December 2022 Newsletter


Saturday December 3, 2022 3:00 PM

In Person

Emmanuel Lutheran Church- 4865 Wilmington Pike  (Corner of Rahn) 

Youth Center Enter on the Rahn Road side of the building- Come in the drive by the garage and the Youth Center will be across the paver plaza right in front of you.


Holiday Party!!!


We will be having our annual Holiday Party again this year.  We will be having some good food and fellowship!  The society will provide the main dish and drinks.  As for the rest of the meal:


If your last name starts with A-J please bring a side dish or salad and if your last name begins with K-Z bring a dessert. 


We will be having a couple of orchid related games, some beautiful orchids from Santa that he has already delivered and are coming into bloom including an assortment of Dendrobium, Paphiopedilum, Dracula, Bulbophyllum and Cattleyas and our fun gift exchange.


Please plan to bring a wrapped gift to exchange to participate in the fun! As Russell always says- to get a gift- bring a gift! It can be anything fun from food or wine to orchid related items such as plants, art or orchid themed décor!


We will also be assembling the Vanilla kits that Carlotta has organized that many of you ordered.   We will have some extra kits for $6. If you are still interested please email her at


Tickets are $15 per person and payable when you arrive


Please RSVP to Eric at




For those of you that did not join at the Orchid Fest in August, your membership dues are due.   Single memberships are $20 and family memberships are $25.   fell free to bring your renewals to the Holiday Part or send them to Steve Ryan at the address on the membership form.  We can also take PayPal this year at



Thanks to those that took the survey-  We will be moving our regular meetings to Saturday Afternoons, the Third Saturday of the month starting in January through April.  This will allow us to utilize the daylight hours for our older members and try something new!





Miami Valley Orchid Society

Dayton’s only place for Orchid Expertise