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Mark Morten

Vice President:
John Gross

Ann Schilsky

Ethelene Ferdinand
New Member Contact:

Tom Gephart


Calendar of Upcoming PSOS Meetings & Events

Regular monthly meetings of the Prairie State Orchid Society are held at 7 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. Meetings are held at the Hampton Inn, 2300 Chuckwagon Drive, Springfield, IL in the Conference Room. The Hampton Inn is located near the Meijer Store and Menards (South).

Guests are always welcome!


Meeting Dates for 2017

January 20

Monthly meeting with show and sale preparation. NOTE LOCATION: St. Joseph School; 1345 N 5th St., Springfield, IL 62702

February 11 & 12

PSOS Annual Show & Sale at Washington Park Botanical Garden

March 17

This month we welcome Babs Wagner, Curator of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s orchid collection. Babs will provide a presentation on vanilla orchids. Our meeting will be back at the regular venue, The Hampton Inn and Suites, 2300 Chuckwagon Drive, Springfield, IL.

April 21

Monthly Meeting. Election of new PSOS officers. Speaker for our program will be Eric Sauer from River Valley Orchids in Ohio. He will speak on South American orchids and have plants for sale. View his website at www.rvorchids.com

May 19

Monthly Meeting. Program will feature speaker, John Gross of PSOS. John will be speaking about Orchid Pests and Diseases. Members may bring plants or other related
orchid supplies to trade or sell.

June 16

Monthly Meeting. Jim France, Oakwood Orchids will be our speaker. He will have plants for sale.

July 21

Annual Picnic. PSOS will provide the main course and members are encouraged to bring a dish to pass! NOTE LOCATION: Rochester Public Library, 1 Community Dr., Rochester, IL 62563

August 26

Annual Speaker's Day Seminar. Arthur Chadwick of Chadwick & Son Orchids will be this years orchid seminar speaker. Art will be speaking on "First Ladies and their Cattleyas" and "Large Cattleya Species. He will be bringing orchids to sell.

Registration form
available HERE. $20 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and program from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. NOTE LOCATION: Rochester Public Library, 1 Community Dr., Rochester, IL 62563

September 15

Monthly Meeting. Program will be American Orchid Society Staff Member Ron McHatton speaking on "Orchid Pests and How to Manage Them". The program will be our first opportunity to utilize the AOS Webinar Video Library. We also have some really interesting and beautiful raffle plants from Marilyn Ledoux of Windy HIll Gardens.

October 20

Monthly Meeting. Program will be the PSOS Annual Shoehorn Sale.

November 17

Monthly Meeting. The speaker will be Dr. Zettler from Illinois College. He will be speaking about the Ghost Orchid Restoration Project he is doing in Florida.

December 15

Annual Christmas Party at the Jerome Civic Center

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