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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.

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Show Table

Annual Show

Annual Auction



Timothy Choltco of Harbinger Orchids
presents "Orchid Diversity"
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7 p.m.

Timothy Choltco of Harbinger Orchids, November 16, 2017

          Tim has been a member of the Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania since the 1983 spring orchid show. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Biology/Botany degree.
          While at P.S.U. He studied the Aeridinae aka Vandeae (Phalaenopsis, Vanda, etc.) in his spare time. His independent studies lead to the publication 9-10 new orchid species of which 9 are currently accepted. Of note are Trichoglottis lowderiana named after Dwayne Lowder. Tuberolabium phillipsii, named after Andy Phillips of Andy’s Orchids and Vanda motesiana, named after Dr. Martin Motes of Motes Orchids.
          Presently his interests are primarily in the genera Bulbophyllum and Habenaria, but he dabbles in every bloody thing from Aerangis, Angraecum, Dendrochilum, etc. He recently submitted an article describing another new species of Habenaria in the Habenaria ‘rhodocheila’ complex. This will appear in the presentation.
          Harbinger Orchids has been an idea since the 1990’s. The aim was to provide new and wonderful species and hybrids. After many years of trials and tribulations, Harbinger Orchids in up and running. Presently the website is in its infancy, but it is up and running.

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⇦.

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