Bay Area Orchid Societies

CARMEL ORCHID SOCIETY
Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula
4590 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA
1st Monday of each month, 7:00 pm
(no meeting in May or September)
Mail:  PO Box 223462 Carmel, CA 93922-3462
www.carmelorchidsociety.org
President: John O’Connell
Vice President: Jerry Loomis
P. O. Box 223462, Carmel, CA 93922-3462
Email:  johnoconnell19@att.net
Newsletter Editor: John O’Connell
Email: johnoconnell19@att.net
Email: carmelorchidsociety@msn.com

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ORCHID SOCIETY
Friends Community Church
5688 N 1st Street
Fresno, CA 93726
1st Thursday, 6:30 pm; No July or December meeting.
President: Curtis Gean
Email: sierravista333@yahoo.com
Newsletter Editor: Fay Sun
Email: formomsun@hotmail.com

COASTAL VALLEY ORCHID SOCIETY
Lompoc Public Library, Grossman Gallery
1624 E. Nectarine Avenue Lompoc, CA 93436
3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m.
www.coastalvalleyorchidsociety.com
President: Phil Rietz, 805-736-3020
Newsletter Editor: Phil Rietz

DIABLO VIEW ORCHID SOCIETY
Contra Costa Water District Board Room
1331 Concord Avenue, Concord
2nd Thursday of each month, 7:30 pm
President: Marcia Hart
Co-Vice Presidents:
Betty Chinn & Lisa Chow
Newsletter Editor: Barry Hart
Email: dvosnews@gmail.com
Website: http://www.dvos.org

FIVE CITIES ORCHID SOCIETY
Arroyo Grande Women’s Community Center
211 Vernon St., Arroyo Grande, CA
PO Box 1066 Grover Beach, CA 93483-6710
www.fcos.org
2nd Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM
President: Chris Ehrler, 805-489-9046
Newsletter editor: Judy Scheithauer
Email:  mathmom43@comcast.net

GOLD COAST CYMBIDIUM GROWERS
San Mateo Garden Center
605 Parkside Way, San Mateo
3rd Friday, September-May, 7:30 pm
(December Joint Meeting with Peninsula Orchid Society)
http://goldcoastcymbidiumgrowers.com
Newsletter Editor: Weegie Caughlan, 650-948-2342
Email: goldcoastcymgrowers@gmail.com

GOLDEN GATE CYMBIDIUM SOCIETY
Meeting held September to June.
Normally on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
Nov – Dec, we meet 3rd Wednesday of the month.
At: Lakeside Garden Center
666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland
Questions? Email: goldengatecymbidiumsociety@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.goldengatecymbidiumsociety.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fast498449/

MALIHINI ORCHID SOCIETY 
San Jose City Hall, Room #120,
200 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95112
2nd Friday of each month, 7:30 pm
http://malihini.org/
Email: malihiniorchidsociety@yahoo.com
President:  Mike Bautista 1543 Kentfield Ave., Redwood City, CA 94061
Newsletter Editor: Mike Bautista 650-556-9599
1543 Kentfield Ave, Redwood City, CA 94061
Email: 5mb@batnet.com

MARIN ORCHID SOCIETY
BioMarin, Tamalpais Room
750 Linardo Street, San Rafael
4th Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm
www.marinorchidsociety.com
President: Ron Ludwig, 415-895-0667
Email: marin.orchids@gmail.com
Newsletter Editor: Sandra Merlo, 415-342-9110
PO Box 2329, Novato, CA 94948
Email: Marin.Orchids@gmail.com

MONTEREY BAY ORCHID SOCIETY
Lincoln Avenue Presbyterian Church
536 Lincoln Avenue, Salinas
2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm
President: Arron Yaras
Secretary:  Alice Giottonini
For more information, call 831-449-7869 or 831-663-3953
Email: granniealice@comcast.net

NAPA VALLEY ORCHID SOCIETY
Napa Valley Senior Activity Center
1500 Jefferson Street, Napa
2nd Friday of each month
https://nv-os.org
Email: info@nv-os.org
President: Paul Junberg
Newsletter Editor: Andy Walend
Email: aj_walend@yahoo.com

ORCHID SOCIETY OF CALIFORNIA
Lakeside Garden Center
666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland
3rd Monday of each month, 6:30 pm
AOS Judging: 6:30 pm
orchidsocietyofca.org
President: Carl Carter
Email: carl.m.carter@sbcglobal.net
Newsletter Editor: Carl Carter
Email: oscnews.OrchidSocietyofCa@gmail.com

ORCHID SOCIETY OF NORTHERN NEVADA
St. Mary’s Hospital, basement Conference Room
235 W. Sixth St., Reno, NV (dir. on website)
1st Thursday, 7:00 pm (no meeting in Jul or Dec)
www.osnnv.com
President:  Sean Abbott 775-356-6653
Email:  naturallinkorchids@yahoo.com
Newsletter editor: Gisela Hymmen 775-853-0421
Email: hymmen@sbcglobal.net

