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The Maryland Orchid Society meets the third Thursday of the month beginning at 7 p.m. See the Meetings page for a full timetable.

The next MOS board meeting will be Thursday, October 23 at Norma Lynch's home. Any member of the MOS is welcome to attend the quarterly board meetings. Light supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. Please let Norma know if you will be coming for dinner and what you may be bringing. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

Last month's and previous newsletters is available in PDF (acrobat) format (about 1 megabyte) online. CLICK HERE! You should receive a link to the current newsletter in your email if you are a paid up member.

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Ring in the New Year with January’s Speaker Linda Wilhelm, Thursday, January 15, 7 p.m.

Maryland Orchid Society Linda Wilhelm January 15, 2015     Linda Wilhelm started growing orchids in 1980 after a vacation in Florida with her mother. Already intrigued by orchids, she finally bought a small cattleya seedling, not knowing at the time that it would take seven or eight years to get a bloom. It was the beginning of an addiction. After meeting Rolf in 1985, the addiction became severe when he too got involved with orchids.
     When the hobby got out of hand and developed into a serious passion for both Linda and Rolf, they started their business Woodland Orchids. They specialize in breeding warm tolerant Oncidiinae (several of their new hybrids have received awards from the AOS), compact cattleyas and also line breed a number of different species and have made some wonderful Stanhopea hybrids. An Accredited Judge with the AOS, Linda is very active in the judging program, having served in various positions with the Carolinas Judging Center including the job of the Training Coordinator, 5 years as the Chair of the Center and six years as a Trustee for the American Orchid Society. She enjoys being involved in shows outside her region, including offshore shows in the islands. “It offers such an opportunity to see a different variety of orchids as well as an opportunity to extend my group of friends.”
     Linda is a frequent guest speaker at orchid societies all over the US and has spoken outside the US at places such as Brazil, Trinidad, Barbados and Guatemala. Linda is bringing plants to sell. Pre-orders are welcome from all societies with a 15% discount off of the website price at www.woodlandorchids.com

Woodstream Orchids January Thaw (or not) Open House January 24-25, 2015!

It is always a joy to visit our spectacular local orchid enterprise.
Woodstream Orchids January Thaw (or not) Open House January 24-25, 2015
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Mark Your Maps!
The Maryland Orchid Society Has a New Meeting Home!

     Starting with the next meeting, the Maryland Orchid Society will meet at Woodbrook Baptist Church, 25 Stevenson Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21212.
     After over twenty years meeting at Roland Park Christian Church, changes at the Church necessitated finding a new location. Woodbrook Baptist Church is located on Stevenson Lane just off North Charles Street. You can only turn one way whether you're coming from the north or the south on Charles Street. New amenities include:

  • Ample lighted parking in the back.
  • Air-Conditioned.
  • More bathrooms.
  • Lighter chairs.

Complete Awards for the 2014
Maryland Orchid Society Show and Sale!

Click here to download a copy of the complete show results (44 pages!).


Maryland Orchid Society Membership Flyer The MOS brings together people interested in orchids to promote and encourage orchid culture, preservation, education propagation, hybridization, and all other orchid-related activities of interest to its members. Benefits of membership include a subscription to the Newsletter (email and web), voting rights, borrowing privileges from the MOS Library, monthly guest speakers, local judging, valuable door prizes, and much, much, more!

Click here to download a copy of the Maryland Orchid Society Membership Flyer, a beautiful full color poster to place wherever there are people needing the benefits of our fellowship!

If you are interested in orchid culture and would like to meet others with similar interests, we cordially invite you to join the ranks of Marylanders already enjoying the benefits of membership in the Maryland Orchid Society.

To join, mail an application form.

We invite articles, notices, etc. for inclusion in our monthly newsletter, deadline for inclusion is first Sunday of the month.

The official MOS official address is P.O. Box 5651, Baltimore, Maryland 21210

The Missions Statement of The Maryland Orchid Society

Mission Statement of the Maryland Orchid Society

Maryland Orchid Society - Board of Trustees
2014 - 2015

Officers
President   Sarah L. Spence
Vice President   Joan M. Roderick
Treasurer   Aaron Webb
Secretary   Suzanne Gaertner
     
 Directors
Jennifer Hildebrandt
Michael Moran
 
Committee Chairs
AOS/ODC Rep.   Valerie Lowe
Auction   Aaron Webb, Joan Roderick
Away Shows   Valerie Lowe
Education/Activities   David Smith, Eric Wiles
Hospitality   Margaret Smith
House   Gregg Custis, Ernest Drohan
Library   Norma Lynch
Membership   Marilyn Lauffer
Newsletter   Laura Sobelman
Program   Deborah Dade
Refreshments   Barbara Buck
Show   Bill Scharf, Joan Roderick
Show Table   Tom McBride
Sunshine   Janice Mazur
Website   Clark Riley
 

The vitality of our society is a direct result of the efforts of all our members.
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