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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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Roddy Gabel
“Spiders, Donkeys, and Flying Ducks
The Orchids of Southwest Australia”
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Spiders, Donkeys, and Flying Ducks, The Orchids of Southwest Australia,	Thursday, April 25, 2019

     Roddy Gabel has been a member of the National Capital Orchid Society for over 25 years and is currently President of NCOS. He has been a member of the American Orchid Society for nearly as long, and he also belongs to and is currently Vice President of the Slipper Orchid Alliance. From 1991 to 2014, when he retired, he worked in the International Affairs Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, primarily on CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) under which international trade of orchids is regulated.
     Roddy’s work offered numerous opportunities for international travel, including visits to exotic orchid locales and nurseries. One trip, to attend and speak at the First International Orchid Conservation Congress, took him to Perth, Western Australia, in 2001. Following the meeting, there was a 5-day post-conference tour of southwestern Australia to various national parks, wildlife management areas, and sanctuaries to visit known orchid sites. The tour was guided by botanists from Kings Park Botanic Gardens, who knew exactly where to find orchids in bloom and served as on-site orchid references.

2019 Maryland Orchid Society Workshop, April 13, 2019

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   Joan Roderick
Vice President   Laura Sobelman
Treasurer   John Dunning
Secretary   Ellie Martin
John Heinbokel
Marc Kiriou
Committee Chairs
AOS/ODC Rep.   Valerie Lowe
Auction   Aaron Webb
Away Shows   Valerie Lowe
Education/Activities   David Smith, Eric Wiles
Hospitality   Margaret Smith
House   Marc Kiriou
Library   Wanda Kuhn
Membership   Sarah Spence
Newsletter   Barbara Buck
Program   John Heinbokel
Refreshments   Barbara Buck
Show   Joan Roderick
Show Table   Tom McBride
Social Media   Joel Graham
Sunshine   Janice Mazur
Website   Clark Riley
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If you have MOS expenses, a fillable PDF reimbursement form is available ⇨here⇦.

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