ORCHID SOCIETY OF SANTA BARBARA
Louise Lowry Davis Recreation Center
1232 De La Vina (at Victoria)
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
3rd Wednesday of each Month 7:30 PM
www.orchidsb.org
President: Frank Methmann, 805-566-0839
Email:  fmorchids@hotmail.com
Newsletter Editor: Heidi Kirkpatrick,  805-563-2894
Email:  orchidtrain@cox.net

PENINSULA ORCHID SOCIETY
San Mateo Garden Center
605 Parkside Way, San Mateo
4th Friday of each month (except December, 3rd Friday), 7:45 pm
Skill Session: 7:00 pm
http://penorchidsoc.org
President: Eric Levenson
Email: eric_levenson@pacbell.net
Newsletter Editor:  Isis Trenchard
Email: ijtenchard@gmail.com

PLEUROTHALLID ALLIANCE OF THE BAY AREA
Quarterly meetings at irregular times and locations.
Contact Kathy Parker for information about the next meeting
Kathy Parker
Email:  jandkparker@mindspring.com
No newsletter

SACRAMENTO ORCHID SOCIETY
Odd Fellows Hall
1831 Howe Avenue, Sacramento
1st Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm (Doors Open at 6:00 pm)
AOS Judging: 7:00 pm
www.sacramentoorchids.org
www.sacorchidshow.com
President: Doug Kubo
Email: orchids44@sbcglobal.net
Vice President: Joan Gunn
Email: jgunn4336@gmail.com
Newsletter Editor: Penelope Walgenbach
Email: pjwalgenbach@frontiernet.net

SACRAMENTO VALLEY CYMBIDIUM SOCIETY
Shepard Garden and Art Center
3330 McKinley Boulevard, Sacramento
4th Wednesday of January-June,
September-November, 7:00 PM
(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
www.sacramentocymbidiums.org
President: Jim Lothrop, 916-421-9615
Email: jdlothrop@sbcglobal.net
Newsletter Editor:  John Steele  916-538-1211
Email:  jsteele@elucidata.com

SAN FRANCISCO ORCHID SOCIETY
SF County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers)
9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, San Francisco
1st Tuesday of each Month, 7:30 pm
AOS Judging:  7:00 pm,
Skill Session:  7:00 pm
www.orchidsanfrancisco.org
President: Jeff Harris
Email:  info@orchidsanfrancisco.org
Newsletter Editor:  Angelique Fry
Email: newslettereditor@orchidsanfrancisco.org

SAN JOAQUIN ORCHID SOCIETY
San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation
3290 North Ad-Art Road
Stockton, CA 95215
(At Hwy. 99 and Cherokee Road east)
Gen. Mtg. 4th Mon of the month, 7:15 pm
Orchid Basics Mtg. 2nd Mon of the month, 7:15 pm
No meeting in December
President: Patty Reese
Email: patty@mynewyorkdiamonds.com
Newsletter Editor: Randy Baxter
Email: baxter-cauthen@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.sanjoaquinorchidsociety.org
Email: info@sanjoaquinorchidsociety.org

SANTA BARBARA CYMBIDIUM SOCIETY
Louise Lowry Davis Recreation Center
1232 De La Vina (at Victoria)
2nd Wed of the month, except December, March and August
President:  Phil Watt 805-967-7565
Email:  wattphil@gmail.com
Newsletter Editor:  Heidi Kirkpatrick 805-563-2894
orchidtrain@cox.net

SANTA CLARA VALLEY ORCHID SOCIETY
American Legion Hall
1504 Minnesota (near Meridian), San Jose
1st Wednesday of each month 7:30 pm
No December meeting
www.santaclaravalleyorchidsociety.org
President: Dave Smitt
Treasurer: Sandi Fox
Email: foxsandi@yahoo.com
Newsletter Editor:  Ed Nazzal
Email: paphman@gmail.com

SANTA CRUZ ORCHID SOCIETY
Live Oak Grange Hall
1900 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz
1st Friday of each month, 7:30 pm
www.santacruzorchidsociety.org
President: Colin Smith
Vice President: Vicky Smith,  831-336-2688
Email:  orchids@cruzio.com
Newsletter Editor:  Colin Smith
Email:  Colinsmithh@yahoo.com

SANTA MARIA ORCHID SOCIETY
Quail Meadows Club House
Just south of Santa Maria Way (off College), Santa Maria
1st Wednesday of every month except January & July at 7 PM
President:  Steve Burton 805-937-3493
email: sb48@ymail.com
Lisa Hall, 805-739-1934
Email: lchall1@verizon.net
Newsletter Editor: Duane Williams
Email: duanejw7@comcast.net

SONOMA COUNTY ORCHID SOCIETY
Veterans Memorial Building (Dining Room)
1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa
(Across from County Fairgrounds)
2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm
www.sonomaorchids.com
President: Alison Bies
Email: president@sonomaorchids.com
Newsletter Editor: Ann Possinger
Email:  newsletter@sonomaorchids.com

TROPICAL PLANT SOCIETY OF MODESTO
Stanislaus Union School (multi-purpose room)
1931 Kiernan Avenue, Modesto, CA 95356
3rd Tuesday, Sept – May, 7:30 pm
President: Susan Wedegaetner
Newsletter Editor:  Susan Wedegaertner 209-545-4732
1348 Kiernan Avenue
Modesto, CA 95356
Email: suewede@clearwire.net