Miami Valley Orchid Society

Dayton’s only place for Orchid Expertise

Paph Maurice J. Cote Received an AM/AOS- Grown by Steve Ryan

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The Miami Valley Orchid Society is dedicated to the largest flowering plant family on the face of the earth– the orchid.

The Miami Valley Orchid Society exists to help its members grow, show and enjoy orchids.

Please join us at the Cox Arboretum for our monthly meetings that are held at 7PM the 2nd Wednesday of each month and our spring show held every February. We also informally gather before each meeting at 6:30 to help those with specific cultural questions about their plants or growing area.

Cox Arboretum is located :

6733 Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, Ohio 45449

(937) 434-9005

 

 

Membership is $20 per year for individuals and $25 per year for families.

President & Newsletter:

Eric Sauer– eric@rvorchids.com

 

Vice President:

Madalyn Jazek- Jazekmelizabeth@live.com

 

Show Chair: 

Michele Littlle– my3snakes@yahoo.com

 

Treasurer:

Steve Ryan—steve.ryan@fuse.net

 

Secretary: 

Russell Jones—orchidmanor@woh.rr.com

 

Librarian:

Donna Recktenwalt- dmrecktenwalt@sbcglobal.net

 

Food and Raffle:

Linda Barsalau-linda.barsalou@wright.edu

 

 

 

To contact us:

Recent Society Awards

MVOS History:

 

The Miami Valley Orchid Society was formed in 1954  with its first set of bylaws established in 1955, which contained rules requiring a vote of the membership in order to join the society- which is, thankfully, no longer the case.

 

The first meetings were held in Walton Riffe’s Greenhouse on Ridge Avenue until 1961 when they were moved to the Dayton Museum of Natural History.  In 1963 meetings were held at the Patterson Homestead and were held there until moving to Cox Arboretum in 1981. 

 

Public orchid exhibits began in 1959 and were held at various locations including 3rd National Bank, Siebenthaler’s South Garden Center, Winters Bank Tower, Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark and Cox Arboretum MetroPark. 

 

The first American Orchid Society judged show was held in 1971 at Siebenthaler’s and have continued since.  Shows have also been held at the Dayton, Salem and Towne Malls in addition to those locations listed above.