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Calling all SVIMS members to submit your Original Art for the

SVIMS Logo Contest

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: August 1, 2020

Please submit your artwork to Denise at svims.mal2@gmail.com

Submission Guidelines:

    • Must be a SVIMS member OR sponsored by a SVIMS member
    • Maximum 3 entries per member. Please keep it to one Logo per email and as high resolution as possible. The minimum resolution will be 2MP or 1920×1080.
    • In the subject line, please indicate Logo Contest and your Name.

What we are looking for:

    1. Visually appealing, original art
    2. Best representation of our society
    3. Designed to allow printing on various media including T-shirts

Prizes:

Winning Logo:

    • Will appear on our Website
    • Will appear, with artist’s information, on our calendar
    • SVIMS T-shirt, three year SVIMS membership, a SVIMS calendar

2nd Place:

    • One year SVIMS membership, a SVIMS T-shirt, a SVIMS calendar

3rd Place:

    • A SVIMS T-shirt, a SVIMS calendar

Winners will be decided by SVIMS board members and announced at the next General Meeting after the Contest closes.

All winners must donate the art and rights of its use to SVIMS.

Our Logo is a proud symbol of our society which celebrates the joy of mushrooming on southern Vancouver Island.

South Vancouver Island Mycological Society

2021 Mushroom Calendar

Calling all SVIMS members to submit your art/photos for the

2021 Mushroom Calendar

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: July 30th 2020.

WHO CAN SUBMIT:

  • Only SVIMS members in good standing may enter their art or photographs for the calendar.

HOW:

  • Before July 30th contact Krisztina at svims.mal6@gmail.com to arrange how to submit your artwork and/or photos.

WHAT:

Visually appealing and artistic art and/or photographs that illustrate:

  • the diversity of mushrooms found on southern Vancouver Island, or
  • mushroom cookery, art or crafts, or
  • interaction of mushrooms with people, animals, other organisms or the environment, or
  • SVIMS events or activities.

The purpose of the calendar is to celebrate the joy of mushrooming and

to inform people about mushrooms growing on southern Vancouver Island.

A Selection Panel chooses the photographs for the calendar.

HOW MANY:

  • No more than 10 photos from each SVIMS member.
  • No one will have more than one photo in the calendar, so there is a good chance that one of yours will be selected.

PHOTO SIZE:

  • High resolution version must be available (2,000 pixels in width) to be included in the calendar.
  • Low resolution (approximately 600×800 pixels) photos are provided to the Selection Panel.

INCLUDE:

Try to provide identification information for each mushroom such as when your saw the mushroom, where you found it, habitat (e.g. on or near what kind of trees), spore colour.

* Also may include any other supportive photos but not necessarily of high resolution

New Mycophile

SVIMS is a member of The North American Mycological Association (NAMA), the collective that unites the mycological societies on this continent.  Six times a year NAMA publishes its newsletter, the Mycophile, and makes it available to members of all supporting clubs.  The January/February 2020 issue was recently released.  To read it, click on the picture of the cover. 

SVIMS Mushroom Chinese Dinner

Event Date: March 21, 2020

March 21, 2020

6 pm to about 8 pm
Shanghai City Restaurant, 548 Fisgard St, Victoria

 

The suggested dinner menu is as follows:

– Dehydrated “Tea Mushroom” with pork rib double-boiled soup
– Lotus leaf steamed chicken with Cordyceps blossoms
– Stir-fried rib eye steak with fried garlic
– Shredded pork and shiitake mushroom chow mein
– Assorted mushrooms on Chinese greens
– Sliced King Oyster Mushroom with Celery
– Enoki mushrooms with Silken Egg tofu and broccoli
– Garlic jumbo prawns with Glutinous Sticky Rice

Fortune Cookies, Tea and Steamed Rice

$38 all-inclusive of food, tax and tip

This event is open to all SVIMS members and their friends.
We have to give the exact number of participants to the Shanghai City
Restaurant shortly after the SVIMS March 5 meeting, and you have to pay in
advance. Register early, we cannot have more than 50 to 55 guests! Tell us
about your dietary restrictions in advance; we will have to ask the restaurant if they would be able to find any substitutes for you.

How to pay:
Payment can be made by cheque or cash at the SVIMS February or March meetings
(ensure “Pay to” is “South Vancouver Island Mycological Society”),
or by e-transfer sent to svims.treasurer@gmail.com using password “svims” (if
your financial institution requires six characters use “svims1”).
Payments to be received no later than Monday, March 10. (NOTE: Payments are not
refundable after the March 10 cut-off date!)

Note: Please, keep in mind the change of the place.

The menu was suggested by Mrs. Vicky Low, the original Golden City owner and the meals will be prepared by the same chef who made many of our mushroom meals in Golden City and also the last ones in Don Mee. On January 1st, this “our” chef moved to the Shanghai City Restaurant, and we are following him there.

If you have any comments or questions, send them to me at
aceska@telus.net .

All the best luck in the Chinese New Year!

Adolf Ceska

ANNUAL SURVIVOR’S BANQUET

January 11th, Saturday.

5:30 = arrival begins.  Dinner at 6.  Raffle afterwards.

(Come at 5 if you can help set up chairs, tables, etc.) 

Where? 

Gordon Head Lawn Bowling Club

4105 Lambrick Way, Victoria.
By the Gordon Head Recreation Centre, just off Feltham. Plenty of free parking.

To bring:

 main or dessert dish for 8 people. Mushroom dishes are encouraged but no necessary.

Your own cutlery, bowl, plate & mug/cup. 

Your own beverage of choice.  (Coffee, tea, water shall be provided.)

 RAFFLE Item: One highly prized item only — new, recycled, or regifted.

 Tickets are 2$ each, 3/5$ & 7/10$.  (Cash only.)  Come prepared to laugh!

Please make sure to bring a card, listing your ingredients!  Paper and pens will be available at Banquet. 

Guests are more than welcome, but must be in attendance with a SVIMS member. 

Garlic bulbs, salmon, artistry, self help books, homemade herbal teas, dried mushrooms, hand carved walking sticks and boxes of squash are items that were feverishly fought over last year. 

Memberships and calendars are available for purchase.

Kitchen is available but only the countertops and sink. 

Any questions? Email: svimsvicepresident@gmail.com

AGM 2019 and New Executive for SVIMS

The December meeting is the SVIMS AGM. Time to elect a new executive and process yearly business.

 

 

 

 

President Andy (now ex-president Andy) calls the 2019 AGM meeting to order and gallops through the agenda at breakneck speed.

The old board signs resignation letters, the new board signs acceptance letters

The SVIMS excutive for 2019:

President: David Walde
Vice President: Mel Hess
Treasurer: Kurt Raeder
Membership Coordinator: Gillian Phillips
Secretary: Andre DeLeebeeck

Directors at Large
Lise Gagnon
Rolf Mayrhofer
Andrew Anderson
Denise Furst
Sheryl Grieve
Krisztina Levai
Steve Strybosch

This year, the AGM was also the culmination of a raffle.  The grand prize was a pair of watercolours donated by Dr. Denis Benjamin, a speaker from earlier in the year. The raffle, ably managed by Sandie Walde, brought in over $1000.

Following the break, SVIMS member Dr. Shannon Berch, recently retired from the BC Ministry of the Environment, held the audience spellbound with the story of her search for the ectomycorrhizal partners of BC’s Garry Oaks.