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The Central New York Orchid Society

Central New York's Only Society Dedicated to the Culture and Enjoyment of the World's Most Diverse and Fascinating Family of Plants.

Syracuse, DeWitt, Baldwinsville, Fayetteville, Liverpool, Oswego, Ithaca, Rome, Oneonta, Camillus, Solvay, Manlius, Cortland, Marcellus, Utica

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CNYOS Membership Application

Calendar of Events
CNYOS, neighboring societies and groups, including calendar listing for refreshment and
other volunteers

2016 Annual Fall Show & Sale was October 1st+2nd ,
2017 will be Sept 30th/Oct 1st
Beaver Lake Nature Center,
Baldwinsville, NY

See flower pictures from our 2016 Show

Directions to Meeting Location:
St. Augustine's Church in Baldwinsville, NY

Download the most recent edition
of the CNYOS Newsletter:
The Orchid Enthusiast

Virtual Show Table Member Orchid pictures
Members can now directly upload digital
images to our website

The Show Table

Past Meetings & Events

Vendors, Societies, Forum, etc.

Items of Interest...

Native Orchids of New York State

IPM Link

AOS Corner

Orchid Trading Post
Orchid Society auctions as well

January's meeting on the 8th - Members' Silent Auction.

Our January meeting will be held on Sunday the 8th, 2pm at St. Augustine's in Baldwinsville, N.Y. on the second Sunday instead of the 1st, since the New Year's festivities interfere with our normal meeting time. Please note : The meeting/auction will be held across the parking lot from the church in the Social Hall.
The Member's auction is a time where you can donate orchids, potting supplies, artwork, memorabilia, pretty much anything orchid related. If you are donating an orchid, please ensure that it is reasonably healthy, properly watered, and free of any pests or diseases. It would be very helpful to repot the orchid before you bring it to the auction. If you have a picture of your orchid, or can download and print one from the Internet and print it out, that would be excellent to include with the orchid. If you know of any interesting information or history about this orchid, or know of cultural information please include this as well. Any and all information will help to make the orchid more valuable. If you have divided this orchid, if it has a specific clonal name you should write this down on the tag or include on the printed information. If you divide and there is no previous clonal name, then you are required to make one up, write the name on the tags of same plants you retain and the one(s) you are donating.
You can donate anything orchid-related. There is, however, a $5 fee if you don't have a plant to donate. If you feel that you have a fair worth of other orchid-related items that you are donating, then it is suggested that you ask Carol or one of the officers if the fee can be waived. All friends, family, strangers, anyone is allowed and welcome to bid in the auction! It is suggested that 100% of a winning bid for an orchid or item be donated to the Club since this is a direct fund raiser for the Club, but a donor can specify if they would like to retain up to a maximum of 50% of the final bid value towards every item. The silent auction will commence at a set time, and bidders can write their bid on any item's bid sheet. Until the closing time set at the start of the auction, anyone can bid a higher amount than the previous bidder, and you can bid as many times as you would like. At the end of bidding, the Treasurer and her assistants will tally up everyone's bids, and winning bidders shall submit what they owe to the Club. It's a lot of fun, hope to see you all there!

There will be a Show Table, so bring your flowering orchids!

We held our Annual Fall Show and Sale last month at Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville, N.Y. We had some very interesting exhibits and displays, and some excellent orchids and supplies for sale. There weren't any formal AOS awards this year though a good number were pulled for pre-judging evaluation. Next year's Show will be held at Beaver Lake on September 30th-October 1st.

Show pictures have now been uploaded and can be viewed on the Show Pictures page.

2017 dues will soon be due; please see Club Treasurer Carol Haskell at the meetings to submit your dues - Thanks!

Our orchid club is now on Facebook! Check it out here and let us know what else you think might be good to have on the site.

Our main website now hosts three photo galleries. One is our the Show Pictures page where images from our orchid shows can be viewed, The second is the Virtual Showtable page, which also has a section for you to display your growing areas, and the third gallery is the Native Orchids page (still in planning stage). Several members and friends go on orchid treks each year, and this is where they can post and you can view their pictures. Sometimes they also take pictures of other interesting plants they find along the way.

Also a reminder that our newsletter and website have a section where Members can post a list of orchids or orchid-related items they wish to sell/buy/trade. If you are a neighboring orchid society (including Canada) and will be having an orchid auction, these can be listed there as well as on our events calendar. Send requests to Newsletter Editor Eva Galson and your list will be put in the newsletter and on our website. Please submit your request at least two weeks before the next scheduled meeting - Thanks!

Hope to see you at our next meeting or event!

See the CNYOS calendar for other regional orchid-related events!

Last updated: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 18:11

Web designer - digital, 35mm and
4 x 5 large format photography:
Charles Ufford

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