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Society News - What You Need to Know About our Thursday, May 16 Meeting

Updated: 2 days ago

ALL meetings are open to the public. Guests are always welcome.


From our Program Chair

May Meeting Topic - Julio Hector, an active, dedicated, and passionate American Orchid Society Judge, with vast knowledge of the judging process will present: "Introduction to AOS Judging"

Julio entered the American Orchid Society judging program in 2010. After learning about a plethora of orchids, both species and hybrids, understanding the major building-block species and what they attribute to hybrids, giving monthly presentations at the judging center, attending monthly judging, participating in numerous study sessions, orchid shows, and meeting the stringent requirements of the program, he became a fully accredited judge on Oct. 26, 2017.

He has been the Tampa Bay Orchid Society Treasurer since 2009. He is a member of several American Orchid Society committees and has just finished his term as AOS Treasurer.

Julio grows a mixed collection of orchids in his 30' x 20' outdoor growing area (Three Gables) in Tampa, Florida. He has forty-four American Orchid Society awards, spread across multiple genera, with the majority granted to Paphiopedilums. His first AOS award was a CCM to Cycnodes Wine Delight 'J.E.M.' in 2007.

If you are an AOS member, click on the photos below to access OrchidPro. OrchidPro is the American Orchid Society's proprietary online orchid database, giving members access to over 100,000 photos of award-winning orchids, in-depth genealogy (parents, family trees, species makeup, progeny), and much more.


The Annual Election of Officers is held at this meeting.

All dues-paying members vote. Please make every effort to attend this meeting to support our leadership team for the next term.

Slate of Officers:

President - TBA

1st Vice President - TBA

2nd Vice President - TBA

Treasurer - Julio Hector

Secretary - TBA

Director 2024-2027 - TBA

If the Slate is unopposed the results may be made by acclamation.


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ORCHID DIGEST Affiliated Society NEWS

Orchid Digest Speakers Day, a Hybrid Event

June 8, 2024, 1:00 – 9:00


SPEAKERS - Expert Lectures

Carol Klonowski: Vandas, A New Look.

Marc Hachadourian: Topic to be announced

David Haelterman: Orchids of Colombia

Scott McGregor: Growing Mediterranean Climate Orchids

Click Here For Registration

Virtual: $40.00

All attendees will receive the link to the recording of the speakers.

In person location: Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California

—On Site Orchid Sales—

Auction with wine and cheese happy hour—Dinne

Members: $99.00

Non-members: $125.00

Guest dinner: $55.00


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The American Orchid Society has updated their website. Check out the changes here:

You can find everything you need to grow and show orchids.

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If you haven't been there already, there is also a Facebook Group


See you There - GUESTS are ALWAYS WELCOME!  Doors open at 6 p.m.

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

501 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609

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