Membership Information

GCOS Membership

Membership dues are now due for the 2020 calendar year. 

We invite all Orchid Enthusiasts and those newly interested to join us in a meeting or two to see what we are all about.  If you find our organization beneficial to your life and the world then we encourge you to become a member. 

Membership Fees

Updated 4/1/2020

Individual membership $25

Family membership $30

Student membership $10

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Membership Documents

Membership forms and policy information available for download below

Some Membership Benefits

8 membership meetings, each with an educational program.
8 beginners sessions which include growing culture of orchids.
Ability to purchase potting materials at wholesale prices.
Free admission to our two annual orchid shows for society volunteers (usually at Krohn Conservatory).
Provides a great opportunity to see great orchid displays, display your orchids, and buy unusual orchids and supplies from vendors.
Member priority registration for all day Ohio Valley Seminar in July.
Monthly newsletters.
December Holiday party (drinks and main dish provided).
Participation in other orchid events, field trips, greenhouse visits, etc.
Mentoring from other orchid lovers who can give you great tips on growing orchids in our region.
Help on how to solve problems or prevent them!
Opportunities to travel with friends to orchid conventions.
Opportunity to be involved in meaningful orchid conservation!
Occasional opportunities for group discount purchases.
Many horticultural businesses honor our membership cards with discounts. 

Membership Downloads

Membership forms are available for download below.  Membership policies are also available below. To join GCOS, download the membership form below, complete it and either mail it along with the dues or email it and pay online below. Dues for the groups are listed below.


Individual membership    $25
Family membership         $30
Student membership        $10

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GCOS Conservation

The main threat to orchid survival is the wholesale destruction of their natural habitat. Orchid habitat is being rapidly consumed by deforestation, agriculture, industry and development. Many orchids that once grew freely in nature have all but disappeared outside of cultivation. Orchid hobbyists and growers may be the best hope of preserving some endangered orchids.

Conservation Information

To learn more about orchid conservation, see our handout below Orchid Conservation and You.

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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