PAUL STORM - SPEAKER
            NAME:  PAUL A. STORM                              PHONE:      941-923-5023
      ADDRESS:  4061 Fragomeni Lane             CELL PHONE:      941-320-7450
                            SARASOTA, FL 34233           E-MAIL:  mekealoha@comcast.net

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE:

SCHOMBO-LOVE 101 - Introducing the Schomburgkia(Laelia) and Myrmecophila species with examples of their various hybrids within the Cattleya Alliance

SCHOMBO-SEX 102 - showing various hybrids and their parents with a discussion of which characteristics dominated and came from which parent.

SCHOMBO-LANDSCAPING 103 - demonstrating how these genera naturalize in a sub-tropical/moderate climate (with a Review of the Schombo/Laelia and Myrmecophila species)

SCHOMBOS 104: THE FANTASTIC VARIETY OF SCHOMBO-HYBRIDS WITH THE SAME PARENTS illustrating the fantastic variety available within the Schombo-Hybrid group

SCHOMBOS 105 - RIGHT OR WRONG - after reviewing the species we hold a quiz show using photos and schom ads from EBAY and Internet with minor prizes

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SCHOMBO/LAELIA AND MYREMECOPHILA SPECIES - a detailed program designed mainly for Species Symposiums, Judges’ Workshops, and Species focused societies etc

THE JOY OF SCHOMS – A general introduction program for garden clubs and community clubs

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

PAST-SPEAKING-ENGAGEMENTS:

FLORIDA:

THE ORCHID SOCIETIES OF DEERFIELD BEACH, FT. LAUDERDALE, FT.MYERS, LARGO-ST. PETERSBURG, MARTIN COUNTY (STUART), MELBOURNE, MIAMI (SO. FLA. OS), PAN AMERICAN OS COALITION ON SPECIES, JUPITER/TEQUESTA, NAPLES, TAMPA, VENICE, PLANTATION, VERO BEACH, AS WELL AS MANY OTHER FLORIDA ORCHID SOCIETIES TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION

OUT-OF-STATE:

HAWAII - HAWAIIAN-PACIFIC ORCHID SOCIETY, HILO, AND MAUAI ORCHID SOCIETIES

ARIZONA - PHOENIX ORCHID SOCIETY

CALIFORNIA - LONG BEACH ORCHID SOCIETY, SAN DIEGO, SANTA BARBARA,  THE SAN FRANCISCO ORCHID SOCIETIES, AND A TOUR OF THE LOCAL BAY-AREA SOCIETIES

COLORADO - DENVER ORCHID SOCIETY

NORTH CAROLINA - TOUR OF ORCHID SOCIETIES INCLUDING
GREENVILLE/FAYETTEVILLE/DURHAM/WILMINGTON

TEXAS - HOUSTON ORCHID SOCIETY

WASHINGTON, DC - THE CAPITOL ORCHID SOCIETY 

INTERNATIONAL:

ARUBA - SOCIEDAD DI ORQUIDIA ARUBA
JAMAICA - ORCHID SOCIETY OF KINGSTON, JAMAICA
BAHAMAS - ORCHID SOCIETY OF NASSAU

PROGRAM ARRANGEMENTS:

FEE:  NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON THE MEMBERSHIP SIZE AND BUDGET OF THE SOCIETY  AS WELL AS PERMISSION TO SELL ORCHIDS WITHOUT PENALTY

TRAVEL:

IN-STATE:  $.50 PER MILE ROUND-TRIP PLUS HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS FOR TWO WHEN AN OVERNIGHT IS  REQUIRED

OUT-OF-STATE: ROUND-TRIP ECONOMY AIRFARE PLUS HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS AND SOME MEALS

***NOTE*** FOR OUT-OF-STATE SOCIETIES CONSIDERING THIS PROGRAM WE RECOMMEND COORDINATING WITH OTHER 'NEIGHBOR' SOCIETIES WHICH MEET ON THE PREVIOUS OR FOLLOWING EVENINGS IN ORDER TO SHARE  EXPENSES

PERSONAL VISION: TO ENCOURAGE THE ELEVATION OF LAELIA, MYRMECOPHIA, AND THEIR HYBRIDS TO A HIGHER LEVEL OF APPRECIATION; TO ENCOURAGE AOS JUDGES TO EVALUATE THESE HYBRIDS WITH RELEVANT STANDARDS, I.E. THE POSSIBILITIES OF WHAT THE PROGENY OF THE TWO PARENTS MIGHT PRODUCE AND TO HONOR THE BEST OF THESE RESULTS; AND TO INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ANNUAL AOS TROPHY FOR THE HIGHEST AWARDED LAELIA/MCP HYBRIDE
EACH YEAR. 
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PROGRAM REVIEWS

"The best program we've ever hosted"  - Gold Coast OS, N.Miami, FL

"A hit and a hoot" - WNCOS, NC

"we had nothing but positive imput from our members..hope to have you back again (soon)" - Highlands Co. OS, FL

"you gave an excellent program and we hope to have you back" - Houston OS, Texas

"I really enjoyed your program and have heard many positive comments from other members" - Houston OS. Texas

"We absolutely loved your talk" - CFOS, Orlando, FL

"Your program last evening was a delight" - Alamo OS, San Antonio, TX 

"Thank you for a great evening - You certainly did educate and entertain" -  Florida Keys Orchid Club