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  • August Meeting 2020 2 rsvps

    Sunday, August 09, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    Live Meeting - Registration required in Deerfield, IL

    Schedule; all times are approximate:

    August 9th, 2020, Zoom Meeting

    11:30 a.m.  General Membership Meeting

    12:00 p.m. approx - Speaker:  Mr. Fred Clarke from Sunset Valley Orchids.  Topic:  Becoming a 80% Grower. Note: Sunset Valley Orchids discount coupon for workshop participants.

    To participate, you must register with the Speaker Chair at iosocspeakerchair@gmail.com by August 6th.  You will receive your confirmation e-mail by August 7th. 

                         Fred Clarke

     

    Please note: No recording or videotaping of our meetings or guest speakers without the express written approval by the Illinois Orchid Society Board of Directors and knowledge of the Society members.

  • September Meeting 2020 1 rsvp

    Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule; all times are approximate:

    11:30am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    12:30pm - Plant Judging begins

    12:30 pm - Workshop presented by JOEL EDWARDS (Multiple AOS Award winning grower of Habenaria)  Topic:  Habenaria Culture

    1:00 pm  - Members Meeting

    2:00pm  - Speaker: Robert Fuchs, President of R.F. Orchids,    Topic:  Vanda Orchids

                       http://rforchids.com/index.php/welcome/meet-robert-fuchs/

                       Robert Fuchs, President of R.F. Orchids

    Please note: No recording or videotaping of our meetings or guest speakers without the express written approval by the Illinois Orchid Society Board of Directors and knowledge of the Society members.

  • IOS 2020 Fall Show

    Saturday, October 03, 2020 at 10:00 AM through October 05, 2020
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

     

    The Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale, will be the weekend of October 3rd and 4th, 2020 at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  Show hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday.  The show will open early on Sunday at 9:00 am for a special Photographer's hour.  At our fall show, members of the Illinois Orchid Society sell plants and divisions from their own collections.  Come to the show to see beautiful orchids from fellow orchid societies, displays by society members, learn about orchids from the Society, get an orchid repotted ($5+ea) or buy some plants.

    The Fall Show showcases displays from IOS members, vendors and orchid groups and only table top displays are allowed.  All members are encouraged to put together a display on Friday, October 2nd, during the event setup.  Please don't forget to register your display and display items on the IOS website.  

  • November Meeting 2020

    Sunday, November 01, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe , IL

    Schedule; all times are approximate:

    11:30am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    12:30pm - Plant Judging begins

    1:00 pm  - Members Meeting

    1:30 pm - Speaker:  Bil Thoms   Topic:  Bulbophyllum Culture

         https://bulbophyllums-com.myshopify.com/pages/home-page

     

    Please note: No recording or videotaping of our meetings or guest speakers without the express written approval by the Illinois Orchid Society Board of Directors and knowledge of the Society members.

  • December 2020 Holiday Party

    Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Orchids by Hausermann in Villa Park, IL

    Pot-luck Holiday Lunch at Orchids by Hausermann.  Doors open at 11:00 am.  

    Please bring a dish to pass for 6-8 people for each member of your party.

    We will have plant judging - plants must be in place by 12:30 p.m. 

    Fun event to be announced!