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1999
 

May

On the 29th of May, in St. George town, in the Nemere Természetjáró Kör’s (Nemere Hiker Circle’s) headquarters nine people decided to form the Mycological Society. Beside the participants of the inaugural meeting we have to mention that a number of people announced in writing – letters, e-mails – or over the telephone that they would like to be founder members of our Society. Many of us recommended László Kálmán to be the person giving his name to our society, and the others also agreed with us. Naturally we wanted to convey to everyone as much information as possible and also some details about László Kálmán, who’s name has been adopted by our society, all this is now on display in one room of our headquarters - which we share with the Nemere Természetjáró Kör -  in the „mushroom corner”. At the same place we sometimes exhibited different fresh mushrooms (we put them under a bell-jar and we indicated their names). Our society remains an unofficial organization until we have completed the process of registration, we will then become a legally independent entity

June

Together with Damokos Csaba we succeeded in having made an emblem for our stamp and letter heading.
The problems concerning the sale of mushrooms are still not solved. Zsigmond Győző took steps concerning the Hungarian mushroom – law’s translation into Romanian, because our previous attempts to send it up to the national RMDSZ (Democratic Alliance of Hungarians from Romania) in Hungarian language were in vain.

July

On the 10th, the LKG (László Kálmán Mycological Society) organized a mushroom gathering excursion  through the Bíróné’s plain to the environs of Előpatak. The leader of the trip was Puskás Attila. 

August

Sántha Tibor developed our fruitful connections with the Hungarian mushroom journal (which published several writings about the LKG and in the interests of the LKG), and he also helped some of us purchase specialist books. Márk Miklós, the director of the Sugás forestry borough willingly related their work and made some dates known about the announced mushroom gatherings, he also gave us permission to use closed forest paths if it is for scientific purposes.  He kindly offered his cooperation with our society on other matters as well.

September

On the11th the LKG organized another mushroom gathering trip to the woods surrounding the Örkő. The leader of the trip was Puskás Attila. 

October

On the 2nd the LKG organized another mushroom gathering trip towards  Sepsiszentkirály. The leader of the trip was Zoltán Sándor.
On the 23rd we had a mushroom - trip to Szármány-puszta and Sugásfürdő. The leaders were Puskás Attila and Zoltán Sándor.

December

On the 18th Puskás Attila and Zsigmond Győző held a presentation about the winter mushrooms and their use in the households. Before this we visited the László Kálmán commemorative exhibition in the  Székely Nemzeti Múzeum (Szekler National Museum), and our member, Sorbán Géza’s  exhibion entitled „Mushrooms in pictures from Udvarhelyszék”, and we also saw the LKG president’s exhibition entitled „It heats in winter and it cools in summer”  about the craft and art of tinder processing.
Péter Gabriella, the representative of the mushroom - growing specialists, announced us that they would like to know about the diseases of mushrooms for example. We were able to give them detailed information on this matter.   
Many of our members popularized our society (for example Puskás Attila, Zsigmond Győző, Sántha Tibor in periodicals).
Our society, which started functioning with nine members only, numbered already about 50 members by the end of 1999.
We are proud that we have such a well-functioning branch in Nagyvárad (organized by the chemist Horber Pál).

2000
 

February

On the 19th we invited the members and everyone interested to Tóth Csongor’s slideshow. The organizer assembled his illustrated presentation about the region’s mushrooms together with Veress Magda and Puskás Attila.

April

On the 1st of April Puskás Attila held a presentation including classification about the  morels, while Zsigmond Győző spoke to the audience about what the Szekler popular tradition thought about those mushrooms.

May

On the 19th and 20th the one year old mycological society (LKG) which was named after László Kálmán, the mycologist with Clusius prize, held its first national meeting and first scientific conference in South Hargita, in the  hunter mansion on  Piliske – mountain.  Dr. Rimóczi Imre, dr. Vetter János, our member partner from Sweden, Veress Magda, and also László Kálmán’s widow, aunty Nanó from Kolozsvár sent their best regards to us. On the occasion of our Amanita conference our partner, Sántha Tibor PhD student mycologist offered our mycological society a successfully done poster with the porphyry false death – cap (Amanita porphyria). 
On the 25th we passed a draft of a new mushroom law to dr. Bárányi Ferenc for further administration. He undertook this task as a member of the RMDSZ’s board of directors and also as a ministerial counsellor at the ministry of health.

September

On the 17th our gathering was combined with a trip led by Puskás Attila. Our items on  the agenda were: lecture about some mushrooms typical for autumn, mushroom identification contest, organizational issues,  discussing the activity plans for the following year.  All these took place in the surrounding forests and pastures of St. George.

October

On the 14th we went gathering mushrooms to the valley of Herec creek, in the Bodok mountains. Our trip leader was Puskás Attila.

December

 On the 4th of December there was a commemoration in the Szekler National Museum. The host institution and the László Kálmán Mycological Society commemorated the outstanding mycologist László Kálmán, on his 100th birthday.  Kónya Ádám, Zsigmond Győző and Kocs Irén made speeches. Thanks to Kónya Ádám we were able to listen to a tape which contained our „ucle” Kálmán’s recollections about his past years and colleagues in the Mikó high-school. Mrs. Kocs praised the work of László Kálmán and she also spoke about the importance of László Kálmán’s mushroom collection that he donated to the museum.

2001
 

We applied for fundings to organize more mushroom gathering trips, and also to mantain a high standard of our newsletter. 
Unfortunately the Illyés Foundation with its resolution on the 24th refused our application on account of shortage in available funds.
On 16 February Puskás Attila and Zsigmond Győző held a conference about our spring and winter mushrooms. The meeting was combined with the presentation of Rimóczi Imre mycologist professor’s CD, entitled „Magyarország gombái” („The mushrooms of Hungary”). Our host institution was the Mikes Kelemen high-school. 
On the 9th of  March we received an invitation from  the 20 years old mycological club’s leader, Kalauz József from Szombathely, Hungary. They had invited us to their trip organized regularly every year, which in 2001 would have been organized in Bükkszentkeresztn, between the 21st and 23rd of September.  
On the 26th of March we enjoyed Pál Fám Ferenc’s slideshow entitled  „Milk-caps (Peppery milk-caps) from Szeklerland” .
From the 20th of  May in St. George (for the first time in our country!) with the local TEGA’s (the market-place management company) helped to make possible the  examination of mushrooms at the market – place in our town once a week.  Puskás Attila, Zoltán Sándor and Zsigmond Győző took turns in being on duty on the market-place once a week. Dr. Rimóczi Imre’s recommendation and supporting lines meant a lot to us.
On the 2nd of June our secretary Zoltán Sándor was at the service of a dozen people as the leader of the mushroom - gathering trip. Sepsiszentkirály’s surroundings turned out to be places rich in especially dotted – stalk bolete (Suillus granulatus).
On the 22nd of June Pál Fám Ferenc (from the University of Veszprém) made a presentation entitled „Mushroom – pairs” (Similar edible and poisonous mushrooms). As  illustrations we could view his coloured slides projected and enlarged in the Szekler National Museum’s Bartók gallery.
On the 23rd of June we attended the funeral of  Kinde Ilona, who was an engineer, and a founder of the LKG’s branch in Bihar, she sadly died at age of 70.
On the 25th  of June we went gathering mushrooms in the area around Előpatak.  Pál Fám Ferenc was our trip leader, who together with Puskás Attila held also a mushroom presentation to the RMDSZ members gathered at the 5th kilometre stone.     On the 1st of July under Nádudvary György’s guidance, 27 EKE-members from Brassó took a trip to Eresztevény and Besenyő in such a way that their trip was also a mushroom – gathering excursion with Puskás Attila’s contribution from the LKG.
On the 2nd of July the financial police in  Kovászna county verified our society’s financial situation and bookkeeping: they found everything in order.
From the middle of July  a large coloured poster, warning of the dangers of eating the wrong mushrooms was displayed at the market-place in St. George. Our sponsor was also the  TEGA company, and naturally, the author of the text and photographs was Pál Fám Ferenc. The LKG edited the poster in smaller size, too. It showed six edible and six poisonous mushrooms similar to the edible ones The poster was edited by COVA Print. These copies were to be sent to other markets in different cities with LKG branches. Our present number’s Mushroom – pairs column describes the poster’s first mushroom – pair, but unfortunately only in black and white.
A letter dated on the 26th of July informed us of the pleasing fact that our society had won a sponsorship of 90.000 Ft, with the application announced by  the Ministry of  National Cultural Inheritance, entitled  „Lectures and trips in order to familiarize people with  mushrooms”.
Between the 3rd  and the 5th of August Zoltán Sándor and Horber Pál represented the László Kálmán Mycological Society at the XIIIth Romanian Mycological Symposium in Maroshévíz and Csíkszereda, entitled „Mushrooms and environment”. This was the beginning of our relationship with the  „Mihai Toma” Mycological Society. We hope that this collaboration will be successful.
Between the 20th and the 22nd of August we organized a mushroom – gathering camp in Bálványos. Our main theme was the mushroom life of the moors.
In August Birtalan Ákos congressman  honoured us with his promise to use his influence to help us in the matter of our motion of the new mushroom – law.
On the 8th of September we wandered all over the Kerek – erdő (Round forest) and its surroundings. First of all we familiarized ourselves with the beefsteak fungus (Fistulina hepatica)  in theory as well as in practice: everyone gathered enough at least for one or two meals.
On the 9th of October Puskás Attila was invited by the Fókusz Klub to Barót where he held a conference in the local community centre about the autumn mushrooms. His audience were made up mainly of young people and schoolkids. Our member partner, Tunyogi Károly surprised those present with mushroomburgers.
On the 8th of December the civil organisations from Háromszek region were introduced. The LKG took part at this event, also. We presented to those present dried mushrooms, prepared meals with wild mushrooms, computer games with mushrooms, posters, photographs and on the Péter family’s part champignon – growing illustrations and champignon germs  were also supplied. 
On the 22nd of December the year of 2001 we bid farewell after a  festive meeting and a taste of mushroom-containing foods, with most of our active members and sponsors present.

2002
 

January

On the 17th in Árkos, on the Dahlström Művelődési Egyesület’s request  (Dahlström Cultural Society) Zsigmond Győző held a lecture entitled Téli gombáink („Our Winter Mushrooms”).
On the 21st in the  Public Library of Kovászna county in St. George the LKG held its first meeting of the year.  In the course of the meeting Simon József’s film was also presented. The film was about a trip in Sugásfürdő in  October 2001 and respectively about autumn mushrooms.
We applied for funding for lectures about mushrooms, to organize more mushroom-gathering trips and to publish our first yearbook, too.

February

On the 20th in Uzon,  Zsigmond Győző held a conference entitled Gomba és tudomány, gomba és hagyomány („Mushroom and Science, Mushroom and folk tradition”) on the Zsigmond Benjámin Szabadegyetem’s invitation.

March

On the 22nd Pál Fám Ferenc held a slideshow about tinder fungus and other Polypores  at 18.30 in the  Szekler National Museum, where we could also view an exhibition about the craft and art of tinder fungus processing . Thanks to the sponsors, our society members  could dine on paprika mushroom in the Székely Mikó High-school’s canteen, and after dinner it was time for the LKG’s general assembly in the Mikes Kelemen high-school’s hall.

April

On the 12th in Málnás Zsigmond Győző  held a conference entitled Minden gomba jó gomba, csak az ember goromba („Each mushroom is good mushroom only the man is rough”) on the local college’s invitation.

May

Between the 1st and the15th Zsigmond Győző held six ethnomycological conferences as a guest teacher  at the University of Szeged.
On the 19th together with the TEGA company the LKG started the mushroom examination and consultation at the local market-place each Sunday (and will continue to do this until the 1st of November every year).
On the 29th and 30th the LKG represented itself by its president at the 2nd Mycological Conference  in Szeged, and there it was presented Zsigmond Győző’s film and exhibition entitled „It heats in winter and it cools in summer” about tinder fungus processing in Korond, with Kakas Zoltán’s direction.

June

On the 22nd the LKG organized a trip to the surroundings of Előpatak. There were 18 participants. The leader of the trip was Zoltán Sándor. On the occasion of St. Iván’s Days organized by the municipal RMDSZ Zoltán Sándor held a mushroom presentation to those interested.

July

Between the 10th and 15th there were 50 participants at the mushroom-camp in Zágon, which was organized by the LKG together with the Szekler National Museum. More than 20 people came from Hungary, among others famous specialists like dr. Jakucs Erzsébet, dr. Bratek Zoltán, dr. Pál Fám Ferenc. Together with Zsigmond Győző and the truffle specialists from Székelykeresztúr and Rugonfalva they held presentations as well. 
On the 30th as a result of the cooperation between the LKG and the Nemere Természetjáró Kör, the latter one’s BAO-BAO ethnographical and environmental camp in Kézdialmás organized a mushroom gathering trip. Zsigmond Győző held a lecture entitled  „A gomba a magyar néphitben” („The mushroom in the Hungarian popular belief”).

August

On the 4th of August the LKG attended the celebrations of the Kommand'o Village days, we were there to help ensure that the mushrooms including 200 kilograms of chanterelle were edible and safe to eat for all the participants.
On the31st in cooperation with the Bogdán Inn in Besenyő, the LKG organized a mushroom gathering trip. After they had returned the participants could taste the stew made of the mushrooms they had gathered.

September

Representing the LKG, Zsigmond Győző held a conference about the possibilities of regional cooperation at the 1st International Truffle Conference of the Carpathian Basin, in Eger on the 21st of September 2002.
On the 30th September 2002 in Budapest on the occasion of the TIT’s invitation  the president of the LKG held a conference entitled  „A gomba a magyar néphitbe” („The mushroom in the Hungrian  popular belief”).

