Fruit Trees at Fruit & Spice Park Chris Rollins, Fruit & Spice Park, Homestead Clubhouse, Seffner
Oct 13 Fruit Tree Sale, no program sale Ft Homerly Hesterly Armory
Nov 10 Fruitarama sale and Community Garage sale NA Clubhouse, Seffner
Dec 8 Holiday Social NA Clubhouse, Seffner

1995

Jan 8 Pot Luck Lunch NA Clubhouse, Seffner
Feb 12 Composting Polly Ryan, Hills Co Exten Service Clubhouse, Seffner
Mar 4 (Saturday) Edible Fruit of Brunei Dr Bobby Tee, Author and Horticulturist from Brunei Clubhouse, Seffner
Apr 8 USF Plant sale  (and 9th) USF plant sale USF
May 14 Fruits of Peru Dr Paul Beaver Clubhouse, Seffner
Jun 11 Growing Dooryard Tropical Fruit Jene Hendley, Log Cabin Garden Center, St Pete Clubhouse, Seffner
Jul 9 Passion Fruit Paul Zmoda, member Clubhouse, Seffner
Aug 13 Inter-American Society of Tropical Horticulture info Al Hendry, member Clubhouse, Seffner
Sep 10 No formal meeting, planning for tree sale Pot luck lunch Janet Conrad Home, Tampa
Oct 7 Fruit Tree Sale, no program sale Ft Homerly Hesterly Armory
Nov 12 All about bats Cindy marks, Bat Center in Bay Pines Clubhouse, Seffner
Dec 10 1st Annual Christmas party NA Clubhouse, Seffner

1994

Jan 9 Variety of Tropical Fruit Tom Economou, Miami RFCI Clubhouse, Seffner
Feb 13 Movement of Plants & Seeds Interstate and Internationally Paul Hornby, Div of Plant Industry, Gainesville Clubhouse, Seffner
Mar 13 Organic Gardening Sam Phillmore, Organic Gardening Society Clubhouse, Seffner
Apr 10 Video on Water Conservation SWFFMD Clubhouse, Seffner
May 8 Q&A Plant problems,  Plant Identification AL Hendry, Paul Zmoda Clubhouse, Seffner
Jun 12 The Lychee Bob Murray, Treehouse Nursery, Bokeelia Clubhouse, Seffner
Jul 10 Cypress Gardens Topiary work, Propagations, Landscaping Joe Freeman, Horticulturist at Cypress Gardens Clubhouse, Seffner
Aug 14 Gardening chores at clubhouse Members Clubhouse, Seffner
Sep 11 No formal meeting, planning for tree sale Pot luck lunch Janet Conrad Home, Tampa
Oct 1 Fruit Tree Sale, no program sale Ft Homerly Hesterly Armory
Nov 13 Annonas Har Mahdeem, Zill’s Nursery, Boynton Beach Clubhouse, Seffner
Dec 11 Variety of Tropical Fruit Tom Economou, Miami RFCI Clubhouse, Seffner

1993

Jan 10 Bananas Bill Lessard, Homestead Clubhouse, Seffner
Feb 14 Growing and Using Herbs Kay Cude, author Clubhouse, Seffner
Mar 14 Growing Grapes in Florida DD Smith Clubhouse, Seffner
Apr 18 Propagation Workshop Members Clubhouse, Seffner
May 16 Blueberry propagation and cultivation Fred Strickland, Grower, Dover Clubhouse, Seffner
Jun 13 Video of Citrus varieties Gil Whitton, member Clubhouse, Seffner
Jul 11 Cherimoya and its relaatives Har Mahdeem, Zill’s Nursery, Boynton Beach Clubhouse, Seffner
Aug 8 Video: Introduction to Tropical fruit Dr Carl Campbell, IFAS Homestead Clubhouse, Seffner
Sep 12 No formal meeting, planning for tree sale Pot luck lunch Janet Conrad Home, Tampa
Oct 16 Fruit Tree Sale, no program sale Ft Homerly Hesterly Armory
Nov 14 Fruiting Plants for Small Yards Gene Joyner, Unbelieveable Acres, Palm Beach Clubhouse, Seffner
Dec 12 Winemaking Panel of members Clubhouse, Seffner

