12 July 2017
Dear Chairmen and Clivia Enthusiasts,
As you know, the Joburg Clivia Club is hosting the next quadrennial conference on behalf of the Clivia Society. The dates for the conference will be the 5 th and 6 th of September 2018.
The ‘Theme’ of the conference is ‘Keep the Changes Coming’. The choice of this theme is for our Clivia members to appreciate the time spent by members and associates, in developing different leaves and flowers of Clivia. This continued development and persistent hard work by growers, breeders and collectors, ensures the interest in the Clivia remains alive.
The changes that have occurred, from the naturally found habitat Clivia, to where we are today and perhaps the potential ahead of us, are all aspects of the changes we have and will experience with Clivia development.
We are fortunate in having a few confirmed speakers for our conference and we wish to ensure a broad interest of subject matter at our meeting, to ensure an appeal to all attendees. The maximum time we wish to allow for a single talk will be 45 minutes. To accommodate the various subjects of the speakers, we will vary the lengths of the talks as may be necessary.
On behalf of the Joburg Clivia Club, I would like to invite members who feel that they may be able to contribute to the content of the September conference, to please contact me with their suggested interest on an aspect of leaf or flower or some other Clivia related development, that they may feel would be relevant for the conference.
Please distribute the request to all members who you feel may be suitable to present a talk at out conference.
Please also realise that the conference will take place over two days only, so the amount of time available is limited. We do not intentionally wish to offend anyone should we not be able to accommodate their lecture. Alternative arrangement could be made if necessary.
Thanking you all in anticipation.