October

On the occasion of the Első Magyar Szarvasgombász Egyesület’s  (The First Truffle Society’s) invitation on the 3rd of October the president of LKG held a conference entitled „The mushroom in the Hungarian traditional curing” on the ELTE University in Budapest and at the same time he also gave a report about our society’s activities by that time.
Representing the László Kálmán Mycological Society Zsigmond Győző held a conference in the Bethlen Gábor College’s hall in Nagyenyed entitled „A gomba funkciói a magyar néphagyományban” („The role of the mushroom in Hungarian folk tradition”) ont he 7th of October 2002. There also took place a discussion with the LKG members from Nagyenyed. We planned a mushroom gatering trip there and we also considered the idea of  a mushroom camp in Torockó or Nagyenyed.
On the12th the LKG organized its mushroom knowing trip at Sepsiszentkirály’s surroundings. Our trip leader was Zoltán Sándor. This programme had only 5 participants due to bad weather conditions.
On the 19th the LKG repeated the trip to Sugásfürdő and this time there were about 20 participants. The leader of the excursion was Puskás Attila.

November

On the16th the LKG took part on the introduction of civil organizations from Háromszék at the Public Library.

December

The traditional party at the end of year for LKG members took place on the 28th of December in the Szekler National Museum with the participation of the society’s presidency and our most important sponsors during 2002.

2003
 

January – February

The first mushroom paper  -  MOESZIA. Erdélyi Gombász -   was published at the beginning of 2003. It’s our society’s magazine and yearbook as well. Senior editors:  Pál-Fám Ferenc (University of Kaposvár) and Zsigmond Győző (University of Bucharest). Members of the board of editors: Bratek Zoltán (ELTE Budapest)—underground mushrooms, Ascomycetes; Jakucs Erzsébet (ELTE Budapest)—micorrhiza; Lázár Zsolt (SzIE Budapest)—taxonomy, ecology; Rimóczi Imre (SzIE Budapest)—taxonomy,  taxology, environmental protection; Siller Irén (SzIE Budapest)—Aphyllophorales, environmental protection; Szabó Ilona (SE Sárvár)—forestry connections; Szabó László Gy. (PTE Pécs)—toxicology; Szabó T. Attila (VE Veszprém)—botanical and ethnobotanical connection; Vetter János (SzIE Budapest)— physiology.

March

On the 29th in the Szekler National Museum  in the Bartók gallery the LKG held its general assembly.
There also took place the presentation of our journal, the „MOESZIA. Erdélyi Gombász”. On this occasion speeches were delivered by Zsigmond Győző and Sylvester Lajos, recitation by Gazda Zoltán and folksongs about mushrooms with Fazakas Csaba’s (student of Sebestyén Lajos) accompaniment.  During the breaks, the participants could taste some speacialities with mushrooms thanks to the members (Décsi Ibolya, Fosztó Anna, Péter Csaba and Gabriella, Zoltán Sándor, Zsigmond Győző and Mária).

April - May

On the 2nd and 3rd of May Zsigmond Győző represented the LKG with a speech and an exhibition in Kolozsvár at the 5th Civil Forum (conference, exhibitions, discussions, debate on topics like civil organizations and politics).
Between the17th and 18th Puskás Attila and Zoltán Sándor held a presentation about mushrooms and organized a trip to Sugásfürdő on the occasion of a national programme organized by AVIS association and LKG.
On the18th the LKG together with the TEGA company started the examination and consultation at the local market - place each Sunday, until the 1st of  November.
On the 30th and 31st the LKG, represented by its president, took part on the international environmental protection conference entitled „Helyi kapcsolatépítés a környezetvédelemért” („Building local connections for the protection of environment”).

June

On the 21st the LKG organized a mushroom gathering trip to Előpatak and its surroundings with 8 participants. The trip leaders were Zoltán Sándor and Puskás Attila, who also held a mushroom presentation to those interested on the occasion of the St. Iván’s Days festivity organized by the municipal RMDSZ .

July

On the 29th as a result of the LKG’s and the Nemere Természetjáró Kör’s cooperation, the latter organized a mushroom gathering trip on the occasion of its BAO-BAO ethnographical and environmental camp in Ojtoz. Zsigmond Győző held a presentation entitled „A háromszéki népi gombaismeret” („The mushroom knowledge in Háromszék”).

August - September

Between the 30th of August and the 5th of September the LKG mushroom camp took place in Nagyenyed, organized together with the Bethlen Gábor College, with 37 participants. More than 20 people came from Hungary, among them famous mushroom specialists like, dr. Pál Fám Ferenc, who, together with dr. Zsigmond Győző and Görgényi Gizella (the representant of the First Truffle Society) held a conference about mushrooms, as well.

October

On the 11thtThe LKG orgenized a trip to the surroundings of Sugásfürdő. The trip leaders were Zoltán Sándor and Puskás Attila.

November

On the13th there took place an LKG meeting in the Mikes Kelemen high-school. The audience had the opportunity to watch Puskás Attila and Zsigmond Győző’s illustrated report about the LKG’s mushroom camp in Nagyenyed.  The participants could admire the pictures thanks to Farkas Lóránt and Géza and to Dvorácsek Ágoston.

December

On the 29th dr. Pál-Fám Ferenc held a slideshow about the boletes in Szeklerland in the  Mikes Kelemen High-school, and after this there took place the LKG’s traditional farewell party in the Szekler National Museum with the participation of the presidency and the most active members and sponsors of the LKG.

2004
 

January – February – March

On the 23rd of February at 6 o’clock in the afternoon Pál-Fám Ferenc (from the University of Veszprém) and Zsigmond Győző held a presentation (which had already been presented in  Jalta for example) about the LKG. As illustration the audience could look at coloured pictures (projected with a computer) about the activities of our society. Our host was the Mikes Kelemen High-school, the presentation’s venue was the school’s computer-room.

April

On the 3rd (with 30 candidates and 19 persons present) we launched the first mushroom-controller training course in Romania. The first lecturer of the course was Puskás Attila biologist in the  hall of the Students’ Club (4 hours, 4 lessons).  He accepted to do the theoretical introduction.
On the 17th Puskás Attila held the course’s 5th and 6th lecture in the Gábor Áron Hall at the Public Library and on the 24th he held the following 4 lectures.
On the 28th took place our course’s further two lectures at 6 o’clock in the Mikes Kelemen High-school. These lectures were entitled „Mushroom and Science, Mushroom and Tradition” and were held by Zsigmond Győző.

May

On the 16th with the support of the local TEGA company, the LKG started the mushroom examination and consultation at the local market - place each Sunday, until the 1st of  November.
On the 21st at 2 o’clock Tana Áron forestry engineer spoke about the trees in our forests, and Zsigmond Győző spoke about the connection between trees and mushrooms. The lectures were held in Dobrica, near Sepsibükszád village, and at the same time took place a field-practice, too. The identification of the mushrooms was made by Puskás Attila

June

On the 5th dr. Jakucs Erzsébet professor at the ELTE University in Budapest, the leader of the Hungarian mushroom - specialist training courses, held several lectures about the medicinal mushrooms, mushroom poisonings and mushroom trade in the Mikes Kelemen High-school.
On the16th Puskás Attila held a presentation eltitled „Plants and Mushrooms”, and Zsigmond Győző spoke about the preparation of mushrooms. The lectures ended with a small contest and test in the Mikes Kelemen High-school.
On the19th took place another field-practice at the surroundings of Előpatak. The leader was Zoltán Sándor, the identification of the mushrooms were done again by Puskás Attila. A contest to determine the different types of mushrooms was arranged by the president of the LKG.

July

On the 2nd dr. Pál-Fám Ferenc, lecturer at the University of Kaposvár, held several presentations about different mushroom genera. On the following day the participants of the course went on a field trip to Zágon and after the trip there also took place the determination, exhibiton of the mushrooms and the mushroom – identification contest.
On the 9th Pál-Fám Ferenc’s lecture-series continued. Its success was assured by a computer projection, too.  

August

On the 23rd the president of our society made a 10-25 minutes long statement to the journalists of the Radio România Actualităţi, first of all about the responsibility of the state and media for the mushroom poisonings and the popularization of mushroom knowledge.
On the 24th on the Danube TV’s request, the LKG made a film for them.  In the TV short Zsigmond Győző emphasized the importance of the identification of the Death cap (Amanita phalloides). The short film was presented in the Gazdakör, too.
On the 26th the LKG’s president represented our society on the Romanian Mycological Society’s 14th Symposium organized in Sinaia.  He held a presentation about the role of mushrooms in the popular curing, he participated on a meeting and on a field practice, too. 

September

Between the 7th and the12th the LKG organized a mushroom-gathering camp in Ojtoz. This camp played an important role in the first Romanian mycologist training course, too. The camp and the course was sponsored by the Apáczai Foundation and the City-council of St. George. Our host, Jeneiné Rózsa Janka (the owner of the Anselmo Lodge) is a member of our society, as well.
Every morning the 40 participants went on mushroom-gathering trips with local leaders, after that there took place the identification of the mushrooms they had found, and in the afternoons and evenings there were contests, mushroom-games, mushroom-exhibitions organized and several mycological and ethnomycological lectures held by dr. Pál-Fám Ferenc, Görgényi Józsefné Czudor Gizella, Puskás Attila and dr. Zsigmond Győző. We visited the Rákóczi-fortress nearby, the Kalaszló-waterfall and some Hungarian villages in Moldva (Zöldlonka, Gorzafalva) with those interested. The locals like mushrooms very much. On the 8th took place a general assembly, too. We discussed the details of the edition of our journal, the MOESZIA. Erdélyi Gombász’s second number.
As well as the program we also provided full board in the Anselmo lodge for all  participants of the camp. Their number was around 40 from biginning to end.  
On the 9th our society represented itself as a founder member on the  Erdélyi Magyar Civil Szervezetek Szövetsége’s founder general assembly at the 6th Civil Forum in Kolozsvár city.
On the 12th at 11 in the morning the president of the LKG held a presentation in  Kézdivásárhely town’s community arts centre, at 12 o’clock the LKG’s mushroom-exhibition (with around 100 mushroom species) had been opened, too. We were very glad because our exhibition turned out to be the most visited one among all exhibitions at that time and place.
On the 24th our society represented itself on the  Civil Days 2004 international organization in St. George’s centre.
On the 25th we held a trial exam for our course participants at  4 o’clock in the afternoon. The leader of the exam was Jakucs Erzsébet (other examiners were Rabocskai László, Puskás Attila, Szabó Hajnal and Zsigmond Győző). The venue of the exam was the Mikes Kelemen High-school.

October

On the 2nd for the participants of the course, and for all our other members as well, we organized a mushroom-gathering trip to Előpatak and its surroundings.  The leader was Puskás Attila. On the 16th we also had two trips which also included mushroom presentations. One trip was led by Puskás Attila to Sugásfürdő, the other one by Munzlinger Attila to Gelence, here Zoltán Sándor was the mycologist responsible.
On the 21st our society was represented by two persons in Budapest at the National Agricultural Library’s invitation: dr. Pál-Fám Ferenc vice-president (his presentation was entitled: Mushroom pairs) and dr. Zsigmond Győző president („Mushrooms in the Hungarian popular curing”).

November

On the 9th dr. Tănase Cătălin, the associate professor and chairman of department at the University of Iaşi and the Romanian Mycological Society’s secretary, held a slideshow about the identification of mushrooms based on their spores and about mushrooms that grow in special places, at the  Amőba Eurocenter’s conference-room at 6 o’clock in the evening. This took place also in the course of the training course.
On the 10th we held the first Romanian mycologist training course’s exam in the  Mikes Kelemen High-school. There were about 30 candidates at the beginning and about 20 participants, who regularly attended the course and field-practices, 15 people came to the examination, and 12 people passed it.  The committee of examination was made up of representants of several organizations (Hungarian Mycological Society, ELTE TTK Budapest, Romanian Mycological Society, Faculty of Biology at the University of Iasi, LKG).
On the 13th Puskás Attila held a presentation about the nutritive value of mushrooms in the Parc Restaurant in St. George. There were about 40 participants who could also taste special meals with mushrooms prepared by the hosts.

December

On the 3rd on the invitation of the Hungarian Szarvasgombász Szövetség’s Presidency we represented ourselves at the HSzSz’s exceptional assembly in Budapest.
On the 29th took place the LKG’s customary farewell-party in the Bastion Restaurant in St. George. On this occasion we invited our sponsors and we handed the diplomas to those course attendants who passed the exam.

2005
 

January

On the 29th took place the presentation with pictures and films of our mushroom specialist training course of 2004, in the Mikes Kelemen High-school in St. George (with .  Zsigmond Győző’s and Dombi Alpár’s contribution).

May

On the 26th with the collaboration of the president of the LKG (Zsigmond Győző) and one of its vice-presidents (Pál-Fám Ferenc) our society represented itself with presentations, posters at the 3rd Hungarian Mycological Conference in Mátraháza.

June

On the 3rd in the Szekler National Museum took place the presentation of the LKG’s  journal’s (MOESZIA. Erdélyi Gombász) 2nd number with the collaboration of Sylvester Lajos, Gazda Zoltán and the Mereklye ensemble.
On the 10th our mushroom – poster (for the local market-place) with our vice-president Pál-Fám Ferenc’s pictures and texts was done with the help of the local council.
On the occasion of the Aranyosszék conference organized by the Transylvanian Museum Society on the 10th of June in Kolozsvár our president held a lecture entitled „Popular mushroom knowledge in Aranyosszék”.
On the 25th the society organized a mushroom-gathering trip to Előpatak and its surroundings, then it represented itself at the cooking contest in Szentiván. They also presented a mushroom exhibition to those interested on the occasion of the St. Iván’s Days. The trip leaders were Zoltán Sándor and Puskás Attila. The chief cook was Hatos András.
On the 30th the LKG held a meeting in the Hétlépés café in Kézdivásárhely. At the same time took place the presentation of the MOESZIA 2 CD which is about the first 5th years of the society. Our host was Jancsó Katalin.

