Welcome to the

Southern Tier




Speaker at the November 20 Meeting
Cordelia Head

“Growing Miniatures in the Home“

Cordelia Head is one of three previous owners of J&L Orchids and is proud to be associated with the new owners, the Carreno family. She has been growing orchids for more than forty years. Cordelia is on many international orchid committees involving

orchid conservation and orchid judging. She is an American Orchid Society accredited judge and served on the Awards Committee for several years.


Cordelia has been fortunate to travel extensively throughout Central and South America in search of orchids. She has discovered many new species and has three named for her.

Cordelia has lectured both nationally and internationally including the World Orchid Conferences in Miami, France, Malaysia, Vancouver, Glasgow and many others.

 Calendar 2022

 Meetings are now in person at the First United Methodist Church, 53 McKinley Ave, Endicott, NY.

Enter through front door unless otherwise noted.


All meetings start at 2pm. 

January 16   General Meeting, Tom Etheridge "Draculas: Whimsical Monsters of the Orchid World." via Zoom

February 20   General Meeting, Ed Weber: "Hey, I've Grown that Orchid!"  via Zoom

March 20      In Person Meeting,  Austin Miller
“Bulbophyllum: A Glimpse into the Largest Genus of Orchids”

April 10         Meeting a week early to avoid Easter Holiday

                      Spring Auction--LIVE

April 23-24     STOS Orchid Show 

May 15           General Meeting, Repotting Workshop

June-July-August   Summer Recess

Sept 18        Auction wrap up, nominations for officers 

Oct 16          Speaker, Luis Matienzo, “Latin American Lady Slippers: Historical Aspects, Selected Species and Hybrids“

                      Vote for Officers

Nov 20         Speaker Cordelia Head, "Growing Miniatures in the Home"

Dec 18         Holiday Party, Dish to Pass



Original discovery site of Phragmipedium besseae near Moyobamba, Peru

Photo:  Luis J. Matienzo (STOS)


 For our Members 


Brassia pumila

Photo:  Luis J. Matienzo (STOS)


Along Route 5N, San Martin Department, Peru

Photo:  Luis J. Matienzo (STOS)

Pay for your membership with PayPal after filling out the membership form


Executive Board


Carol Bayles

Vice President

Gail Gunsalus


Jane Trey


Linda Mittel

AOS Representative

Bernice Magee


Jean Mint

Colin Dimon

Loi Tran

 Committee Chairs

Newsletter Editor

Carol Bayles

Web Master

Carol Bayles

Social Media

Rich Thomas, Renee DePrato


Laurel Shaefer

Show Chair

Carol Bayles

Program Coordinator

Jean Mint

Auction Committee

Pete O'Connell

Jane Trey



Bermudez-CPO 2.jpg

Habitat of Phragmipedium kovachi, undisclosed location,

San Martin Department, Peru

Photo:  Pablo Bermudez, Peruvian Orchid Club


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

Photo:  Luis J. Matienzo (STOS)

Central New York Orchid Society Display 2022.jpg

"Orchids at the Museum"

Annual  Orchid Show 2023 

The Southern Tier Orchid Society, STOS, will be holding their AOS-judged orchid show:

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

Sat - Sun April 22-23, 2023. 

The show is open to the public

12-5 each day. 

Raffle at 3:30 pm on Sunday (need not be present to win)



The show will feature 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:

Wade’s Orchids (Wade Hollenbach)

Fair Orchids (Kim Fetterson)

J & L Orchids (Ines and Lucas Carreno)


 Vendors will have many orchids for sale on both days. There will also be activities for children and a raffle of orchids in bloom. Society members will be available to answer all your orchid questions. 

Details subject to change

 We encourage you to visit the museum while you are there. The orchid show is free, however the museum has admission fees.    

Information for exhibitors:

Judging will be held starting at 9 am on Saturday.

Setup is from 2-8 pm on Friday April 23.

Register your Plants

Read List of Classifications

Download Bulk Registration Spreadsheet

(Only for those with 10 or more plants)

April '22 Cym. Desert Rain 'Spring Shower'.jpg

Cym. Desert Rain 'Spring Shower' HCC/AOS (77) 2022 Jeanne Kaeding, Rochester

20224866B Ctna. Sacramento Splash.jpg (main flowers).jpg

 Ctna. Sacramento Splash AM/AOS (81) 2022

Paul Ren-Huang Chong, Singapore

Miltonia compressed.JPG