About the Denver Orchid Society


Over Sixty Years in the Making
The Denver Orchid Society was organized in December of 1951. Current membership is over 200. Society meetings are held monthly (except July and August) and feature programs by orchid experts from across the country and around the world. Members attending meetings are able to check out books and videos from the Society's library, bring and/or see flowering orchids from collections throughout the region at each month's Show and Tell and have opportunities to obtain orchid plants inexpensively.
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Member Activities
In addition to monthly meetings, DOS sponsors a yearly orchid show. There are also special member events and activities held periodically for new members specifically designed to answer questions, encourage participation and get everyone off to a good growing start.

During the summer months a club event is held. it can be a tour of several member's growing areas, a potluck picnic, a mini conference with national speakers, or an ice-cream social with an orchid sale. The December meeting is reserved for the society's annual business such as election of new board members, the holiday potluck, and is closed to the public.

The Society was issued a Certificate of Incorporation as a nonprofit corporation in 1985 by the Colorado Secretary of State. Tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service was granted in 1985 under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(C)(5). In 1990 provisional 501(C)(3) status was granted allowing acceptance of tax-deductible contributions.

DOS Objectives

The Denver Orchid Society was organized to:
• encourage appreciation of and interest in orchids
• stimulate the study and culture of orchids
• promote conservation of native orchids
• disseminate information of interest and help to our members
• maintain affiliation with the American Orchid Society and other similar societies and associations


American Orchid Society (AOS) View >
Orchid Digest Corporation (ODC) View >

DOS Officers and Committees

Officers, Board of Trustees and Committee Chairs View >
DOS Officers and Committee Job Description Handbook View >

DOS Constitution and By-Laws

Constitution of the Denver Orchid Society View >
Bylaws of the Denver Orchid Society View >

Other Local Orchid Societies

Boulder Orchid Society
Meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. For information and directions to meetings call Denise at 303-642-0510 or Rich at 303-666-9534.

Colorado Springs Orchid Society
Meets the 4th Saturday of every month at 9:30a.m. For information and directions to meetings call or email Robin Boutilier at (719) 685-9034.

Hi-Country Orchid Club (Fort Collins)
Meets the 3rd Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. For information and directions to meetings call or email Dennis Gatlin (303) 223-2987.

High Desert Orchid Society (Grand Junction)
Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:30p.m. For information and directions to meetings call or email Debra Foster (970) 263-4183.

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