Events

2018-2019 Events and Speaker Calendar

*** Note some speakers will be selling. Typically there is no member sales when guest speakers presenting. No member sales will be highlighted with ** .

Membership meeting begins at 1:00 PM and typically last about two hours. The usual order is business meeting, plant table awards, break and then guest speaker.

“Ask The Expert” sessions begin at 11:30 AM and last 30 minutes.

Unless noted, all meetings are held in the Heritage Room at Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN.

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October 20, 2018 

  • Ask The Expert : Michael D – Make Vanilla Extract from vanilla orchid
  • *Guest Speaker : Fred Clarke – Sunset Valley Orchids

November 17, 2018

  • Ask The Expert : Bill M – Orchid Whiz –What is it and how can it improve my orchid growing ?
  • Guest Speaker : Ross H – Creating Balance – Simplifying Orchid Growing

December 15, 2018

  • Members’ Only Holiday Party – Must be a member of the society in good standing to attend holiday party. Location and times of party will be sent to members’ email address and announced at monthly meetings.

January 19, 2019 

  • Ask The Expert – Kim L : Plant Registration — Figuring out what your plant is and how to properly register it.
  • Guest Speaker – Steve G : The AOS Judging Process

January 26-27, 2019

  • The Winter Carnival Orchid Show – Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, St. Paul, MN – 10am to 4pm
  •  >> There will be orchid vendor sales at this event <<

February 16, 2019

  • Ask The Expert – Ross H : You Bought an Orchid, Now What ?
  • Guest Speaker – Jason Fischer : Jungle Log and Alternative Ways of Growing Orchids

March 16, 2019

  • Ask The Expert – George G : Growing Miniature Orchids in a Wardian Case
  • Guest Speaker – Bob Fuchs of RF Orchids : Vandas

April 20, 2019

  • Ask The Expert – Jayme H : Summering Your Orchids Outdoors – A Total How To
  • Guest Speaker – Ron McHatton – Orchids of Mexico