1992

Jan 12 Growing fruit in Sri Lanka Dr Frank Martin, retired scientist, US Div of Ag Clubhouse, Seffner
Feb 9 Growing and Using Exotic Fruits Marian Van Atta, author Clubhouse, Seffner
Mar 8 Plant Propagation Workshop Members Clubhouse, Seffner
Apr 12 The Delicious Pineapple Andrew Rose, Director IFAS Ext serv, Citrus Co Clubhouse, Seffner
May 10 Philipine Fruit Al Hendry, member Clubhouse, Seffner
Jun 14 Tropical Fruit Trees Gene Joyner, Unbelieveable Acres, Palm Beach Clubhouse, Seffner
Jul 12 FL  Extension Service System Mike McKinney, Director Hills Co, IFAS System Clubhouse, Seffner
Aug 9 Wild Edibles Dick Duerling, Horticulturist from Orlando Clubhouse, Seffner
Sep 13 No formal meeting, planning for tree sale Pot luck lunch Janet Conrad Home, Tampa
Oct 10 Fruit Tree Sale, no program sale Ft Homerly Hesterly Armory
Nov 8 Exotic Fruit Variety Tom Economou, Miami RFCI Clubhouse, Seffner
Dec 13 Macadamia Nut George Anderson Clubhouse, Seffner

1991

Jan 13 Tropical Fruit Fiesta Tom Economou, Miami RFCI Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Feb 10 Tropical Fruit Growing Larry Schatzer, Our Kids Nursery Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Mar 10 Deciduous Fruiting trees, Q&A Citrus & Tropical Fruit  Al Hendry, member Dr William Grierson, CREC, Lake Alfred Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Apr 14 Cell genetics Dr Jude Gessner Clubhouse, Seffner
May 12 Tropical Fruiting Trees Gene Joyner, Unbelieveable Acres, Palm Beach Clubhouse, Seffner
Jun 9 Passion fruit Paul Zmoda, member Clubhouse, Seffner
Jul 14 Unusual Citrus Varieites Pamela Gilmore, Dade City Nursery Clubhouse, Seffner
Aug 11 Fruiting Palms Dr Frederick Essig, Director of USF Botanical Gardens Clubhouse, Seffner
Sep 8 No formal meeting, planning for tree sale Pot luck lunch Janet Conrad Home, Tampa
Oct 13 Fruit Tree Sale, no program sale Ft Homerly Hesterly Armory
Nov 10 Annonacaea family Paul Zmoda, member Clubhouse, Seffner
Dec 8 Strawberries Karl Butts, IFAS Ext Service Clubhouse, Seffner

1990

Jan 14 Amazon Rain Forest Dr Paul Beaver,  ? Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Feb 11 Pesticides Brian Cardin, Works at Chemical co- Ceiba Geigy- Pesticides Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Mar 11 Tissue Culture Martha Burke, Ceres 2000,Inc Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Apr 8 Variety of Tropical Fruit Tom Economou, Miami RFCI Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
May 13 Fruit of Guatamala Gene Joyner, Unbelieveable Acres, Palm Beach Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Jun 10 Tropical Fruit of Guiana and Jamaica Al Hendry, Club member
Jul 8 Blueberries John Stang, Bluejillion Corp, Nursery, Winter Haven Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Aug 12 Variety of plants on 20+ acres, pears, apples, etc Bemis and Faye Gordon’s house/nursery Brooksville
Sep 9 No formal meeting, planning for tree sale Pot luck lunch Janet Conrad Home, Tampa
Oct Fruit Tree Sale, no program sale Ft Homerly Hesterly Armory
Nov 11 Oriental Persimmons Ronald Lambert, Nurseryman, Wauchula Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Dec 9 Natural Pest Control Tom Goldsworthy, member Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center

