What we do in our regular meetings:
7:00-7:30 PM, prior to the general meeting, an informal “beginners session” covering Orchid Culture is held.
At 7:30, a brief club business meeting is held immediately followed by the meeting highlight.
The main feature of the meeting is a professional in the orchid world who speaks on a topic related to some aspect of interest to Orchid lovers. Recent topics have included orchid conservation, orchid culture, and viewing specific orchid species in their natural habitat. Recently, we have been very successful in obtaining exceptionally interesting speakers, and arrangements have been made on into the coming year.
An opportunity to view unusual species as well as well grown hybrids is provided by the show tables. Two tables are provided: One for species orchids and one for hybrids. The Members display their plants to share their beauty with the other members who in turn vote on their favorites. Ribbons are awarded to the winners, who are asked to comment the cultural requirements of their plants.
There is a raffle of orchid plants obtained from the speaker, local growers, or sometimes through a special acquisition, with proceeds supporting the activities of the society.
And, of course, there are refreshments provided by the members.