Diamond Award Winners

St. Augustine Orchid Society
Bill Gourley

The St. August Orchid Society honors Bill Gourley for his dedication in serving as the treasurer a short time after the club was formed. He saw the organization through the process of obtaining a non-profit status and ensuring that financial controls and fiscal discipline were in place.

St. Augustine Orchid Society
Bob Schimmel

The St. August Orchid Society honors Bob Schimmel who has been a great ambassador for the society. He has served as president and active in outreach with the result growth in our active membership. Bob is a fixture at the monthly repotting clinics where members of the club and the general public bring in their orchids for a little tender loving care and growing advice.

The Maryland Orchid Society
Dr. Clark T. Riley

The Maryland Orchid Society honors Dr. Clark T. Riley for his unwavering dedication, outstanding service, and many contributions during his 32 years of membership. He has served as board member, speaker, mentor, webmaster, and is our “go-to” orchid encyclopedia. He authors articles for our newsletter and is a member of Orchids Forum.

Baton Rouge Orchid Society
Carolyn Clay

The Baton Rouge Orchid Society honors Carolyn Clay for her innumerable contributions. Carolyn has held every office and served on the Board and many committees. As well as helping set up our displays at out-of- town shows, Carolyn is responsible for the society’s annual exhibit at the LSU Spring Horticulture Show, helping to spread knowledge about orchids and recruit new members for the society. She judges, offers advice, mentors new hobbyists, and shares her duplicate plants.

Michigan Orchid Society
Denice and Duane Dudas

The Michigan Orchid Society honors Denice and Duane Dudas as invaluable assets to the Society. Denice serves as Treasurer. She and Duane run the raffle at the monthly meetings. Both work at our annual orchid show manning the information table, working on orchid registration, and procuring the food for the busy weekend.

Northeastern New York Orchid Society
Stanley Lee

The Northeastern New York Orchid Society (NENYOS) honors Stanley Lee for his many years of dedication and outstanding service. He has served as an officer and board member and was president from 2010-2013. He spearheaded the NENYOS’ prominent display at the Capital District Flower Show where we attract many new members. Through his outreach efforts, our society is vibrant and healthy.

San Francisco Orchid Society
Faye Rabino

The San Francisco Orchid Society honors Faye Rabino for her outstanding service. She serves as the society treasurer. Faye has done an exemplary job not only as Treasurer, but volunteers to help out with every aspect of the society’s activities. Faye’s “can-do,” cheerful and welcoming attitude has motivated existing members to work together more collaboratively, and also helped us with recruiting new members.

Orchid Society of Southern California
Wendy Fisher

The Orchid Society of Southern California honors Wendy Fisher for her outstanding service. She serves as Treasurer for the Society as well as working endlessly at the Huntington International Orchid Show registering plants.

South Bay Orchid Society
Charles Brown

The South Bay Orchid Society honors Charles (Charlie) Brown. A dedicated society member since 1992, He has served as an officer, President 1995-1997, and on the Board as well as acts as the society’s ribbon judging chair. He serves as one of our society’s financial auditors. He is always willing to lend an extra hand with any task that comes up.

South Bay Orchid Society
Charlotte Morrison

The South Bay Orchid Society honors their membership director and second Vice President, Charlotte Morrison. Charlotte is responsible for maintaining the membership database and publishing the yearly membership directory. Her vice-presidential duties include planning and coordinating the annual board member installation, member outings, the holiday potluck, and other society events.

Orchid Society of Alberta
Carl Austin

The Orchid Society of Alberta honors Carl Austin for his many years of steadfast dedication, infectious enthusiasm, and outstanding service. He has diligently served in many executive positions. Carl has shared his impressive and extensive knowledge of orchid species and culture and has inspired new members, many of whom he has mentored. Carl has strived to enthusiastically champion the world of orchids and, especially, the native orchids.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society
Jeff Baum

SEPOS honors Jeff Baum. Jeff has served in several officer positions and as a member of the Board of Directors and co-chair of the show committee. Jeff and his wife bring many specimen plants to our monthly meetings winning numerous “Best Grown” show table awards.

Orchid Society of Alberta
Darrell Albert

The Orchid Society of Alberta honors Darrell Albert for his dedication, devotion, and outstanding service. He has served as president and show chair. His extensive computer programming expertise has helped immensely to streamline the workings of our
society.

Oklahoma Orchid Society
Calvin Allen Koch, Jr.

The Oklahoma Orchid Society honors Calvin Allen Koch Jr., known best to us as “Allen for his dedication and service.” He serves as the Treasurer of the Oklahoma Orchid Society. Allen is at EVERY Oklahoma Orchid Society function. From start to finish, indoors or out, rain or shine, dirt or mud, heat or cold…he gives his all.

Oklahoma Orchid Society
Keith Warren

The Oklahoma Orchid Society honors Keith Warren for his dedication. He serves as our Vice President spending countless hours providing us with great speakers and topics for our meetings. Keith is always willing to help and share.

Societa Felsinea di Orchidofilia, Italy
Mauro Montanari

The Societa Felsinea di Orchidofilia, Italy honors Mauro Montanari for his passionately shared time and knowledge about the world of orchids to our society. Mauro has worked tirelessly on behalf of the society.

Michigan Orchid Society
Carolyn Butcher

The Michigan Orchid Society honors Carolyn Butcher for her work, achievement, and her continuous love and devotion to the society. Carolyn has served in every board position, including President in 1993-1994. She has served as well as our Program and Show Chair.

Her show activities include staffing the information table and answering visitors’ questions and leading tours of the various exhibits.

Long Beach Amateurs Orchid Society
Connie Rieman

The Long Beach Amateurs Orchid Society honors Connie Rieman for her service. She has served as a Board member, and in now the treasurer. Connie continues to step forward when needed and offers fresh, new ideas.

