Activities of the Illinois Orchid Society

The activities of the Illinois Orchid Society (IOS) include seven monthly home meetings with newcomer's workshop, exhibition and IOS judging of members' plants, plant sales, and guest speaker, Spring and Fall home shows with member and vendor exhibits, (plant and exhibit judging and awards by the American Orchid Society), sales of plants and supplies, auction, and potting demonstrations, three monthly away meetings (August picnic and December holiday party at local commercial grower's greenhouses, and field trip by bus to nearby venues of interest), displaying members' plants in exhibits at shows of sister societies, mentoring by our experienced members, and support of the American Orchid Society Chicago Judging Center.

Each month's dates and activities are announced in advance in the IOS newsletter, (sent out monthly to all members), as well as on this internet site.