Late summer and fall is prime blooming season for orchids of the Catasetinae Alliance family. This amazing plant was awarded at the Chicago Judging Center July meeting to our member, Bruce Byorum. He tells us how he grows these beauties in our Fall newsletter.
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 at the Shueyville Church, Shueyville, Iowa.
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. Check out our brief video!
Our newsletters highlight activities of the society. They contain photos of member's orchids, educational material, and summary of meeting activities. Newsletters will now be published only quarterly.
Our next meeting will be December 7th at the Shueyville Church. This will be our annual Holiday Party for members only. The Club will provide the meat; members are requested to bring a pot-luck dish to share. Appetizers at 6:30, Main meal 7PM. Each paid member will receive a blooming orchid. We will have our annual brief business meeting. Members should RSVP to our President, Jon Lorence, firstname.lastname@example.org, if they plan to attend.
Our calendar will outline subsequent meeting this winter, we do NOT meet in January, next date will be Feb. 1st.
THE EASTERN IOWA ORCHID SOCIETY EXHIBIT pictured here: SHOW TROPHY winner for the Best Display in the Show and winner of the People's Choice Award
Our 2023 show was the largest ever with over 480 entries. Eastern Iowa Display was voted the People' Choice Award by attendees. The exhibit also received the Show Trophy judged by AOS judges. The show was attended by around 500 people. The ever popular Halloween theme is a real hit!
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