Baton Rouge Orchid Society
Danna Stone Spayde

The Baton Rouge Orchid Society honors Life Member Danna Stone Spayde for over 30 years of faithful service. Danna has served since 2008 as the society’s Newsletter Editor and served on the board. She is Chairman of the Society’s Publicity/Membership Committee.

Michigan Orchid Society
Kathy Mykolajenko

The Michigan Orchid Society honors Kathy Mykolajenko for her years of service. Kathy has served as V.P., President, and Trustee, as well as being our Education Chairperson. She publishes our monthly newsletter, manages our Facebook page, and is the Registration Chairperson for our annual show.

Orchid Society of Southern California
Erin Maxick

The Orchid Society of Southern California honors Erin Maxick for his outstanding dedication and service. Erin served as OSSC President and introduced new ideas that have benefitted the society. Erin maintains the social media (Facebook). Erin has spoiled our donors and contacts with gifts of handcrafted soap and handwritten thank you cards.

Foothills Orchid Society
Marguerite Salsberry

The Foothills Orchid Society honors Marguerite Salsberry for her commitment and tireless work since 2008. Marguerite has served as president, vice president, assistant show chair, and show chair. She continues to represent the society through her participation in the Canadian Orchid Congress.

Central Louisiana Orchid Society
Andrea Mattison

The Central Louisiana Orchid Society honors Andrea Mattison for her selfless work for almost 20 years, serving as president, vice-president, secretary, and program coordinator, and hosting out-of-town speakers. Andrea designs our show trophies, sets up an educational exhibit, and promotes our club and orchid growing during the show.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society
Bob Sprague

SEPOS honors their president Bob Sprague. Bob has served SEPOS in many positions over his years of membership, including treasurer, speaker’s chair, vice president. Bob’s energetic leadership is evident at each Board meeting, at each monthly Society meeting and in every task he undertakes to further the society.

Saginaw Valley Orchid Society
Harry and Dot Winter

The Saginaw Valley Orchid Society honors Harry and Dot Winter for their unstinting work. They are willing to take on whatever job needs doing.

Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania
Gary Vangelder

The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania honors Gary Vangelder as a vital, contributing member and leader. He has served as co-chair of our annual orchid show, speaker chair first vice president, and president. As a steady and calm force, he has guided the OSWP with his good spirits, business acumen, and hard work.Foothills Orchid Society
David Stahl

The Foothills Orchid Society honors David Stahl. David has been a member since 2005 and has served as president, vice president, and media relations representative. David is responsible for the public promotion of our annual shows.

Maine Orchid Society
David Sparks

The Maine Orchid honors David Sparks for his contributions for many years He has served as both president and vice president. David bring outstanding speakers and organizes other special meeting events. He is our orchid auctioneer and adds much fun and knowledge to our meetings.

Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis
Alwin Mertz

The Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis honors its member of 36 years, Alwin Mertz.
Alwin’s contributions include frequent and generous plant donations as well as his service as chair or co-chair of our shows, auctions, education, and other culture committees.

Waverly Orchid Society
Pat Cooney & Mary Lou McGill

The Waverly Orchid Society honors Pat Cooney and Mary Lou McGill for their dedication as founding members. Pat and Mary Lou are the backbone of this new society Their activities include training seminars, culture classes. They work in the greenhouse, and place blooming plants in various sites within the retirement community.

Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society
Steve Hochman

The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society honors Steve Hochman for his involvement, support, and sense of humor. Steve serves as Publicity and Membership Chair. His tireless recruiting and advertising efforts have resulted in a surge of our membership numbers. Steve graciously hosts our out-of-town speakers.

Ottawa Orchid Society
Arlene Lang

The Ottawa Orchid Society honors Arlene Lang as a well-deserved thank you for many years of outstanding service. Arlene has photographed thousands of members’ orchids and they are published in Spike (web) monthly. Her editorial skills have been a great resource for the various newsletter editors.

Smoky Mountain Orchid Society
Richard Gettings

The Smoky Mountain Orchid Society honors Richard Gettings. Rich has actively recruited new members and maintained regular contact with correspondence and newsletters. Rich has organized the annual fund-raising auction, is the chair of our AOS orchid show, and served as president and program chair for the past two year.

Waverly Orchid Society
Virginia B. Clark

The Waverly Orchid Society honors Virginia Clark as the founder of the society and for her diligence and hard work bringing the society to fruition. Virginia holds orchid culture classes, plans bus trips, and has arranged for mentors for new growers.

Waverly Orchid Society
Steve Voorhees

The Waverly Orchid Society honor Steve Voorhees, a valuable, founding member of this society located Steve has served in numerous positions. He gives seminars and greenhouse demonstrations and help new growers with culture information.

North Jersey Orchid Society
Russell Polo (2017)

The North Jersey Orchid Society honors Russell Polo for his contributions and dedication over the years. Russell has been a longtime member has served on the Board for at least a decade and is active in our auctions and meetings.

Cape & Islands Orchid Society
Brian Lieb

The Cape & Islands Orchid Society honors Brian Lieb for his expertise and cheerful smile that he brings to every orchid task. At our recent show, no job was too earthy or exalted for him. He excelled as an all- around helper to us all.

Northwest Orchid Society
Joff Morgan

The Northwest Orchid Society honors Joff Morgan as a vital part of the of the society for decades. As a leader, serving as president and a teacher, he has been generous with his time, knowledge, and love of orchids. Joff has been instrumental in outreach, exploring new avenues to maintain a vibrant and healthy organization.

New Orleans Orchid Society
Marian Prigmore

The New Orleans Orchid Society honors longtime member, Marian Prigmore. She has served as Vice President and as a Board Director. Marian has been the show chair and setting up the New Orleans show exhibit.

Maryland Orchid Society
David and Margaret Smith

The Maryland Orchid Society honors David and Margaret Smith for their 35 years of dedicated service. David has served as Treasurer, Education Chair, Activities Chair, mentor, as well as presenting many talks and demonstrations on orchid culture. Margaret served as Director and is Hospitality Chair for our many events.

