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Spring meeting Zoom video presentation

June Colley: Hostas in Japan


For the 2018 AHS National Convention that DVHS hosted, one of the notable presentations was this elegant 40-minute slide show detailing several trips that June Colley took to Japan to see hostas in the wild and in collectors' gardens. However, even many of us involved with the convention were unable to attend, so June is allowing us to present it to our membership this winter.

June is the editor of the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society Bulletin, and a regular contributor to The Hosta Journal (including an article in its latest issue). Note that she may not be able to attend the meeting "live," but we'll do our best to answer any questions you may have.



Email and internet access required for attendance!


The Zoom meeting will open at 10:15 a.m. so you can get logged in. The introduction and presentation begin at 10:30 a.m. Further instructions will be sent in the email with the meeting link. See introductory information below. Use the Contact form to indicate your plan to attend (so we have your email address), or if you need more information.

New to Zoom? Here’s what you need:

  • Email address: I will send out the Zoom link, with instructions, a few days before the meeting. For security reasons, we won’t include this in the newsletter, our website, or on Facebook. If you haven’t been receiving emails from us already, use the Contact form to send us an update.

  • A computer, tablet, or smart phone that will let you see the presentation. You do not need a camera for this, as we won’t need to see you, you just need internet/WiFi.

  • An app that lets you use Zoom: you can download the “Zoom desktop client” from whatever app (application) store works on your system, or go to to download the app. You do not need to create an account, just installation of the app.


If you have not used Zoom on this device previously, you should either do the download in advance at your convenience, or simply “join” the meeting via the link early enough to let your computer/tablet/phone do the set-up in time. If you have questions about using Zoom, go to, where there are guides and videos to help you.


During the meeting, you may want to ask questions. Zoom has a button you can click for “Chat,” which lets you type in a comment that the moderator can then ask the presenter. (The button may be in different places depending on your system, but will always look like the cartoon “word bubble.”) We will keep everyone but the host, moderator, and presenter on “mute” during the presentation. Chat is the only way you will be able to communicate during the presentation. After the presentation, you can use the "raise hand" feature to ask questions directly, as time permits.


Let’s bring the DVHS into the 21st century! Zoom along with us!

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