The River City Cactus and Succulent Society
Omaha, Nebraska

Officers, 2011
President: Kathy Bokelman
Vice President: Karen Rovang
Secretary: Carolyn Dukat
Treasurer: Marilyn Troudt
CSSA Affiliate: Anne Vidaver
Webmaster: Denise Evans

River City News Editor
Denise Evans
4208 Pacific St.
Omaha, NE 68105
All copy for River City News must be submitted to the editor by the fifteenth of the month preceding issue.

Regular monthly meetings held at 1:30 PM on the first Sunday of each month, location announced in the newsletter.
Annual Memberships

History of The River City Cactus and Succulent Society

Sometime in 1980, several people decided to get together to talk about cactus & succulents.  They ran an ad in the Omaha World Herald and the Omaha Cactus and Succulent Society was born.  Since the beginning, with about a half dozen members, the club has steadily grown as more and more people hear of it and want to spend time with others having the same interests.

Meetings had been held in members' homes until we became too large for most homes.  Now we meet the first Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at locations to be announced in our newsletter, which is available on this site.  Meetings consist of a short business meeting and an informative program.  Everyone brings snacks to share.  Special events include a show and sale in summer, pizza party, an auction and potluck, and a Christmas party.  We also have field trips to various greenhouses and other clubs' annual shows.

We are affiliated with the Cactus & Succulent Society of America (CSSA), a national organization.  We subscribe and contribute to its monthly journal.  In odd numbered years, the CSSA has a national conference somewhere in the U.S.  During even numbered years, we have a regional get together.  Our club hosted the first one in 1986 and again in 1998.

We have a newsletter that we encourage and welcome members to contribute to by writing articles, opinions, stories or other items of interest.

The big event of the year is the show and sale held in the summer.  This is where we can display our special plants and compete for trophies and ribbons.  We have judges from other clubs who decide which are the best plants in over 100 possible categories.  The sale takes place at the same time, with members being able to sell their excess plants along side of commercial growers from around the country.

In 1999, the club name was officially changed to the River City Cactus and Succulent Society.

The whole idea of the club is to get together with other plant lovers to talk, discuss and learn from one another.  We don't always agree on how to grow plants, but we have a good time.  Why not consider joining us?

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