1989

Jan 8 Bonsai w various fruit trees Skip Coe, Bonsai Society Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Feb 12 Bonsai w various fruit trees Skip Coe, Bonsai Society Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Mar 12 Strawberry breeding Dr Craig Chandler, UF Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Apr 9 Propagation workshop club members Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
May 14 Growing bunch grapes for fun & profit Larry Fisher, Grower in Apopka Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Jun 11 Nutrition and Nutr Deficiencies of Tropical Fruit Gene Joyner, Unbelieveable Acres, Palm Beach Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Jul 9 Collection Trip to Malaysia Chris Rollins, Fruit & Spice Park, Homestead Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Aug 13 Citrus Canker Leon Hebb, Citrus Budwood Center Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Sep 10 No formal meeting, planning for tree sale Pot luck lunch Janet Conrad Home, Tampa
Oct 8 Congrats to RFCI- new clubhouse All RFCI members Clubhouse, Seffner
Nov 12 Wine Making Silas Wood, VP Miami Chapter Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Dec Missing newsletter

1988

Jan 10 Passion Fruit Joan Bradshaw, Palm Beach chapt RFCI, Pinellas Co Ext Service Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Feb 14 Q&A  Fruits Local Members Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Mar 13 Neglected Fruit of Brazil Chris Howell, present president RFCI Miami Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Apr 10 How to grow herbs & spices and how to use them Kaye Cude, Mstr gardener, Member Caloosa RFCI Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
May 8 Misc Fruits Gene Joyner, Unbelieveable Acres, Palm Beach Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Jun 12 Water- The Cup of Life David Bracciano, W Coast Reg Water Supply Authority Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Jul 10 Growing Lychees L G Allen, Grower in Bradenton Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Aug 14 No program, visit vineyard Tom & Margaret Hughes, Nursery and Vineyard, Dover Tom Hughes’ Veinyard, Dover
Sep 11 No formal meeting, planning for tree sale Pot luck lunch Janet Conrad Home, Tampa
Oct 16 Fruit Tree Sale, no program sale Ft Homer Hesterly Armory
Nov 13 Growing  Pineapples, Papaya and Bananas John Burns, Grower in Sarasota Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Dec 11 Tropical Hort in Santa Monica, Columbia Al Hendry, club member Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center

1987

Jan 10 Passion Fruit Joan Bradshaw, Palm Beach chapt RFCI, Pinellas Co Ext Service Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Feb 14 Q&A  Fruits Local Members Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Mar 13 Neglected Fruit of Brazil Chris Howell, present president RFCI Miami Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Apr 10 How to grow herbs & spices and how to use them Kaye Cude, Mstr gardener, Member Caloosa RFCI Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
May 8 Misc Fruits Gene Joyner, Unbelieveable Acres, Palm Beach Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Jun 12 Water- The Cup of Life David Bracciano, W Coast Reg Water Supply Authority Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Jul 10 Growing Lychees L G Allen, Grower in Bradenton Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Aug 14 No program, visit vineyard Tom & Margaret Hughes, Nursery and Vineyard, Dover Tom Hughes’ Veinyard, Dover
Sep 11 No formal meeting, planning for tree sale Pot luck lunch Janet Conrad Home, Tampa
Oct 16 Fruit Tree Sale, no program sale Ft Homer Hesterly Armory
Nov 13 Growing  Pineapples, Papaya and Bananas John Burns, Grower in Sarasota Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Dec 11 Tropical Hort in Santa Monica, Columbia Al Hendry, club member Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center

1986

Jan 12 Tissue Culture Dr Richard Litz, UF IFASEduc Research Homestead Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Feb 9 Tropical Vegetables Chirs Rollins, Fruit & Spice Park -Homestead Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Mar 9 Pruning of fruit trees Joan Bradshaw, Palm Beach chapt RFCI, Pinellas Co Ext Service Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Apr 13 Grafting and Air layering Joe Constantine, Herb Hill, Walter Vines Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
May 11 Growing Specialty Vegetables in Florida Dr Don Maynard, UF Research Ext Bradenton Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Jun 8 Fruit Trees the Weather Won’t Kill Gene Joyner, Unbelieveable Acres, Palm Beach Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Jul 13 Growing Apples in our area Earl Martin, Grower from Lake City,FL Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Aug 10 No program, visit vineyard Tom & Margaret Hughes, Nursery and Vineyard, Dover Tom Hughes’ Veinyard, Dover
Sep 14 No formal meeting, planning for tree sale Pot luck lunch Janet Conrad Home, Tampa
Oct 19 Fruit Tree Sale, no program sale Ft Homer Hesterly Armory
Nov 9 General discussion on Tropical fruits Tom Economou, Miami RFCI Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Dec 14 Costa Rican Holiday Tour Al Hendry, member

