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Next Meeting: The Picnic! – Sunday, June 11, 2017

Our Annual Picnic is the final GROS meeting before we break for our summer vacation: there are no meetings in July or August.

The Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 11th this year. The location will be our traditional  spot in Mendon Ponds Park, the PondView Shelter. Things get started around Noon, more or less. If you need a map, you can download one here.

The Picnic is free to all GROS members and their families. The weather is usually pretty good, and Mendon Ponds Park has plenty of room for those inclined to throw Frisbees, watch the local goose contingent, etc.

Diane Bernard is coordinating the Picnic this year. Diane’s making pulled pork and chicken legs for everyone. The club will supply pop, water, and utensils/paper goods. Members who prefer beer or alcoholic beverages are invited to BYOB. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass – appetizers, entrĂ©es, desserts, etc. – that’s where the vegetarian choices will inevitably show up. If you didn’t sign up at the May meeting, please let Diane know how many people you’ll be bringing, and also what dish-to-pass you’ll be providing: no one wants to eat 14 potato salad variants!

Questions? Please contact Diane on our Contacts page.

There will be an open-air Show Table, so bring your summer bloomers for everyone to see!

It is also traditional that many members bring their spare plants to sell or trade – a chance to find new homes for your extra orchids and to add some new ones to your collection. The GROS does not collect commissions on these Picnic plant sales!

Map to Mendon Ponds Park. If you’re coming from either the north or south on Clover Street, use the second entrance to the Park, Hopkins Point Rd.