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The Central New York Orchid Society

Central New York's Only Society Dedicated to the Culture and Enjoyment of the World's Most Diverse and Fascinating Family of Plants.

Syracuse, DeWitt, Baldwinsville, Fayetteville, Liverpool, Oswego, Ithaca, Rome, Oneonta, Camillus, Solvay, Manlius, Cortland, Marcellus, Utica

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CNYOS Contacts

CNYOS Membership Application

Calendar of Events
CNYOS, neighboring societies and groups, including calendar listing for refreshment and
other volunteers

2015 Annual Fall Show & Sale October ,
Beaver Lake Nature Center,
Baldwinsville, NY

See flower pictures from our 2014 Show

Directions to Meeting Location:
St. Augustine's Church in Baldwinsville, NY

Download the most recent edition
of the CNYOS Newsletter:
The Orchid Enthusiast

Virtual Show Table Member Orchid pictures
Members can now directly upload digital
images to our website

The Show Table

Past Meetings & Events

Vendors, Societies, Forum, etc.

Items of Interest...

Native Orchids of New York State

IPM Link

AOS Corner

Orchid Trading Post
Orchid Society auctions as well

Next Meeting January 4th, we will be holding our Annual Member's Silent Auction which will be held across the parking lot at the Social Hall. The meeting will be held at 2pm but plan on arriving early to set up plants, fill out auction sheets and things like that. The standard for the Auction is to bring in any clean, insect and disease-free plant or orchid related item that you think that someone might like to have, and you can then bid on plants. If you don't have an item to donate, then there is a $5 donation. There will be an official start and stop time for bidding when individuals can write down their bid on each bid sheet. Anyone can bid on any item up until the time bidding officially ends so you can bid many times if desired. Whoever has the final bid on each sheet shall be the winner of that item. Proceeds are 50%/50% for the Club and whoever donates the item though you can donate up to 100% of the item proceeds if you would like, and it would be very helpful for the club.

It will also be very helpful to print out a picture and description of the item you are donating, and if you are making a division of a plant, then make sure to either put the previously given clonal name on the new tag, or give all pieces of your divided plant the same clonal name. If you have any interesting tales or info about your plant or item, please feel free to include it on the plant description. If your plant has insects or disease or is three breaths away from the Pearly Gates, then either leave it home or throw it away. Thanks!

We won't be having our Raffle Table, but we will be having our Show Table.
At the December meeting the previous Officers were nominated and since there were no other nominations, each was voted in for another term.

In February (the 1st) Jim Marlow of Marlow's Orchids will be presenting 'How to Care for your Orchids'. More than likely he will be bringing orchids to sell, so if you would like something special then make arrangements to purchase something from his website beforehand so that he can bring it to the meeting. Since Marlow's will be vending in February we won't have a Raffle Table but always our Show Table!.

Our 2014 Annual Fall Show and Sale went very well this year; four AOS flower quality awards were handed out, three AM's and one HCC. Show pictures can be viewed on the Show Pictures page. Please visit our Annual Fall Show and Sale page for more general information.

2015 dues are now due; please see Club Treasurer Carol Haskell at the meetings to submit your dues - Thanks!

Our orchid club is now on Facebook! Check it out here and let us know what else you think might be good to have on the site.

Our main website now hosts three photo galleries. One is our the Show Pictures page where images from our orchid shows can be viewed, The second is the Virtual Showtable page, which also has a section for you to display your growing areas, and the third gallery is the Native Orchids page (still in planning stage). Several members and friends go on orchid treks each year, and this is where they can post and you can view their pictures. Sometimes they also take pictures of other interesting plants they find along the way.

Also a reminder that our newsletter and website have a section where Members can post a list of orchids or orchid-related items they wish to sell/buy/trade. If you are a neighboring orchid society (including Canada) and will be having an orchid auction, these can be listed there as well as on our events calendar. Send requests to Newsletter Editor Eva Galson and your list will be put in the newsletter and on our website. Please submit your request at least two weeks before the next scheduled meeting - Thanks!

Hope to see you at our next meeting or event!

See the CNYOS calendar for other regional orchid-related events!

Last updated: Tue, Dec 30, 2014 00:15

Web designer - digital, 35mm and
4 x 5 large format photography:
Charles Ufford

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