Welcome to the Web Site for 

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



CNYOS on Facebook


CNYOS Contacts

CNYOS Membership Application

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

2022 Annual Fall Show & Sale,  -  Oct. 1st-2nd, setup Sept 30th, 1pm. Beaver Lake Nature Center

See flower pictures from our 2018 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





Meetings for 2022

There will be an in-person meeting at the Parish Hall far left corner of the parking lot on November 6th, at 2pm

The November meeting will feature Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids who will be speaking about MODERN TRENDS FOR THE CATTLEYA GROWER. He will present directly at 2pm and he will have plants for sale. The official meeting will follow after the presentation. There will be Show Table but no Raffle table. The club will be taking Alan out for dinner nearby before he heads to the next club to present. If you would like to attend the dinner and chat, all are welcome.

On a very sad note, longtime club member Monica Kot recently passed away. Monica was a bright spot in the club, and we will all miss her very much! More information is included in the newsletter. 

Masks may be worn when not seated and social distancing maintained possibly, depending on the requirements of the church. Updates will be provided if necessary. 

   MEMBERSHIP - Dues are now due! If you haven't paid yet, then you will be dropped from the email list for newsletters and will not receive links to the Zoom programs . Since we have been holding meetings with speakers both on Zoom and now in-person, we have resumed collection of dues. Please contact Sue Finger is you are not sure if your dues are paid. Thank you!

With the lack of a Club President and Vice President, we now have an Executive Committee to oversee the Club. If you have ideas, questions or suggestions, please contact Jerry, Judi or Jan.  

Many orchid shows around the country and around the world have been canceled. One major consequence to the orchid world, other than the obvious major concern that we all practice safe health measures and help each other to stay healthy and safe, is that all of the orchid vendors that we know and love are not able to sell orchids at the shows and their individual open house events now canceled. This will be a major hardship to these vendors. Please consider, if you are financially sound, to purchase some orchids from these vendors!

We have shifted to posting, viewing and talking about orchids on our Facebook page. The link to our page is on the toolbar to the left. Check out our Facebook page; there are people from around the world who visit and upload orchid pictures, questions and comments. If you have orchids flowering now or they did flower during the last few months but meetings were canceled, head over to Facebook and upload these pictures and chat with people there! 

At our previous 2019 Fall Show and Sale, there was 1 AOS award given! Show and AOS Awards pictures will soon be uploaded. Pictures of flowers, displays and artwork can be viewed on the Show Pictures page.

We are now collecting Dues for 2022 since we are holding Zoom meetings with paid speakers. If you would like to receive links to our meetings, then please submit your 2022 dues by March 31st to  Club Treasurer Sue Finger - 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 two 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 shows previous years' Member's flowering orchids, which hadn't cooperated by flowering during a show or meeting. This page has been superseded by our Facebook page, where members and many guests post and share orchid pictures. There are native orchid pictures which can be viewed; both links can be found to the left. 


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 Chris Smith

(csmith23 at twcny dot rr dot com) 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: sunday, april 3rd, 2022

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

(website at cnyos dot org)

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