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  • November Meeting 2020

    Sunday, November 01, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Virtual Zoom Meeting in Chicago, IL

    Virtual Schedule: (all times are approximated)

    11:00 am - Mentors/Members/Newcomers Meeting

    11:15 am - Speaker - Mei's Creations presented by Mei Ling Clemens

    11:30 am - Social Gathering in Breakout Rooms (Zoom)

    12:00 pm - Speaker:  Bill Thoms   Topic:  Bulbophyllum Culture


    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

    TENTATIVE, final arrangements TBD:

    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! 

  • January Meeting 2021

    Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    To be determined in Deerfield, IL

    Schedule; all times are approximate:

    Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    Plant Judging begins

    Members Meeting

    Speaker:  To Be Announced

  • February Meeting 2021 - Potluck and Auction

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule:  Chicago Botanic Gardens, 5:30 p.m. set up pot luck.  6:15 pm dinner starts.  7:00 p.m. Auction starts.

    2021 IOS Members (you must be a 2021 member!), Family and or One Friend

    Come out and enjoy our annual potluck to celebrate the start of the Chicago Botanic Gardens Orchid show!  

    Get to see the CBG Orchid Show without the crowds.  

    Please bring your home made goodies to share - enough for 6 - 8 people for each member of your party.

    We will again be having an Orchid Auction (live and silent) to raise money for an orchid-related project. 

    Watch for the E-vite e-mail coming to your inbox soon - but only if you are a 2021 member!