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This month the society met at the Ayer's home and garden in Brownsville. Approximately 50 people gathered at Ed and Mary Ayers’ home on a cool,
cloudless fall day. The constant wind out of the north was a bit cool so our hosts decided to serve lunch partially in their home and their large
garage. Their plans had been to have us out by their pool and serve lunch on the patio. Everyone brought salads and desserts and the Ayers provided
the main entrée and what an entrée…..paella, along with Mary’s arroz con pollo. No one went home hungry from this meeting!
After lunch we heard from Oscar Mireles from the United States Department of Agriculture. The subject was “Plant Material Import Requirements”. After his
presentation, Steven Argullin and Elias Rodriguez from the Texas Department of Agriculture answered some questions concerning palms.