at our Next Meeting December 17, 2023
Free Orchid for all members*
Bring Dish/Beverage to share if you can
Ham and rolls/some beverages provided
Meeting is 2-4 pm, come at 1:30 for social time.
Meeting location is our regular meeting place:
Vestal United Methodist Church, 328 Main St, Vestal, NY 13850.
Come to ‘The Belfry’ on the 2nd floor. Elevator available.
We will also have our Show Table! bring your blooming beauties.
*You must attend to get your free orchid, exceptions made for health reasons. One orchid per family please.
Clark Riley on "Native Orchids in New York"
Clark Riley has been an active orchid grower since 1957. At the age of six, he got his first plant, a probably-collected Yellow Ladyslipper (Cypripedium pubescens) from a perennial nursery. The plant died a miserable death in a short time, but not before blooming and cementing a love of orchids that has lasted over half a century. He has labored ever since to make amends by promoting the sound cultivation of Ladyslippers.
Clark grows a wide range of orchids, including several thousand terrestrials, hardy species, and ladyslippers, Brazilian Laelias, and specialty Phalaenopsis, often from seed. He was the producer for the book and CD of Proceeding of the North American Native Terrestrial Orchid Conference. He is a member of the Maryland Orchid Society and the American Orchid Society. He can be reached at DrRiley@aol.com or visit his web site at http://cyps.us.
Clark spoke at our meeting on November 19, 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 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 22 Question and Answer Session, Vote for Officers
Nov 19 Speaker: Clark Riley, Native Orchids
Dec 17 Holiday Party, Dish to Pass
Jan 21 2024 Zoom only.
Feb 18 2024 Zoom only. Speaker: Ron McHatten
Original discovery site of Phragmipedium besseae near Moyobamba, Peru
Photo: Luis J. Matienzo (STOS)
Loi Tran, Renee DePrato
"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)
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