2017 ONPS Annual Meeting
Oklahoma State University Student Union
Advanced registration is now closed.
Onsite registration will be available at the event.
Annual Meeting Information
The Oklahoma Native Plant Society is hosting its Meeting at the Oklahoma State University Student Union in Stillwater. ONPS welcomes Heather Holm; horticulturist, biologist, native bee researcher, writer, and publisher. She informs and educates about the fascinating world of native bees and the native plants that support them. Her first book, Pollinators of Native Plants, published in 2014, established her as a knowledgeable resource on the subject of interactions between native bees and native plants. Her second book, Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide, published February 2017, expands on her base of exceptional information and knowledge. Copies of these books will be sold at the event for $29.95.
Tentative Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 16
9:00 am Registration @ Student Union Little Theater
9:30 am – Introductions
10:00 am – Presentation by Heather Holm
11:00-11:30 am – Book Signing
11:30-12:30 pm – Travel to Horsethief Canyon (carpool/caravan)
12:30-3:30 pm – Lunch and botanizing at Horsethief Canyon (in event of inclement weather, meet for a workshop with location TBD)
6:00 pm – Banquet at Oklahoma Botanic Garden and Education Building.
6:30 pm - Annual Membership Business Meeting (click here for agenda)
Sunday, October 9
8:15 am – Board Meeting (TBD). All are welcome. (click here for agenda)
Hotels in Stillwater
Quality Inn (from $53 per night)
Hampton Inn and Suites West (from $89 per night)
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (from $84 per night)
La Quinta Inn & Suites (from $94 per night)
Wyndham Garden Hotel (from $71 per night)
Horsethief Canyon, Perkins - One mile south of Perkins, 8 miles west of Hwy 177. Primitive camping, four electric hookups. 918-762-2108
Lake McMurtry, Stillwater - 5 miles west of Stillwater, 3 developed area with campsites, 2 with electrical hookups. 405-747-8085.
ONPS Silent Auction
Clean out your closets and find some treasures that you no longer want and no one in your family wants, or a service you would be willing to provide. (We’ve seen hooked rugs, old quilts, crystal, a loaf of homemade bread each month for a year, knitted sweaters, crocheted afghans, you name it, offered at Silent Auctions.) So get your creative juices flowing. Please send a notice of your Auction Item and its estimated worth to Constance Murray, firstname.lastname@example.org. She will assemble Bidding Sheets. Then bring or send your item to the Annual Meeting. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the dinner Saturday night. (Remember too that donations aretax deductible, as are purchases above the estimated value!)
For directions to the OSU Student Union from your location, click the "Directions" link on the interactive map below.
For directions to Horsethief Canyon from your location, click the "Directions" link on the interactive map below.