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September 21, 2014

John Dunkelberger, will be speaking about Cymbidiums.

The first meeting of the 34th season of the Ottawa Orchid Society will be on Sunday, September 21 at Tom Brown Arena on Bayswater Avenue, starting promptly at 1:30 p.m. This will be a busy and exciting meeting as there will be lots going on. Please remember to renew your membership ($25) at this meeting.

We are fortunate to have a guest speaker, John Dunkelberger, who will be speaking about Cymbidiums. There will be no “Orchids 101” this first meeting. However, September is the launch for a new growing project in the Society. Each member will be able to choose a free Dendrobium seedling (from 4 hybrids available) and Marilyn Light will advise us on how to grow them. We also have a few other surprises....

As usual , please bring your plants to the show table, join us for hospitality and the raffle. See you there!!

October 19, 2014

Olaf Gruss from Germany will talk on phrags

November 16, 2014

Andre Couture will speak about the genus Broughtonia


December 21, 2014

Christmas social

The December meeting will be our annual Christmas Social, a time for everyone to meet up with old friends, new members, exchange orchid tales, engage in good cheer, indulge in fine Christmas snacking and try your luck with the Christmas raffle. All are most cordially invited to bring treats and sweets for the snack table and your donations to the Christmas raffle table would be most welcome.

January 18, 2015

Marilyn Light will speak about Orchids of Réunion Island

Réunion is a small volcanic island located in the South Indian Ocean. About 1/3 of its 150 terrestrial and epiphytic orchids are endemic. Ile Bourbon, as it was once called, is also a major producer of vanilla. Réunion Island is now home to a world class collection of Vanilla species.

February 15, 2015

Society auction

The object is to raise money to augment the cost of monthly speakers and other expenses associated with running the Society.


March 15,  2015

Patrick Boisvert will talk about orchid photography

Patrick Boisvert, our Vice-president, will give us a talk about photography which is of great interest to many of our members especially with the Show coming up.  

April 19, 2015

Annual Show

This year the annual show falls on the same weekend as our normal monthly meeting, so there will be no meeting this month as we will all be busy helping to make it a success.

May 17, 2015

T J Hartung , president of the Vallarta Orchid Society , will talk on Mexican species.

Of course, every meeting also includes all our usual features such as the show table, raffle and plants for sale, as well as the chance to meet other members and share your experiences. Most meetings will also feature our popular “Orchids 101” presentations, intended mainly for new members.

We will provide more details of this season’s meetings as they are firmed up, as well as any "extra-curricular activities" that are planned. Meetings are also announced in Spike, with full details about the speaker and the topics to be covered.