July

Between the 10th and 13th took place our mushroom – gathering camp in Gyimesbükk  with 60 participants from Hungary and Romania. Unfortunately it did not last until the 15th, because we had to evacuate the camp on the 12th and 13th because of high floods in the area. We organized trips to the area, mushroom exhibitions, mushroom-beauty contests, mushroom identification contests with the guidance of  Puskás Attila, Zoltán Sándor and Zágoni Imola, mushroom journal presentation (Pálfalvi György spoke about the Hungarian Mycologist),  Firtelmeister Erzsébet described Gyimes, and we coluld also listen to Zsigmond Győző’s ethnomycological lecture. We tried out mushroom games, too. The expert team with the leadership of Dr. Pál-Fám Ferenc, Benedek Lajos and Gyarmati Lenke identified more than 120 mushroom species after the first day of the camp.

August

Between the 18th and the 21st our society was represented at the International Mycological Conference in Suceava. Dr. Pál-Fám Ferenc and dr. Zsigmond Győző held presentations there in English and Romanian. They were invited there by the Romanian Mycological Society.

September

On the 16th and 17th 3 people from the society’s part (Puskás Attila, Zoltán Sándor and Zsigmond Győző) held presentations about mushrooms and led mushroom-gathering trips in Marosvásárhely on the invitation of the Bethlen Foundation. Among the locals there were also our member partners.  The idea of founding a branch-office there was brought up, too. Málnási András was immediately named for the presidency of that branch. He had published several articles about mushrooms in the Népújság.

October

On the 1st Zoltán Sándor led an LKG-trip to Sugásfürdő.
On the 2nd the president of the LKG participated in a Hungarian-Malaisian ethnomicological conference in Budapest in the Császár Hotel. He was invited there by the  Hungarian Mycological Society and he presented the Hungarian ethnomycology’s situation.
On the 3rd he participated with his film entitled „The heart-mushroom” (operator: Petrovits Győző) at the conference entitled „The popular curing in the Carpathian basin” in The National Agricultural Museum in Budapest
Between the 14th and the16th as a compensation for the lost days of the camp this year, the LKG organized another camp in Zágon for the participants from Háromszék. On Friday we could look at pictures about the camp that we had to leave earlier because of the flood. It was raining this time, too. On Saturday morning the group returned with lots of mushrooms from the gathering trip from the surrounding forests and pastures of the village. In the afternoon we identified the mushroom species, we exhibited them and we also chose the most beautiful moshroom among them. The people in charge were Zágoni Imola, Zoltán Sándor, Zsigmond Győző. In the evening there took place the evaluation of the day, remuneration and closing of the camp. The participants prepared the mushroom collection for the presentation in St. George on Sunday morning.
 On the 16th on the occasion of the opening of the general educational days in St. George the LKG insured not only the examination of the mushrooms (mostly through Záltán Sándor) , but it also organized an exhibition of more than 80 mushroom species in the central market-place. They also contributed with edible mushrooms to the meal made in a big cauldron.
On the 21st and 22nd the LKG together with the Bethlen Foundation held the second part of the mushroom specialist training course in Marosvásárhely. Presentations and lectures were held by Zágoni Imola (about mushroom poisonings) and Zsigmond Győző (about the mushroom preparation and about the mushrooms used in popular curing). The same persons together with Málnási András announced a mushroom-gathering trip for the following day which in spite of the drought turned to be very successful. On Saturday they presented 38 mushroom species and they also organized a mushroom beauty contest, which was honoured by the presence of Bethlen Anikó countess, too. We were very satisfied with the fact that we now have a well – functioning branch in Marosvásárhely. This was confirmed by the presence of around 30 enthusiastic participants.
On the 31st on the occasion of the ethnosemiotical Finnish - Hungarian conference, president Zsigmond Győző held an ethnomycological lecture in English in the European Folklore Institute in Budapest.

November

On the 3rd the president of the LKG  through the ethnographical research group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences held a lecture in English about the role of the mushrooms in the Hungarian popular nutrition in the headquarters of the Academy on the occasion of the food-semiotical conference.

December

On the 19th the LKG organized a meeting together with film showing. The discussion was about the events of the year, about the plans for the next year, then Jakucs Erzsébet’s short film entitled  „On mushroom-paths”  was presented. The LKG’s illustrated calendar of events was also presented on this occasion by Dombi Alpár and Zsigmond Győző, in our sponsor’s, the Cosys Ltd’s headquarters.
On the 28th the Mikes Kelemen High-school hosted the LKG’s traditional farewell-party.   
Others:
The LKG already has 2 active branches, the earlier one in Bihar, under the leadership of  Horber Pál, the other one in Marosszék under the leadership of Málnási András. Our bill for the mushroom – law has finally passed the Senate through the intervention of the RMDSZ. Before its debate in the House of Commons they sent it back to us for opinion.
Our collaboration with the First Truffle Foundation has continued this year, too. One of the contributing editors of the volume entitled „The European Black Truffle” was our president.  Through the EMSzE we are now able to use another CD about truffles on our mushroom presentations.
Three further members obtained the mushroom controller specialist diploma from the Hungarian Mycological Society:  Málnási András, Zágoni Imola, Botos Erika (Kovács Katalin’s diploma has been delayed because of  formal mistake).
Recently a law protecting mushrooms was introduced in Hungary and this is due in large measure to one of the LKG’s vice-president, Pál-Fám Ferenc’s professional contribution.
We were visited several times by the media (radio and television reporters) this year, as well, and they made many interviews, reports and short films about us and with us. We also made a selection on CD about our first 5 years, and the completion of this is now in progress.  

OUR SPONSORS IN 2005:

Local Council of  St. George,  Illyés Foundation,  Hungarian Mycological Society,  Romanian Mycological Society, Nemere Hiker Circle, Communitas Foundation, Szekler National Museum, Mikes Kelemen High-school, TEGA company St. George, Conico joint-stock company, Dália  Ltd., Sugás Erdőkerület Hivatala, Cosys Ltd., Modern House  Ltd., Covalact joint-stock company, Plastico joint-stock company, Decoplast joint-stock company,  and private persons from Romania and from abroad   (Bálint József, Bangyán Sándor, Dunkl István, Gombos Gyula,  Gyenge Arany Áron, Márk Miklós, Márton László, Oláh Barna, Péter Csaba és Gabriella, Rendi Ferenc and Júlia, Vánky Kálmán, Varjú Dezső, Veress Magda …).

2006
 

January

On the 21st our Mushroom Society presented to those who showed interest in mushrooms a short film entitled „On Mushroom Paths”. This film is suitable for educational purposes, too. The CD was Dr. Jakucs Erzsébet’s gift to our Society. The presentation took place at the Mikes Kelemen High-school in St George.

February

On the 9th the House of Representatives accepted the Mushroom Law proposed by the LKG. Unfortunately the accepted version was not quite what we had proposed.

April

On the 15th with 9 candidates from Kovászna county and 30 from Maros county we launched for the second time the Hungarian mushroom-controller training course in Romania. The course’s first lecturer was Puskás Attila biologist, who gave a four hours long lecture. The presentation took place in the Mikes Kelemen High-school. Every theoretical lecture took place in this school. On the 20th took place the 5th, 6th and 7th lectures, held by Puskás Attila, Zágoni Imola and Zsigmond Győző. The above mentioned three lecturers held presentations on the 27th, too.

May

On the 6th took place the first field work within the framework of our course. We went to the surroundings of Elopatak (Priest’s Well, Killer’s Ditch). Our trip leaders and lecturers were Zoltán Sándor and Puskás Attila. On the 11th presentations were held by Zágoni Imola and Zsigmond Győző. On the 13th the LKG’s branch from Maros county held its general assembly in Marosvásárhely (president: Málnási András, secretary: Téglás Zoltán). On the 18th Puskás Attila and Zsigmond Győző delivered lectures on mushrooms. On the 20th took place another trip and a series of lectures in Marosvásárhely and its surroundings (Kebeleszentiván). The lecturers were Zágoni Imola, Zoltán Sándor and Zsigmond Győző. Trip leader: Varga Kálmán.

June

On the 1st and 8th sevaral lectures on theory were held (lecturers were Puskás Attila, Zágoni Imola, Zsigmond Győző and Zoltán Sándor).
On the 17th took place another mushroom gathering field work to Sugás Spa. Our leaders were Puskás Attila and Zoltán Sándor. On the 21st we presented to our course attendants too the short educational film entitled „On Mushroom Paths” with the kind permission of the author, Dr. Jakucs Erzsébet. On the 24th Zsigmond Győző and Zoltán Sándor travelled to Marosvásárhely again to deliver lectures on mushrooms and we also went to field trips to the surroundings of the city (to German Hat and Somos – Peak). The trip leader was Málnási András.

July

We gave mainly practical lectures in the open marketplace of St. George town (on the 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th).

August

On the 2nd the LKG entered into a contract with the ESZE in which they agreed on mutual assistance. In the mushroom camp in 2006 there was a truffle presentation to the participants. Between the 2nd and 5th our members from the branch from Bihar organized mushroom gathering trips in the EKE camp to the surroundings of Torockó. Puskás Attila, Zoltán Sándor and Zsigmond Győző delivered lectures on mushrooms on the 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th. Between the 25th and 30th the LKG organized a mushroom gathering camp in Kommandó (above 1000 m). This camp was an important part of the mushroom controller traning course, whick was sponsored by the Apáczai Foundation and by the Town Hall of St. George. The administrator of the local village school, Kocsis Irén and the mayor of the village, Kocsis Béla were our kind hosts. Seventy-two participants went to gather mushrooms in the woods every morning until noon with the leadership of local people. When they returned to the camp they tried to identify the mushroom species they had found. Discussions, games with mushrooms or about them, contests, mushroom exhibitions - all took place at this event. Pálfalvi György presented their Hungarian mushroom magazine and Pál – Fám Ferenc presented our mushroom magazine, the MOESZIA. Szabó Mária delivered a lecture about Kommandó village and its history, Zsigmond Győző, Puskás Attila and Pál – Fám Ferenc gave lectures about mushrooms and ethnomicology. The expert team under the leadership of Dr. Pál – Fám Ferenc and Benedek Lajos identified more than 200 species of mushrooms! Besides the programme we provided full board for the participants and for our course attandants.

September

On the 2nd, 10th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 23rd and 24th we delivered further practical lectures on mushrooms to our course attendants. On the 6th we went on a trip to Nagybáród’s surroundings. The trip was organized by the members of our Biharian branch. Our leader was Horber Pál. On the 9th our „Málnássy László” branch from Maros, with the leadership of Erdélyi pál and the LKG, with the leadership of Zoltán Sándor and Puskás Attila organized mushroom gathering trips to Nagyernye and to Sugás Spa.

October

On the 1st, 7th, 14th and 21st there took place practical mushroom lectures, the last presentation was given by Dr. Tanase Catalin from the University of Iasi who is also the Secretary of the Romanian Micological Society. He delivered a lecture on the mushroom poisonings using computer projection. On the 14th our branch from Bihar organized a trip to Révsonkolyos. On the 28th we held the exam of the second Romanian mushroom controller training course in the Mikes Kelemen High-school. Besides the LKG there represented itself the Hungarian Micological Society and the Romanian Micological Society, as well. There were present 15 participants and 13 passed the exam.

November

On the 12th our branch from Maros organized a mushroom gathering trip to the surroundings of Kisadorján and Nagyadorján. The trip was followed by mushroom exhibition and cooking of the mushrooms. The trip leader was Molnár György. On the 30th our Biharian branch (president: Horber Pál) organized a trip to the surroundings of Nagyvárad.

December

On the 16th the presentation of the 3rd number of our magazine, the MOESZIA in the Mikes Kelemen High-school’s dining-room with the participation of Sylvester Lajos, Gazda Zoltán and the Parlagfu ensemble took place. Also on the 16th, within the framework of the presentation of our magazine, we organized the LKG’s traditional farewell-party to the year 2006. This was a perfect occasion to invite our sponsors to the dinner, to give reports and to hand diplomas to the newly qualified members who had passed the exam in November. At the same time our branch from Maros held its party with similar programme in Marosvásárhely.

OUR SPONSORS IN 2006 WERE:

the City Council of St. George, the Illyés Foundation, Kovászna County's Council, the Hungarian Mycological Society, the Romanian Mycological Society, the Nemere Circle of Hikers, the Communitas Foundation, the Szekler National Museum, the Mikes Kelemen High-school, the TEGA Company St. George, the Conico Joint-stock Company, the Dália L.T.D., the Cosys L.T.D., the Modern House L.T.D., the Covalact Joint-stock Company and private persons from abroad and from Romania (Bálint József, Bangyán Sándor, Gombos Gyula, Gyenge Arany Áron, Kopacz Attila, Márk Miklós, Márton László, Péter Csaba and Gabriella, Rendi Ferenc and Júlia, Vánky Kálmán, Vasas Gizella, Veress Magda and others)

2007
 

January

On the 1 st we had a mushroom gathering trip to the surroundings of Kovászna (Covasna) and Réty (Reci). On the 13th our branch in Bihar (Bihor) held a sitting. On the 30th our president represented the LKG in Budapest, at the TIT and he also announced the date and location of the next mushroom gathering camp.

