Learn about Orchids

EDUCATION PROGRAMS:  Each month we have an informative program presented by a guest speaker on some facet of the Orchid world.  Our speakers are Orchid Experts that give us valuable tips and tricks.  It’s always interesting and informative.

Some of our past guest speakers have included experts such as:

Doug Overstreet

Ned Daniger

George Vasquez

CULTURE SESSIONS: Culture sessions often precede the monthly meetings, offering an opportunity for hands on instruction on the practical aspects of orchid culture.

MEMBER’S PLANT FORUM: Our members are encouraged to exhibit their blooming plants.  Outstanding plants are selected for ribbon awards. Each member who brings plants will receive one ticket for the P.O.T. Raffle.   A complete set of rules for ribbon judging is available at the meetings.

P.O.T. (Plant Opportunity Table): Plants are generally provided by our guest speakers and by our membership.  This is truly a great opportunity to increase your orchid collection at little cost and an opportunity to support the Society.  One ticket is given to each member who wears their name badge for the first drawing and one ticket is given to each member who brings plants to display at the Member’s Plant Forum for the second drawing.  Proceeds from the P.O.T. help defray our costs for speakers and programs.

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

During the year the Society Members participate in a numbers of other activities such as Orchid Shows, Greenhouse tours, picnics, etc.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

(818) 406-5734 (Ask for Pam)

Monthly Meetings

GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

PLEASE COME AND JOIN US.  IT’S EDUCATIONAL AND FUN.

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:45 pm.

The Sepulveda Garden Center

16633 Magnolia Boulevard

Encino, CA 91436

DIRECTIONS:

From the east Take the 101 (Ventura Fwy) heading west, and exit at Hayvenhurst Avenue.  Turn left on to Hayvenhurst, and immediately get into the right lane.  Turn right on Magnolia Blvd.   Our parking lot is on the right hand side of the street.   Park your car and walk west through the garden plots to the main building.

From the west:  Take the 101 (Ventura Fwy) heading east, and exit at Balboa Blvd.  Turn right on to Balboa.  Continue southbound for 1/2 mile, and get into the left lane.  Turn left on Magnolia Blvd.  Proceed about 1/2 mile to the Sepulveda Garden Center.  The parking lot will be on your left side.  Turn left into the parking lot.  Park and then walk west along the sidewalk, thr0ugh the garden plots to the main building.

MEETING TIMES:  The doors open at 6:45 pm for refreshments and socializing.  Our meetings start at 7:15pm.  The meetings generally last about two hours.   Restrooms are available.

PROGRAM:  Each month we have an informative program presented by a guest speaker on some facet of the Orchid world.  Our speakers are Orchid Experts that give us valuable tips and tricks.  It’s always interesting and informative.

CULTURE SESSIONS: Culture sessions often precede the monthly meetings, offering an opportunity for hands on instruction on the practical aspects of orchid culture.

MEMBER’S PLANT FORUM: Our members are encouraged to exhibit their blooming plants.  Outstanding plants are selected for ribbon awards. Each member who brings plants will receive one ticket for the P.O.T. Raffle.   A complete set of rules for ribbon judging is available at the meetings.

P.O.T. (Plant Opportunity Table): Plants are generally provided by our guest speakers and by our membership.  This is truly a great opportunity to increase your orchid collection at little cost and an opportunity to support the Society.  One ticket is given to each member who wears their name badge for the first drawing and one ticket is given to each member who brings plants to display at the Member’s Plant Forum for the second drawing.  Proceeds from the P.O.T. help defray our costs for speakers and programs.

SPECIAL MEETINGS:

APRIL:    Our annual Orchid Auction

AUGUST:  NO AUGUST MEETING THIS YEAR.

DECEMBER:  Our Annual Holiday Potluck Party.

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

During the year the Society Members participate in a numbers of other activities such as Orchid Shows, Greenhouse tours, picnics, etc.

NEWSLETTER:

Our beautiful full-color monthly SFVOS Newsletters keeps members informed on both upcoming meetings and other Society events.  We also publish news and information about all the happenings in the Orchid world.   Each month there are tips and tricks and other helpful information on caring for your orchids.  Newsletter is available via email, and by snail mail.  The Newsletter is included with your annual membership dues ($25.00/yr).  There are 12 issues each year.

REFRESHMENTS:

In  alphabetical order, rotating throughout the year, Members are asked to bring refreshments to the monthly meetings.   Members may also bring refreshments at any time, even when it’s not their turn.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

(818) 406-5734 (Ask for Pam)