Membership 

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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Who We Are

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

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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.

Next Meeting


Oue next meeting is the Holiday Dinner on  Sunday November 12 at 5 p.m.  This year's venue is Attie's Bar and Grill in Urbana.  Members are welcome to bring guests.  All members will receive an orchid as a present.  Please contact Joanne to reserve your place by November 1.  (Please note the date of the Dinner was incorrect in previous posts.  )


This is the last meeting of the year, but mark your calendar for 2018 meeting dates starting on Monday, January 8.












Bulbophyllum carunculatum by Terry (left);  Bulbophylum 'Lovely Elizabeth' (center) and  Vanda 'Tokyo Blue' both by Joanne.

Welcome 

. . . 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.