A CSSA Chapter
St. Louis, Missouri
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The Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society holds monthly meetings on Sundays throughout the year at Missouri Botanical Garden facilities in St. Louis. (See specific dates below.) A club picnic is scheduled in September, while the December meeting is a holiday party. Visitors are welcome to attend these informal but informative affairs.
Next Meeting: December 9
Program: Holiday Party/Winter Gala
As 2018 begins to draw toward a close, members of HSCSS will get together to celebrate the end of the year at our annual Holiday Party/Winter Gala. We'll once again gather at Glaziers Hall in St. Louis (see address below) for an afternoon of feasting, fun -- and plants. Setup starts about noon, and food is served at 1:00 p.m.
The club will provide chicken, ham, salad, soda and coffee. Members are asked to bring a favorite prepared dish to share. The day will also feature cactus-themed raffle items, a silent auction and live auction of rare plants from Out of Africa, J & J Cactus & Succulents, and Drummond Nursery. Even if you don't bid, it's fun to watch -- especially if two or three members really want the same item. Please plan to pay by cash or check -- credit card payments will not be available.
Although not required, it is suggested that if your last name begins with A-L, bring a yummy dessert. If your last name begins with M-Z, bring a salad, vegetable or side dish. Of course you can also bring your specialty, regardless of your last name.
Glaziers Local Union Hall -- 5916 Wilson Ave. -- St. Louis, MO 63110
Immediately south of I-44 at Hampton Avenue, opposite Drury Inn and behind Hardee's on the east side of Hampton. Enter the hall from the parking lot behind the building.
REMINDER: To help guide the setup process, please notify Mike Hellmann at 618-444-7860 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to donate any items for the auctions. If you are donating something for the raffle, please let Janet Kister know at 314-894-3779 or email@example.com.
Usual Meeting Locations
Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd., just south of I-44
Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
4651 Shaw Blvd. at Kingshighway
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. -- Social hour
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. -- Program
3:00 p.m. -- Business meeting
Upcoming HSCSS Events -- 2018
December 9 -- HSCSS Holiday Party
Upcoming HSCSS Events -- 2019
January 13 -- Monthly Meeting (Missouri/Botanical Rooms, Missouri Botanical Garden)
February 10 -- Monthly Meeting (Missouri/Botanical Rooms, Missouri Botanical Garden)
March 10 -- Monthly Meeting (Beaumont Room, Missouri Botanical Garden)
April 14 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
May 5 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
June 9 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
July 7 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
July 27-28 -- HSCSS Show and Sale (Ridgway Center, Missouri Botanical Garden)
August 11 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
September 8 -- HSCSS Picnic
October 13 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
November 10 -- Monthly Meeting (Room 125, Commerce Bank Education Center)
December 8 -- HSCSS Holiday Party
At typical meetings, guest speakers present varied programs of interest to succulent hobbyists. Hands-on workshops on pruning, potting and dividing are held thoughout the year. Members are encouraged to bring in plants to show off and share their cultivation secrets. Books from the club's library can be requested for pick up at meetings, too.
HSCSS Show and Sale
BIGGEST CACTUS & SUCCULENT SHOW IN THE MIDWEST!
*** 2018 HSCSS SHOW -- JULY 21-22
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
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Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society's main event is its Annual Show and Sale, held each summer at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri. This multiday fund-raising event attracts member exhibitors who bring their best specimens to display and vie for awards. Judges will give out trophies and ribbons for the best entries in over 150 categories. Vendors will supply thousands of starter and specimen plants for sale, too. Click above for other event details.
CSSA 2003 Convention
In June of 2003, the Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society hosted a very successful 30th Biennial Cactus and Succulent Society of America Convention. It offered six days of informative programs, cactus sales, tours -- and fun. Click for a full report and photos.
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