Fresno Cactus and Succulent Society

New Venue: Redeemer Lutheran Church - Multi-Purpose Room (on the north end of the property)

Address: 1084 West Bullard Avenue, Fresno CA 93711 | Map & Directions | .

See you on January 3, 2019 | Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Bolivia in Bloom
Presented by Gary Duke

Gary has selected those photos that show cacti, bromeliads and wildflowers in bloom in the Bolivian spring. His 3-week tour with Guillermo Rivera circled the altoplano with a side trip down into the eastern lowlands around Santa Cruz. He has photos of numerous species of Cleistocactus, Echinopsis, Lobivia, Weingartia, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia almost all in flower. Sit back and see how beautiful they are in nature.

Gary Duke has been collecting cacti and succulents since he was 10 years old. He is a retired Air Force officer with a doctoral degree in physics. During his military career, he moved his original and ever- expanding collection of less than about 30 plants from Illinois, where he grew up, to Omaha, NE, Dayton, OH (where he started their first Cactus and Succulent Society, which is now defunct), San Pedro, CA, Montgomery, AL and Albuquerque, NM where he had been show chairman. He has also been President of the South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society and the Long Beach Club in the southern California area. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors to the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. Following his military career, he worked as a program manager for Boeing for 16 years. He's an avid collector of cacti and also collects Tylecodons and Dudleyas. He has over 1000 different species in his private collection and enjoys propagating them. He frequently gives slide presentations throughout southern California.

Plants: Gary will be bringing a nice selection of plants for purchase.

Dinner: High Sierra Grill House, 2003 West Bullard Avenue Fresno, (559) 435-8500.
For reservations, contact Rosanna Rojas by Wednesday, January 2nd to make reservations at 559.999.0017 or Dinner begins promptly at 5:00 p.m. Reservations under Fresno Cactus Club. Join us.