Next Meeting

November 10, 2021 6:30 pm (Zoom will open 6:15 for 15 min of visiting). Business meeting followed by virtual presentation by Eric Sauer on Maxillarias.

Cordelia Head, who was our original speaker, will be unable to present at this time. We hope to hear from her at a later date.

This is the business meeting information on Zoom:

Topic: KOS November 2021 Virtual Monthly Meetng
Time: Nov 10, 2021 06:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 491 155 1123
Passcode: 021021

After the KOS business meeting, we will attend the Miami Valley Orchid Society virtual meeting to hear Eric Sauer present on Maxillarias.

The Zoom for the MVOS meeting is:

Meeting ID: 836 8250 3551

Passcode: MVOS2021

The virtual meeting room will open at 6:15 for 15 min “visit” before we start the more structured portion of the meeting

Our usual format for our in-person meetings:
6:30-7:00Plant Doctor
Social Hour
Beginner’s Corner
7:00-7:30Business Meeting
7:40-8:30Educational presentation
8:30-9:00Show-N-Tell, Raffle


Upcoming events:

KOS meetings will be virtual through November 2021. A decision has not yet been made regarding the December meeting, which will be on December 8, 2021. This is our annual Holiday celebration with election of officers, and presentation of awards.

Past Meetings & Events

October 13, 2021 Virtual Meeting. Presentation by Edgar Stehli on Tolumnias on 10/12, followed by business meeting on 10/13. Then, members viewed MVOS presentation by Manny Aybar on Orchids of the Dominican Republic

September 8, 2011 Virtual meeting. Stephen Benjamin gave a virtual tour of his greenhouse

August 11, 2021 Virtual meeting-no presentation

July 14, 2021 Hybrid in person and virtual meeting at Immanuel Church of Christ, featuring Brian Spitler speaking on “Japanese Orchid Culture”

June 12, 2021 Hybrid in person and Zoom meeting at Jan Smith’s home, featuring the Hartman Orchid Sale

May 12, 2021 Zoom presentation by Debbie Halliday on “Orchid Care Tips”

April 14, 2021 Zoom presentation by Mary Gerritsen on “Masdevallias, Selected Species and How to Grow Them”

March 24, 2021 Zoom Presentation by Doug Martin on “Growing Hardy Orchids in Your Garden”

February 10, 2021 Zoom meeting; presentation by Pam LaRocco on “We’re Dendrobiums, Please Don’t Grow Us Like Cattleyas!”

January 12, 2021 Zoom meeting; presentation by Jeanne Rinehart of the Native Orchid Preservation Society (NOPES) on the Native Orchids of Kentucky and Surrounding states.


December 9, 2020 Zoom Holiday Party and Awards Event

November 11, 2020 Zoom meeting Kristin Uthus speaking on miniatures in “Honey I Shrunk the Orchids”

November 3, 2020 Zoom meeting; Kristin Uthus speaking on Miniature Cattleya Relatives (GCOS speaker)

October 14, 2020 Zoom meeting; Fred Clarke spoke on “Becoming an 80th Percentile Grower”

September 16, 2020 KOS Virtual Orchid Auction

September 9, 2020 Zoom meeting; Sam Tsui spoke on Multifloral Paphiopedilums

August 12, 2020 meeting switched to Zoom format. Presentation by Larry Zettler on Cuban Orchids and his research in their conservation

July 8, 2020 KOS meeting switched to Zoom format. Presentation by Stephen Benjamin on mounting orchids on plaques

June 11, 2020 KOS meeting cancelled due to pandemic; business meeting via Zoom; presentation by Peter Lin on Miniature Cattleya’s, via Zoom through the Miami Valley Orchid SOciety

May 13, 2020 KOS meeting cancelled because of pandemic; Zoom presentation by Doug Martin on Birds, Bees and Orchids

April 8, 2020 KOS meeting cancelled due to pandemic

March 11, 2020 KOS meeting. Guest Speaker: Michael Hinshaw, from Indianapolis, speaking on Culture of Phalaenopsis

Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2020 Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society Spring Show & Plant Sale. KOS had a display and members’ orchids won a total of 11 ribbons. Congrats!

Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2020 Kentucky Home Garden & Remodeling Show. KOS had a booth set up selling a wide variety of orchids.

Feb 14-16, 2020 Miami Valley Orchid Society Show. KOS had a display and members’ orchids won a total of 13 ribbons. Congrats!

Feb 12, 2020. KOS meeting. Guest speaker: Pam LaRocco on Preparing Your Plants for Displays and Shows

January 8, 2020. KOS meeting. Guest speaker: Brian Spitler on Dendrobiums