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The Maryland Orchid Society meets the third Thursday of the month beginning at 7 p.m. See the Meetings page for a full timetable.

The next MOS board meeting will be Thursday, April 17 at Marilyn Lauffer's home (thank you Marilyn for your flexibility). Any member of the MOS is welcome to attend the quarterly board meetings. Light supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. Please let Marilyn know if you will be coming for dinner and what you may be bringing. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014, Trey Pyfer of Little Brook Orchids

Trey Pyfer of Little Brook Orchids     This month, Trey Pyfer of Little Brook Orchids will be speaking about “Common Orchid Pests: Pest and Fungi Management.” Trey is the manager of the eight greenhouse orchid nursery and retail store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For more than ten years, he has been responsible for all the orchid care of a large variety of genera. Trey supervises all watering, repotting, pest control, and general care of more than 8,000 plants in the complex. He is also responsible for the care of many additional “boarded” orchids and tropical plants, kept for customers in the winter or non-blooming seasons. He was first exposed to orchids as a teenager through his father, John, who collected and grew orchids as a hobby in two home greenhouses. Trey did not focus on horticulture during his college years, so he is essentially self-taught (by experience, reading, and trial and error). In his spare time, Trey enjoys playing electric guitar and attending live concerts.
     Trey will be taking pre-orders. Please call Little Brook Orchids at 717-394-1000.

Reminder: The April MOS Meeting will be Thursday, April 24th!

MOS Board Meeting Moved to April 17th

The normal date for the April 2014 Maryland Orchid Society meeting falls on Maundy Thursday and the Church will not be available. We will meet instead the following week, same location. Check back often and watch your e-mail!

Please Join Us for a trip to the Orchid Symphony Exhibit

Maryland Orchid Society trip to the Orchid Symphony Exhibit
Click Here to Download Flyer

U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory in Washington, D.C.
100 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20001 202-225-8333
April 26, 2014
Meet there at 10:00 am. Our tour begins 10:30 am.

Complete Awards for the 2014
Maryland Orchid Society Show and Sale!

Click here to download a copy of the complete show results (44 pages!).

Maryland Orchid Society Membership Flyer The MOS brings together people interested in orchids to promote and encourage orchid culture, preservation, education propagation, hybridization, and all other orchid-related activities of interest to its members. Benefits of membership include a subscription to the Newsletter (email and web), voting rights, borrowing privileges from the MOS Library, monthly guest speakers, local judging, valuable door prizes, and much, much, more!

Click here to download a copy of the Maryland Orchid Society Membership Flyer, a beautiful full color poster to place wherever there are people needing the benefits of our fellowship!

If you are interested in orchid culture and would like to meet others with similar interests, we cordially invite you to join the ranks of Marylanders already enjoying the benefits of membership in the Maryland Orchid Society.

To join, mail an application form.

We invite articles, notices, etc. for inclusion in our monthly newsletter, deadline for inclusion is first Sunday of the month.

The official MOS official address is P.O. Box 5651, Baltimore, Maryland 21210

The Missions Statement of The Maryland Orchid Society

Mission Statement of the Maryland Orchid Society

Maryland Orchid Society - Board of Trustees
2012 - 2014

President   Dr. Eric Wiles, DVM
Vice President   Sarah Spence
Treasurer   Chip Hiebler
Controller   Mary Chiu
Secretary   Sarah Hurdel
Chris Zajac
Gregg Custis
Committee Chairs
Show   Bill Scharf, Joan Roderick
Auction   Aaron Webb, Sarah Spence
Program   Deborah Dade
Membership   Marilyn Lauffer
House   Gregg Custis, Jamie Riegel
Library   Norma Lynch
Show Table   Tom McBride
Hospitality   Margaret Smith
Education   David Smith
Mentoring   Sarah Hurdel
Sunshine   Janice Mazur
AOS/ODC Rep.   Valerie Lowe
Away Shows   Valerie Lowe
Website   Clark Riley
Newsletter   Laura Sobelman

The vitality of our society is a direct result of the efforts of all our members.
Volunteer, sign up, participate!

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