Orchid Society Grow Your Passion
An eclectic group of novice to veteran orchid enthusiasts invite you to explore and share your love of this diverse, expansive family of flowering plants.
Central Illinois Orchid Society was founded in 1958. We are a diverse group of people interested in growing and/or enjoying orchids. We welcome anyone to attend our meetings and events, whether you have never grown an orchid or you are an experienced grower.
OUR MISSION IS TO:
- Monday, October 11 @ 6:30 P.M.--Member Sale and Election of Officers. Do you have any (non-diseased) orchids that no longer strike your fancy, that don't appreciate the growing conditions you provide them, or whom you might want to "unfriend?" Are you suffering from an overabundance of surplus supplies? Gather them, put a (small) price on each item, and bring them to our October Member Sale to be re-homed. This is a fundraiser for CIOS, so all money from the sale goes into the Society's account. We are meeting at our usual place--the Hessel Park Christian Reformed Church, 700 W. Kirby Avenue, Champaign, IL.
- Sunday, November 7 @ 5 PM.--Holiday dinner. Timpone's Restaurant, 710 S. Goodwin, Urbana IL. We will be in the private room upstairs. Members and significant others only. Everyone will order off the main menu and pay for their own meals. CIOS members who attend will each receive a free orchid! To make sure that you are included and that there are enough orchids for members, contact Linda Bailey no later than Monday, November 1st, to let her know if you are (or are not) attending and whether you will be bringing a guest.
- There is no meeting scheduled for December. Happy holidays--see you next year!
We invite you to join the Central Illinois Orchid Society. Annual membership is only $15 for the first member and $25 for a couple. Click here for a printable form. Please mail your completed form and check as directed. Hope to see you soon!