Since March of 2020, club activities have been difficult for 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! We hope to be able to meet as a club in person soon! Pictured here is Anguloa uniflora x virginalis which is also known as the Tulip Orchid. It is a terrestrial orchid from the mountains of Columbia, South America
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 CURRENTLY HAVING 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 May 6th meeting will feature an AOS Webinar on the Genus Encyclia. The meeting will be a ZOOM virtual meeting with link sent to our Google Group email. A request to attend may also be sent to email@example.com Social and show and tell 6:30pm and program 7pm. We will have a short business meeting as well.
We are still planning a field trip to view local native orchids later in May or Early June followed by a socially distanced outdoor picnic to end the Spring season. Keep watch of this website and our email group for details as much is determined by the weather. Our next scheduled meeting will then be in September.
Eastern Iowa Orchid Society
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