Orchid Society of Southern California
Carol Beule

The Orchid Society of Southern California honors Carol Beule’s service since joining 15 years ago. She has made an invaluable impact as a member of the Board of Directors and First Vice President, gave presentations and demonstrations, and played a major role in our auction. She has led the design and construction of our displays at both the Southland Show and the Huntington International Orchid Show. Carol donations support our annual auction.

Sacramento Orchid Society
Alan Koch

The Sacramento Orchid Society honors Alan Koch for over 30 years of giving generously of his time and extensive orchid knowledge to benefit the society. Alan has served as President and Vice President. Alan has shared his knowledge with all growers, helped them improve their orchid culture and enrich their collections.

Hilo Orchid Society
Julie Goettsch

The Hilo Orchid Society honors Julie Goettsch who has served as President and spent three years working with the Board to revitalize the society. Julie began a new initiative, the Orchid Isle Project, recruiting volunteers and businesses to mount thousands of orchids in trees in parks, campuses, plantations, botanical gardens, along roadways, and private homes.

New Jersey Orchid Society
William Stender

The New Jersey Orchid Society honors William Stender who has made a significant impact on the society in the short time he has been a member. He has served on the Board as Vice President, been responsible for our speaker program. Bill established a cost-sharing agreement with our sister societies, so we all enjoy world-class speakers and stay within budget.

South Bay Orchid Society
Marcy and Larry Bergen

The South Bay Orchid Society honors Marcy and Larry Bergen for their dedication, time, and hard work they have provided over the years. They are always involved, serving as secretary and newsletter editor, and attending meetings, prepping for annual shows, events, and parties.

Foothills Orchid Society
Don Langer

The Foothills Orchid Society of Calgary honors Don Langer for his service of more than 20 years with almost ten years in various executive positions including Newsletter Editor, Membership Chair, Treasurer, and Assistant Treasurer.

Foothills Orchid Society (Canada)
Joanne Nemeth

The Foothills Orchid Society honors Joanne Nemeth for being a tireless worker for many years. She served on the Executive Committee for almost ten years in many capacities, including as Newsletter Editor. Joanne updates the website updated and is our primary social media and email contact. She is a key volunteer for our annual show.

Ottawa Orchid Society
Janet Johns

The Ottawa Orchid Society honors Janet Johns, one of our longest serving members who has volunteered for almost every position. She has served as president, vice president, secretary, and newsletter editor. Janet also has co-chaired Ottawa Orchid show for many years.

Baton Rouge Orchid Society
James Jeansome

The Baton Rouge Orchid Society honors James Jeansome for his time and devotion to the society and the orchid-growing public. James has been our show chair and President three times. Has been indispensable setting up out of town shows for over 30 years. James shares his knowledge by giving numerous programs to our society, other societies, and teaching Master Gardener classes.

Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania
Carolyn Bolton

The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania honors Carolyn Bolton for her dedication for over 30 years helping the society thrive. She has twice served as President and in many other capacities. Carolyn has chaired the spring shows and holiday parties; created remarkable award-winning show exhibits; served as the society webmaster; and organized the annual native orchid hikes.

Palomar Orchid Society
Vidya Sirsi

The Palomar Orchid Society honors Vidya Sirsi who is a true asset and valued member. Vidya has served as Treasurer. She is one of the first to volunteer for activities such as planning and execution of orchid displays, participating in the annual POS auction, and fills in for membership.

Windsor Orchid Society (Canada)
Deb Boersma

The Windsor Orchid Society honors Deb Boersma for her valuable contributions. Deb has served two terms as President, head of the Publicity Committee, and on the Show Committee. She has organized numerous fund-raising and publicity events throughout the years.

Massachusetts Orchid Society
Jody Maggio

The Massachusetts Orchid society honors Jody Maggio for her longtime volunteer efforts. She
served for six years as our Treasurer Through her efforts we have our meeting location, raffle plants, and a location for our annual show.

Baton Rouge Orchid Society
Eugene “Gene” Berg,
PhD.

The Baton Rouge Orchid Society honors Eugene “Gene” Berg the oldest member of the society, both in age and number of years as a member for his innumerable contributions. Gene leads the society’s Green Growers Group that he started 25 years ago. Gene served as President four different times. He is a storehouse of orchid information and shares it as well as divisions and seedlings with our novice growers.

Orchid Society of Greater St Louis
Gene Franklin

The Orchid Society of Greater St Louis honors Gene Franklin for his dedication and advocacy that enables us to expand our educational and charitable endeavors. Among the many positions held, he assumed the responsibility of very successful fund raising.

Massachusetts Orchid Society
Brian Leib

The Massachusetts Orchid Society honors Brian Leib. Brian has served as a board member, vice president, and president. Brian has run the annual auction for several years and has helped at our shows as well as other society shows. Brian greets new members and give talks on pests and potting.Massachusetts Orchid Society
John E. Miller

The Massachusetts Orchid Society honors John E. Miller, a founding member, for his service. J John has written a history of the MOS, became secretary as well as the first MOS newsletter editor. John has helped build the MOS orchid displays.

Massachusetts Orchid Society
Joanna Eckstrom

The Massachusetts Orchid Society honors Joanna Eckstrom for her many years of service as our annual Show Chairman. Joanna’s tireless dedication and attention to detail creates a spectacular fall venue to showcase our member orchids. We appreciate her comments on our monthly show table and her valuable insight at our annual auction.

South Bay Orchid Society
Arthur Hazboun

The South Bay Orchid Society honors Arthur Hazboun for his outstanding, tireless, dedication to the betterment of the society. He served as president, show chair, web master and tech support. The Arthur is newsletter proof-reader and distributes the monthly newsletter and other announcements and communications.