February

On the 3rd our branch in Maros (MLG) held a meeting with its members in Marosvásárhely city. On the 28th our president, Zsigmond Győző gave a presentation entitled „The calendar of events of the LKG in pictures”. The programme also included the closure of the mushroom course and the handing over of the diplomas.

March

On the 9 th the “Málnássy László” Mushroom Society (MLG) held another of its meetings. On the 31 st there was The Mushroom-Day in the Szekler National Museum in St. George. This event was organized together with the LKG and there were about 60 participants. On the same day and same location took place the opening of Zsigmond Győző’s exhibition about the art of preparation of the tinder fungus in Korond. Our special guest, Máthé Árpád delivered a very successful practical presentation about processing the tinder fungus. The mushroom meals for the participants were offered by the Park Restaurant. Lázár Kinga taught the visitors to make felt mushrooms. Puskás Attila held a slideshow about mushroom pairs and Zsignomd Győző about mushroom specialties in Háromszék. Our president and Demeter Éva from the Museum’s part organized a contest about mushrooms for the children.  There were also several other mushroom exhibitions to complete the programme (Devecseri József’s, Zoltán Sándor’s, Zsigmond Győző’s, Puskás Attila’s objects).

April

On the 19 th Zoltán Sándor, the secretary of our mushroom society represented the LKG on the occasion of the Civil Organizations’ meeting (St. George, Council of Covasna County). On the 21st our branch from Marosvásárhely („Málnássy László” Mushroom Society) organized a field trip to Teremeújfalu. The trip leader was Cseke Péter.

May

On the 19 th the LKG started its regular mushroom controlling and consultation providing service at the local open market (every Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. until the 1st of November). On the same day our branch in Maros County organized a mushroom gathering trip to Gyulakuta and its surroundings, under the leadership of Varga Kálmán.

June

On the 2nd Horber Pál, the representative of our branch in Bihar, offered our services to the market administration in Nagyvárad city (Oradea). On the 16th the „Málnássy László” Mushroom Society organized a trip to the woods of Ernye. The trip leader this time was Erdélyi Pál. On the 23rd the programme of the day was a trip to Sugás Spa and a mushroom exhibition there. The responsibles for the programme were Puskás Attila and Zoltán Sándor. On the 24 th Zsigmond Győző’s lecture entitled „Place-names and mushrooms” was presented in Balatonszárszó (Hungary) on a conference organized by the Károli Gáspár University and the Magyar Nyelvtudományi Társaság.

July

On the 13 th the „Málnássy László” Mushroom Society held a meeting in Marosvásárhely city in order to prepare the mushroom gathering camp. We held theoretical and practical mushroom presentations on the market in St. George on the following dates: 8 th, 14 th, 15 th, 21 st and 22nd. The members of our Biharian branch took part in a trip to Bályok and Berettyószéplak. The trip was led by Búzás Barna. On the 28 th our president delivered a lecture entitled „The mushroom in the Hungarian folk tradition” at the Mycological Conference in Kárász (Baranya County Hungary).

August

On the 13 th the „Málnássy László” Mushroom Society held a meeting to discuss the necessary preparations for the mushroom gathering camp. 14 th – 19 th: the LKG and one of its branches, the „Málnássy László” Mushroom Society from Maros County organized the mushroom gathering camp to Vármező. The programme was espoused by the local authorities and by the Council of Maros County, too. The programme of the camp included scientific presentations (dr. Jakucs Erzsébet, dr. Pál - Fám Ferenc, Benedek Lajos, Gorvátné Juhász Edit from Hungary and Málnási András, Puskás Attila and dr. Zsigmond Győző from Romania). Contests about mushrooms and exhibitions also took place during the camp. The drawings of Málnási András and the paintings of Málnási Beáta were also exhibited, as they were all connected to the world of mushrooms. The participants went to gather mushrooms every day. Several local people volunteered to help them. The more than 80 campers enjoyed the successful programme, as they set up another record: 257 mushroom species were identified then and there!

September

On the 4 th our branch from Bihar County held a meeting to discuss the mushroom gathering camp. On the 6th also the branch in Maros held a meeting to evaluate the camp. On the 16th, thanks to our branch in Maros, there took place a trip and a presentation to Mezőpanit. The organizer this time was Nagy Béla. On the 22nd we had field work at Somos-tető (trip leader: Mózes Annamária), presentations, exhibitions, contests also took place in Marosvásárhely city (Puskás Attila, Zoltán Sándor and Zsigmond Győző).

October

On the 5 th and 7th we had field works and mushroom presentations, contests and exhibitions in Ojtoz (many thanks to Puskás Attila, Zoltán Sándor and Zsigmond Győző). On the 13 th there took place a field trip to Sugás Spa with 15 participants (trip leader: Zoltán Sándor) and to Somosd (Maros County), with 16 participants (trip leader: Varga Kálmán).

November

On the 2nd Cătălin Tănase and dr. Pál – Fám Ferenc delivered lectures for the participants of the mushroom controlling course in the “Mikes Kelemen” High – school. On the 3rd at 10 a.m. the final exam took place in the “Mikes Kelemen” High – school. At 12 o’clock the LKG held its meeting where the board members were re-elected. Those present also signed a common statement in which they protest against the delay by the competent ministry of the necessary decrees in order to put into application the mushroom-law, because in the meantime mushroom poisonings cost many unnecessary deaths all over the country. They also demand that statistical data concerning the annual mushroom poisoning cases should be registered again as it was before 1994. Another of their demands was that the description of the Death-cap fungus that causes 90% of the fatal mushroom poisonings should be included in the compulsory school syllabus. The present representatives of the Romanian Mycological Society also joined the protest (among them was its secretary). On the 27th, in the name of the LKG, Horber Pál sent in a memorandum to the Environmental Department. This time our society published several protests in order to make those competent to do something that the mushroom law to be finally applied.

December

On the 8th, at the MARCISZESZ’s (Transilvanian Union of Hungarian Civil Organizations) national meeting in Kolozsvár city, our society was represented by its president. On the 15 th the LKG organized the presentation of its magazine (MOESZIA no. 4) and the traditional farewell-party with the contribution of Sebestyén Lajos, Sylvester Lajos, Gazda Zoltán and László Károly. This year we invited to the party our local sponsors.

OUR SPONSORS IN 2007:

From Budapest: APÁCZAI KÖZALAPÍTVÁNY, from St. George: LOCAL COUNCIL, Dália KFT., COSYS KFT., GLOBINFO KFT., from Maros county: COUNCIL OF Maros COUNTY, COUNCIL OF Nyárádremete, from Vármező: Vándor panzió, Halászcsárda, Kundi István, from Marosvásárhely: Alimax, Clini Lab, Ungpro KFT., Maren Prod KFT., B& B Gyógyszertár, Focus Ecocenter, Auto Top Co (Koronka), Azimut (Ákosfalva), from Temesvár: Steel & Alu Building KFT., PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS (Bethlen Anna, Veress Magda).

2008
 

January

28th: Power Point Presentation and contest about the Death Cap, delivered by Zsigmond Győző, at the Ady Endre General Secondary School, for the students.
On the 31st: presentation of the Calender of events 2007 in the Library of Covasna County (by Zsigmond Győző).
February 13th: Power Point Presentation and contest about the Death Cap and the deadly poisonings caused by it (in the Library of Covasna County, by Puskás Attila and Zsigmond Győző).

March

9th: meeting of the „Málnássy László” Mushroom Society.
On the 31st: Mushroom - Day in the Szekler National Museum in St. George. Within the scope of this event took place the opening of Zsigmond Győző’s exhibition about the art and skills of tinder – processing. There were about 60 participants at this event, organized in collaboration with the museum. The food (made exclusively of mushrooms) for the visitors was provided by the Park Restaurant. The visitors could also view liofilized mushrooms provided by the LKG and children had the possibility to model mushrooms of plasticine.
Zágoni Imola and Zsigmond Győző gave lectures on mushrooms, especially the Death Cap. Also these two persons organized a contest about mushrooms for the children.
Other similar mushroom exhibitions completed the event (Devecseri József, Zoltán Sándor, Zsigmond Győző, Puskás Attila’s collections).

April

5th: the Mushroom Society in Marosvásárhely held its mushroom gathering trip to Teremiújfalu. The trip leader was Cseke Péter.
On the 22nd we participated on the meeting of the civil organisations. The main subjects of the meeting were the following: 2%, new accounting system, project possibilities.
On the 29th at 5,30 p.m. in the Szekler National Museum Dr. Chang Yu Shyun from Malaysia and dr. Zsigmond Győző delivered Ethnomicologycal lectures on the traditions concerning a special world of mushrooms there and about traditions today and in the Renaissance Age.

May

On the 19th the LKG started its annual mushroom control at the Central Open Market, every Saturday and Sunday, between 10 in the morning and 1 o’clock p.m., until the 1st of November.
On the same day, our branch from Marosvásárhely organized a mushroom gathering trip to Gyulakuta, under the guidance of Varga Kálmán.
On the 30th, Zsigmond Győző represented our Society in Debrecen (Hungary) and delivered a presentation „The Mushroom as Food in the Hungarian Tradition” within the framework of the 4th International Mycological Conference.

June

On the1st,7th,8th,14th,15th,21st,22nd,28th,29th: mushroom control by our Mushroom Society’s representatives at the Central Open Market.

July

On the 2nd Zsigmond Győző gave a lecture on the Death Cap for the young participants of the Cimbora Camp in Benedekmező, near St. George.
On the 5th we organized our last mushroom gathering trip within the framework of the mushroom course, for course participants, to the surroundings of Előpatak and Sugás Spa. The trip leaders were Puskás Attila and Zoltán Sándor.

August

On the 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th 31st: mushroom control by our Mushroom Society’s representatives at the Central Open Market.

September

1-6: the LKG organized a mushroom camp in Torockó. The event was espoused by the local authorities as well. Within the scope of the camp the participants could attend scientific lectures, delivered mostly by Hungarian scientists (dr. Pál-Fám Ferenc, Fekete Oszkár, Gortváné Juhász Edit, Szilvásy Dénes, Horber Pál, Görgényiné Czudar Gizella) as well as experts from Transylvania (Málnási András, Puskás Attila, dr. Zsigmond Győző). There were a lot of contests, exhibitions and also a book-presentation organized during the camp. Every day we organized a mushroom gathering trip with the assistance and guidance of experts and local people. We had more than 60 partcipants, and despite of the drought we could identify more than 130 mushroom species on the spot.
On the 19th dr. Zsigmond Győző delivered a lecture in Jerusalim on the art of tinder processing and its role in Hungarian and Romanian traditions.
On the 28th within the scope of the „Harvest Day” our Mushroom Society organized a mushroom exhibition at the Central Open Market of St. George town.
On the 16th, thanks to our branch in Maros county, we could participate on a mushroom gathering trip in Mezőpanos’s surroundings. This time, the trip leader was Nagy Béla.
On the 22nd we had a field-work in Somostető (leader: Mózes Annamária), but presentations, exhibitions and contests also took place in Marosvásárhely (responsibles: Puskás Attila, Zoltán Sándor, Zsigmond Győző).

October

On the 6th dr. Zsigmond Győző delivered a lecture on the Death Cap and on the most common edible mushrooms of this period of the year at the High-school of Arts in St. George town.
On the 10th and 11th we went to a field trip to Sóvárad’s surroundings, organized by our branch in Marosvásárhely (the „Málnássy László” Mushroom Society). On this occasion Zoltán Sándor and dr. Zsigmond Győző delivered practical and theoretical lectures on mushrooms.
On the 25th we organized a mushroom gathering trip under the leadership of Zoltán Sándor.

November

On the 9th the LKG representatives were invited by the Mushroom Society of Zemplén to Sátoraljaújhely, where Zsigmond Győző’s exhibition about tinder processing was presented in the Kazinczy Museum with the collaboration of the Szekler National Museum.

December

On the 7th Zsigmond Győző’s exhibition of tinder processing was moved to the Reformed Church’s Gallery in Sárospatak (Hungary).
On the 22nd the LKG organized its traditional mushroom party. We invited to this party our sponsors from St. George town.

Our Sponsors in 2008 were the following: Apáczai Foundation from Budapest, Local Council of St. George Town, Dália kft., COSYS KFT., COVAPRINT and private persons (for example Bethlen Anna)

2009

 

January:

On the 12th: lecture and Power Point Presentation at the Library of Covasna County (Zsigmond Győző: „The LKG’s Calendar of Events for 2008”)

February

On the 12th: Power Point presentation about winter- and early spring mushrooms in Háromszék at the Library of Covasna County (Puskás Attila, Zoltán Sándor and Zsigmond Győző). Those present were given small gifts: the LKG’s pocket calendar for 2009 (on this calendar there are three King Boletes - Boletus regius - and it was made by the Cova Print Press).


March:

On the 27th: Sylveszter Lajos presented the LKG’s and Point Publisher’s common publication: „Mushroom and Tradition” by Zsigmond Győző, at 6 p.m., at the Cultural Centre in Árkos. Those present could also listen to folksongs about mushrooms, sang by Sebestyén Lajos.


April:

On the 6th: Academician Péntek János and professor dr. Keszeg Vilmos presented the LKG’s and Point Publisher’s common publication: „Mushroom and Tradition” by Zsigmond Győző, at the headquarters of the “Kriza János” Ethnographic Society. On the 17th of April Zoltán Sándor represented our Mushroom Society at the general assembly of the MACISZESZ.


May 5th:

dr. Bali János presented the LKG’s and Point Publisher’s common publication: „Mushroom and Tradition” by Zsigmond Győző, at 2 p. m., at the ELTE University’s Folklore Department in Budapest. On the 9th of May the LKG started its traditional mushroom control at the central open market of St. George town with the sponsorship of the TEGA Company.


