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Southern Tier



 Spring Orchid Show   April 23-24 


Spring Auction at April Meeting
A Great Success

Our Spring auction was held at our April Meeting.  Over 20 people attended and most bid on one or more orchids.  Several items were bid up well beyond the opening bid.

A few members who were unable to attend in person had a chance to get some plants afterwards at the opening bid price. We do have a few plants left, which will be sold at our May meeting.

A big thank you to John Zygmunt for his donation of several miniature orchids and some attractive ceramic pots.

Thanks also to Pete O'Connell for arranging the orchid order and Jane Trey for receiving and transporting the plants and organizing the auction.

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 Calendar 2022

The March Meeting is in person at the First United Methodist Church, 53 McKinley Ave, Endicott, NY. Enter through front door.   

All meetings start at 2pm. 

Meetings will also be Zoomed. The link is sent to members the week before the meeting.

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


Original discovery site of Phragmipedium besseae near Moyobamba, Peru

Photo:  Luis J. Matienzo (STOS)


 For our Members 


Bassia pumila

Photo:  Luis J. Matienzo (STOS)

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

Along Route 5N, San Martin Department, Peru

Photo:  Luis J. Matienzo (STOS)

Executive Board


Carol Bayles

Vice President

Gail Gunsalus


Jane Trey


Ben Cabot

AOS Representative

Bernice Magee


Sharon Voorhees

Jean Mint

Colin Dimon

 Committee Chairs

Newsletter Editor

Carol Bayles

Web Master

Carol Bayles

Social Media

Rich Thomas



Show Chair

Carol Bayles

Program Coordinator

Jean Mint

Auction Committee

Pete O'Connell

Jane Trey



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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)

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"Orchids at the Museum"

Annual  Orchid Show 2022 

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 23-24, 2022. 

The show is open to the public

12-5 each day. 

Raffle at 4pm 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 Feddersen)

J & L Orchids (Ines and Lucas Carreno)

Fragrex Orchids (Jesus Madrid and Scott Cleary)


 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.

 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 22.

Register your Plants

Read List of Classifications

Download Bulk Registration Spreadsheet

(Only for those with 10 or more plants)

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