The Ann Arbor Orchid Festival was held this past weekend. The Michigan Orchid Society display was an all out beauty. Our display took many awards including the AOS award and had an astounding 85 plants entered into competition. Thanks go to the many volunteers who set up and dismantled the display and our co-captains Kathy Mykolajenko and Dale Garden. For more pictures and listing of the awards click here for Members News.
The April Newsletter is available. Click here Newsletters
The Members News section of our site includes minutes of our meetings and special announcements for our current members. Members News can be accessed using the password mos2015 Membership dues are due shortly and a new password will be used after the closing. Please renew your memberships if you have not done so.
Our meetings are usually held on the third Sunday of the month, September thru May. Please see the meeting schedule below for the exact dates. Meetings are held at the Birmingham First Baptist Church, 300 Willits St. in Birmingham, Michigan. Parking is free in the lot next to the building and we enter thru the back entrance.
Many of our meetings are preceded by an educational discussion topic beginning at 1:40 P.M. Please check the tentative speakers page to confirm specific dates.
The general meeting begins at 2:30 P.M. and presents an invited speaker. Afterwards we have a short break, refreshments and then a members orchid exhibition and discussion.
Many members do finish the day with a restaurant meal and socializing. We try to make our meetings friendly and educational so please come by and join us.
Membership is only 15.00 per year and is available at any meeting or by using the membership..contact us page. Membership gives access to all activities and our website Members News heading.
The Michigan Orchid Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible.
March 28 – 29, 2015 No Meeting this month – please see Palm Sunday Orchid Show on the events page
April 19, 2015, 2:30 Regular meeting – Speaker Thomas Sampliner, “The Mediterranean Region a hotbed for orchids, antiquities and volcanoes” Check Tentative Speakers for more information and biography. NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION AT 1:40.
May 17, 2015, 2:30 Regular meeting – Edgar Stehli from Windswept in Time Orchids He will be speaking on Bulbophyllums.
June 28, 2015 No meeting this month – please see Picnic and Orchid Auction on the events page
September 20, 2015 Regular meeting – To be announced
October 18, 2015 Regular meeting – Speaker Tom Mirenda (from the Smithsonian) Check Tentative Speakers for more information and biography. Educational topic to be announced.
November 15, 2015 Regular meeting – Speaker Russ Vernon Check Tentative Speakers for more information and biography. Educational topic to be announced.
December 6, 2015 No meeting this month – please see Holiday Banquet on the events page
Belle Isle volunteer dates: January 17, February 14, March 14, April 18, May 16, October 17, November 14, December 5.
BELOW ARE SOME PHOTOS OF OUR MEETINGS