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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, October 23 at Norma Lynch's home. Any member of the MOS is welcome to attend the quarterly board meetings. Light supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. Please let Norma know if you will be coming for dinner and what you may be bringing. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

Last month's and previous newsletters is available in PDF (acrobat) format (about 1 megabyte) online. CLICK HERE! You should receive a link to the current newsletter in your email if you are a paid up member.

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Merritt Huntington Memorial Symposium,
November 7 - 8 in Williamsburg

Merritt Huntington Memorial Symposium 2014     We honor the greats of our society by bringing together the best growers and scholars to help us all be better growers. Merritt Huntington was one of the great orchidists of the 20th century. We will gather in Williamsburg, Virginia this year to celebrate his life and work. Featured speakers include Glen Decker of Piping Rock Orchids, David Off of Waldor Orchids, Mark Rose, an expert of U.S. East Coast native orchids, and Russ Vernon of New Vision Orchids.
     This years convocation will be held at the Holiday Inn -- Patriot, Williamsburg, 3032 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. Events, information, online registration, and registration forms can be found at The Merritt Huntington Memorial Symposium website or download a registration form here.

The Maryland Orchid Society
Mourns the Passing of Ann Lundy

With great sadness, we have been informed by Lee Lundy of the passing of his wife and our friend, Ann. She died on Sunday, September 28 after a long struggle with cancer. Ann was a tireless and faithful participating member of the Maryland Orchid Society, an accomplished grower of orchids and native plants, ace organizer, and a good friend. She will be greatly missed.

Notification of arrangements will be made when they are available.

Mark Your Maps!
The Maryland Orchid Society Has a New Meeting Home!

     Starting with the next meeting, the Maryland Orchid Society will meet at Woodbrook Baptist Church, 25 Stevenson Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21212.
     After over twenty years meeting at Roland Park Christian Church, changes at the Church necessitated finding a new location. Woodbrook Baptist Church is located on Stevenson Lane just off North Charles Street. You can only turn one way whether you're coming from the north or the south on Charles Street. New amenities include:

  • Ample lighted parking in the back.
  • Air-Conditioned.
  • More bathrooms.
  • Lighter chairs.

More to follow as we approach our first meeting of the 2014 - 2015 Orchid Year.

It's Auction Time!! Saturday, November 15, 2014 at American Legion Dewey Lowman Post 109

Maryland Orchid Society Annual Auction 2014
Great plants, great prices, great company. Don't even think about missing it. 1610 Old Sulphur Spring Road, Halethorpe, MD 21227

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
2014 - 2015

President   Sarah L. Spence
Vice President   Joan M. Roderick
Treasurer   Aaron Webb
Secretary   Suzanne Gaertner
Jennifer Hildebrandt
Michael Moran
Committee Chairs
AOS/ODC Rep.   Valerie Lowe
Auction   Aaron Webb, Joan Roderick
Away Shows   Valerie Lowe
Education/Activities   David Smith, Eric Wiles
Hospitality   Margaret Smith
House   Gregg Custis, Ernest Drohan
Library   Norma Lynch
Membership   Marilyn Lauffer
Newsletter   Laura Sobelman
Program   Deborah Dade
Refreshments   Barbara Buck
Show   Bill Scharf, Joan Roderick
Show Table   Tom McBride
Sunshine   Janice Mazur
Website   Clark Riley

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

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