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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.

Inclement Weather Policy:

     If a snow emergency is declared or in effect in either Baltimore City or Baltimore County as of noon or later on the day of our meeting, the scheduled meeting will be cancelled. Snow emergencies lifted before noon will not cancel a meeting. Refer to the Maryland Coordinated Highway Action Response Team (CHART) website for the latest snow emergency information.
     We will distribute an email message to members confirming a cancellation as soon as it is known. Information may also be posted on the MOS website.

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.

The Maryland Orchid Society Calendar is Online (just a click away)!



Show Table

Annual Show

Annual Auction



MOS Member Opportunity — The Rawlings Conservatory, January 12–14, 2018, 10 a.m.

Plants lent for the display can be dropped off at Rawlings, 3100 Swann Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21217 on Thursday, January 11 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and picked up on Monday, January 15.

Please make sure your name is on all of your plants. Remember — Show Table points are awarded for plants lent for display!

Volunteers are needed for set up on Thursday, January 11 and to monitor our MOS information table on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Conservatory hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Please let Sarah Spence know as soon as possible if you will be lending plants and if you can donate some hours for set up and/or monitoring our information table ( or 410-243-3377).

MOS Member Opportunity — The Rawlings Conservatory, January 12–14, 2018, 10 a.m.

Woodstream Orchids Open House January 2018

What Are Those Judges Looking For?
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 7 p.m.

Orchid Judging Committee, RHS

          Our January program will be a presentation by Valerie Lowe. Valerie is an AOS Judge, an active member of MOS since 1990 and has been exhibiting since that time.
          Valerie is our away show chair. She will be bringing us up to date on what judges look for including both the plant and blooms. When and how to stake a plant, and grooming your plants to show.
          This program will help us all in preparing our plants for both our meeting show table and plants we enter in the shows.

How To Do a Display Right!
NCOS Show and Sale 7–9 October

Maryland Orchid Society Display, NCOS Show and Sale, October 5, 2017

Thanks to our team of volunteers for another brilliant dispay!

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 50097, Baltimore, Maryland 21211

The Missions Statement of The Maryland Orchid Society

Mission Statement of the Maryland Orchid Society

Maryland Orchid Society - Board of Trustees
2016 - 2018

President   Sarah L. Spence
Vice President   Joan M. Roderick
Treasurer   Aaron Webb
Secretary   Suzanne Gaertner
Lee Lundy
Joel Graham
Committee Chairs
AOS/ODC Rep.   Valerie Lowe
Auction   Aaron Webb
Away Shows   Valerie Lowe
Education/Activities   David Smith, Eric Wiles
Hospitality   Margaret Smith
House   Clark Riley
Library   Norma Lynch
Membership   Marilyn Lauffer
Newsletter   Barbara Buck
Program   Jean Hedrick
Refreshments   Barbara Buck
Show   Joan Roderick
Show Table   Tom McBride
Sunshine   Janice Mazur
Website   Clark Riley
If you have MOS expenses, a blank reimbursement form is available ⇨here⇦.

If you have MOS expenses, a fillable PDF reimbursement form is available ⇨here⇦.

The vitality of our society is a direct result of the efforts of all our members.
Volunteer, sign up, participate!