|"The purposes of the society are to promote and stimulate interest in orchids; to encourage the culture and conservation of all orchids; to provide for the exchange and dissemination of information relating to the culture of orchids among members of the society."|
Membership is $20 a year and $10 for out of state members. Add $10 if you wish to get the newsletter by mail. You can join at any of our meetings or fill in a membership form and mail it to the address in the form..
The Diablo View Orchid Society meets the second Thursday of each month in the offices of the Contra Costa Water District, 1331 Concord Avenue, Concord at 7:30 pm. We welcome new members and guests! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to join us. Click here for a map (~72K .jpg).
At each meeting we hold an orchid "show and tell", all people bringing orchids are entered into a raffle draw for the plant table for that month. In addition, awards are presented in various categories, with the overall winner at the end of the year receiving a trophy! Our awards are judged to a strict standard as outlined in the "Handout for Orchid Judging". This months winners are shown on the home page and will be entered into the Orchid Gallery.
In addition to our talks, slide shows and culture sessions, there are other benefits to coming to our meetings. We typically have plants for sale as shown in the upper left picture, a raffle table, typically provided by the speaker, this month it was a table of Disas. And finally I think we probably have the best food of all the societies in the area!
Our library has over 100 orchid related books, Videos and CDs available to our members.
We host our own show once a year and play an active part in the other local shows. Here are reports from the SFOS shows for 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007a, 2007b, 2007c and the DVOS show for 2003 and 2004.
Guests will receive the newsletter the month following their first visit. Here are some excerpts of articles from our newsletter.
Click here to see some photos of our area and please look at some links to other interesting orchid related sites.
We are a non-profit organization. Click here for our constitution and by-laws.