- 2nd Wednesday of each month
- Fairchild TBG in the Science Village Auditorium
- Open/free to the public
July, 8, 2015: Patrick Garvey, “Grimal Grove Restoration”
August 12, 2015: Har Mahdeem, “Sapotes”
September 9, 2015 : Ramiro Blanco, “Beekeeping”
October 7, 2015: Dr. Richard Raid: “ Use of Barn Owls for Sustainable Rodent Control in Tropical Fruit Production”
November, 11, 2015 Thanksgiving/ Open Board Meeting
December 9, 2015: Holiday Party
January 13, 2016: Dr. Randy Plotz: “Banana Diseases” (corrected date)
February 10, 2016: Chris Rollins: Topic to be determined
March 9, 2016: Margie Pikarsky: “Growing Organically”
April 13, 2016: Mike Winterstein – Mangoes
May 11, 2016: Dr. Robert McMillan: “Mango Diseases”
Dear Fellow RFCI members and fruit enthusiasts.
We need your help! For the first time, The Rare Fruit Council International (RFCI) can’t afford to print our Tropical Fruit News Publication, due to rising expenses and production costs. We are in need of approximately $15,000 to cover printing cost for the remainder of this year. I know we all prize this valuable resource, so the full magazine will be available digitally via email for everyone to enjoy.
Please send your email address to Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can send you the magazine electronically until printing can be resumed.
Apparently, last year many members did not receive their annual renewal notice. As a result, less than half paid their membership dues. Your membership dues are a major contribution to paying expenses, as we are non-profit. If you received a magazine and have not paid your 2014 dues, please pay them now.
Also, the 2015 membership dues are currently due. Although they are due by September 30th, paying earlier would really be appreciated. Please consider this your renewal notice. We are currently forming a new Membership Committee to eliminate this problem in the future. Please remit your dues to Laura at the address below.
In the meantime please consider making a donation to the RFCI so we can resume printing our publication.
For information on making a donation, paying dues or placing an ad in our magazine please mail or contact Laura at:
Rare Fruit Council International
PO Box 660506
Miami Springs, FL 33266
We will be listing donors in our publication, unless requested not to.
Gold Donors $500 and up
Silver Donors < $500.
Thank you for your continued support,
Matthew Snow, President RFCI
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