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 JCC

GROS 2016-2017 Season Schedule

September 6, 2016 – Claudio Rossi from Cloud’s Orchids – ‘Easy Oddballs’

Brighton Town Hall, downstairs conference room, 7:15 p.m. general meeting

Orchids 101 Meeting in Brighton Town Hall downstairs conference room, 6 p.m. – Topic: ‘Roots’

October 3, 2016 – Annual Auction

Brighton Town Hall, downstairs conference room; doors open at 6 p.m., Auction starts at 6:30 p.m.

No Orchids 101 Meeting

November, 2016 – Mid-America Orchid Congress

Field trip November 12-13 to the Mid-America Congress in Buffalo, NY; details later

There WILL be a Orchids 101 Meeting in November! Yes! We will be discussing “Light and Its Importance to Orchids.” Since we will not be having our regular meeting afterwards, the Orchids 101 meeting will not be limited to the normal 30 minute talk with 15 minutes of Q&A. Please note that the location for Orchids 101 in November will be at the Penfield Library in the Ruth Braman Room.

December 5, 2016: Holiday Party, details on Home page!

Brighton Town Hall, downstairs conference room.

Orchids 101 Meeting in Brighton Town Hall downstairs conference room, 6 p.m. – Topic: “Water”

January 2, 2017 – Carol Butcher, “Paph. delenatii and Its Hybrids”

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

February 6, 2017 – Fran Murphy, “A Tropical Trip to Hawaii – Part One”

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. – Repotting Part 2: Media

March 6, 2017 – Leon Glicenstein, “A Few Habenarias”

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

April 3, 2017: New! Next Meeting: April 3, 2017 – Orchid Viruses

Virus in Orchids — Kim Hober will present a short talk, and co-president Jeanne Kaeding will demonstrate an orchid virus detection kit. Agdia, Inc. is donating a virus testing kit for the GROS to experiment with. We will be able to do 5 samples, which we will do these in front of the audience at the meeting.

As there will be no outside speaker, members can bring in their plants for sale or trade. There will be no pre-meeting dinner in April.

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. –

Beginner’s Meeting (Orchids 101) “Pot and Take” – Bill Renick has a cattleya compot that he will break up. All members in attendance will get individual seedlings to take home and try to grow.

May 8, 2017: Linda Wilhelm – “The Real Miltonias”

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. – “Pot and Take” – All members in attendance can pot up and take home a Cymbidium seedling.

June 11, 2017: TBA

GROS Annual Picnic

Pondview Shelter, Mendon Ponds Park

No Orchids 101 Meeting