Meetings

Meetings

The Triangle Orchid Society meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:30 PM in the Doris Duke Center building at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, at 420 Anderson St., in Durham, NC (driving directions). Visitors are welcome!

Our meetings are interesting, informative, and fun!  There is always more to discover in the world of orchids.

At most meetings we have a guest speaker.  There are display tables for our members to bring and share their blooming orchids.  At each meeting, a handful of the fantastic plants members have shared are awarded ribbons.  There is also a fun orchid raffle at the end of the meeting, and sometimes plants for sale.

A few times during the year, when the speaker is not bringing their own plants to sell, TOS the members are invited to bring and sell their orchids to other TOS members.

Agenda:

 

7:00-7:30  Meeting preparation

Setting up display tables for member plants (with TOS there are two categories: greenhouse-grown and home-grown orchids), meeting the speaker, purchasing plants, and buying raffle tickets.

7:30-7:40   Announcements & Introductions

 Meeting begins – Announcements are made about upcoming events and guests are introduced.

7:40-8:30  Program

Our speakers are usually nationally-known orchid specialists. Programs are 40 minutes long with 5 – 10 minutes for questions. Our programs are intended to help us all better appreciate the wonderful and diverse world of orchids.

8:30-8:50  Social Break

We use this time to socialize, enjoy the blooming plants on the show table, purchase plants from vendors, vote for best show table orchids, and to buy raffle tickets.

8:50-9:00  Show Table Awards & Raffle

Time to give out ribbons to the best orchids on our show tables – voted on by the members.  Afterwards, we have a quick and fun raffle drawing.

9:00-9:30  Show Table Review

The speaker and/or some of our own veteran growers describe the orchids on the show tables and give us helpful information on classification and culture.

9:30  Meeting Ends