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  • June Meeting 2020

    Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    To be determined in Chicago, IL

    Watch this spot for more info when it becomes available!

  • July Meeting 2020

    Sunday, July 12, 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: Loren Pollock - hands on workshop, "Compot with Me"

                       As of this writing, Loren is planning on a special treat for members!

     

    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.

  • August Meeting 2020

    Sunday, August 09, 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:  Leon Glicenstein, Topic:  Jewel Orchids

                                    http://www.orchidmall.com/misc/glicenstein.htm

     

    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

    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 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM through October 11, 2020
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

     

    The Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale, will be the weekend of October 10th  and 11th, 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 9th, 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!