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Join the Denver Orchid Society

Anyone with an interest in orchids may join the Denver Orchid Society by completing the membership application and paying annual dues.

Membership Dues
Single membership: $30
Dual (household) membership: $40
The dues of new members are payable at the time of application. If accepted after Sept. 1 they cover the balance of the current year and all of the following year.
Membership, according to the Society's By-Laws, requires that the names of applicants be published in the monthly newsletter, Orchid News From The Rockies, and then be affirmed by the Society's Board of Trustees.

Membership Form
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Meeting Information

Where are the monthly meetings located?
The society meetings are generally held at the Denver Botanic Gardens but locations can vary. Check the Meeting Calendar for the most current information.

Denver Botanic Gardens
909 York St., Denver, CO 80206
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What is a meeting like?
Our formal meetings start at 7:30 p.m. The society invites the participation of all who are interested in orchids, from beginning hobbyists to professional growers. Guests and interested individual are always welcome, but non-members should not attend more than two meetings in a calendar year without applying for membership. Each meeting follows this format:

By 7:15 p.m.
Setup your blooming orchids for the Show-and-Tell Table

From 7:00-7:30 p.m. you can:
• Get your name tag
• Check out the plants available for purchase on the Divisions Table
• Purchase study plant tickets for a chance to add a new orchid to your collection
• Register for a drawing of the AOS monthly magazine Orchids or a quarterly copy of Orchid Digest Magazine
• Check out a book or video from the society's reference library
• Discuss your plants with other society members

The 7:30-9:00 p.m. program includes:
• Announcements
• Show-and-Tell
• The featured program followed by a question and answer period
• Drawings for Study Plants and orchid magazines
• Conversation and a chance to look closely at the Show-and-Tell plants

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In addition to monthly meetings, the Society sponsors two Orchid Shows each year. There are also special Member Events and activities held periodically for new members specifically designed to answer questions, encourage participation and get people off to a good growing start.

During the summer months a club event is held. it is often a Tour of several member's growing facilities followed by a potluck picnic.

The December meeting is reserved for the society's Annual Business such as election of board members, the holiday potluck, and is closed to the public.

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