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 (June 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.

Members' Plant Sales

Members are able to sell their plants at our plant sales table held during our Spring and Fall orchid Shows.¬† Members¬†will receive 72% of the selling price, with the remainder going into the lOS treasury to support some of our projects. To sell plants at our next show, complete the Plant Seller Form and send it to [email protected]. As long as you have your list completed and sent by the requested time, your labels should be mailed to you unless notified otherwise.