January Meeting 1/22: Gary Duke: Northern Peru

Visitors are welcome!

The next club meeting will be Thursday, 1/22 at 7:30.  Refreshments, plant sales, and raffle tickets start at 7:00 pm.

Gary Duke will be taking us on the Cactus Trail in Northern Peru.  He is also bringing some of his plants for sale.

Anaheim United Methodist Church meeting room, 1000 State College Blvd, Anaheim, California.

About the Speaker:

OCCSS Gary Duke

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 collection of less than about 30 plants from Illinois, where he grew up, to Omaha, NE, Dayton, OH (where he started their first C&S 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 Cactus Club in the southern California area.   Following his military career, he worked as a program manager for Boeing for 16 years.  He currently works for Scitor as a consultant back to the the Air Force. He’s an avid collector of cacti and also collects Tylecodons and Dudleyas.  He has between 800- 900 different species in his private collection and enjoys propagating them.  He frequently gives slide presentations throughout southern California on cactus and succulents.

This entry was posted in Monthly Meetings. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *