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Welcome to the

Southern Tier
Orchid
Society

STOS Summer Picnic

A Beautiful Day, Good Friends

On August 20 about 20 Society members met at Hickories Park near Owego NY, for a pleasant sumnmer picnic.

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Fall Auction at the September 17 Meeting

We have many plants to offer at this auction. Some are small seedlings, some are blooming size. Many have been donated by Society members and friends. The auction will be LIVE, everyone will get a “letter” to raise when they want to bid. This gets exciting and many plants do get bid up. But it’s all fun and supports the club. This is a great way to get some new plants without paying high shipping fees or traveling to orchid greenhouses. Be sure to come!

 A list of plants with descriptions and pictures will be provided in advance via email and on the web site.

The meeting starts at 2 pm but we will be setting up starting at 1:00. Come early to help set up and socialize.

Here is the final list of orchids with pictures. It is too big to email.   

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Also at the meeting we will be nominating officers. Contact us at STOSorchids@gmail.com if you are interested in being more involved in the club.

 Calendar 2023

 Meetings are in person except for January and February,  which will be via Zoom, to avoid possible bad weather. When in person, they are  at OUR NEW LOCATION: the Vestal United Methodist Church, 328 Main St, Vestal, NY.

Use the main entrance, which is in the back. Take the elevator to 2F 'The Belfry.'

The meetings  are 2-4 pm with an optional 'social time' 1:30-2:00.

January 15  Zoom only meeting

  1pm Executive Board Meeting

  2pm General meeting, speaker: Ed Weber:

   “Hey, I’ve Grown that Orchid, Part 2.”

Februay 19    Zoom only meeting: Speaker   Tim Choltco “Sex, Lies and                            Orchids”

March 19   General Meeting Spring Online Auction   Kickoff

 

March 31- April 2 GROS Show

April 16   General and Show planning meeting 

                Luis Matienzo presents an introduction to AOS-judged shows.

April 22-23     STOS Orchid Show 

May 21         General Meeting, Repotting Workshop

June-July-August   Summer Recess

August 20        Picnic at Hickories Park, 2-5 pm

Sept 17       Fall Auction, nominations for officers 

Oct 15        Speaker, TBA, Vote for Officers

Nov 19        Speaker TBA

Dec 17        Holiday Party, Dish to Pass

                   

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Original discovery site of Phragmipedium besseae near Moyobamba, Peru

Photo:  Luis J. Matienzo (STOS)

CALENDAR

Our New Home

Vestal United Methodist Church - 328 Main St. Vestal, NY 13850

On February 28, the First United Methodist Church of Endicott, where we have been meeting for nearly 10 years, closed their doors. We had to quickly find a new home.

Churches have good spaces, and we easily found a welcoming home at the Vestal United Methodist Church, which is not far from our old church. One of our members is a member of this church, and two other STOS members are in a photography club that also meets at this church. The space is excellent, parking is convenient, and it is accessible to all.

We moved in our library cabinet and books, which are in a room just next door to the meeting room. This will allow us to visit our library much more easily than in the past.

 

Our meetins are now at the new church. Drive around to the back and enter through the main entrance. Take the elevator to 2F also known as 'The Belfry.'

Also new. we are starting an optional 'social time' from 1:30 to 2:00. Please come!

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Vestal United Methodist Church Street view from Google Maps

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The main entrance is in the back adjacent to the parking lot.

 For our Members 

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Brassia pumila

Photo:  Luis J. Matienzo (STOS)

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Along Route 5N, San Martin Department, Peru

Photo: Luis J. Matienzo (STOS)

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MEMBER INFO

Executive Board

President

Carol Bayles

Vice President

Gail Gunsalus

Treasurer

Jane Trey

Secretary

Linda Mittel

AOS Representative

Bernice Magee

Members-at-Large

Jean Mint

Colin Dimon

Loi Tran

 Committee Chairs

Newsletter Editor

Carol Bayles

Web Master

Carol Bayles

Social Media

Loi Tran, Renee DePrato

Librarian

Laurel Shaefer

Show Chair

Carol Bayles

Program Coordinator

Jean Mint

Auction Committee

Pete O'Connell

Jane Trey

ANNUAL SHOW
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"Orchids at the Museum"

Annual  Orchid Show 2023 

*A Great Success*

The Southern Tier Orchid Society held their AOS-judged orchid show:

Sat - Sun April 22-23, 2023.

Roberson Museum and Science Center, 30 Front Street, Binghamton, NY

The show featured displays of beautiful and exotic orchids from STOS, the Central New York Orchid Society (CNYOS) The Genesee Region Orchid Society (GROS), the Central Pennsylvania Orchid Society (CPOS) and our vendors:

 

Fair Orchids (Kim Fedderson)

Fragrex Orchids, Ithaca (Scott Creary and Jesus Madrid)

J & L Orchids (Ines and Lucas Carreno)

Wade’s Orchids (Wade Hollenbach)

All Results

List of Classifications

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STOS had 2 exhibits at the show, tying for 3rd place in the Society Exhibit category

AOS Awards at our 2023 Show

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Meiracyllium trinasutum var. album 'Ghost Gail' CHM/AOS (83pts.) Gail Gunsalus (STOS)

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Papiopedilum Vexillarium 'Fair Orchids' AM/AOS (83pts) Kim Fedderson 2023

NEWSLETTERS

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Jun Jul Aug Break
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Habitat of Phragmipedium kovachi, undisclosed location,

San Martin Department, Peru

Photo:  Pablo Bermudez, Peruvian Orchid Club

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Collection of miniatures on a log in situ near Moyobamba, Peru

Photo:  Luis J. Matienzo (STOS)

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