South Coast Orchid Society
John Reyes

The South Coast Orchid Society honors our president, John Reyes. John has been a member of SCOS for decades and brings his love of orchids. He gives talks about the society and is a gifted designer of the orchid show displays.

Ventura County Orchid Society
Ralph Ramirez

The Ventura County Orchid Society honors Ralph Ramirez for his tireless help and expertise. He has served as 2nd VP and has been on the advisory council for several years. Ralph is a source of valuable advice for growing both in and out of the greenhouse and helps with potting demonstrations.

Maryland Orchid Society
Laura Sobelman

The Maryland Orchid Society honors Laura Sobelman, an exemplary and valued member, for her tireless hours of service that benefited the society in multiple ways. She is the newsletter editor and has served on the board. Laura welcomes and encourages new members and visitors, answering questions.

Ottawa Orchid Society
André Couture

The Ottawa Orchid Society honors André Couture, longtime volunteer, for his time, dedication, and assistance. André has held executive positions, including treasurer, and served as the Program Chair for many years. has contributed greatly to out-of-town shows and society exhibits. André judges plants and serves as co-chair of the monthly show table.

Ottawa Orchid Society
Henry Steger

The Ottawa Orchid Society honors Henry Steger, a founding member of the society. He has served in about every executive capacity possible on the Board: president, past president, vice president, Show Committee, and chair of the Conservation Committee. As a dedicated, longtime volunteer, Henry pitches in wherever needed. Henry is a self-effacing but able leader who quietly and efficiently gets things done.

Windsor Orchid Society
Eunice Bragg

The Canadian Windsor Orchid Society honors Eunice Bragg, a very dedicated and valued longtime member. She has held many positions on the Executive Board, most currently as Assistant Secretary. Eunice is responsible for scheduling volunteers at our shows.

Heart of Dixie Orchid Society
Edna Bryan

The Heart of Dixie Orchid Society honors Edna Bryan for many years of outstanding service. She has held the office of president, secretary, treasurer, some more than once. She served on the board for many years and has been the liaison for AOS and Mid-America. Edna has chaired our show and co-chaired others. Edna has been mentor for new members and shares her orchids and knowledge.

Ventura County Orchid Society
Dr. Jennifer Poulakos

The Ventura County Orchid Society honors Dr. Jennifer Poulakos for serving as a lifeline for the society. Jennifer has served as secretary, Orchid Digest Representative, newsletter editor, webmaster, and Face Book site designer. She has contributed valuable input for our annual show displays and banner designs.

Memphis Orchid Society
Dr. Fenwick Chappell

The Memphis Orchid Society honors Dr. Fenwick Chappell for his many years of tireless service. Dr. Chappell has been an active member for over thirty-five years, serving in many different positions including Show Chairman and President.
Connecticut Orchid Society
Sharon SmithDelisle

The Connecticut Orchid Society honors Sharon SmithDelisle got her volunteer efforts. Sharon has been the society’s newsletter editor, corresponding secretary, librarian, and historian, producing, publishing, managing, organizing, storing and protecting the written documentation so important to the society.

Wisconsin Orchid Society
Walter Crawford

The Wisconsin Orchid Society honors Walter Crawford for outstanding service. Walter served on the board and has been the registrar of our annual show and assisted with our member plant auction. He is the “resident encyclopedia” for culture, species, and hybrids,

Long Beach Amateur Society
Jerri Gonsalves

Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society honors Jerri Gonsalves to acknowledge her excellent service. She serves on the board and has chaired our refreshment committee. Jerri gladly serves whenever she can and makes a difference to the quality of our society.

Foothills Orchid Society (Canada)
Bruno and Carol Gert

The Foothills Orchid Society honors Bruno and Carol Gert for their outstanding work.

Bruno has built display facilities for orchid shows. Carol has been a member of the Executive Board for many years, fifteen as Executive Secretary. Carol and Bruno are always at the forefront of volunteering.
South Bay Orchid Society
Dr. Robert “Bob” Streeter

The South Bay Orchid Society honors Dr. Robert “Bob” Streeter for his dedication, enthusiasm, and support. Bob served as President and serves as Director Emeritus of the board. Bob is responsible for organizing the judging at all our shows. He is helpful to guests and newer members, answering their questions, and attending to their needs. He encourages everyone in the society to participate, volunteer, and help out.

Orchid Society of Southern California
Norma Skinner

The Orchid Society of Southern California honors Norma Skinner. Norma volunteers in the spot where she could serve best. Norma has served as Treasurer.

Maryland Orchid Society
Valerie Lowe

The Maryland Orchid Society honors Valerie Lowe for her outstanding and meritorious service. She has held several society offices: newsletter editor, secretary, president. Valerie serves as the Away Shows Chair and serves as a mentor for many.

Northeastern Wisconsin Orchid Society
Ruth Freye

The Northeastern Wisconsin Orchid Society honors Ruth Freye, a loyal volunteer as an organizer, leader, and exhibitor. She served as president for two terms and has been on the board for over ten years. Ruth has served as show chair, as well as designing and setting up displays at regional shows. Ruth served as Educational Chair

Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society
Espie Quinn

The Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society honors Espie Quinn. She is co-chair for our Orchid Judging committee. Espie makes herself available to any member who might have questions and shares her knowledge of growing and cultural care of orchids by speaking to our society.

Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society
Carol Siegel

The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society honors Carol Siegel who has been the spark of life for the society for almost fifteen years. She has served on the board. Carol is dedicated to providing educational speakers from around North America and a range of delightful experiences, from “Show-and-Tell” to plant sales, orchid culture demonstrations, to luxurious raffles.

Palomar Orchid Society
Renate Schmidt

The Palomar Orchid Society honors Renate Schmidt for contributing extensively to the organization in numerous ways. She has served as VP of Programs and has conducted culture classes over the years and has generously shared her extensive orchid knowledge with both novice and experienced members of the society.

