Eastern Iowa Orchid Society displays at regional orchid shows throughout the Midwest. This exhibit received the Show Trophy and an AOS Silver Certificate for excellence in October 2019
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. 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 half way 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.
Due to venue conflict PLEASE NOTE Our club will meet Thursday March 12th at the Shueyville Methodist Church: social at 6:30, program 7 pm. The program will feature a hands on workshop 'How to Present Your Orchid for Best Viewing.' Members are asked to bring one of their blooming orchids. We will show how to stake and clean the orchid; then learn how to classify the orchid for a show and finally make some comments on how to judge the quality of the bloom. This will be just before the big Illinois Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanical Gardens where we will have a large display!