Calendar of Events


November 18 - GLOS General Meeting. Eric Sauer will talk about South American Cattleyas

September 16 - GLOS General Meeting. Dot will talk about orchid name tags

August 19 - Special Meeting - Kristen Uthus will talk about Japanese Orchids

July 22 - Annual Picnic - DeWitt Granger Meadows Park. Pavilion #1

June 17 - Special Meeting - Jerrie Nichols - a little orchid history

May 20 - General Meeting - John Curtin from the Michigan Orchid Society will talk about Lycastes and their culture.

April 11 - Special Meeting - Dave Miller will talk about Tolumnia orchids and their culture.

March 11 - General Meeting - Doris Asher will moderate a discussion "What is your Problem (with Orchids)?"

January 21 - General Meeting - Orchid diseases and pests. Rob Halgren will moderate.

February 25-26 - GLOS Show - Doris Asher, Show Manager


October 8 - All State Orchid Societies Meeting - Featured Speaker is Carlos Fighetti.

September 17 - GLOS General Meeting. Speaker is Rick Lockwood whose talk is "What do orchids eat?"

July 23 - Annual Picnic - DeWitt Granger Meadows Park. Pavilion #1

March 19 - General Meeting - Leo Schordje will talk about how to have an ever-blooming orchid collection

February 27-28 - GLOS Show - Doris Asher, Show Manager

January 16 - General Meeting - Mini-workshops. Dividing a multi-growth plant.


November 21 - GLOS General Meeting - Speaker Dr. Kristen Uthus of New World Orchids, Manchester MI

October 10 - All State Orchid Societies Meeting - Speaker Chris Purver, Curator, Eric Young Orchid Foundation, Isle of Jersey, UK. His presentation will be "An Overview of the Eric Young Foundation."

September 19, 2015 - GLOS General Meeting. Speaker is Joe Peterson who will talk about judging orchids

July 20 - Annual Picnic - DeWitt Granger Meadows Park. Pavilion #1

May 16th - General Meeting - Sandy Ohlund’s talk: “Butterflies, Spiders, Clowns and Tricks: Psychopsis, Brassia, Rossioglossum and Trichopilia---Weirdness in the Oncidiinae.”

March 21st - General Meeting - Alex Challis will talk about minis in the Vandaceous group.

February 28-March 1 - GLOS Show - Pete Ostlund, Show Manager

January 17 - General Meeting - Mini-workshops. Topics include mounting orchids, terrariums, and preparing plants for shows.


November 15, 2014 - General Meeting - Speaker: Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids, California will talk about Aussie Dendrobiums

October 18, 2014 - Special Joint Meeting with Saginaw Valley OS and Ann Arbor OS, Dunes/Kalamazoo OS, Michigan OS, Grand Valley OS & NW Michigan OS. Time: 5:00 pm. Speaker: Norito Hasegawa

September 20, 2014 - General Meeting - Speaker: Marni Turkel

July 20, 2014 - Annual Picnic - DeWitt Granger Meadows Park. Pavilion #1

May 16, 2014 - General Meeting - Graham Wood from Leuhua Orchids, Hawaii, will talk about Maudiae Paphs.

March 15, 2014 - General Meeting - Brian Jorg will give a presentation on "Orchids of Eastern North America."

February 22-23, 2014 - GLOS Show - Pete Ostlund, Show Manager

January 18, 2014 - General Meeting - Mini-workshops about growing slipper orchids


November 16th, 2013 - General Meeting - Speaker: Krum Sotirov will talk about orchid pests and diseases.

September 21, 2013 - General Meeting - Speaker: John Stubbings, Clown Alley Orchids

August 9, 2013 (Friday) - Field trip to Raker Trial Gardens, Litchfield, MI

July 21, 2013 - Annual Picnic - DeWitt Granger Meadows Park. Pavilion #1

May 17, 2013 (Friday) - General Meeting - Allen Black will speak on Brassavola intergenerics

March 16, 2013 - General Meeting - Mac Rivenbark from MacOrchids will talk about Philippine Orchids.

February 23-24, 2013 - GLOS Show - Pete Ostlund, Show Manager

January 19, 2013 - General Meeting - Mini-workshops on building a terrarium, orchid potting media, deflasking, and growing hardy orchids.


November 17th, 2012 - General Meeting - Speaker: Rich Schlote, Mystic Orchids, topic: "Weird and Wonderful"

September 15, 2012 - General Meeting - Harry Akagi from H&R Orchids will be our speaker.