1985

Jan 6 Revolutionary Herbs John Victor Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Feb 10 Plant Problems, Q&A Lewis Maxwell, author Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Mar 10 Hands on Grafting Several RFCI members Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Apr 14 Selected Fruit Trees for Dooryard Planting in Central Fl Gene Joyner, Unbelieveable Acres, Palm Beach Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
May 12 Growing Figs in FL (& Pineapples) Dr Dale Jenkins, Sarasota Fruit & Nut Society Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Jun 9 Growing Kiwi Fruit La Rue Robinson, Pinellas Co Ext Service Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Jul 14 Tissue Culture Dr Richard Litz, UF IFASEduc Research Homestead Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Aug 11 No program, visit vineyard Tom & Margaret Hughes, Nursery and Vineyard, Dover Tom Hughes’ Veinyard, Dover
Sep 8 No formal meeting, planning for tree sale Pot luck lunch Janet Conrad Home, Tampa
Oct 20 Fruit Tree Sale, no program sale Florida State Fairgrounds
Nov 10 Tropical Fruit Fiesta- show approx 50 fruits Tom Economou, Miami RFCI Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Dec 8 Winter Protection For Florida Plants Stan DeFreitas, author Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm

1984

Jan 6 Revolutionary Herbs John Victor Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Feb 10 Plant Problems, Q&A Lewis Maxwell, author Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Mar 10 Hands on Grafting Several RFCI members Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Apr 14 Selected Fruit Trees for Dooryard Planting in Central Fl Gene Joyner, Unbelieveable Acres, Palm Beach Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
May 12 Growing Figs in FL (& Pineapples) Dr Dale Jenkins, Sarasota Fruit & Nut Society Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Jun 9 Growing Kiwi Fruit La Rue Robinson, Pinellas Co Ext Service Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Jul 14 Tissue Culture Dr Richard Litz, UF IFASEduc Research Homestead Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Aug 11 No program, visit vineyard Tom & Margaret Hughes, Nursery and Vineyard, Dover Tom Hughes’ Veinyard, Dover
Sep 8 No formal meeting, planning for tree sale Pot luck lunch Janet Conrad Home, Tampa
Oct 20 Fruit Tree Sale, no program sale Florida State Fairgrounds
Nov 10 Tropical Fruit Fiesta- show approx 50 fruits Tom Economou, Miami RFCI Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Dec 8 Winter Protection For Florida Plants Stan DeFreitas, author Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm

1983

Jan 9 Tropical Fruit Culture in Florida Mary Ogden, UF Fruit Crops Dept Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Feb 13 Tissue Culture Martha Burke, Ceres 2000, Inc Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Mar 13 Avocado & Dwarfing Citrus Rootstock Nick Acrivos, Member Melbourne RFCI Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Apr 10 The Myrtacae Family Gene Joyner, W Palm Beach Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
May 8 Cold Hardy Avocados Dr. Krezdorn, Private Consultant Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Jun 12 Chestnuts, persimmons, jujubees, grapes- recorded Dr Robert Dunstan, recorded  at his home Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Jul MISSING ? ?
Aug 14 No program- visit vineyard NA Hughes Vineyard
Sep 11 No formal program- discussed annual plant sale Pot luck lunch Janet Conrad Home, Tampa
Oct No Meeting due to plant sale NA NA
Nov 13 Tropical Fruit Fiesta- show approx 50 fruits Tom Economou, Miami RFCI Tampa Bay Center Mall Comm Rm
Dec 11 Q&A, No formal meeting Pot luck lunch Janet Conrad Home, Tampa

