The Society has over 100 members, from Southern Alberta, with most of the concentration coming from the Calgary area. The club holds meetings ten months of the year in Calgary, presents an annual show, publishes a monthly newsletter and organises group orders from various international suppliers. Membership is available to individuals of any age or expertise who show a sincere interest in orchids.
Membership with FOS gives you the opportunity to socialize with other, local, orchid enthusiasts while learning more about orchid beauty, culture and history. The 10 monthly presentations are geared toward inspiring orchid enthusiasm; from talks on cutting-edge cultural technologies, to exposure to different methods of growing, to expanding your exposure to various orchid species, you're sure to find your niche in the FOS group. We invite you to attend our meeting as a guest and see for yourself the excitement that orchids generate and while there, inquire about membership.
At our meetings, we have a regular program of guest speakers, slide shows, and demonstrations. There is also sales of orchids and orchid supplies, a raffle table, a show table of member's plants, and refreshments. The Society maintains a borrowing library of orchid related literature for use by the members. The meetings provide an opportunity to tap the wealth of experience represented by our more experienced members. Our club members are very friendly, and always open to questions regarding orchid culture. You may also pick up various orchid potting supplies, fertilizers, books and plants at very reasonable prices. We also have a few social events each year, including an annual potluck Christmas party or Christmas Social at a local restaurant.
Our newsletter comes out a week before each meeting, and notifies members of upcoming meetings, orchid shows and other club events. We also have informative articles on orchid culture, conservation, club events, and other issues of interest to members.
HOW TO JOIN
Dues are held to a minimum and normally cover the expenses associated with programs that are put on at each meeting. Our membership year runs from September through June; we do not hold meetings in July & August. Membership fees are $30 per year and all memberships expire in September*; we do not pro-rate fees. To join the Society, please come to a meeting (first one is free!) or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also print off and mail in the membership application form found here
We also encourage you to reach out to us on facebook.
*Some exceptions may apply