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2012 Calendar

Date Event Description Schedule Location
January 3 Society Meeting Launch of new Beginners program
World Orchid Congress (Singapore)
7PM beginners meeting
7:30 PM regular meeting
Civic Garden Center
January 14 Field Trip Michel Orchid Nursery


Indianapolis, IN
February 7 Society Meeting Phragmipedium habitats, culture, species, and modern hybrids by Rick and Alex Noel 7PM beginners meeting
7:30 PM regular meeting
Civic Garden Center
February 18,19 Orchid Show The Greater Cincinnati Orchids Society will compete at the Miami Valley Orchid Society 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Cox Arboretum, Dayton OH
February 25,26 Orchid Display The Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society Display and Spring Show Promotion at the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show
Sat. 10:30AM-9:00PM
Sun.10:30AM-6:00PM
Cincinnati Convention Center
March 3,4 Orchid Display The Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society Display and Spring Show Promotion Cincinnati Home & Garden Show Sat. 10:30AM-9:00PM
Sun.10:30AM-6:00PM
Cincinnati Convention Center
March 5-10 Orchid Display The Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society Orchid Display
During business hours
Civic Garden Center
March 6 Society Meeting Clerking at an orchid show by Stan Better
Setting up an orchid display by Dana White
7PM beginners meeting
7:30 PM regular meeting
Civic Garden Center
March 17,18 Orchid Show The Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society Spring Show 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati, OH
April 1 Orchid Potting Bee Free Class: How to repot your orchids 1:00 - 4:00 PM Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati, OH
April 3 Society Meeting A year of Ohio orchids. Native Orchids of Ohio by Ken Mettler
6:30 PM beginners meeting
7:30 PM regular meeting
Civic Garden Center
May 1 Society Meeting Eric Sauer, on his Favorite Orchids
6:30 PM beginners meeting
7:30 PM regular meeting
Civic Garden Center
May 5 Field Trip Native orchids of Ohio. This is a moderately strenuous hike.  There can be some mud in places, but we won’t be wading through any
swamps. There are lots of other wildflowers, birds, butterflies and other wildlife, as well. 
Time TBD.  Rain date May 12 Hocking Hills, OH
June 5 Society Meeting Gongora/Stanopea Orchids by Erich Michel of Michel Orchid Nursery
6:30 PM beginners meeting
7:30 PM regular meeting
Civic Garden Center
June 9 Picnic and Auction Annual joint picnic and auction with Miami Valley Orchid Society and The Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society TBD Dayton OH
July 7 Summer Seminar (Sponsored by Cincinnati Judging Center) TBD Civic Garden Center
September4 Society Meeting David Johnston of Jewell Orchids will speak on Blue Cats
6:30 PM beginners meeting
7:30 PM regular meeting
Civic Garden Center
October 2 Society Meeting Tim Brooks on Cyps around the Home 6:30 PM beginners meeting
7:30 PM regular meeting
Civic Garden Center
October 20,21
Orchid Show The Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society Spring Show 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati, OH
November 4
Potting Bee TBD Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati, OH
November 6
Society Meeting Bob Wolf and Alexa. Noel on Tolumnias
6:30 PM beginners meeting
7:30 PM regular meeting
Civic Garden Center
Dec. 2 Winter Party The Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society TBD
TBD

2011 Calendar

Date Event Description Schedule Location
January 4 Society Meeting Larry Sanford: The Sanford LED light experiment results 7:30 PM Civic Garden Center
January 8 Field Trip New Vision Orchids 9:00 AM Yorktown, Indiana
February 1 Society Meeting Barry Jones (Orchid Outlet): Growing the smaller Dendrobiums 7:30 PM Civic Garden Center
February 5 Wild Ones Seminar Brian Jorg (Manager of Horticulture Cincinnati Zoo) Growing Native Orchids 2:00 PM Civic Garden Center
February 19-20
Orchid Show Miami Valley Orchid Society Orchid Show Cox Aroboretum, Dayton, OH
Feb 26,27 Orchid Display/Show Promotion The Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society at the Cincinnati Home and Garden Show Sat. 10:30AM-9:00PM
Sun.10:30AM-6:00PM
Cincinnati Convention Center
March 1 Society Meeting Dana White "Listen to Your Plants", learning from your plants and how to take care of them.  Lobby exhibit at Cincinnati Garden Center 7:30 PM Civic Garden Center
March 19,20
Orchid Show The Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society Spring Show 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati, OH
March 26,27 Spring Orchid Show Central Ohio Orchid Society Show Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus, OH
April 5 Society Meeting Darin Clapp - Growing mini Paphiopedilums; Alexa Noel, beginners meeting, Understanding Various Orchid Associations. 7:00PM Beginners
7:30 PM Regular meeting
Civic Garden Center
April  3 Orchid Potting Bee Free Class: How to repot your orchids 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati, OH
May 3 Society Meeting Russ Vernon (New Vision Orchids): Growing Odontoglossum 7PM beginners meeting: “How orchid shows work & how to get involved” 7:30 PM regular meeting Civic Garden Center
May 14 Greenhouse Tour Greenhouse fieldtrip and LED light exhibit 2-4PM Larry Sanford's greenhouse
May 20,21,22 Mid America Orchid Congress Annual meeting and show in conjuntions with Memphis Orchid Society See February MAOC Newsletter for details; registration form required Holiday Inn Memphis TN
June 7 Society Meeting Lucinda Winn J&L Orchids: Minature Orchids;plants for sale 7PM beginners meeting: “How to put your plants outside for the summer” 7:30 PM regular meeting Civic Garden Center
June 11 Orchid Society Picnic & Auction Miami Valley Orchid Society and The Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society 12:00 PM until the end of auction Fern Hollow Shelter Sharon Woods, Cincinnati OH
July 9 Seminar 20th Annual Ohio Valley Orchid Seminar: Francisco Miranda: (South American Cattleya); Tom Harper (Multifloral Phalenopsis and Taiwanese hybrids) Plant sales start at 9:00 AM - by 4:00 PM. Registration Required by July 1 Civic Garden Center
Sept. 13 Society Meeting Harry Philips of Andy's Orchids on species; plants for sale.  Margaret on hand to receive orders for growing supplies order here. 7PM beginners meeting: “How to enter plants in an orchid show” 7:30 PM regular meeting Civic Garden Center
October 4 Society Meeting Edgar Stihl (Wind Swept In Time) Growing Bulbophyllums 7PM beginners meeting: “How to help out with clerking during Orchid judging” 7:30 PM regular meeting Civic Garden Center
October 22-23 Orchid Show The Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati, OH
October 28,29 Orchid Show Kentucky Orchid Society Fern Valley Hotel and Conference Center: Louisville KY
November 1
Society Meeting Steve Benjamin (Oak Knob): Growing Vandas 7:30 PM Civic Garden Center
November 6 Orchid Potting Bee Free Class: How to repot your orchids 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 17 Society Presentation Stan & Elaine Better present a talk on Orchids Cincinnati Women's Club
Nov. 21 Society Presentation Stan & Elaine Better present a talk on Orchids Westwood Women's Club
Dec. 4 Winter Party The Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society 2-5PM ; preregistration required. Lunch, fellowship, silent auctions, etc.
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