Kentucky Orchid Society
Peg Revell

The Kentucky Orchid Society honors Peg Revell for her continuing dedication. Peg has served as our president three times and secretary, served as newsletter editor, chair or co-chair of our annual orchid show seven times. Peg epitomizes how shared knowledge and active participation create a strong community.

New Hampshire Orchid Society
Jean Hallstone

The New Hampshire Orchid Society honors Jean Hallstone. Jean is a board member and served as secretary and president and show chair. Jean is detail-oriented, thrives on time-lines, schedules and job descriptions.

Orchid Society of Southern California
David Dassey

The Orchid Society of Southern California honors David Dassy. He has served as librarian. He helps at monthly meetings, the yearly auction, and brings beautiful plants to share.

Ventura County Orchid Society
Charlie Uvari

The Ventura County Orchid Society honors Charlie Uvari as an active and energetic society member. He served as President and on the Board of Directors. He spearheaded the planning, development, and construction of exhibits for orchid shows. He participates and does the publicity for the spring and fall orchid sales.

Ottawa Orchid Society
David Cooper

The Ottawa Orchid Society honors David Cooper, a tireless supporter and volunteer. He has served as vice president, president, and board member, and webmaster, David’s biggest contribution has been as show chairman of the society’s annual show for over 16 years. David is a great organizer, leader, designer, photographer, and thinker.

Heart of Dixie Orchid Society
Jean Hall (Tish)

The Heart of Dixie Orchid Society honors Jean Hall (Tish)for her volunteer hours. She has held many leadership positions. Tish organized and exhibited for our club at nearly every show in our region for many years. She served as newsletter editor and given many presentations to inspire our members and promote education.

North Jersey Orchid Society
Richard Ho

The North Jersey Orchid Society honors Richard Ho, our current President and longtime member. Richard is now serving as our president for the second time and has served as a Board Trustee. Richard is instrumental in outreach, has brought interesting speakers and expanded our collaboration with other orchid societies, which has been important to the growth of our membership.

The Orchid Society of Minnesota
Kim Livingston

The Orchid Society of Minnesota honors Kim Livingston a longtime member for her tireless spirit of volunteerism. She served in various capacities on the board and as president as well as chairing the combined AOS and MAOC meeting in 2014.

Wisconsin Orchid Society
Susan Tragesser

The Wisconsin Orchid Society honors Susan Tragesser for outstanding service to the society. For the past 16 years, Susan has been the newsletter editor, maintained our membership list, and been our webmaster. Sue has been welcoming and helpful to new members. She has served as auctioneer our plant sale, and wrote the show schedule.

San Francisco Orchid Society
Jean Lee

The San Francisco Orchid Society honors Jean Lee for her tireless support as a key factor in the society’s viability over its long history. She has served on the board of directors in various functions for at least 20 years and as president for numerous terms. Jean has served on the Pacific Orchid Exposition for 22 years and was instrumental in revitalizing the summer show and sale. Her longstanding dedication and diversity have enabled her to become the ‘go to’ person.

South Carolina Orchid Society
Ed Harris

The South Carolina Orchid Society honors Ed Harris for his years of hard work. He has served as president, vice president, board member and show chair and a decade treasurer. Through the years he has been a mentor to many.

Memphis Orchid Society
Charles & Susan Wilson

The Memphis Orchid Society honors Charles and Susan Wilson for giving tirelessly of their time and knowledge to many people. They have held many leadership positions in our society, both as individuals and as a team, including President, Show Chairman, Newsletter Editor, and Hospitality Chairman. Over the years, they have shared their knowledge of orchid growing helping orchid lovers.

Fraser Valley Orchid Society
Merv Lutes

The Fraser Valley Orchid Society honors Merv Lutes. Merv has served two terms as president and ten years as a director and helped in numerous positions to make our annual orchid show a success. Merv is always willing to share his knowledge and love of orchids.

South Bay Orchid Society
Joe Woods

The South Bay Orchid Society honors Joe Woods for his support and volunteerism. Joe serves as treasurer and is a valued, helpful volunteer for our shows and events.

Tropical Plant Society
Susan Wedegaertner

The Tropical Plant Society honors Susan Wedegaertner for all the time and energy she has given. Sue has held every possible office within our club at least once or twice and has held the monumental job of Chairman of our annual orchid show for several years.

San Diego County Orchid Society
Christopher Croom

The San Diego County Orchid Society honors Christopher Croom. Christopher has served as newsletter editor, board member and has taken an active role in our Spring shows helping vendors with sales and setup as well as ribbon judging.

Michigan Orchid Society
Dave Tigertt

The Michigan Orchid Society honors Dave Tigertt. Dave has held the position of Education Chair, Corresponding Secretary, President and Newsletter Editor. When a job needs to be done or a position needs to be filled, we can call on Dave.

Amherst Orchid Society
William Hutchinson

The Amherst Orchid Society is honors longtime member William (Bill) Hutchinson for his years of enthusiastic service. Bill has had many roles including president and writing a monthly column in our newsletter called “Ask Bill.”

Cape & Islands Orchid Society
Joyce Kadis

The Cape & Islands Orchid Society honors longtime member Joyce Kadis. Joyce volunteered for show duties and managed the show banquet “Among the Orchids” for many years.

New Hampshire Orchid Society
Chuck Crisler

The New Hampshire Orchid Society honors Chuck Crisler, a longtime member whose commitment has helped build the very foundation of our society. Generous, hardworking, and super-reliable, he served as president, secretary, and treasure and board member.

New Hampshire Orchid Society
Bert Consentino

The New Hampshire Orchid Society honors Bert Consentino, a founding member and pillar of support. Bert has willingly participated in NHOS activities volunteering at shows newsletter editor, He does “Plant Sitting” for traveling members and helps new and old members with culture.

North Jersey Orchid Society
John D. Sullivan

The North Jersey Orchid Society honors John D. Sullivan for his patient, generous, and kind words of encouragement to all levels of growers, especially new and inexperienced growers. John has served in many capacities, including president, and he routinely moderates our plant table at the monthly meetings.

