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Native Orchids of New England
On Sunday FEBRUARY 21, 2016 (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE)
CAIOS welcomes back our friend from the New Hampshire Orchid Society, Jean Stefanik. Jean will be presenting a program on native orchids—what’s out there, where they are, what’s being done to preserve and propagate these species that are native to New England. Don’t miss this!
American Orchid Society:
They now have periodic webinars available that are very informative. You will find specific information on their website. www.aos.org.
February 16, 2016 - 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.How do I say that? - Laura Newton, AOS Awards Registrar will answer questions on how to write award discriptions . Viewing this webinar will qualify to fulfill one of the twelve required annual education hours for AOS judges. AOS members only! Registration required.
February 23, 2016 - 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Orchids of Mexico - Ron McHatton, Director of Education of the American Orchid Society, will discuss the orchids of Mexico. This will be an informative look at some of the attractive orchid species to be found in Mexico, both the well-known and lesser-known, with comments on their habitats and culture needs. AOS members only! Registration required.
Advanced Registration (space is limited) required. Please see the website for additional information and registration. www.aos.org.
American Orchid Society Judging
American Orchid Society provides judging to New England, New York and Northern New Jersey.
The Northeast Judging Center of the American Orchid Society sponsors 2 monthly judging events at the following venues:
1) First Saturday of the month - Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston MA
2) Third Saturday of the month - Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens, Stamford, CT
On these days, each site holds educational forums and discussions in the morning beginning at 10:30 on a wide range of topics related to orchid judging. Plants being submitted for judging should arrive no later than noon that day; actual judging of plants begins after a lunch break, generally no later than 1 PM.
In addition to our monthly judging, we participate in a number of orchid shows throughout the center, providing AOS judging as well has taking part in ribbon and trophy judging at the show.
Finally, we have many knowledgeable and helpful individuals in the center who can speak on a wide variety of topics related to orchids and judging. We encourage all of the orchid societies in our region to utilize this resource.
From Orchid Fever, by Eric Hansen
can get off alcohol, drugs, women, food, and cars, but once you're
hooked on orchids, you're finished. You never get off orchids...never".
CAIOS is an officially affiliated organization of the American Orchid Society and the Orchid Digest.
CAIOS February Meeting:
Please note date change!
February 21, 2016
Native Orchids of New England
Presented by Jean Stefanik
CAIOS Meetings Begin At 12:30pm:
Administration Building of Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy,
Rt 151 in Falmouth, MA 02536
Keep up to date with all of our meetings, events and "Special Offers" located at the "Meeting/Event Schedule" tab
Looking for a gift suggestion?
Why not give a year membership to CAIOS!
New Membership Year Begins January 2016
Individual Membership $20 per year. Each Additional Family Member $10 each per year.