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Society Activities

    • Newsletter – Every member receives or is e-mailed a monthly publication with information about society shows, growing tips,and much more.
    • Orchid Show 2024 – This year’s 2024 Greater Orlando Orchid Society will be held on February 9, 10 & 11 at the Orlando Garden Club, 710 East Rollins Street, Orlando, Fl. Hours are: Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 3 pm. Featuring 11 vendors with hundreds of orchids to choose from just in time for Valentine’s Day! Please join us for this fun event and bring the whole family! Admission is $3, cash only please.
    • Annual Birthday Party – Every July we celebrate the founding of our society with ice cream and cake, door prizes and our usual food table.
    • Christmas Party – We celebrate with a covered dish dinner, free to all members and their guest. We have a gift exchange, door prizes and a visit from St. Nick.
    • Raffle Table – Every month at our General meeting, 3rd. Tuesday of the month, we have a raffle table, this is a good opportunity for you to acquire some nice plants or mature divisions.
    • Plant table – Members bring their blooming orchids for the plant table at our monthly meeting. Everyone has the opportunity to view and discuss the plants. Teams made up from some of the members judge the plants and award a blue ribbon to the best of each class. The member with the most blue ribbons at the end of the year wins a prize. We have some great orchid growers in the society and the plant table is one of the highlights of the meeting. The teams discuss the plants and you have the opportunity to hear why they selected the winning plants to receive the blue ribbons. 
    • Food Table – At our general monthly meeting we have a food table. The society furnishes the coffee and sodas, with the members bringing food. This is not a requirement to bring food every month but when you want to it is always appreciated. When we take a break everyone seems to enjoy the food table. This time is spent visiting with friends and getting acquainted with new members and guest. 
    • Guest Speakers – We try to have a guest speaker at the general meeting. Speakers are very knowledgeable orchid growers that talk about growing and caring for your orchids. Many of our guest speakers bring orchids for sale and this is a great opportunity to pick up a nice orchid or two.
    • Bus Trips – The society has arranged bus trips to orchid shows and gardens. These trips are a lot of fun and members seem to really enjoy this. 
    • Auction (Open to the public) – We usually have an annual auction every year with orchids from many growers. These plants are auctioned off to the highest bidder. This is a lot of fun and a great way to add to your orchid collection.
    • Member Plant Auction – Once a year we have a member plant auction.
    • Plant Sales – When we are able to obtain some nice orchids, we sell them to members at a reasonable price.