Palomar Orchid Society
Merle Robby

The Palomar Orchid Society honors Merle Robboy, M.D. for his dedicatation. He has served as a trustee and is the auctioneer for our annual fundraising event. Merle has devoted his time and vast knowledge of orchids to novices and experienced members alike.

Terrebone Orchid Society
Karen Breaux

The Terrebone Orchid Society honors Karen Breaux, a charter member. Karen has held every office several times, served as show chair, and worked hard at fund raisers.

New Orleans Orchid Society
Maximilian O. Mipro

The New Orleans Orchid Society honors Life Member Maximilian O. Mipro, a tireless supporter for his hard work and friendship. He served as president and can be counted on to do whatever is needed to ensure that our Annual Show and Sale is a success.

Five Cities Orchid Society
Bonnie Werring

The Five Cities Orchid Society honors longtime member Bonnie Werring. Bonnie has given her personal talents and dedication to ensuring the success of the annual orchid show. She has been responsible for the design and execution of display at the Show, in charge of the preview night, and contributed a fine piece of artwork to the Show’s Charity silent auction.

Pinelands Orchid Society
Valerie Oldham

The Pinelands Orchid Society honors Valerie Oldham. Valerie has served twice as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, newsletter editor, and hospitality manager. Valerie has been an important team member for society exhibits and arranges programs for our monthly meetings.

Volusio County Orchid Society
Jennifer Reinoso

The Volusia County Orchid Society honors Jennifer Reinoso. She has served as vice president, secretary, newsletter editor, webmaster, hospitality chair, show chair, and librarian Whenever needed, we can always depend on Jennifer to step up to the plate and get the job done.

Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society
Tina Wilvers

Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society honors Tina Wilvers, a a terrific motivator. Tina has served multiple years as vice president, newsletter editor, and webmaster. She arranges speakers and helps coordinate our Annual Auction fundraiser.

Orchid Society of Southern California
Krystine Chaparro

The Orchid Society of Southern California honors Krystine Chaparro as a great mentor. Krystine, always ready to lend a hand, has been president and newsletter editor. Krystine does not wait for someone to ask for help, but just pitches in wherever help is needed.

Ventura County Orchid Society
Jim Sloniker

Ventura County Orchid Society honors Jim Sloniker. Jim has served as president multiple times and as part of the advisory board. He is a willing mentor.

South Bay Orchid Society
Joann Green and June Brooks

The South Bay Orchid Society honors two hard-working, deserving members, Joann Green and June Brooks have been our loyal “refreshment ladies” for every single monthly meeting, annual shows, special gatherings, and holiday potlucks.

Fraser Valley Orchid Society
Roy and Sandy Harrison

The Fraser Valley Orchid Society honors Roy and Sandy Harrison for their selfless dedication. Roy and Sandy have stored all the show and society props, equipment and media items as well as providing the refreshments for each monthly meeting.

Virginia Orchid Society
David Sombach

The Virginia Orchid Society honors David Sombach, a longtime, outstanding member who has continuously volunteered his time and support in many ways. He has held several elected offices and committee positions, including President, and he has helped make the annual show a success.

Oklahoma Orchid Society
William and Jackie Parker

The Oklahoma Orchid Society honors William (Bill) and Jackie Parker for their continuous generosity and unwavering support. They assist in our fundraising efforts and show activities.

Houston Orchid Society
Julius Klehm

The Houston Orchid Society honors Julius Klehm. Julius a workhorse among his peers, but he is also known as the “go-to” person for solving problems that arise from time to time. Julius is courteous and can be relied on, without question, to be responsible and take charge.

Vancouver Orchid Society
Christine Ostenstad

The Vancouver Orchid Society honors Christine Ostenstad for her selfless dedication and volunteerism. Chris has served as show chair and newsletter editor.

North Jersey Orchid Society
Anita Gibaldi

The North Jersey Orchid Society honors Anita Gibaldi. She serves as newsletter editor and has been very active in participating in society events and activities helping to set up our display and summer auctions. She has a huge heart and is always eager to help in any way possible.

North Jersey Orchid Society
Patti Lee

The North Jersey Orchid Society honors Patti Lee for freely sharing her orchid knowledge. Patti has given numerous talks, a fabulous auctioneer at fundraisers and has helped the society raise countless thousands of dollars.

Orchid Society of Southern California
Debbie Tarandek

The Orchid Society of Southern California honors Debbie Tarandek. Debbie has been our Hospitality Chair for many years making each meeting special.

Southern Ontario Orchid Society
Peter & Inge Poot

The Southern Ontario Orchid Society honors Peter and Inge Poot. They have held most every position on the Executive Committee and some positions, such as president and show chair, more than once, as well as newsletter editors.

Madison Orchid Growers Guild
Judy Stevenson

Madison Orchid Growers Guild honors Judy Stevenson who is the heart and soul of our organization. Judy has held many key positions including president. She plans the monthly programs.

Ventura County Orchid Society
Marian McWilliams

The Ventura County Orchid Society honors a most deserving member, Marian McWilliams.
Marian has served as president, first vice president three times, secretary and has been on our board on five occasions. We appreciate her hard work and dedication.

Susquehanna Orchid Society
Sam Graci

The Susquehanna Orchid Society honors Sam Graci for his for his years of hard work and dedication. Sam has served as our Away Show Chairperson for over seven years and was the face of our society to the rest of the orchid world. Because of his dedication, we have benefitted from the spirit of reciprocity helping to ensure our show’s success.

Foothills Orchid Society
Ross Otto and Barbara Podmore

The Foothills Orchid Society honors Ross Otto and Barbara Podmore for their countless hours volunteering as American Orchid Society Accredited Judges. They have presided over the monthly display table and imparted many words of wisdom to experienced and novice growers alike.

