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  • August Members' Meeting 2021

    Sunday, August 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule:  In person meeting at Chicago Botanic Gardens - Pullman Room - Meeting starts 11:30am.  

    2021 IOS Members

    August 8, 2021 Chicago Botanic Garden Directions

    11:30am Mentors Meeting in the Pullman Room.  Bring questions and/or plants for help with orchid culture.

    11:30am - 12:30pm  Have plants for judging in place by 12:30pm.  Complete Plant Judging form for each plant being judged. 

    12:30pm  The August workshop will be "Gathering together and reconnecting with each other".  It's been so long, let's network.

    1:15pm  Meet in the Auditorium for Society update

    1:30pm  Featured Speaker: Jeanne Rhinehart will be presenting on "Experiencing Native Orchids".  Jeanne is a member of NOPES- Native Orchid Preservation and Education Society and the Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society.

    Members- This is our first in-person meeting in 17 months!  Come to the CBG.

  • September Members' Meeting 2021

    Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Virtual via Zoom platform in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule:  Meeting starts 11:00am.  

    2021 IOS Members

    September meeting will be held virtually, via the Zoom platform. 

    Jean Allen-Ikeson, Southern Ontario Orchid Society, presenting a discussion on Oncidiums and Sarcochilus, species and hybrids

    Watch for the email invite coming to your inbox in August.

  • October Fall Show 2021

    Saturday, October 09, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule:  Fall Show October 9-10, 2021

    Details coming soon

  • November Members' Meeting 2021

    Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule:  Meeting starts 11:00am.  

    2021 IOS Members 

    November meeting will tentatively be held virtually, via the Zoom platform. 

    Ken Cameron, Director of the Wisconsin State Herbarium, will be presenting a discussion on Neofinita.

    Watch for the email invite coming to your inbox in October. 

  • December Holiday Gathering

    Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    Orchids by Hausermann's in Villa Park, IL

    Schedule:  

    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.

    Bring plants to be judged, a healthy appetite, and a smile on your face.