Who We Are

​Central Illinois Orchid Society was founded in 1958. Our members come from Champaign-Urbana and surrounding cities.

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, November 6, at 5 p.m., at the Olive Garden restaurant in Champaign.   Members are welcome to bring guests.  The deadline for reservation is Saturday, October 29.  Please contact Joanne Miller if you plan to attend, and if you will be bringing a guest.     This is our Holiday Dinner Outing, and is the last meeting of the year.  Members will get to pick an orchid as a present from the Society. 


We invite you to join the Central Illinois Orchid Society. Membership is only $15 for the first member and $25 for a couple. Click on the read more for a printable PDF. Please mail the form and check as directed or bring them to the next meeting. Hope to see you soon!

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. . . to the Central Illinois Orchid Society web page. We are a diverse group of people interested in growing and/or enjoying orchids. We welcome anyone to attend our meetings and events whether you have never grown an orchid or you are an experienced grower.

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Our mission is to:

  1. Exchange orchid-related information among orchid hobbyists;
  2. Provide a forum for disseminating orchid-growing information through educational programs offered to its members and the public;
  3. Support local and global orchid conservation efforts;
  4. Enjoy the fellowship of others who share a fascination with orchids.

Our October Member Sale went very well.  Thanks to those who attended and bought plants.  If you are unfamiliar with the plant you bought, there is always a member who is familiar with it, so don't hesitate to ask. 

If you bought the Phalaenopsis, we will be looking forward to seeing them in flower at our show. 

Terry reported another great news.  He and his friends' table display was selected Best in Clas at the Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale.  Many of their plants received awards also.  Way to go Terry!  For the full image, see our Society's Face Book Page.

At our Show, we have not arranged our plants as done in other shows like this--it would be fun to do that in the future, wouldn't it?