Kansas Orchid Society
Bryon K. Rinke

The Kansas Orchid Society honors Bryon K. Rinke, a Life Member for his many years of service. Bryon served as president and vice president for five years; treasurer for ten years; and newsletter co-editor for eight years. He also served as Judging Chair and Staging Chair for society shows, supplying raffle orchid plants and helps with the program for monthly meetings.

Catawba Valley Orchid Society
Peggy Ross

Catawba Valley Orchid Society honors charter member Peggy Ross, a contributing supporter of this Society since its inception giving of her time and resources. When asked to serve in any capacity Peggy always answers affirmatively.

Palomar Orchid Society
Gilbert Ho

The Palomar Orchid Society honors Gilbert Ho, M.D. for his talents, hard work, dedication and numerous contributions. He has served as an officer including president. Gil has spearheaded the POS participation in local and AOS sanctioned shows as well as our highly successful annual fund raising events.

Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society
Ole Borresen

The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society honors Ole Borresen, an outstanding member and friend of the society. Ole obtains plants for the raffle table, our major fund-raising project. Ole has worked hard with profound determination to make GLVOS a great success.

Pinelands Orchid Society
John DeGood

The Pinelands Orchid Society honors our invaluable member, John DeGood. John has given several programs as well as with serving for many years as Secretary/Treasurer.

Smoky Mountain Orchid Society
Janis and Susan Clarke

The Smoky Mountain Orchid Society honors Janis Clarke and her daughter Susan Clarke for their continued dedication. They have held executive positions in our society, organized and chaired our shows, and performed volunteer work to support and bring recognition to our society.

South Bay Orchid Society
Marla Corey

The South Bay Orchid Society honors Marla Corey, our Show Chair. Marla has served as Show Chair for the past seven years and served as President and a board member.

Greater Las Vegas
Dan Mumau & Mike Lawless

The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society honors Dan Mumau and Mike Lawless for their contributions. Dan and Mike are our hospitality chairs helping with out-of-town speakers, hosting greenhouse tours, and contributing to inspire and encourage the love and beauty of orchids.

Fraser Valley Orchid Society (British Columbia)
Wayne Louie

The Fraser Valley Orchid Society honors to Wayne Louie for serving as the Show Chair for three years ensuring all is done that is necessary to make an orchid show a success.

Alamo Orchid Society
Wayne Marine

The Alamo Orchid Society honors Wayne Marine for his generousity with his time in pursuit of all things orchids. He has repeatedly served as President or Vice President and has chaired our local show numerous times. He is the go-to-guy in the local orchid community and a real asset to

Windsor Orchid Society
Ed Cott

The Windsor Orchid Society honors our most indispensable member, Ed Cott. Ed has never failed in 25 years to serve the orchid society diligently and without stint, contributing immensely to its advancement and achievements. He has held most executive positions including president, has chaired many committees, spearheaded show participation, special events, and fundraisers.

Maine Orchid Society
Jim and Marie Vollkommer

The Maine Orchid Society honors Jim and Marie Vollkommer as the backbone of our society and helping ensure things run smoothly. They also help with the library, auctions, and social affairs.

New Hampshire Orchid Society
Ulla Jurrissen

New Hampshire Orchid Society is honors Ulla Jurrissen for her unwavering commitment and numerous contributions. She has served on the board in many positions including president and is avid supporter and contributor to the success of 20 annual orchid shows.

Windsor Orchid Society (Canada)
Louise Holt

The Windsor Orchid Society honors Louise Holt, a longtime member, for invaluable contributions. She has held numerous positions on the Executive Board including society librarian. Louise has been instrumental in revitalizing the society.

South Coast Orchid Society
Russ Nichols

The South Coast Orchid Society honors Russ Nichols. Russ has served as President of the South as well as newsletter editor.

Michigan Orchid Society
Ed & Marge Laski

The Michigan Orchid Society honors Ed and Marge Laski in recognition of years of dedicated service to the Society by the family including son, David. Marge has held numerous positions on the Board including Trustee and President and Ed has always helped with the physical demands. They have been the “go to people” for help and volunteer time and have always answered, “yes.”

Greater Philadelphia Orchid Society
Lois and Jim Duffin

The Greater Philadelphia Orchid Society honors Lois and Jim Duffin for the unselfish contributions they have made for decades. Lois served as president for many years and they serve board members.

Ottawa Orchid Society
Marcel Carriere

The Ottawa Orchid Society honors Marcel Carriere for over 25 years of service as an invaluable asset and an excellent role model. Marcel has set up the Society’s exhibit at out-of-town orchid shows and brought the society to the public’s attention through his media contacts in television and radio. He serves as mentor new members.

Sunset Empire Orchid Society
Geergia Mourikis

The Sunset Empire Orchid Society honors Geergia Mourikis, a longtime, outstanding member. She served as show chair for many years and is vice president.

Maryland Orchid Society
Cyrus Swett

The Maryland Orchid Society honors Cyrus Swett for his many years of dedicated service. He served for nearly a decade as its Auction Chair and held several elected offices, serving as treasurer, vice president, and president.

Catawba Valley Orchid Society
Vera Arndt

The Catawba Valley Orchid Society honors Vera Arndt for sharing from her home and gardens. Through faithful participation, attendance, and contributions of time and activity, she has unceasingly supported the society.

Brazos Valley Orchid Society
Betty & Jim Ed Hoke

The Brazos Valley Orchid Society honors Betty and Jim Ed Hoke as loyal supporters. Betty is the secretary and they donate plants and other orchid items.

Orchid Growers’ Guild, Madison, Wisconsin
Chuck Acker

The Orchid Growers’ Guild honors Chuck Akers, one of the founding members. He served as the First Vice President. He has been one of the biggest supporters.

Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society
Jack Reihing

The Long Beach Orchid Society honors Jack Reihing for all he has given to members and to the society.

