This year, since March, has been difficult for many of us! Isolation and social distancing has allowed more time to tend to our orchid collections. Joy, comfort, and peace to all as we stay safe and watch our orchids grow and bloom!
(Miltonia bluntii native to southern Brazil, left)
The Eastern Iowa Orchid Society (EIOS), formerly the Iowa City Orchid Society, is as our logo states “A small group of people with a big love of growing orchids”. Members come from all around eastern Iowa.
DUE TO THE CONTINUING COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC, ALL IN PERSON CLUB ACTIVITIES ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD.
WE ARE PLANNING SOME VIRTUAL MEETINGS VIA ZOOM. Members receive invites on the club's email GOOGLE GROUP.
Non-members interested may receive in invitation by sending a request to Andy Coghill-Behrends at firstname.lastname@example.org
Normally, we meet the first Thursday of the month September through December and February through June at the Shueyville United Methodist Church, Shueyville, Iowa. This is halfway between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, The church is located 1 mile EAST of Exit 10 (Swisher-Shueyville) off interstate 380. Our meetings begin with a social time at 6:30 pm; followed by the official meeting and an educational program at 7:00 pm. Meetings are free and open to anyone interested in orchids! Our club displays orchids at regional orchid shows and participates in American Orchid Society orchid judging. Meetings include educational programs on beginning orchid growing, discussion about various types of orchids, and orchid conservation.
Our newsletters highlight activities of the society. They contain photos of member's orchids, educational material, and summary of meeting activities.
Our November 5th meeting will feature Sam Tsui from Orchid Inn near Bloomington, Illinois; speaking on 'Paphiopedilums (Slipper Orchids)' a virtual presentation via ZOOM. An email invite will be sent to our EIOS Google Group members. Time 6:30 social 7 PM program. Click on the ZOOM link and follow instructions. A request to attend may also be sent to email@example.com