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The Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society (PNWP&EPS)


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Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, this chapter serves local members in both the USA and Canada, as well as a large mail order membership in other countries.

PNWPEPS has more than 280 members and strives to address the concerns of all palm enthusiasts who live in cool climates.

Officers and Directors

President: - Michael Bostock
HPI Editorial Subcommittee Chair - John Brimacombe
Vice President -   Jeff St. Gelais (Vancouver Island)
Secretary -  Edith Camm
Treasurer/Subscriptions/ Membership:(Canada) - Frank Hunaus
Webmaster -  John Brimaco
Webmaster -  Charlie Warburtonmbe
Speakers - Ron Perozny 
Directors Membership - Charlie Warburton

VP - Vancouver Island Jeff St. Gelais
VP - Oregon Currently Vacant
VP - Washington Currently Vacant


Hardy Palm International is the 40 page (5.5 by 8.5 inch size) quarterly journal of the Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society.   Hardy Palm International features reports and articles of interest to gardeners and palm enthusiasts in temperate zones in North America and elsewhere. The covers are color and there is a color centerfold in each issue.


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News Update

All general meetings in Vancouver are held in the Cedar Room at VanDusen Gardens, 37th Avenue at Oak St., starting at 7:30 pm. There is no admission and everyone is welcome. Exotic plants are raffled at each General Meeting! Come to the meeting for the chance to take one home!

For additional information on the Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society or its full color journal, Hardy Palm International, see or e-mail Nick Parker