June:

mushroom control at the central open market of St. George town on the 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27thand 28th. On the 13th the “Málnássy László” Mushroom Society organized a mushroom picking trip to Nagyernye. On the 26th the “Málnássy László” Mushroom Society organized the presentation of Zsigmond Győző’s book: “Mushroom and Tradition”, in Marosvásárhely. The appreciation was presented by Tófalvi Zoltán.


July:

mushroom control at the central open market of St. George town on the 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th. On the 15th Zsigmond Győző gave a lecture in Setétpatak on Hungarian mushroom knowledge in Háromszék. On the 26th Puskás Attila and Zoltán Sándor led a mushroom picking trip to Sugásfürdő.


August:

mushroom control at the central open market of St. George town on the 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th. On the 17th our qualified member, Gál László, organized the first mushroom control in Tg. Secuiesc at his workplace (Kanta street). Between 17th and 22nd of August the LKG’s annual mushroom picking camp took place in Borszék. Our host in the first place was our colleague Farkas Aladár but also the Fitness Pension, the Hóvirág Pension and the local camping site). On the 25th Zsigmond Győző, representing the LKG, gave a lecture on the Transylvanian mushroom knowledge, in the framework of an English camp for Presbyterians.


September:

mushroom control at the central open market of St. George town on the 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th. Between the 1st and 7th of September Zsigmond Győző did some fieldwork, popularizing our Mushroom Society and our journal in Austria (Őrség and Bakony) and in Gomba, Hungary (Pest County). On the 26th we organized the annual Mushroom Day in the Szekler National Museum, which started with a successful mushroom picking trip in Sugásfürdő and continued with the usual programme: exhibition, contest for schoolchildren (led by Zsigmond Győző and Bartha Zonga), lectures and Power Point presentations (Puskás Atiila, Zágoni Imola). In the end, Puskás Attila presented Zsigmond Győző’s book (“Mushroom and Tradition”) for those interested.

October:

mushroom control at the central open market of St. George town on the 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th and 31st. Between 2nd and 4th Puskás Attila, Zoltán Sándor and Zsigmond Győző helped at the additional mushroom camp in Ratosnya, organized by our colleagues from Maros county and sponsored by the Bethlen Foundation.
Between the 18th and 23rd Szász Balázs and Zsigmond Győző, as guest lecturers of the Hungarian Mycological Society and of Rimóczy Imre (the organizer), participated on the LKG’s part at the 27th Cortinarius Congress in Nyíregyháza (Hungary).


November:

We started the preparations for our next mushroom picking camp (in 2010) in Árkos and St. George city. We’ve win the Covasna County Council over to become our partner in the organization.


December

On the 3rd: Szász Balázs and Zsigmond Győző held a presentation for those interested at the Library of Covasna County, about the 27th Cortinarius Congress organized in Nyíregyháza (Hungary).
On the 8th our branch in Marosvásárhely presented the LKG’s calendar for the year 2010 (with pictures of mushrooms).
On the 12th we organized our traditional mushroom-party at the Castle of Árkos (Cultural Centre). The party started with Niculescu Anton’s small concert (cello accompanied by piano), then it continued with a Power Point presentation for our 10th anniversary and with the presentation of the mushroom meals.

Our sponsors in 2009:

From Budapest: Apáczai Közalapívány (Apáczai Foundation);

From St. George: Local Council of St. George city, TEGA, Szekler national Museum, Park Restaurant, Dália K.F.T., Cosys K.F.T., Cvaprint Press, Bod Péter County Library;

From other places: Hungarian Mycological Society, Coomunitas Foundation, Cultural Centre of Árkos, Bethlen Foundation (Bethlen Anna).

 

2010

 

January

On 2nd Muresán Éva, our beloved member died.
On 11th Zsigond Győző’ presented the Calendar of Events for 2009 in the Covasna County Library. On 15th we announced in the press and on our website the photograph competition.
February
19 and 22: We judged the 309 photographs in Marosvásárhely (photo contest „Mushrooms in Nature”).
The LKG joined the CIVEK to carry out the Sepsi Gren Road Programme; we made 3 posters about mushrooms.

March

On 4th our president, Zsigmond Győző, was the guest of Matekovics János in the Chit-Chat Club of the Kónya Ádám Community Arts Centre.
On 16th the MLG opened the photo exhibition entitled „Mushrooms in Nature” in the Bocskai Diakóniai Ház in Marosvásárhely.
On 24th the MLG held a meeting where the board members were re-elected. President: Málnási András Vice presidents: Molnár György and Kovács Éva, secretary: Téglás Zoltán.
On 26th in Illyefalva Zsigmond Győző presented springtime and summertime mushrooms.

April

On 1st Puskás Attila and Zsigmond Győző presented in the Covasna County Library the most frequent springtime mushrooms that occur in Háromszék.
On 10th the MLG organized a mushroom picking trip to Mezőpanit’s surroundings under the leadership of Nagy Béla.
On 17th the MLG organized a trip to Teremiújfalu and the LKG organized one to Sugás Spa.
On 23rd the founder of the LKG, Puskás Attila was awarded the Pro Urbe Prize.
On 24th the LKG members (Hatos András, Zoltán Sándor, Marthy Ödön and his wife Erzsébet) represented our Society with the occasion of the St. George Days on a cooking contest. We got a special prize.

May

On 8th the MLG organized an exhibition on the fair of Civil Organizations in Marosvásárhely. On 9th the LKG started its traditional mushroom control on the open market in Sepsiszentgyörgy with TEGA’s help.
On 14th the MLG organized a mushroom exhibition in the Museum of Maros County.
On 16th the MLG organized a trip to Somos-tető.
Between 18-21 a few members of the LKG participated at the 1st Romanian Truffle Conference in Csíkszereda. Zsigmond Győző gave a lecture on the 19th (The Truffle in Hungarian Popular Traditions).
On 26th at the ELTE University in Budapest, Zs. Győző held a presentation about mushrooms in Hungarian popular traditions at the meeting of the Hungarian Mycological Society.

June

5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27 mushroom control on the open market in Sepsiszentgyörgy.
On12th the MLG members went to pick mushrooms to Nagyernye.
On13th the MLG organized a trip to Nagyernye.
On 24th The LKG held a meeting in the Covasna County Library to discuss the mushroom camp which will take place in Árkos.
On 25-27 the LKG and MLG organized a minicamp in Mezőmadaras and Keresd. In the programme there were mushroom picking trips, mushroom identifications, exhibitions and presentations. Our sponsor was the Bethlen Foundation.
On 30th the Hargita County Council organized a conference in Csíkkarcfalva about the gathering of medicinal plants and mushrooms and their use. On the LKG’s behalf Puskás Attila held a presentation about mushroom control and Zsigmond Győző about our training courses.

July

3,4,10,11,17,18,24,25,31 mushroom control on the open market in Sepsiszentgyörgy.
On 9th within a Language camp in Setétpatak Zsigmond Győző delivered a presentation.about mushroom knowledge in Háromszék. On 27-30 in the EKE camp in Gyergyószentmiklós Mózes Anna-Mária organized a mushroom exhibition.
Between18-23 között we organized our 10th mushroom gathering camp in Árkos. Our host was the mayor of Árkos, Mr. Máthé Árpád and the European Study Centre.We organized trips to Sugásfürdő, to Árkos and to Előpatak. (mainly with the help of Márk Miklós és and his colleagues), but we also went to the St. Ann Lake and to Bálványos. We organized the traditional mushroom beauty contest as well. We had a photo exhibition about mushrooms and the traditional mushroom recognizing contest. We presented the mushroom-book edited by Corvin Publishing House. We also presented the yearbook of the LKG, the MOESZIA Erdélyi Gombász 5-6. We successfully identified in situ 277 mushroom species, which is a new record. We also had several presentations about mushrooms delivered by Bagladi Orsolya, Fekete Oszkár, Szilvásy Dénes and his wife Edit, Pál Fám Ferenc, Puskás Attila and Zsigmond Győző.
On the 29th we organized a trip to Kommandó and we also gave mushroom for the special meal cooked with the occasion of Kommandó Days.

August

1,7,8,14,15, 21,22,28,29 mushroom control on the open market in Sepsiszentgyörgy.
On 4th the Moeszia 5-6 had finally been finished and we started distributing it.
On 8th Kovács Éva Enikő and Nagy Béla led a trip in Mezőpanit.
On 21st mushroom gathering trip to Somos-tető. Trip leader: Mózes Anna-Mária. With this occasion we refurnished the materials at our information point in the Zoo. We also organised an exposition for the visitors of the Zoo.
On 28-29th with the occasion of the Kibéd Days Málnási András held a presentation.

September

4,5,11,12,18,19,,25,26 mushroom control not only in Sepsiszentgyörgy, but also in Nagyvárad with the assistance of RAPAS.
On 11th the MLG organised a trip to the surroundings of Erdőszentgyörgy with the Women’s Association and Kovács Éva Enikő delivered a presentation.
On 27th we prepared with Deáky András the LKG’s camp for 2011 in Gyimesbükk.
On 29th: the opening of the photo exhibition („The Beauty of Mushrooms in Nature”) in Nagyvárad.
Since the end of September we have had a new web-site: www.gombasz.ro.

October

2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24,30,31 mushroom control on the open market in Sepsiszentgyörgy.
On the 2nd we had this year’s Mushroom Day in the Székely Nemzeti Múzeum, which started with a successful mushroom gathering trip to Sugárfürdő. Then the event continued with the mushroom exhibition, the mushroom contest organized by Demeter Éva and Zsigmond Győző and presentations delivered by Puskás Attila and Zágoni Imola. The day ended with the presentation of the Moeszia. Erdélyi Gombász 5-6.
On 10th the MLG organized a trip with Pro Biciclo Urbae members; the leaders were: Kovács Éva Enikő, Csontos Anna-Mária and Nagy Béla.
On 11th the MLG organized an exhibition in theBod Péter Diakóniai Központ. Kovács Éva Enikő delivered a presentation.
On19th in Nagyvárad we had a meeting in order to extend our branch in Bihar.
On 21st Málnási András presented the mushroom society within a symposium organized by the Marosvásárhelyi Természetrajzi Múzeum. Several County Museums make proposals to deliver micological presentations and lectures (Craiova, Turnu Severin, Braila, Tulcea).

November

On 4th the Sepsi Zöld Út opened in the organization of CIVEK. Our society contributed with 3 mushroom posters.
10th: MLG meeting.
On 20th the MLG gathered mushrooms in Nyomáti-tető and surroundings led by Mózes Anna Mária.
On 21st the MLG organized its year-closing trip to Somos- tető, while Málnási András and Téglás Zoltán identified and exhibited the 48 mushroom species in the Zoo.
On 29th we obtain from the Local Council the little cottage in Sugás, next to the Honvéd well, together with the Nemere Természetjáró Kör and the Erdélyi Kárpát Egyesület’s local branch.

December

On 4th we finished our calendar for 2011 together with the Corvin Publishing House.
On 7th Téglás Zoltán gave 10+1 mushroom preparations.
On 14th we opened our exhibition entitled The Beauty of Mushrooms in Nature (MLG-LKG) in the Tourist Info Centre of Kovászna.
On 17th our pocket calendar for 2011 was finished in theT3 Print.
On18th we organized our year ending party in the Mikes Kelemen High-school. On the same day the MLG organized its own similar party in the Maros Restaurant.

OUR SPONSORS IN 2010:
From Sepsiszentgyörgy: SEPSISZENTGYÖRGY HELYI TANÁCSA, Kovászna Megye Tanácsa, TEGA, Székely Nemzeti Múzeum, Park Vendéglő, Dália kft., COSYS KFT., COVAPRINT Nyomda, Bod Péter Megyei Könyvtár, Mikes Kelemen Líceum, Communitas Alapítvány, Aquaris kft., Globinfo kft., Geoda kft. From elsewhere: Magyar Mikológiai Társaság, Communitas Alapítvány, Árkosi Művelődési Központ, Bethlen Alapítvány (Bethlen Anna), Favorit kft. from Bodok, TRUFFOIR kft. TRUFAROM kft., SZÁSZ DOMOKOS (from Medgyes), Bethlen Alapítvány (Bethlen Anna), Márton László and Bangyán Sándor ( from Dálnok).

General Information about the Kálmán László Mycological Society

Translated into English by Zágoni Imola

2012
 

January

1st: Small mushroom-gatherng trip of László Kálmán Mycologycal Society to Ilieni.

February

17th: presentation at the Szekler National Museum; Kinda István and Puskás Attila presented Zsigmond Győző’s book „Népi gombászat a Székelyföldön” (Etnomycology of the Szeklers).
23th: The president of LKG delivered a presentation about mushrooms of the Spring and Summer in Szeklerland. The event took place in Arcus village.

March

3rd: Mycologycal trip of LKG to Ilieni. The leader of the trip was its secretary, Zoltán Sándor.
7th: Puskás Attila delivered a presentation with Zoltán Sándor „Mushrooms of the Spring and Summer in Szeklerland” at the „Bod Péter” County Library.

April

2nd: At „ Puskás Tivadar” Technological High-school the president of the LKG delivered a presentation about the Amanita phalloides (Death cap), prizes were given to the winners of the contest about this mushroom.
3rd: At the „Ady Endre” General Secondary School the president of the LKG delivered a presentation about mushrooms. A contest was organized as well, and prizes were given to the winners.
11th: At Harghita County’s Cultural Institute in Miercurea Ciuc Sarány István and Puskás Attila presented Zsigmond Győző’s book: „Népi gombászat a Székelyföldön” (Etnomycology of the Szeklers).
22nd: The LKG’s branch from Mureș organized an event at Sapientia University, where two mushroom experts (Benedek Lajos and Rimóczi Imre) from Corvinus University Budapest (Hungary) delivered presentations. Rimóczi Imre received from the president of the LKG the „Pázmány Dénes” award for his exceptional scientific results.