July 15, 2012 - Annual Picnic - DeWitt Granger Meadows Park. Pavilion #1

May 18, 2012 - General Meeting - Note: This is a Friday meeting. Dave Miller's talk will be "Vacationing Without Your Orchids."

March 17, 2012 - General Meeting - Jim Heilig will talk about Angraecoids.

February 25-26, 2012 - GLOS Show - Jim Leaman, Show Manager

February 18, 2012 - Special Meeting - Speaker Harold Koopowitz "Paphs"

January 21, 2012 - General Meeting - This meeting will feature a discussion on getting your orchid(s) ready for showing -- in preparation for our February show.


November 26-27, 2011 - Saginaw Valley Orchid Society Show, Midland, MI

November 19th, 2011 - General Meeting - Rob Halgren (Littlefrog Farm): "Orchid Growing Under Lights"

November 12-13, 2011 - Michiana Orchid Society Show, Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, IN

September 17th 2011 - General Meeting - Dr. Clair Ossian: “Dendrobium culture: care and feeding of the most popular sections”

August 2011 - Extracurricular Activity.  Tour of Raker’s Acres experimental test gardens.   Bill Cadman will coordinate.   Date is weather dependent and will be announced later.

July 17, 2011 - GLOS picnic.  New place: Granger Park in DeWitt. Map and directions are posted in the Calypso.

May - Extracurricular Activity.  Marilyn Lee will coordinate.  Local Tour of blooming native orchids.  Date is weather dependent and will be announced later.

May 14th, 2011 - General/Business Meeting - Tom Nelson: A Family Orchid Vacation To The Great Lakes And Points Beyond

April 16-17, 2011 - Michigan Orchid Society Show

March 19-20, 2011 - Ann Arbor Orchid Society Show at Mattheii Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor.  Jerrie Nichols, Display Chair

March 19, 2011 - General Meeting - Workshop on “Why Won’t It Bloom?” Jerrie, Dot, Pete Ostlund Moderators

February 26-27, 2011 - GLOS Show - Jim Leaman, Show Manager

January 22-23, 2011 - Grand Valley Orchid Society Show at Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids

January 15, 2011- General Meeting - Speaker Harvey Divinigracia from the Michigan Orchid Society:  “Growing Cattleyas On Your Windowsill”


November 27-28, 2010 - Saginaw Valley Orchid Society Show, Midland Resort & Convention Center, Midland, MI.  Bill Cadman & Jim Leaman, Display Chairs

November 20 - GLOS General Meeting. Speaker will be Brenda Oviatt of Botanica, Ltd. Her talk will be on Angraecoid Orchids: Keeping a Piece of Nature Alive.

October 23-24, 2010 - Michiana Orchid Society Show Notre Dame Indiana. Marilyn Lee, Display Chair

September 18 - GLOS General Meeting. Speaker will be Ray Barkalow of First Rays Orchids. His talk will be on growing orchids semi-hydroponically.

July - GLOS Picnic

May 15 - GLOS Annual Business Meeting. Tentative speaker is Roger Zielinski from Raising Rareties

March 20 - GLOS General Meeting - Don Garling will talk about designing and constructing displays.

February 26 - 28 - GLOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale.

January 16 - GLOS General Meeting. Lynn O'Shaughnessy will demonstrate and discuss photographing orchids.


December 14 - GLOS Board Meeting at Shannon’s

December 5 - Porters Orchids Holiday Open House

November 28-29 - Saginaw Valley Orchid Society Show, Midland Resort & Convention Center, Midland, MI - Please bring plants to Bill Cadman’s on Tuesday, November 24 between 6 - 9 pm, or call Bill to make other arrangements. Bill and Jim will put together the display and bring it back.

November 14 - GLOS General Meeting - Note: This is the 2nd Saturday, not the usual third

October 30 – November 1: The Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee would like to invite you to participate in our fall 2009 50th Anniversary Mid-America Orchid Congress show and sale. The show will be held at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin.

October 17 - Special GLOS Meeting: Topic: Orchid Potting Media and Techniques.

September 19 - GLOS General Meeting -- speaker will be Dick Wells, topic is Phalaenopsis.

August 22 - New Members Meeting at Porter’s Orchids, 2:00 pm

August 15 - Porter’s Orchids Summer Open House, 10 am - 5 pm: Light lunch & 25% off orchid plants.

