. . . 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.

Left.   Blc Prada Green Delux by Terry;   Right No ID Phal by Linda (Bial).


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

Our next meeting is on Monday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hessel Park Church.   This is a member sale event where donated orchids will be sold to members. We will also vote on the 2018 officers.  Nomination received at the September meeting are:  Joanne Miller, President; Terry Moore, Vice President; Linda Bial, Secretary; Mark Williams, Treasurer; Linda Bailey, Sale Chair; Terry Moore, Show Chair, Mitzi Williams, Editor.   If there are additional nominations, please contact Joanne. 

Also, mark your calendar for November 8 for our Annual Holiday Dinner.  Several restaurants are being considered for the venue.  We are looking for a place which has a private or semi-private space, an open menu, and no minimum expenditures or a down payment.   If you know of a good place, feel free to let Joanne know.