May

2nd: The LKG started its mushroom control at the open market of Sf. Gheorghe with the support of the TEGA company.
23rd: At the 5th Mycologycal Conference in Hungary our society was represented by our president, dr. Zsigmond Győző and the vice-president, Szász Balázs, who presented posters from their area of research.

June

- mushroom control at the open market of Sf. Gheorghe;
9th: Mushroom-gathering trip to the surroundings of Sf. Gheorghe (Bíróné pusztája, Honvédkút). Guide: Zoltán Sándor.
16th: The branch of LKG from Mureș organized a trip to the surroundings of Nagyernye, with the guidance of Erdélyi Pál.

July

- mushroom control at the open market of Sf. Gheorghe;

August

- mushroom control at the open market of Sf. Gheorghe;
8th-13th: was the period of our annual mushroom-gathering camp (the 12th). This time it was organized in Lăzarea. Our host was the Pension of the Cultural and Arts Centre as well as the local monastery. We organized the trips mainly to the surrounding areas with local guides. We have also organized our traditional contests: recognizing and identifying different mushroom species and the beauty contest of mushrooms. Although the weather was not favourable we identified around 100 species at the place. We also organized scientific exhibitions (Málnási András, Kőszeginé Tóth Judit– the secretary of Zemplén Mycologycal Society -, Fekete Oszkár, Szilvásy Dénes and his wife Edit, Pál Fám Ferenc, Benedek Lajos, Szász Balázs, Zsigmond Győző). Here, for the second time, the LKG offered the “Pázmány Dénes” prize. This time the award was given to dr. Vánky Kálmán from the University of Tübingen and to pharmacist Horber Pál, for his mycological activity.

September

- mushroom control at the open market of Sf. Gheorghe;
21st–22nd: The LKG participated at Civil Societies’ meeting and their conference.

October

- mushroom control at the open market of Sf. Gheorghe;
27th: We celebrated the Mushroom Day (organized for the 5th time) at the Szekler National Museum. The event started with a trip to Şugaş Băi, with an unusually high number of participants and continued with the usual programme: exhibition of mushrooms, contest (organizers: Demeter Éva and Zsigmond Győző), presentations (Zágoni Imola, Zsigmond Győző, Bardócz-Veres Béla). The main theme of the event was the medicinal mushrooms. The programme started at 8,45 with a trip to Şugaş Băi. Park Restaurant offered mushroom specialties in the garden of the museum at 14,30. The official opening of the event started at 15,00. The arts and crafts of tinder and an exhibition could be visited at the second floor. In the Knights’ room there were exhibited fresh and liofilized mushrooms, postcards, post stamps, games and other mushroom-related objects.
27th: In Tg. Mureş took place a mushroom photo exhibition. The photos were sent to the contest orgenized by the Mycologycal Society from Mureș.

November

On the 24th took place the last trip of the Mycologycal Society from Mureș (branch of LKG) to the surroundings of the city of Tg. Mureş (Nyomáti-tető).

December

The editors prepare the 5th issue of the LKG’s magazine (Moeszia. Erdélyi Gombász). For financial reasons it will only appear in 2013.
17th: Corvin Press (Editura Corvin) from Deva printed our pocket calendar.
22nd: We organized our year-ending party in the Kónya Ádám Community Centre. After our president’s welcoming speech the mushroom specialties brought and prepared by the participants were presented and tasted. Next year’s calendar was also presented by the president of LKG.

2013
 

January

1: The usual mushroom tour with a small group of people.21: Projection presentation in the Szekler National Museum by Győző Zsigmond.
Title: The oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) in the Hungarian folktradition

February

 

March

7: Attila Puskás and Sándor Zoltán jointly held a slide show „Springtimemushrooms in Háromszék” at the Kónya Ádám Cultural Center.

April

4: Mushroom tour with our mycologist friends of the László Málnássy MycologicalSociety (MLG) from the Maros region near the village of Teremiújfalu (in Carrotland).

May

2: The regular mushroom inspections start at the Sepsiszentgyörgy central market bythe Kálmán László Mycological Society with support of the TEGA (provided everyweekday and Sunday - except on Monday and Saturday).
3: At the Szekler National Museum Dr. Imre Rimóczi held a lecture titled „Our livingheritage in the world of plants and macrofungi”.
11: The NGO Fair in Targu Mures, of course with succesful MLG participation.
16: Projection presentation at the local Kónya Ádám Cultural Center. Imola Zágonidelivered a presentation titled „Mushroom couplings”.
18: At Museum Night our affiliated branch in the Maros region acquitted itself wellwith an exhibition.

June

15: The László Málnássy Mycological Society (MLG), our affiliated branch in theMaros region organized a mushroom tour near the village of Nagyernye.
22: Educational mushroom tour in the Büdöskút, Sugás, Honvédkút areas. Tourguide: Sándor Zoltán.
30: The children's camp at Borzont saw Zoltán Téglás (secretary of the MLG) alsocommiting himself to mycological activity.

July

Mushroom inspections at the market.
20: The LKG organised a preparatory tour in Katrosa, our tour guide was SimonDávid junior, a local wildlife ranger.

August

Mushroom inspections at the market.
18-23: Organised by the Kálmán László Mycological Society the already thirteenthannual Mycology Camp took place, this year in Katrosa. The campers (alltogether 70)visited the Covasna and Harghita counties' known and lesser-known places (Perkő,Ojtoz, Mohos, Lake Szent Anna, Gombásbérc, Veresvíz, Kászon, Komandó and itssurroundings, Csíkszentkirályi Lucs etc.). After mushroom touring in the morningdiverse activities awaited the participants in the afternoons and evenings. The first day saw the presentation of a mushroom photo exhibition produced by the MLG and introduced by András Málnási. In another exhibition Zoltán Téglás (acting secretary of the camp) presented his exceptionally elaborate mushroom samples. With the help of Transylvanian and Hungarian professionals (Lajos Benedek, Ferenc Pál-Fám, Balázs Szász, Edit Szilvásy) not only collections were determined and field work carried out, but also a mushroom determination and recognition competition, as well as a fungi beauty contest were organised (the latter under the direction of András Málnási). Two publication premieres took place. The Corvin Publishers annual mushroom calendar for next year (Erdélyi gombanaptár 2014) is now a continuous tradition, as well as the latest edition (nr. 7-8) of our journal Moeszia. It focuses on the Boletes, its mycological and ethnomycological articles also appear in English, the same goes for the summaries. For the first time we announced in our yearbook the winner of our Dénes Pázmány Award, Kálmán Vánky, for his popularising work. Humorous cartoons, a crossword puzzle, an events calendar also found a place in our elegant publication. Győző Zsigmond in his first lecture introduced the traditional mushroom traditions of the Kézdiszék; later this region was also the subject of a film shown to the campers. The soon to be published guide to the medicinal mushrooms in the Carpathian basin was introduced by Károly Varga (Corvin Publishers' managing director), which successfully spurred discussion. Diverse lectures by eminent professionals (Dr. Lajos Benedek, Dr. Erzsébet Jakucs, Dr. Ferenc Pál-Fám, Balázs Szász, Edit and Dénes Szilvásy, Dr. Győző Zsigmond) could be attended by those curious towards the mushroom world. A short film about the Zempléni region was presented Judit Tóth Kőszeginé (secretary of the local society there), and Gábor Bélfenyéri showed slides he made this past year of mushrooms in Vármező. Mushroom cardboard games were not just mentioned, but were present to be tried. For example, András Málnási showed one of his inventions. The LKG this year awarded two Pázmány Dénes Awards. One laureate is the president of the Hungarian Mycological Society, Jakucs Erzsébet, since long our supporter and helper, and also editor of our journal. The second prize was awarded to András Málnási, president of the MLG, for the popularization of mycology in Transylvania.
The meeting of LKG delegates emphatically emphasized that our Sepsiszentgyörgy based society in total agreement with the other Romanian mycological societies objects to the fact that our state and government officials do not respect the mushroom law, which is in force since February 2006, but unfortunately does not work. At least in part because of this numerous lives are being lost to mushroom poisoning, and those responsible unfortunately are not made accountable in Romania. This is why this discussion of mushroom law keeps returning to the forefront at the meetings at the international camps and conferences. 
The campers certainly contributed extensively to the documentation of the local mushrooms, to the promotion of the region, mainly due to the weather conditions the drought tolerant species could be mapped carefully this time. More than 200 mushroom species have been identified during the camp and most of these were on display with their labels. Our experts have identified 219 species. From the Lucs: 75; from the Mohos and nearby beach woods: 65; from the peaty coniferous woods at Komandó: 56; the majority of species however not far from the camp, mainly in the Nemere mountains: 107 species.
The organizers were delighted to have received support from the Covasna County Council, Sepsiszentgyörgy Local Council, several enthusiastic volunteers in the Kézdi area, of whom the Marthy family should get special mentioning. Support also came from Dália Ltd Sepsiszentgyörgy and from volunteers from Kárász and others.
31: In Targu Mures the MLG tent withstood strong winds and successfully presented its activities.

September

Mushroom inspections at the market.
20: The MLG held a mini camp in Dédabisztra.
21-22: At the Sepsiszentgyörgy NGO Fair and Conference presenting itself our society successfully participated.

October

Mushroom inspections at the market.
5: Sixth edition of the annual Mushroom Day in the Szekler National Museum. Despite morning frost a surprisingly large group took part in the mushroom tour to Sugásfürdő. After that the already usual program continued, mushroom exhibitions on the first floor, and lectures and games. This year's theme: Suillus species. 8:45 p.m. The program kicked of 8:45 am with the mushroom tour to Sugásfürdő. From 14:30 at the Park Restaurant mushroom specialties were sold, at 15:00 the event in the museum opened. Mushrooms (freshly collected and freeze-dried), mushroom themed postcards, stamps and games could be viewed. A competition of mushroom pickles took place. Smaller presentations were made: Suillus species in the Hungarian folk tradition (Győző Zsigmond). Erzsébet Jakucs short film about the world of fungi was screened. Attila Puskás introduced the latest issue of Moeszia with musical support by Lajos Sebestyén. A Mushroom Knowledge Quiz for fifth- to eighth grade schoolchildren (presenter: Győző Zsigmond; referee: Éva Demeter). Workshops with a variety of activities for small children: painting of plaster mushrooms, fridge magnets and labels supervised by Éva Bálint.
12: In Dédabisztra some MLG representatives participated in a tour organised by the EKE. At the same time the majority of the team was touring in Kishegyszőlő.
19: The LKG organized a mushroom tour with running camera in Sugásfürdő. Duna TV aired mushroom footage in the Carpathian Express magazine.
31: Projection presentation about the Mycology Camp in Katrosa took place in the Áron Gábor hall in the Péter Bod County Library.

November

11: Sándor Zoltán held (in Romanian) a mushroom knowledge presentation at the Ady Endre General School in Sepsiszentgyörgy.
28: Attila Puskás and Győző Zsigmond participated in a conference organized by the Covasna County Council, in particular in a meeting organized by the Amőba Foundation on the theme of civil enforcement.

December

3: Presentation about Szekler mushroom folklore traditions by Győző Zsigmond 
14: Annual mushroom themed closing ceremony in the Kónya Ádám Community Center. After welcoming our benefactors there was tasting of mushroom dishes and drinks. The evening continued with the presentation of next year's calendar and playful games. Our mushroom pocket calendar was printed by Corvin Publishing House from Déva.

Other activities taking place throughout the year:

the propagation of mushroom knowledge, the prevention of mushroom poisoning, regular media presence to promote the activities of our society (TV: MTV1, MTV2, Duna TV, PRO TV, Zemplén TV, Transylvania TV; radio:
MR Budapest, Bucharest, Targu Mures; newspapers: Népújság, Háromszék, Cimbora, Magyar Gombász, Székely Hírmondó, Hargita Népe, Krónika, etc.), mainly in the form of appearances or writings by the following members: Katalin Jancsó, András Málnási,  Attila Puskás, Edit Szilvásy, Sándor Zoltán, Győző Zsigmond. Our trilingual website (www.gombasz.ro) was updated by László Zsigmond.

Our sponsors in 2013:

Sepsiszentgyörgy Local Council , Kézdivásárhely Mayor's Office, Covasna County Council, TEGA, Szekler National Museum, Péter Bod County Library, Dália Ltd, Ádám Kónya Cultural Center, Park Hotel-Restaurant, Globinfo Ltd, Geode Ltd, Hungarian Mycological Society, Corvin Publishing House and others.

2014
 

January

On the 1st we organized our usual mushroom gathering trip, but with fewer participants this year.
On the 20th Bagladi Orsolya’s PowerPoint presentation at Székely National Museum, entitled The Ethnomycology of Veszprém County in Hungary.

February

On the 6th Zoltán Sándor and Zsigmond Győző presented in images The LKMS’s First 5 Years, then The Mysterious World of Mushrooms short movie’s first episode was projected at Amőba’s headquarters.
On 13th Zsigmond Győző presented a film and images about the LKMS’s Activity between 2004-2006, then the participants watched the second part of The Mysterious World of Mushrooms.
On the 20th Zsigmond Győző presented a film and images about the LKMS’s Activity between 2007-2009, then the participants watched the third episode of The Mysterious World of Mushrooms.
On 27th Zsigmond Győző presented a film and images about the LKMS’s Activity Between 2010, then the participants watched the The Death Cap short movie.

