Meetings

Our Meetings

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.

Meeting Agenda

  • “Orchids 101” Meeting  6:00 p.m.
  • Social “Hour” (free-form schmoozing) 7:00 – 7:15 p.m.
  • Main meeting begins at 7:15 p.m.

Map to Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center

GROS 2019-2020 Season Schedule

Monday, September 9, 2019 – Claudio Rossi –
“Nobile Dendrobiums: Past, Present, and Future”

Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center 7:15 p.m. in one section of the Auditorium.

Orchids 101 Meeting in JCC Yiddish Center room, 6 p.m. – Topic TBA.

Monday, October 7, 2019 – Kristen Uthus/New World Orchids – Japanese Orchids: The Small and the Mighty”

Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618.

Rear entrance to access conference room on lower level.

Orchids 101 Meeting  Topic TBA

Monday, November 4, 2019 – Fred Clarke/Sunset Valley Orchids – “Becoming an 80 Percentile Grower”

Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center 7:15 p.m. in one section of the Auditorium.

Orchids 101 Meeting in JCC Yiddish Center room, 6 p.m. – Craig Smith & Jeanne Kaeding – Growing under lights – LED vs. florescent lights, demonstration with light fixtures.

Monday, December 2, 2018 – No speaker planned. GROS Auction?

Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center 7:15 p.m. in one section of the Auditorium.

Orchids 101 Meeting in JCC Yiddish Center room, 6 p.m. – Topic TBA

Monday, January 6, 2020 – TBA

Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center 7:15 p.m. general meeting in one section of the Auditorium

Orchids 101 Meeting in JCC Yiddish Center room, 6 p.m. – Topic: Leaf Fungus in Cattleyas

Monday, February 3, 2020 – Peter Tobias/OCA – TBA

Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center 7:15 p.m. general meeting in one section of the Auditorium

Orchids 101 Meeting in JCC Yiddish Center room, 6 p.m. – Topic: Leaf Fungus in Cattleyas

Monday, March 2, 2020 – TBA

Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center 7:15 p.m. general meeting in one section of the Auditorium

Orchids 101 Meeting in JCC Yiddish Center room, 6 p.m. – Topic TBA

Monday, April 6, 2020 – Peter T. Lin of Diamond Orchids

Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center 7:15 p.m. general meeting in one section of the Auditorium

Orchids 101 Meeting in JCC Yiddish Center room, 6 p.m. – Topic TBA

Monday, May 4, 2020 – Alan Koch/Gold Country Orchids – TBA

Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center 7:15 p.m. general meeting in one section of the Auditorium

Orchids 101 Meeting in JCC Yiddish Center room, 6 p.m. – Topic TBA

Saturday, sometime in July, 2020 – TBA

GROS Annual Picnic

A nonprofit orchid society based in Rochester, NY.