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  • published Exhibit Registration in Fall Show 2017-06-20 22:02:14 -0500

  • published Fall Show 2017-06-20 21:54:23 -0500

    Fall Show

    The Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale, Orchid Artistry, will be the weekend of October 14 and 15, 2017 at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  Show hours are 10 AM - 4 PM, Saturday and Sunday.  The show will open early on Sunday at 9 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) or buy some plants.

    The Fall Show showcases IOS members and only table top displays are allowed.  All members are encouraged to put together a display on Friday, October 13, during the event setup.  Just don't forget to register.  

    WHEN
    October 14, 2017 at 10am - October 15, 2017 at 4pm
    WHERE
    Chicago Botanic Garden
    1000 Lake Cook Rd
    Glencoe, IL 66002
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • published Vendors in Spring Show 2016-12-30 07:06:17 -0600

    Vendors

    The following vendors will be at the Chicago Botanic Garden in the Orchid Marketplace.

     

    February 11-12

    Anything Orchids - live orchid plants & supplies

    Arnold J. Klehm Grower - paphiopedilums

    B&H Orchids - live orchid plants

    Natt’s Orchids - live orchid plants

    SM Artworks - orchid-related artwork

    Suphattra's Clay Flowers - clay orchids

     

    February 18-19

    Arnold J. Klehm Grower - paphiopedilums

    Natt’s Orchids - live orchid plants

    Suphattra's Clay Flowers - clay orchids

     

    February 25-26

    Arnold J. Klehm Grower - paphiopedilums

    Natt’s Orchids - live orchid plants

    Suphattra's Clay Flowers - clay orchids

     

    March 4-5

    Arnold J. Klehm Grower - paphiopedilums

    Natt’s Orchids - live orchid plants

    Orchid Inn, Ltd. - live orchid plants

    Suphattra's Clay Flowers - clay orchids

     

    The following vendors will be at the IOS Spring Show, March 11-12.

    Anything Orchids - live orchid plants & supplies

    Arnold J. Klehm Grower - paphiopedilums

    B&H Orchids - live orchid plants

    Goin' to Pot Orchids & Repotting Srv. - live orchid plants

    Natt’s Orchids - live orchid plants

    New World Orchids - Japanese and other miniature orchids

    Raising Rarities - largest selection of native and hybrid Cypripediums in the U.S.

    SM Artworks - orchid-related artwork

    Venus Silvae - orchid-related artist, sculptor

     


  • published Plant Registration in Spring Show 2016-12-04 12:30:55 -0600

    Plant Registration

    Plant Registration and Exhibitor Identification

    1) Fill out the plant registration spreadsheet and the exhibitor identification spreadsheet.

    • If bringing plants for the IOS display, you only need to fill out the plant registration spreadsheet with the name of your plant and the class.
    • If your are an exhibitor, prior to the show you will receive an exhibit number from the show chair.  This is your exhibit ID.  Each member of your exhibit should be identified by a letter.  For example, if you are exhibit 6, then as the first exhibitor in your exhibit, you would be 6A.
    2) Send the registration spreadsheets to the Lois Cinert at george.cinert@att.net.

    Reference Documents

    The Illinois Orchid Society Spring Show is an American Orchid Society judged show. The following modified entry rules and schedule are available:

    The Show Schedule will tell you the proper classes in which to enter your plants, art work, exhibits, etc..   For the more common genera this should be the only reference document you'll need to register your plants, but if you are registering unusual or unfamiliar plants whose alliances you don't know you will have to look them up to determine what classes they belong in. You can do this by consulting the list of MAOC Class Codes and the Intergeneric Hybrid Makeup list.  Some genera are assigned to more than one class code based on flower color or hybridization. When multiple class codes are indicated, go back to the IOS Entry Schedule above to pick the appropriate one. The most recent MAOC Class Codes and Intergeneric Hybrid Makeup list are available at the Mid-America Orchid Congress website.    


  • published Volunteer in Spring Show 2016-11-18 23:37:40 -0600

    Volunteer for Spring Show

    VOLUNTEER SIGN UP JOB DESCRIPTIONS
    Help is always needed  for our shows and partnering with the Chicago Botanic Gardens Show. By volunteering you get free access to the show any time you’d like to come!

    Here is a description of the volunteer jobs.

    Docents - No experience necessary! 3 volunteers are needed for each shift on Saturdays & Sundays. Visitors have questions about orchids and you will try to answer them as best you can. We provide cheat sheets with what we find are the typical questions asked, as well as fun facts pertaining to the show. You will be positioned in the greenhouses and be close to a CBG volunteer. This is a fun way to see the show in the warmth of the greenhouses during the cold Chicago winter and help people learn about orchids.  Feel free to move about if you’d like, you don’t need to stand in just one place.

    Repotting/Bark - We provide a repotting service for visitors each weekend of the CBG show and our IOS show weekend. Do you repot your own orchids? If so, you can do this! If not, we’ll pair up up with an experienced member and you can learn until your comfortable. 2 volunteers are needed for each shift on Saturdays & Sundays. We also sell bark. This was very popular last year and no experience is necessary.  If you can help with getting bark to the CBG on Saturday morning, contact Kay, spencer.aloysius@gmail.com.

    Set Up/Unloading  - 2 volunteers are needed on Saturday mornings of the CBG shows from 8-10am. The shows open at 10am and vendors need to be setup by 9:45am.  For our Spring Show, setup begins at noon.  Help skirt the vendor's tables and/or bring in plants for the Orchid Marketplace. You will help with both, no experience necessary.

    The IOS show, setup is on Friday from 11am-1pm. 6 volunteers are needed to shirt tables. At 1pm, vendors & exhibitors arrive to start setting up their displays & sales tables.  Help needed to unload vendor vehicles and moving plants to the display or sale area! 3 volunteers are needed for each shift.  No experience necessary.

    Membership - Share your enthusiasm for orchids by talking to the visitors and signing them up to join the IOS! 2 volunteers are needed for each shift. An inexperienced member will be paired with an experienced member, so you can learn what to do. Do you like to talk, meet & greet? This is for you!

    Plant Registration - Assist Lois Cinert in making labels and registering orchids for judging on Friday afternoon. Computer skills (familiarity with Microsoft Access a plus) and the ability to use a paper cutter are needed for this task.

    Clerking - Are you an early riser? Do you want to learn more about orchids and how they are judged? Saturday morning, 7am-10am, we need 20 clerks to assist the judges. If you have never clerked, we will pair you with an experienced clerk. It’s easy to learn and FUN!

    Plant sales - The IOS will have a plant sales table at our show. Members can bring plants for the club to sell. Some knowledge of orchids is helpful. There should be 2-3 volunteers for each shift, so on-the-job training is available!

    Hospitality - The society has a hospitality room for food & drink. 2 Volunteers are needed to help set it up, put food out and then one needs to refill food & drinks thru out the show hours. No experience needed!

    Children's Table - We will have a table with a fun craft for children.  We will need a volunteer to help the kids with the craft and to keep the area clean.

    AOS Membership - If you are a member of the AOS, you can sign up to work the AOS membership table and encourage people to join the AOS.


  • wants to volunteer 2015-12-17 13:50:09 -0600

    Become a volunteer

    The Illinois Orchid Society operates entirely on volunteer time. Please help support our society by volunteering.

    Become a volunteer