March

On 20th twelve MLMS members participated at Dr. Rimóczi Imre’s lecture at the Sapientia University in Marosvásárhely.
On 22nd we celebrated the 15th anniversary of the LKMS at Kónya Ádám Community Centre in Sepsiszentgyörgy.
On 22nd took part the general assembly of MLMS with 43 participants. The new Executive Board: chairman Málnási András, secretary Téglás Zoltán, vice-chairmen Molnár György and Varga Kálmán, person in charge for economical matters and cash-keeper Mózes Anna-Mária, censor Kiss Ildikó.

April

On 2nd Zsigmond Győző represented LKMS in Veszprém Hungary with two presentations about mushrooms and Ethnomycology in general. Szabó T. Attila also delivered a lecture on Ethnobotanics.
On 5th our colleagues from Maros organized a trip with 36 participants, on the memory of Cseke Péter. Trip leader: Vajda Elemér. The hosts treated the participants with mushroom goulash and carrot cake.
On 24th Horber Pál gave a lecture at MLMS headquarters on the curative power of the shii-take mushroom and on the Death Cap’s toxic effect.

May

On 1st the MLMS participated at the goulash-cooking contest organized at the Maros river-bank. The goulash won the 4th prize, while the mushroom pickles won the 1st prize. The cooks were Molnár György and Varga Kálmán.
On 10th took place the Civil Organizations’ Fair in Marosvásárhely with the usual participation of the MLMS. They gave a petition regarding the Mushroom Law to B.L. parliamentarian.
On 11th we tried to prepare our camp for 2015 in Magyarremete.
On 31st the MLMS organized its traditional trip in Nagyernye, with 27 participants. Trip leader and host: Erdélyi Pál. We could count 50 mushroom species at the exhibition.

June

On 5th the LKMS was represented by a specialist at the mushroom gathering trip organized in Vargyas.
On 13th mushroom control at the open market of Sepsiszentgyörgy. The Pro TV interviewed our secretary on the topic of the Mushroom Law.
On 14th at 11 o’clock a.m. the authors presented their book, entitled Mushrooms in Romania at the Gábor Áron County Library in Sepsiszentgyörgy.
On 16th we placed our new poster at the St. Ann Lake.
On 21st we organized a trip to Ika fortress and Csernáton’s surroundings. Trip leaders: Zoltán Sándor and Jancsó Katalin. The chairman of LKMS delivered a PowerPoint presentation on estival mushrooms.
On 21st the MLMS also organizes a trip to Somos-tető’s surroundings with more than 40 perticipants. After this they organized an exhibition at the zoo with free mushroom-control included.
On 26th Málnási András and Téglás Zoltán from the MLMS participated at the Internatuional Symposium of Natural History Museums. With this occasion Téglás Zoltán gave a lecture on the Urbanisation of Mushrooms.
Between 26 - 29 the LKMS was represented by 7 members at the Mushroom festival in Kárász, Hungary.

July

Between 8-12 Téglás Zoltán, the secretary of MLMS taught elementary school children in Borzont camp.
On 12th the LKMS organized a successful trip with 32 participant to Előpatak. The trip leaders were Zoltán Sándor and Puskás Attila. We found a rather rare mushroom species, the Tiered Tooth fungus (Hericium cirrhatum).
On 28th Zoltán Sándor and Puskás Attila organized a trip to Sugásfürdő.

August

On 1st Mózes Anna-Mária and Bélfenyéri Gábor from the MLMS organized an exhibition and PPT presentation in the EKE’s camp in Kövend.
On 7th 22 members on MLMS participate on a trip in the Görgényi Mountains, under the leadership of Tirnován Péter.
Between 23-28 August the LKMS organized its 13th mushroom-gathering camp, this time in Parajd. The 70 campers visited Maros and Hargita counties’ more or less well-known places (the museum, the salt-mine and the swimming-pool in Parajd, Székelyudvarhely, Korond, Gyergyószárhegy, Laposnya, Szováta, Békás Pass and Gyilkos Lake etc.). The programme of the camp was various and interesting both in the morning and in the afternoon. A photo exhibition was brought by the MLMS from Maros and it was presented by Málnási András. The mushroom species found during the camp were identified by specialist from Romania and abroud (Benedek Lajos, Pál-Fám Ferenc, Szász Balázs, ). Different contest were organized, as well, during the camp and two publications were also presented there: the Transilvanian mushroom-calendar 2015 by the Corvin Publishing-House (with Bélfenyéri Gábor’s photographs) . Zsigmond Győző mainly presented the popular mushroom gathering in Sóvidék (Salt-region). The book entitled The Curative Mushrooms of the Carpathian Basin was presented by its publisher Varga Károly, the director of Corvin Publishing-House, because, unfortunately, the author could not be present. Those interested could listen to several specialis’ lectures about curiosities in the world of mushrooms: Dr. Benedek Lajos, Berdán Zsuzsánna, Dr. Pál-Fám Ferenc, Szász Balázs and Dr. Zsigmond Győző. Kőszeginé Tóth Judit presented a short movie about the mushrooms in Zemplén and Bélfenyéri Gábor also presented a movie on the mushroom world of Nagymezőhavas. The participants in the camp could play different mushroom related board games, one was made by Málnási András. (Kis gombász). The LKMS gave its Pázmány Dénes-award here, post mortem, to Veressné Telegdi Magda. At the Az LKMS’s meeting, together woth the Romanian Mushroom Society exclaimed against the fact that the Mushroom Law, unrepealed since 2006, is not observed by the government. Partly for this reason every year we have several casualties because of mushroom poisonings and noone is held responsible in Romania. Because of the aridity during this summer, 286, mainly drought-tolerant mushroom species were identified in the camp and this we have around 400 identified species of mushrooms from the Görgényi Mountains with several rare species among them.
On 30th the MLMS successfully presented itself in Marosvásárhely.

September

On the 5th the LKMS’s chairman was interviewed (live in the a Up-to-date programme).
On 13th we organized a trip to Sugásfürdő’s surroundings. Trip leaders: Zoltán Sándor and Puskás Attila.
On 17th vice-president Zágoni Imola gave a lecture on Health-giving Mushrooms for cancerous patients in the Míves Ház at 6 o’clock p.m.
Between 19-21 teh MLMS organized its mini-camp in Kisadorján with18 participants. 36 mushroom species were exhibited.

October

On 10th at the Civil Fair in Sepsiszentgyörgy our society introduced itself (responsibles: Zoltán Sándor and Márkodi Vera).
On 11th, in the frame of the Székely Traditions’s Day in Marosvásárhely, the MLMS participated with an exhibition-tent.
On 13th at the Civil Organizations’ Meeting with Politics Conference in Marosvásárhely the directorate of MLMS asked Kelemen Hunor candidate for presidency to facilitate the Mushroom Law.
On 18th the Mushroom Beauties in Nature photo exhibition was opened in Marosvásárhely (with 60 photographs). Prizes: I. Prize went to Tirnován Péter from Szászrégen, II. Prize to Muzsik Zoltán from Budapest, III. Prize to Gyepesi-Deák Géza from Marosvásárhely. Mózes Anna-Mária from Marosvásárhely and Muzsik Zoltán from Budapest were also rewarded and the prize for the Viewers’ Choice went to Csernát Géza from Marosvásárhely.
On 25th we organized our 6th Mushroom Day in the Székely National Museum in Sepsiszentgyörgy. It started with a trip to Sugásfürdő and continued with mushroom-exhibitions, lectures and contests in the museum. The subject for this year was the Tricholomataceae. The Szent György Tavern Restaurant ofered mushroom-specialties for the participants. The lectures were: Common, Interesting Tricholomataceae in Our Region (Szász Balázs, Puskás Attila), Tricholomataceae in Hungarian Folklore (Zsigmond Győző). Contest for pupils with Demeter Éva, Zsigmond Győző, Zoltán Sándor and Zágoni Imola. Different activities for smaller children were also organized.
On 25th the MLMS organized a trip to Kishegyszőlő with more than 60 participants. Our hosts and trip leaders were the members of the Aszalos family, Mátyási family, Varga and Vajda family.
On 27th the staff of Pro TV from Brassó made an interview with Zoltán Sándor.

November

On 5th the chairman and secretary pf MLMS were invited to the Internationa Conference of Natural History Museums, organized in Marosvásárhely. Téglás Zoltán gave a lecture for kids on the Green Frog Effect.
On 17th Zsigmond Győző delivered a lecture for pupils and teachers at the Mikes Ármin General School in Sepsibükszád (within Global Education Week).

December

On 13th we organized our traditional year-ending party at the Kónya Ádám Community Centre. We greeted our sponsors, then we presented and tasted the mushroom specialties. We continued with the presentation of our mushroom-calendar for 2015 and with a contest. Our pocket-calendar, edited by the Corvin Publishing-house from Déva, was also shown to all participants with this occasion.
On 20th the MLMS organized its year-ending party at the Catholic parish’s Deus providebit conference-room in Marosvásárhely.

Other permanent activities:

mushroom - knowledge, our work to help people avoid mushroom intoxication, the popularization of our Mushroom Society in the mass-media (televison –MTV 1,2, Duna TV, PRO TV, Erdély TV-, radio – Bucharest, Marosvásárhely, Kolozsvár-, newspapers –Népújság, Háromszék, Magyar Gombász, Székely Hírmondó, Krónika, Erdélyi Gyopár etc.-) mainly by our following members: Málnási András, Puskás Attila, Zoltán Sándor, Zsigmond Győző. Our website was brought up-to-date in 3 languages (www. gombasz.ro) by Zsigmond László. Málnási András tries to write up the MLMS’s website (www.mlgmv.ro) in Hungarian language.

Our sponsors in 2014:

From Sepsiszentgyörgy: SEPSISZENTGYÖRGY LOCAL COUNCIL, the MAYOR’s office in Kézdivásárhely, Kovászna county council, TEGA, Székely national museum, Dália kft., Bod Péter county library, Kónya Ádám community centre, Szent györgy tavern, Herasib kft., Park restaurant, BERTIS KFT., Globinfo kft., Geoda kft., SebaGo mob kft. From elsewhere: RURAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF HARGITA COUNTY COUNCIL, hungarian mycologycal society, MAROS COUNTY COUNCIL, Corvin PUBLISHING-HOUSE FROM DÉVA, Transport Local SA, Gautinfo KFT., Vitasal Tehnomed KFT., Lornion KFT and others.

2015
 

January

1: The usual mushroom - tour with a smaller group of people.

February

23: Zsigmond Győző presented a film and pictures about Csíki népi gombászat, (Ethnomycology in Csík region) followed by discussions.

April

7: The secretary of LKG and its president delivered a presentation about mushrooms to the upper secondary school students of Nicolae Bălcescu Technical High School in Bodzaforduló (approximately 60 participants).
8: Puskás Attila and Zoltán Sándor held a presentation to the students of the lower secondary school in Gidófalva, while Zsigmond Győző did the same in the village-school of Ozsdola commune.
9: Zsigmond Győző delivered a lecture about mushrooms in Mikes Kelemen High School in Sepsiszentgyörgy.

May

6: Several LKG members participated in Puskás Attila’s lecture about the microscope and its use in mushroom identification. The lecture was followed by practice on freshly collected mushrooms. We had two participants from Medgyes-city, as well.

June

21: Mushroom-gathering trip to Bíróné’s plains and the surrounding forests, near Sepsiszentgyörgy. The trip leaders were Zoltán Sándor and Puskás Attila.

July

7: Exhibition of photographs about mushrooms. Applicants: Dávid Attila, Kakas Zoltán, Márkodi Vera and Ernő, Pál-Fám Ferenc, Sántha Tibor, Zágoni Imola, Zoltán Sándor junior, Zoltán Sándor and Zsigmond Győző; organizers: the Márkodi family and Mihály Judit. Performers at the grand-opening: Sebestyén Lajos (violin) and the Miklós sisters (Katalin and Jácinta, viola da gamba). The host was Dulányi-Balogh Aladár.

August

17-22: The LKG organized its 14th international mushroom-gathering camp, this time in Csíkkarcfalva, in Hargita County. The campers (about 90 participants) visited Maros and Hargita Counties’ well-known and less-known places (the Békás-pass and Gyilkos-lake, Gyimes, Gyergyó, Csíkszereda, Hargitafürdő, Parajd, Székelyudvarhely, Korond, Szováta etc.). The campers went to gather mushrooms in the morning, and in the afternoon and in the evening there were interesting and varied activities organized for them. A mushroom photo exhibition entitled Mushrooms of Mezőhavas opened with this occasion; the Hungarian Bélfenyéri Gábor brought the exhibits and Téglás Zoltán presented them to the public. The identification of the gathered mushrooms, as well as the field - work were carried out by mycologysts from Romania and Hungary (Benedek Lajos, Pál-Fám Ferenc, Szász Balázs, Szilvásy Edit etc.). We organized mushroom-recognition contests and mushroom-beauty contests (with the support of the Pro Micologia Association). We also presented two publications. Our calendar for 2016, with Bélfenyéri Gábor’s photos, was printed by the Corvin Publishing House from Déva (Transylvanian Mushroom Calendar 2016). The playing-cards entitled The Big Mushrooms of the Carpathian Basin are the result of the collaboration between the LKG’s president and the Corvin Publishing House. Zsigmond Győző mainly presented the mushroom-linked traditions of Csík region, while biologist and teacher Macalik Ernő also delivered a lecture to the campers. Other mycologysts (Dr. Benedek Lajos, Dr. Pál-Fám Ferenc and Szász Balázs) also delivered lectures and held presentations to the public about the gathered mushrooms during the camping period. Drd. Berdán Zsuzsánna spoke about the Amanitas in Hungarian, German and Swiss ethnomicology. The presentation of the LKG’s activity in the previous year (2014) also took place in the camp. Szilvásyné Edit projected and spoke about the mushrooms of Kelemér. Kőszeginé Tóth Judit spoke about and showed photos of the Zemplén Mycologycal Society’s partnership with the Swiss, while a lecture about the new research site in Kárász was delivered by their secretary, Mezei Attila. The campers could also play with the presented games (mushroom playing cards and mushroom – chess, Kis gombász etc.) The LKG gave its first Veress Magda-award here, in the camp. The winner of this award was Szász Balázs. He got the award for his research and his excellent results. We also talked about the 2006 Mushroom – law, which is still not applied by the state and the government. As a result of this negligence several people lose their lives each year because of mushroom – poisonings and no one is held responsible. The campers brought their contribution again to the identification of this region’s mushroom-world, the propagation of mushroom – knowledge. Because of this year’s drought the participants could mainly gather species that are xerophilous. They could still gather more than 200 mushroom species (197 species identified, 130 from the Hargita-mountains, 55 from the Csíki-mountains). Two participants of the mycology-course passed their final exam here, during the camping (Kovács György and Fülöp Lóránt). This successful event ended with a late-night singing by the camp-fire. The organizers were content because they found new sponsors: Covasna County Council, Hargita County’s Rural Development Association, Herasib Ltd. from Medgyes, Sepsiszentgyörgy’s Local Council and many enthusiastic local people from Csíkkarcfalva and their Local Council. The Dália Ltd. and Bertis Ltd. from Sepsiszentgyörgy also helped us.

