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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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Susan and Bob Tavers's Show take list

If you missed Susan and Bob's fabulous talk on getting ready for an orchid exhibit, here is a PDF copy of their time-tested Exhibit Tale List. Download your own and print.

Maryland Orchid Society Meeting March 2022 Meeting

Art Chadwick

Maryland Orchid Society
Newsletter and February Meeting
Art Chadwick Speaks on “Large Flowered Cattleya Species”
Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m.
in person and Zoom

     Art holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State and an MBA from James Madison University. He founded Chadwick and Son Orchids Inc., in 1989 with his father who has been growing orchids since 1943.
     “The Classic Cattleya” is widely considered to be the definitive book on large-flowered Cattleya species and was written by Art and his father. Martha Stewart favorably reviewed the book and had both Chadwicks on her TV Show. A 2nd edition is now available.
     Art has the distinction of naming Cattleya hybrids after the wives of the last five U.S. Presidents and personally presenting the flowers to most of the honored recipients. He has spoken at two World Orchid Conferences - France 2005, Ecuador 2017 and his popular orchid advice column appears each month in many newspapers around the country.
     Chadwicks operates 11 greenhouses in rural Powhatan County, a retail store in Richmond, and boards over 13,000 orchids for local clients. The company was recently featured in Southern Living magazine, The New York Times, the Washington Post, CBS Sunday Morning, and O Magazine.

     MOS members can preorder with a 10% discount from The big advantage to preordering is zero chance of damage or lost packages and, of course, no shipping. Art will bring to the meeting tons of plants – all genera

Announcing the MOS Spring
Orchid Workshop

April 2, 2022, 10 AM – 1 PM

at the Woodbrook Baptist Church, 25 Stevenson Lane, Baltimore Md 21212.
Open to the public
MOS members will present information on orchid culture, pests, repotting and answer questions. You may bring one or two plants with you that you would like to have advice on.
Please call 410-243-3377 by March 30th to reserve your seat.
A $10.00 donation is requested at the door.

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 ByLaws available HERE ☜!

President   John Heinbokel
Vice President   Robert Travers
Treasurer   Brenda Logan
Secretary   Diane Elam
Past President   Sarah Spence
Chris Zajac
Kathi Jackson
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   Fay Citerone
Refreshments   Barbara Buck
Show   Marc Kiriou
Show Table   Tom McBride
Social Media   Joel Graham
Sunshine   Pat Schiavi
Website   Clark Riley
Member Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association (MNLGA)

MNLGA Maryland Nursery Landscape and Greenhouse Association

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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