"Orchids at the Museum"
Annual Orchid Show 2023
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)
STOS had 2 exhibits at the show, tying for 3rd place in the Society Exhibit category
AOS Awards at our 2023 Show
Meiracyllium trinasutum var. album 'Ghost Gail' CHM/AOS (83pts.) Gail Gunsalus (STOS)
Papiopedilum Vexillarium 'Fair Orchids' AM/AOS (83pts) Kim Fedderson 2023
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!
Vestal United Methodist Church Street view from Google Maps
The main entrance is in the back adjacent to the parking lot.
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
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
Original discovery site of Phragmipedium besseae near Moyobamba, Peru
Photo: Luis J. Matienzo (STOS)
Loi Tran, Renee DePrato