August 10 - GLOS Board Meeting tentatively at Pete Ostlund’s at 7:00 pm

July 19 - GLOS annual picnic at Wonch Park in Okemos. Info included in the July Calypso.

June 13 - GLOS activity: Garden and Growing Space Tour.

May 23 - 24 - North Western Michigan Orchid Society Show in Traverse City.

May 9 - GLOS General Meeting. Speaker: Lynn Bugenske from BetterFinds, LLC, Specimen & Architectural Grade Michigan Natives. This is also our Annual Business Meeting: election of officers for the year.

April 18 - 19 - Ann Arbor Orchid Society Show at Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor

April 4 - 5 - Michigan Orchid Society Show at the MSU Management Center in Troy

March 27 - 29 - Mid-America Orchid Congress at the Columbus, Ohio, Airport Marriott Hotel

March 21 - GLOS General Meeting. Speaker: Rachel Olsen from the Entomology Dept. at MSU will present: A Bugs Eye View of an Orchid.

February 28 - March 1: Annual GLOS Orchid Show and Sale at MSU.

January 24 - 25 - Grand Valley Orchid Society Show at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids.

January 17 - GLOS General Meeting. Speakers: MDOT staff botanists and endangered species experts Dave Schuen and Ulrika Zay


December 8: GLOS Board and Show Chair Meeting: 7:00 pm at Bill Cadman's.

November 29-30 - Saginaw Valley Orchid Society Show in Midland. Bill Cadman & Jim Heilig will collect plants and do the display.

November 15 - GLOS General Meeting. Speaker: Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids. Fred's topic will be: "New Hybrids with Catasetum, Cycnoches and Mormodes."

November 8-9 - Michiana Orchid Society Show at Holy Cross College, Notre Dame (South Bend), IN. Marilyn Lee will collect plants and do the display.

October 18 - GLOS New Member meeting: 2:00 pm at Porter's Orchids. This will be a potting demonstration and a question and answer session. For more information, please consult the September 2008 Calypso.

October 13 - GLOS Board Meeting at Leslie Behm's.

October 11-12 - Three Rivers Orchid Society Show in Fort Wayne, IN.

September 20 - GLOS General Meeting. Speaker: Ernie from EnLightened Orchids.

July 13 - Our annual picnic, this year at Wonch Park in Okemos.

June 8 - The GLOS Study Group meeting at Green Acres Orchids, 2:00 p.m.

May 24-25 - Northwestern Michigan OS Show -- Traverse City
Lynn O’Shaughnessy and Doris Asher are taking responsibility for collecting plants and setting up the Society display for the Memorial Day Show. Please bring orchids to Doris’ house between 3:00 and 8:00 on Wednesday, May 21st – or phone/e-mail her to make other arrangements.

May 10 - GLOS General Meeting. Speaker: Rob Halgren of Little Frog Farm Orchids. Rob’s talk: “Little Frogs and Little Orchids”
This is also our “Business Meeting” where we elect the officers for the coming year. Please be sure to come and vote.

April 12/13 - Ann Arbor Orchid Society Show at the Matthai Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor, MI.

March 15 - GLOS General Meeting. Our speaker will be Lynn O'Shaughnessy. Her talk is entitled: “My Experience at Growing Specimen Plants” From Lynn:

"I have been growing orchids for 18 years and specialize in growing plants of the pleurothallid alliance. I have won over 300 AOS awards for my plants.  Of those, 37 were for culture including three CCE awards (Certificate of Cultural Excellence).  I will show some photos of spectacular specimen plants, talk about how I grew them.  Regardless of what your favorite orchid is, you should be able to pick up some tips to help you grow your own specimen plants."

Visit Lynn's website The Pleurothallid Alliance

March 15/16 - Michigan Orchid Society show at the MSU Management Center in Troy, MI.

March 12, 19, 26, 7:00/8:30 pm - orchid classes given by GLOS members at MSU. Please see Downloads: GLOS Orchid Classes at MSU on the home page for more information.

Feb. 22/23 - GLOS Annual Orchid Show at the Plant and Soil Science Building headhouse at MSU. Map.

Feb. 2/3 - Grand Valley Orchid Society Show, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI.

    Jan 23-27 - 19th World Orchid Congress

Jan 19, 2008 - GLOS General Meeting. Speaker Suphattra Joy Sloup will have a demonstration on her techniques for making orchids out of clay.