The San Francisco Orchid Society meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

Located at San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers), adjacent to the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum (at Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, San Francisco).

Plants submitted for American Orchid Society Judging must be entered between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker: N/A

SFOS Holiday Party & Dinner

Mark your calendar and plan to attend SFOS’s annual Chanachriskwanzafestivsolst, aka Christmas Party and Feast. We will not have a speaker in December, but rather focus on you, our members, the most valuable assets of our society. Because you make this society shine so brightly all year long we are pulling out the stops and will be providing the main courses – like roast turkey and vegetarian lasagna. We ask that you provide some of your favorite side dishes like salads, veggies, desserts, and beverages (but no alcohol please), to share.

We will provide cards for you to label your dish and list key ingredients for those with dietary concerns or food allergies (especially if it has nuts or shellfish). We also will supply disposable tableware but encourage you to bring your own non-disposable dinnerware so that we can reduce waste and you can dine in the luxury that you are accustomed.

Rather than purchasing tickets for the opportunity table as we typically do at other monthly meetings, this month everyone will get one free ticket and we will give away plants until all are gone. We also encourage everyone to contribute to the opportunity table by bringing plants and plant related items – particularly those that might be good for newer members. The more the merrier!

And as usual, we will have our wonderful Show and Tell table, so bring in your plants and share your blooming triumphs with all your fellow orchidphiles. Is there a better way to experience the joy of the season?

Most importantly, let’s join together and celebrate the end of the year, and wish for a loving, peaceful, and safe year ahead for us all.

If you are planning on attending December 4th, please RSVP ASAP so that we have an accurate count of attendees and can plan accordingly.

To RSVP click here:

Holiday Dinner 2018 Signup

Opportunity Table: TBD

Skills Session at 7:00 pm: N/A

Upcoming SFOS Meetings

  • Dec 2018: Holiday Party
  • Jan 2019: TBA
  • Feb 2019: Stig Dalstrom – Paphiopedilums of Bhutan
  • Mar 2019: Santiago Ramirez – Orchids and Bees