October

5: The preparations and arrangements for next year’s mushroom-gathering camp started in Sztána, Kalotaszeg.
9: The LKG introduced itself at the Civil Fair in Sepsiszentgyörgy (responsibles: Zoltán Sándor and Márkodi Vera). 17: The 7th Mushroom-Day took place in the Szekler National Museum. It started with a mushroom-gathering trip to Sugásfürdő, and continued woth tha usual programme: mushroom-exhibition, presentations and mushroom-knowledge contest for students. This yea’s theme was The Macrolepiotaceae. The programme started at 8.45 a.m. with the trip, at 1.30 p.m. the Bástya Restaurant sold mushroom-dishes, at 3.15 p.m. started the grand-opening of the event in the museum and we continued with Zágoni Imola’s and Zsigmond Győző’s lectures (Macrolepiotaceae and Macrolepiotas in Folk Traditions). Later we presented the playing cards. The exhibition was made of the gathered fresh mushrooms and also of mushroom photographs. (Márkodi Vera, Zoltán Sándor, Zsigmond Győző and others). At 4.30 p.m. the mushroom-knowledge contest took place. We also had music-performers: Sebestyén Lajos and Miklós Katalin, both teachers at the Plugor Sándor Arts High School.
Our 2016 pocket-calendar was published by the Corvin Publishing House.
21: The LKG’s president delivered a lecture about mushrooms in the Mikes Kelemen High-school.
24: The Balogh couple hosted the participants of the mushroom-gathering trip in Málnásfürdő.

November

13: The LKG’s president spoke about the mushrooms as food for people, to the students of the Ady Endre Lower Secondaryl School in Sepsiszentgyörgy (two forms of the school).
15: The preparations and arrangements for the following mushroom camp continued.
19: Zsigmond Győző went to carry out field-work in Zala, Göcsej, and along the Mura.
23: Exchange of experience in Budapest (at the mushroom examiner in Széll Kálmán Square, and at Dima Bálint’s lecture at TIT).

December

12: Annual mushroom closing ceremony at the Kónya Ádám Community Centre. After welcoming our benefactors there was organized a tasting of mushroom dishes and drinks. The evening continued with the presentation of the next year's calendar and playful games.

Other activities

Other activities taking place throughout the year: the popularization of mushroom knowledge, the prevention of mushroom poisoning, regular media presence to promote the activities of our society (TV: MTV1, MTV2, Duna TV etc.; radio:
Marosvásárhely, Sepsiszentgyörgy; newspapers: Népújság, Háromszék, Magyar Gombász, Székely Hírmondó, Krónika, Erdélyi Gyopár etc.), mainly in the form of appearances or writings by the following members: Málnási András, Puskás Attila, Zoltán Sándor, Zsigmond Győző. Our trilingual website (www.gombasz.ro) was updated by Zsigmond László.
Málnási András tries to mantain up-to-date the MLG’s website (www.mlgmv.ro) in Hungarian language.

Our sponsors in 2015

From Sepsiszentgyörgy: Sepsiszentgyörgy’s Local Council, Herasib Ltd, Covasna County Council, TEGA, Szekler National Museum, Péter Bod County Library, Dália Ltd, Ádám Kónya Cultural Center, Park Restaurant, Bástya Restaurant, Bertis Ltd., Geoda Ltd. and others.
From elsewhere: Hargita County’s Rural Development Association, Hungarian Mycological Society, Corvin Publishing House from Déva and others.

2016
 

January

1: The usual mushroom - tour with a smaller group of people, to the surroundings of Illyefalva;
20: LKG meeting at The Kónya Ádám Cultural Centre, presentation of the annual mushroom-themed closing ceremony of year 2015;

February

10: Puskás Attila, Zoltán Sándor and Zsigmond Győző present the first part of a film and photographs about springtime mushrooms, followed by discussions.
29: Puskás Attila, Zoltán Sándor and Zsigmond Győző present the second part of the film, followed by discussions.

March

21: Puskás Attila delivers a lecture in the memory of Pázmány Dénes, who was born 85 years ago, followed by Zágoni Imola’s presentation about mushrooms that have curative effects.

April

6: Botos Erika (LKG member, director of Teachers’ House of Covasna County) delivers a presentation at the Children’s Palace in Sepsiszentgyörgy about the use of mushrooms in gastronomy.
18: the secretary of LKG makes a presentations at the Ady Endre Secondary School and at the Kós Károly High-school (with Puskás Attila) in Sepsiszentgyörgy, while the president of the LKG presents a PPT in Kézdivásárhely, at two secondary schools (Molnár Józsiás and Petőfi Sándor Secondary Schools) for about 200 students and teachers.
19: Zsigmond Győző delivers a mushroom themed presentation at Székely Mikó High-school.
20 (Wednesday): the president of the LKG, together with Puskás Attila, give mushroom themed lectures and make presentations at Berde Áron Technical High-school at 9 o’clock, then at 11 o’clock at Turóczi Mózes Secondary School in Kézdivásárhely.
21: Zsigmond Győző, Puskás Attila and Zoltán Sándor deliver lectures on mushrooms in several schools: at Plugor Sándor Arts School, at the local secondary schools in Szentkatolna and in Martonfalva, for about 200 participants.
22: mushroom-themed PPT presentation at the secondary school in Kökös village for about 100 children and their teachers.
25: the mushroom exhibition is taken from the Szekler National Museum to Kárász, Hungary with the assistance of Zsigmond Győző.

May

Between the 6th and the 9th of May four members of the LKG participate on a Danube Delta expedition with the help of Kiss J. Botond and of the Herasib Ltd from Medgyes town. They carry out a research, identifying mushroom species mostly in the Letea Forest and Caraorman’s wooden lands (Szász Balázs, Zsigmond Győző, Fülöp Lóránt and Emilia).
26: Bélfenyéri Gábor’s mushroom-photo exhibition about the surroundings of Nagy-Mezőhavas opens in Brassó.

June

8: We present Coman Valentin’s volume entitled Ciupercile. Enciclopedia culegătorului (The Mushrooms. The Encyclopaedia of the Mushroom-gatherer) in the Bod Péter County Library.
18: mushroom-picking trip to the surroundings of Sugásfürdő. Trip leader: Zoltán Sándor.
Between the 23rd and 26th a few LKG members participate at the Mushroom Festival in Kárász, where we are the guests of honour at the event. Puskás Attila gives a lecture on Pázmány Dénes, while Zsigmond Győző makes a presentation about the tinder fungus and its traditional use for hand-made articles.

July

11: We travel to Kalotaszeg to prepare our next mushroom-gathering camp.
Between the 26th and 31st takes place the 17th international mushroom-gathering camp, this time in Sztána. The campers (about 80 people) visit Kolozs and Szilágy counties’ most well-known and less-known places (Bánffyhunyad, Kőrösfő, Gyerővásárhely, Magyarvalkó, the Devil’s Stone, the Garden of Dragons, the Blue-lagoon, Csodavár, Boncida, Válaszút, Szék, Kolozs, Kolozsvár, the Tordai mountain-gorge, the salt- mine etc.). Every morning the participants go mushrooming and in the afternoon they take part in various and interesting activities. A mushroom-photo exhibition from the photographs of LKG members opens during the camp. Zsigmond Győző presents the exhibition entitled The Mushroom-beauty in Nature. The identification of the gathered mushroom species is carried out by Benedek Lajos, Fődi Attila, Pál-Fám Ferenc, Szász Balázs and other experts and mushroom-specialists. We have mushroom-beauty contests, mushroom recognising-contests etc. We also present two publications in the camp: Erdélyi gombanaptár 2017 (Transilvanian Mushroom Calendar 2017) and the LKG –prospectus (from Corvin Publishing House). Zsigmond Győző presents mainly the traditional mushroom-use in Kalotaszeg region. The local priest projects a short educational film about Sztána. Dr. Benedek Lajos, Fődi Attila, Dr. Pál-Fám Ferenc and Szász Balázs also deliver lectures on mushrooms for those interested; mostly they speak about the gathered mushroom species. Puskás Attila organises a presentation about the late great mycologist, Pázmány Dénes, on the anniversary of his 85th birthday. Berdán Zsuzsánna speaks about Swiss mushroom-knowledge, while Fődi Attila presents the Chinese mushrooms with curative effects. The presentation of the LKG’s calendar of events also takes place here in the camp. Mezei Attila shows pictures about the Mushroom Festival in Kárász. The participants of the camp can also play mushroom games (mushroom cards, mushroom chess, Little Mushroom-gatherer etc). We also present a DVD about the mushroom-world of Marosvásárhely and its surroundings (Belferényi Gábor and Téglás Zoltán). The LKG awards its second Veress Magda Prize. This time the prize is given to our supporter Téglás Zoltán, who is awarded for his scientific results and his activity in popularising the fungi. We also discuss the Romanian Mushroom-law (in force since February 2006) and the unfortunate fact that it still has not been brought into operation. As a result of this, several people die of mushroom-poisoning each year and no one is taken responsible in Romania.
Fülöp Lóránt passes the exam organised in the camp and gets his certificate. Late at night the campers can sing and enjoy themselves by the camp-fire. The organisers are glad that they had sponsors like the Herasib Ltd from Medgyes, Sepsiszentgyörgy Local Council, Dália Ltd., Bertis Ltd., KLE-MEL Ltd. and our trip-leaders and our hosts.

In conclusion, the campers considerably contributed to survey the mushroom-world of this region. Since the weather conditions were favourable we could gather and identify more than 300 species of fungi (about 200 species from leafy forests). Most of these species were labelled and exhibited in the camp.

September

3: Mushroom-gathering trip to Sugásfürdő with 29 participants; trip leader: Zoltán Sándor.

October

1: We organise the 8th Mushroom Day in the Szekler National Museum. It begins with a trip to Sugásfürdő (with 37 participants) and it continues with the usual programme: mushroom exhibition, presentations/lectures and contest for students. The theme for this year is the Hygophoraceae family. The programme starts at 8:45 with the trip; at 13:30 the Park restaurant presents and sells mushroom-dishes. At 14:45 starts the opening festivity, it continues with Rimóczi Imre and Zágoni Imola’s scientific presentations (The water use of fungi and About the Hygophoraceae family). After the lectures the programme goes on with the presentation of our mushroom-calendar. At 17:15 we organise a small contest for secondary-school kids. Between 16 and 18 o’clock the museum staff organises activities for smaller children: they can make different mushroom-related hand-made articles. We have music performers, too: Sebestyén Lajos and Miklós Katalin, both teachers at Plugor Sándor Arts School, ensure the pleasant atmosphere.
20-23: we continue to survey the mushroom-world of the Danube-Delta (Szász Balázs, Zs. Győző, Fülöp Lóránt, with the support of the Herasib Ltd. and Kiss J. Botond).

November

Mushroom-checking at the local market until the end of the month.
3: Exchange of experience at the surroundings of Budapest with the help of the LKG’s secretary (looking for truffles with Bujdosó Tamás and Kovács Kálmán near Erdőkertes).
10: we continue the preparations for the mushroom-gathering camp in Bálványos (in 2017).

December

13: Bélfenyéri Gábor’s mushroom-photo exhibition about the surroundings of Nagy-Mezőhavas opens in Dicsőszentmárton.
17: we organise the annual party at the Kónya Ádám Community Centre. It starts with the greeting of our sponsors and continues with the presentation of the many mushroom dishes. We present several new publications and we also organise a contest for the participants.

Other activities taking place throughout the year

the propagation of mushroom knowledge, the prevention of mushroom poisoning, regular media presence to promote the activities of our society (Marosvásárhely, Sepsiszentgyörgy; newspapers: Népújság, Háromszék, Magyar Gombász, Székely Hírmondó, Krónika, Erdélyi Gyopár etc.), mainly in the form of appearances or writings by the following members: Málnási András, Puskás Attila. Our trilingual website (www.gombasz.ro) was updated by Zsigmond László.
Málnási András tries to mantain up-to-date the MLG’s website (www.mlgmv.ro) in Hungarian language.

Our sponsors in 2016

From Sepsiszentgyörgy: Sepsiszentgyörgy’s Local Council, Herasib Ltd, Covasna County Council, TEGA, Szekler National Museum, Péter Bod County Library, Dália Ltd, Ádám Kónya Cultural Center, Park Restaurant, Bertis Ltd., Geoda Ltd. and others.
From elsewhere: Corvin Publishing House from Déva and others.