The meetings of the Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society are held monthly.
When are the Bromeliad Society meetings?
We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.
Running late? That’s okay. Our meetings generally start with 30 minutes of meet, greet, eat and socialize.
Where will you find the meetings of the Bromeliad Society?
Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. 33781
Very easy to access from many of our major roads in Pinellas and Hillsbourgh county and local ‘burbs. See our map below.
Coming from Tampa, St Petersburg, Largo, Clearwater Beach is all a breeze – you’ll be comparing bromeliads in no time.
After parking walk up to and through the courtyard. Follow all the folks going to the room on the far side of the garden.
Do you need to be a member or call before you come?
We welcome guests to the Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society meetings.
Just come on over on the first Tuesday of the month.
When you find the room through the church’s courtyard and walk in, you’ll find a both set up on your right hand side.
It’ll be a little busy with people checking in, buying raffle tickets and the like – but just introduce yourself and let us know you are here for the evening. Like all our members as a whole – the people manning the table will be friendly and guide your next steps.
What do we do at a meeting about bromeliad plants?
Each month we get together and the typical features of our meetings are:
Welcome table –
Right by the front door. Here you can buy raffle tickets for the evening and —-
Potluck table –
No need to be in a hurry – trying to get dinner in before you come in? Many of our members bring in something tasty to share with us all. Makes it an easy evening – don’t worry about dinner – share a meal with us. Do bring in something to drink if you’d like a beverage during the evening.
You can relax with your plate at the table while enjoying the meeting.
Get a free raffle ticket for a bromeliad when you bring in your “potluck” treat!
Want to contribute? Hot foods, cold foods, snacks, desserts, you name it – bring it to the meeting and it will be appreciated – guaranteed. And chances are you’ll appreciate the fun of the chance to bringing home a plant from our raffke table.
Raffle table –
Plants here can be won with our raffle tickets!
Sale table –
Exotic and classic plants can be bought here. Bromeliads brought in by our members or our favorite vendors are often set up on their own table for you to look over and choose a few favorites.
Have a troublesome plant? One you’d like to show us or ask about?
Plant questions? There’s time for that at the beginning of our meetings. We often have a real old fashion “show and tell” before moving on to our main monthly topic.
Check our calendar for our monthly bromeliad topics.
Check out our event schedule.
We have great speakers pretty frequently. If your interested in Bromeliads – well – you’re bound to find these meetings fun and fascinating!
Special Monthly meetings – every year we have meetings with special focuses.
We have a plant auction for example – for the whole meeting (!!) pretty much. It’s an exciting night and you can go home with some amazing and unusual bromeliad plants and prices that will make you smile. The money from this auction makes us smile as it funds many of the Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society’s meetings for the rest of the year.
Check out our monthly meeting minutes and our monthly newsletters to get even more of a feeling for how we come together around some of our favorite botany.