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 – Spring Show Planning & Member Appreciation Night

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: General Orchid Identification by Genera – with Fran Murphy

Monday, February 3, 2020 – Peter Tobias/How and Why to do Orchid Conservation

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: Cattleyas: how to grow, roots, when to repot, how to divide, fertilizer, summer growing outdoors. If you have a Cattleya and it needs help bring it in to review. Please bring in the beginners book from our January Meeting. With Fran Murphy

Monday, March 2, 2020 – Jeanne Kaeding – “Encyclia: My Continuing Education on a Genus I Love”

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. – Paphiopedilums

Monday, April 6, 2020 – Cancelled

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 – Cancelled

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

July, 2020 – Cancelled due to Covid-19 health concerns.

GROS Annual Picnic

A nonprofit orchid society based in Rochester, NY.