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The National Capital Orchid Society


Meetings are held at the United States National Arboretum. The Arboretum is located in northeast Washington, D.C., 2.2 miles from the U.S. Capitol. Bladensburg Road borders it on the west, on the north by New York Avenue, and on the south by M Street. Visitor entrances are located on New York Avenue and on R Street; however, only the R Street entrance is open in the evenings.

Membersí meetings will be held the 3rd Monday of each month (except for June, July, August, October and December) in the auditorium that is located in the Administration building at the Arboretum. Arboretum grounds will be open at 6:30pm. Members are encouraged to bring in plants for the meeting show table. Entries for the show table must be submitted by 7:15pm. Show Table judging will begin between 7:15 and 7:30pm. The business meeting will begin at 8:00pm, followed by the speaker's presentation, which usually concludes by 9:30pm, then a review of the Show Table results. We leave the Arboretum grounds by 10:00pm.

NCOS Monthly Meetings for 2015

Monday, January 18 - Speaker: Dan Gillespie
NCOS Member
Topic: “Orchids of Sierra Leone”

Monday, February 16 - Speaker: David Sorokowsky
Paph Paradise (California)
Topic: “Albino Paphiopedilums”

Monday, March 16 - Speaker: Dennis Whigham
Topic: “Native American Orchid program at SERC”

Monday, April 20- Speaker: Barry Woolf
NCOS Member
Topic: “Culture of Asian / Miniature Cymbidiums”

Monday, May 18 - Speaker: Ken Cameron
Topic: “Vanilla”

Sunday, June 28 - Combined Summer Picnic & Monthly Meeting
Location: North Chevy Chase Christian Church, Chevy Chase, MD
Food, Fun, Show Table, and Camaraderie Galore!

July and August (No Monthly Meeting)

Monday, September 21 - Speaker: Guillermo Salizar
Topic: “Epidendrum Species and Culture”

October (No regular Monthly Meeting)
Members are encouraged to attend NCOS Annual Fall Show events.

Monday, November 17 - Speaker: TBD
Monday, December 14 - Combined Annual Meeting & Holiday Fête.
Brief Annual Meeting, Festive Potluck Feast, Show Table, Annual Awards Presentation, Slide Show, and Fun! Gordon Slaymaker, speaker.

If you have a topic of interest or someone you would like to hear speak at our monthly meeting and/or want to help guest speakers, please contact Nancy Mountford, NCOS President-Elect and Program Coordinator at covelab@chesapeake.net.