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The OCEAN STATE ORCHID SOCIETY was organized in the fall of 2002. The purpose of the Society is to create, promote, develop and preserve a group dedicated to the education and enjoyment of all aspects of orchids.

As of October 23, 2003 the OSOS was recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a non profit organization, exempt from federal income tax. Donations made to the Society are income tax deductible as charitable gifts. The OSOS is also a recognized affiliate of The American Orchid Society.

The OSOS meets the second Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. Our meetings are usually held at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 4 Universal Boulevard, Coventry RI 02816.  Meetings may include narrated slide presentations, potting workshops, deflasking workshops, and speakers who offer a wealth of information in the care and culture of orchids. At every meeting we have a ‘Grow and Show' table and a ‘Slow Plant' clinic.

In addition to our monthly meetings, we participate in various orchid society shows in the New England area. The first OSOS Annual Show was held in November of 2002 at the Radisson Hotel in Warwick, R.I.  In 2003 we held our 2nd Annual Orchid Show in the Rhode Island Mall.

"Orchids, A Magnificent Obsession" - our 3rd Annual Orchid Show & Sale, took place on Nov. 20 & 21, 2004 at the Varnum Armory in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

The OSOS’s first auction was in May 2003 in Studio 42/Crestar Mfg. Our 2nd Annual Auction took place on May 22, 2004, also in Studio 42 as well as our 3rd Annual Auction on April 30, 2005.

Our membership is made up of orchid enthusiasts from beginners to experts who grow and bloom orchids on windowsills, greenhouses, orchidariums, and under lights. We encourage you to visit one of our monthly meetings and join a group dedicated to sharing their interest in orchids. Membership is $25 per year.

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Many photo opportunities at the orchid shows.

   

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