Our next meeting

Our Next Meeting: - Monday, May 8, 2023 - at the JCC!

Ron McHatton

Ron McHatton - Greenhouse Chat - Live!

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Open to the Public

Meeting is Open to the Public!

Next Meeting: Monday, May 8, 2023

Greenhouse Chat Live!

With Ron McHatton

J oin us at the JCC in May as Ron McHatton, the American Orchid Society’s Director of Education & Regional Operations, hosts a special in-person edition of his popular online “Greenhouse Chat.” All GROS members with current dues paid, may bring in one plant with which they are having issues – to ask Ron’s expert advice. We will get to as many plants as possible in the allotted time, but will strive to cover a variety of genus/topics. We have one hour to do this.

A chemist by training, Ron was Apopka (FL) production manager for Kerry’s Nursery, one of the largest wholesale orchid nurseries in the United States. In addition to his professional positions Ron is an accredited AOS Judge. His Greenhouse Chats have covered a diverse range of orchid growing topics over the years.

The doors open at the JCC at 6:00 p.m., and the meeting will get under way at 6:30 p.m., as usual. Don’t forget to bring in your flowering plants for the Show Table – We’ll see you there!

photo of Dr. Ron McHatton, American Orchid Society officer

Our Meetings

The Genesee Region Orchid Society (GROS) is a 501(c) non-profit organization based in Rochester, NY.

Our regular meeting night is the first Monday following the first Sunday of each month. We occasionally change the meeting date as our schedule requires, but we always list the correct date well in advance both on this website and in our monthly newsletter. Our meetings are open to everyone without charge – feel free to attend and find out what our Society is all about!

Meetings typically consist of a brief business meeting to conduct our club’s routine activities, a special presentation on an orchid subject, an orchid raffle (2 tickets for $1), and a Show Table where members can display their flowering plants for everyone to see. For more information, please contact any of our officers.

See our entire meeting schedule with all locations and maps here.


Membership includes:

    • Free admission to our annual Spring Show
    • Notices of special vendor discounts and pre-ordering opportunities
    • Voting privileges for officers and constitutional changes.

Click here to see our Bylaws.

The dues for single membership are $20. Family membership dues are $25. You can download a membership application here.

You can also join online here and pay securely with PayPal – you don’t need to have a PayPal account, and can pay with your credit or debit card.