Membership in the Foothills Orchid Society is available to individuals of any age or expertise who have a passion for orchids.
As a member, you'll have the opportunity to socialize with other orchid enthusiasts while learning and sharing experiences about orchids, their culture and history.
We invite you to attend one of our meetings as a guest and see for yourself the excitement that orchids generate and while there, inquire about membership.
Our meetings are held monthly from September to June on the Monday evening following the 4th Sunday (unless otherwise specified) at the Marda Loop Community Association Hall. The meetings run from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
At our meetings, we have a program of guest speakers, slide shows and demonstrations. There is a silent auction where members and speakers can sell orchid plants and related items*, a monthly raffle, a show table of members' blooming plants and refreshments. We also have a number of social events each year including an annual Christmas Social and a fundraising auction that includes a membership appreciation supper. The society also maintains a borrowing library of orchid related literature*.
The social atmosphere of our meetings provides and excellent opportunity to tap into the wealth of experience or our members.
*You MUST have a current membership to participate in plant sales, the silent auction and / or borrow books from our library.
Our newsletter is emailed out the week prior to our monthly meeting, to notify members of the meeting and introduce our meeting program for the month. It also contains informative articles on various orchid related topics, members photographs and notices of upcoming orchid shows and other club events.
HOW TO JOIN
Our membership year runs from September through June (we do not hold meetings in July & August). Membership fees are $30 per year (cash or cheque) and all memberships expire at the end of August; we do not pro-rate fees**.
To join the Society, simply download and fill out a copy of our application form and bring it along to the next meeting with your fees (cash, cheque, debit & credit cards accepted). You can also mail the completed form to our post office box along with your cheque. For further information contact us at email@example.com and / or check us out on Facebook at facebook.
Our membership application form can be found here.
For members wishing to sell plants in our silent auction, a printable copy of the bidding form can be downloaded here.
**Some exceptions may apply