June 28, 2018 Meeting – Gary Duke

About The Speaker: 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 hisoriginal 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.

Meeting Information

Gary’s topic will be Bolivia in Bloom

June 28, 2018
Social time starts at 7:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30pm
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA.

Refreshments will be available.

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