The 2012 Pi Alpha Xi Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser will be held Wednesday November 28th and Thursday November 29th at the Howlett Hall Greenhouses, OSU Campus, Columbus, OH. We will be open 7am-6pm, both days. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The windows for preorders had closed. Come to the sale early for the best selection!
We had a great fall Initiation this year at McFaddens On October 22. Lloyd Traven of Peace Tree Farms graciously accepted to be our first Jack Williams Keynote Speaker. In memory of Jack, everyone took their socks off. In Lloyd’s own words, “As I gave the Jack Williams Keynote Address at OSU last Friday in his place, I got everyone to honor Jack by taking of their socks for a picture. Jack would have LOVED this!!! I wish I could hear him laughing, but I couldn’t because I was crying. Rest in Peace, good friend. I miss you.”
I realize the site has been lacking an update! Lots has been going on with PAX since the Poinsettia Sale of last year. In fact, the planning of the 2010 sale has already begun. Since the sale, we spent time in Pittsburgh, PA for a quick weekend trip in March and Washington, DC for our annual trip in June. Both trips were wonderfully educational and fun-filled. We also participated in the spring plant sale once again in May, where we sold hand-made cacti and succulent arrangements, along with some tropicals and miniature orchids. Our fall initiation is upcoming (October 22) and we are excited to have Jack Williams as our speaker and guest once again. I am looking forward to seeing all the new and old faces this year.
See you soon!
Past President and Secretary
Thanks to everyone who helped and supported the Pi Alpha Xi Poinsettia Sale this year. Our members made it the success it was…and all their hard work payed off. As usual…loyal and even new customers continue to support the honor society and it’s efforts in horticulture. Hope to see you next year! The dates will be December 1st and 2nd, 2010.
President, Pi Alpha Xi
A select number of PAX students were able to attend a portion of the IPPS (International Plant Propagators Society) Eastern Region Conference in Cleveland, OH this past weekend. The society was able to raise funds to assist in brining in students to attend and participate in the activities. We arrived Friday morning and proceeded to attend and afternoon of nursery tours in Lake County. Tours included Klyne Nurseries, Willowbend Nursery, and Cottage Gardens. We also attended talks on Saturday morning and a banquet Friday night. Our only expense for students was the rented van. The experience, though short, proved enjoyable. It’s even small outings such as this that make being a member of PAX a valuable resource for education and networking opportunities “outside the box.”
written by Aaron Ostrom
To all current and possible future members of Pi Alpha Xi -
Our first meeting of the fall quarter will be on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 5:00 pm in the Howlett Glassroom. This room is easy to find, it is located on the first floor of Howlett Hall, Room 139 (2001 Fyffe Court). Food will be provided for all who attend. Pi Alpha Xi is an honorary society that glady accepts members who have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Our society is centered around fellowship through horticulture and floriculture.
Aaron Ostrom – Pi Alpha Xi President, Epsilon Chapter