Past Events

October 2022 Meeting

President Steve Dorsey opened the meeting and welcomed new members. He thanked Andy Wright for hosting our August picnic. He announced the need for some short term help with the Nominations and Audit committees and called for volunteers. Steve and George Grantham spoke about George doing a group order of Kiwi Bark from SVO orchids. Contact George by tomorrow to participate. Joe Grienauer reviewed the NWOS Library. Treasurer Bill Leicht asked people to cash checks promptly. Mike Pearson spoke about participation in the WA State Fair and encouraged us to send blooming plants down to the Orchid display. 2nd Vice President Ben Johnson asked for blooming plants that he could take down to the Oregon Orchid Show in Portland.

September 2022 Meeting

President Steve Dorsey opened the meeting and welcomed new members. He thanked Andy Wright for hosting our August picnic. He announced the need for some short term help with the Nominations and Audit committees and called for volunteers. Steve and George Grantham spoke about George doing a group order of Kiwi Bark from SVO orchids. Contact George by tomorrow to participate. Joe Grienauer reviewed the NWOS Library. Treasurer Bill Leicht asked people to cash checks promptly. Mike Pearson spoke about participation in the WA State Fair and encouraged us to send blooming plants down to the Orchid display. 2nd Vice President Ben Johnson asked for blooming plants that he could take down to the Oregon Orchid Show in Portland.

October 10 2022 Meeting: Speaker, Tyler Albrecht – “An Exploration of the Fluffy and Puffy Parvisepalum Paphiopedilums”

Tyler Albrecht was born and raised in Silicon Valley but currently resides in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his wife Dana and two children Reece and Reagan. Between running Reagan to her horse riding lessons 5 days a week and taking Reece to the Taekwondo studio three days a week. Not forgetting the multiple day competitions for both, Tyler is able to mix in dates with Dana and repotting orchids. 

May 2022 Meeting

NWOS president Steve Dorsey welcomed new people to our group. We then went right into the night’s main event. First vice president Robert Culver introduced our speaker, Bill Goldner, PhD, who came to us via a Zoom presentation.

April 2022 Meeting

Our speaker, Theresa Hill, reviewed Paphiopedlium charlesworthii. She covered its natural history, it’s cultivation as well as its multiple forms. Culture was covered along with the contributions this species provides in its hybrids.

Potting Clinic – May 7 2022

Come with questions, get some answers. Bring up to three plants. Then add some hands-on experience, with guidance from our volunteer members. Potting media and some pots will be available on site.
It’s a night of fun and learning, and your orchids will thank you.

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