1982

Jan 10 Fruits for Central Florida Dr. Timothy Crocker, Fruit Crops Dept, UF Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Feb 14 The New Philipines- Culture and Agriculture Major Harold “Nick” Acrivos, Melbourne Rare Fruit and Vegetable Council Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Mar 14 Fruits of the Far East Al Hendry Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Apr 16 Fruits of the Sapindaceae Family-The Lychee, Longan, etc Jene Joyner, Palm Beach Co Ext Agent Field Trip to Ft Desoto Park- Picnic
May 16 Fertilizers and Nutritional Deficiencies…in Largo Gil Whitton, Pinellas Co Ext Services Dir Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Jun 13 Figs Dr. A.H. Krezdorn, UF Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Jul 11 No speaker, picnic Picnic at Eureka Springs County Park Eureka Springs County Park
Aug 8 Open air meeting at Tom Hughes Vineyard, Dover Tom & Margaret Hughes, Nursery and Vineyard, Dover Tom Hughes’ Veinyard, Dover
Sep 12 To St Pete- Palmer’s Nursery Ken & Mildred Palmer, Nursery  Palmer’s Nursery, St Pete
Oct 10 Discuss plant sale NA
Nov 14 Tropical Fruits of Tropical America Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Dec 12 FL Citrus Arboretum Leon Hebb, Bureau of Citrus Budwood Registration Citrus Arboretum, Winter Haven

1981

Jan 4 Research on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits at Miami USDA Station Dr. Robert Knight, Jr. Research Horticulturist Constantine house
Feb 1 Business Mtg re State Fair booth w videos, Q&A Constantine house
Mar 1 Grafting and budding Major Nick Acrivos of Melbourne RFCI Constantine house
Apr 5 Flowering & Fruiting Characteristics of Fruit Trees Dr. A.H.Krezdorn, formerly head of Fruit Crops Dept at UF Constantine house
May 3 Blueberries Mrs. A.J.Snapp, Alachua (U pick apples, grapes, strawberries) Constantine house
Jun 7 Field trip to Leesburg- Watermelons Dr. Gary Elmstrom, Ctr Director; Dr. james Crall, Plant Pathologist Leesburg
Jul 12 Grapes, Culture and Home wine-making Daniel Mills; Ed Grosz, Orange Lake Constantine house
Aug 9 Hughes Vineyard Field trip to Dover Tom & Margaret Hughes Tom Hughes’ Veinyard, Dover
Sep 13 Insect Pests and Diseases of Fruit Trees Gene Joyner, West Palm Beach RFCI, Ext Agent Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Oct 4 Meeting for:  Annual Plant Sale- Oct 18th Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Nov 1 Tropical Fruits of Tropical America Tom Economou, Miami RFCI Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center
Dec 6 Seedling production Dr. George Marlowe, Bradenton Experimental Station Hills.Co.Ag Business  Center

1980

Jan 6 Deciduous fruits of FL Dr. Timothy Crocker, Fruit Crops Dept, UF Constantine house
Feb 3 Budding and Grafting Ken Townsend, Citrus Consultant Constantine house
Mar ?
Apr ?
May ?
Jun ?
Jul ?
Aug ?
Sep ? Gene Joyner, West Palm Beach RFCI, Ext Agent
Oct ?
Nov ? Constantine house
Dec 2 The Citrus Family Dr Tom Mack, FL Southern College Citrus Institute Constantine house

1979

Jan
Feb 4 Grafting Jim Mercer, club member Constantine house
Mar 4 Techniques to develop new strawberry varieties Dr. Charles Howard,UF Exeriment Station in Dover, Fl Constantine house
Apr 1 Slide show of trip to Columbia Tom Economou & Crafton Cliff, Miami RFCI Constantine house
May 6 Watermelons and grapes Dr Gary Elmstrom, UF Research Ctr, Leesburg Constantine house
Jun 3 no speaker Constantine house
Jul no speaker Dr Gary Elmstrom, UF Research Ctr, Leesburg Leesburg
Aug no speaker Constantine house
Sep 2 Deciduous Fruits of Fl Nick Acrinos, club member Constantine house
Oct 7 Tropical and Subtropical Fruits Dr Laymond Hardy, UF Ag Consultant, Miami Constantine house
Nov 4 Motion picture film of Costa Rica Paul Rubenstein, club member Constantine house
Dec Workshop Constantine house