Ventura County Orchid Society
Sherrie Basham

The Ventura County Orchid Society honors Sherrie Basham. Sherrie has served twice as president and participates in our three annual plant sales and plant demonstrations at our local plant center.

Fraser Valley Orchid Society
Judy Higham

The Fraser Valley Orchid Society honors Judy Higham as the volunteer of the year. Judy is our official photographer and contributes a photo page in our newsletter.

Michigan Orchid Society
Richard Wagner

The Michigan Orchid Society honors Dr. Richard Wagner for his contributions for many years. h He served as Program Chair and serves as mentor to many.

Ventura County Orchid Society
Jeri Bond

The Ventura County Orchid Society honors Jeri Bond. She serves as treasurer and is involved in the plant sales and shows.

South Bay Orchid Society
Nick Braemer

The South Bay Orchid Society honors Nick Braemar. Nick has served as our First Vice President and Director for over ten years. He coordinates our “Orchid-R-Easy” series of classes at our Spring and Fall shows and gives our yearly Orchid Lecture at the South Coast Botanic Garden.

Palomar Orchid Society
Sandi Sandquist

The Palomar Orchid Society honors Sandi Sandquist. She has served as Third Co-Vice President in charge of membership and always steps up to assist in numerous activities.

Tidewater Orchid Society
Dave and Joanne Bryan

The Tidewater Orchid Society honors Dave and Joanne Bryan for their dedication and service for over 30 years. Joanne and Dave have each served as president and held every elected position in the Society’s leadership as well as chairing multiple committees.

Sacramento and North Valley Orchid Societies
Dick and Donna Murrill

The Sacramento and North Valley Orchid Societies honors Dick and Donna Murrill for their enormous generosity of spirit. Whether serving as officers, designing or providing plants for garden displays or individual plants in shows, they have helped to educate generations of orchid growers.

Greater Lansing Orchid Society
Dot Potter Barnett

The Greater Lansing Orchid Society honors Dot Potter Barnett for her demonstrated excellence as editor of our newsletter which glue that binds us together.

Catawba Valley Orchid Society
Rosa Cockerham

The Catawba Valley Orchid Society honors charter member Rosa Cockerham for her longtime support. She has served as secretary for over 11 years. Working quietly, dependably, without a great deal of fanfare, and always present, Rosa gets things done.

San Diego County Orchid Society
David Brown

The San Diego County Orchid Society honors David Brown. Dave has served as president and f co-chair of our shows transforming the small shows into major events.

Newport Harbor Orchid Society
Richard Hara

The Newport Harbor Orchid Society honors Richard Hara for his dedication. Richard has served as treasurer for ten years, co-chair of the Newport Orchid Expo and handles the refreshment table every month.

Greater Lansing Orchid Society
Shannon Bell

The Greater Lansing Orchid Society honors Shannon Bell, a driving force behind the society’s activities. She was our MSU liaison for our show, spearheaded a bylaws review and amendments, as well as countless other activities.

Volusia County Orchid Society
Alleen Fields

The Volusia County Orchid Society honors Alleen Fields for her tireless work for many years as Refreshment Chair of VCOS and our Senior Trustee.

Alamo Orchid Society

Dalton & Betty Watson

The Alamo Orchid Society honors Dalton and Betty Watson who have been instrumental in the growth of the society since its inception over 50 years ago. They have opened their minds, hearts and home to all members hoping to encourage everyone in the love, knowledge and enjoyment of orchids.

Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society
Diana Smith

The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society honors for her experience and leadership skills. Diana Smith has been treasurer for 10 years. Diana is one of the main reasons we are successful.

Cape & Islands Orchid Society
John & Kathie Porteous

The Cape & Islands Orchid Society honor founding members John and Kathie Porteous for their dedication for over 20 years. John is the volunteer professional photographer for the CAIOS shows, and Kathie, his assistant, has clerked at judging.

Baton Rouge Orchid Society
James Jeansonne

The Baton Rouge Orchid Society honors James Jeansonne for more than 20 years of service. He has served in various offices, including three terms as president and show chair. James has mentored many society members.

Diablo View Orchid Society
Noble Emery

Diablo View Orchid Society honors founding member Noble Emery He participates in every activity and volunteers his time whenever there is work to be done.

Ottawa Orchid Society, Canada
Rick Sobkowicz

The Ottawa Orchid Society honors Rick Sobkowicz. He has served as president, librarian, newsletter editor, and co-chairs the annual show. He is a great mentor.

Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis
Charles Dana

The Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis honors Charles Dana for his many years of hard work. Charles is the newsletter editor, has chaired society shows, and works our annual auction. He is devoted, dependable, thoughtful, and knowledgeable.

Denver Orchid Society
Sydney Landreneau

The Denver Orchid Society honors Sydney Landreneau for her service in many different capacities. She mentors new members through her articles in the newsletter of which she is editor. Sydney has served in many positions on the board

Coastal Valley Orchid Society
Phil Rietz

The Costal Valley Orchid Society honors Phil Rietz. Since the founding of the society, Phil has been a leader, officer, display coordinator, artist, software engineer and an expert grower. He is newsletter editor and webmaster.

Pinelands Orchid Society
Nancy Volpe

Pinelands Orchid Society honors Nancy Volpe for her many years of service, including culture tips and especially her design assistance and her amazing plants for our shows.

Atlanta Orchid Society
Reba Herzfeld

The Atlanta Orchid Society honors Reba Herzfeld for her many years of generous help and support as our Treasurer.

Volusia County Orchid Society
Mike Orpi

The Volusia County Orchid Society honors Mike Orpi. Mike has served multiple terms as president and chaired our annual orchid show.

Greater Lansing Orchid Society
Lynn O’Shaughnessy

The Greater Lansing Orchid Society honors Lynn O’Shaughnessy who epitomizes “excel1ence.” In addition to her huge achievement in growing award-winning plants, she serves our society month after month helping with our silent auction.

Oklahoma Orchid Society
Lowell & Carolyn McCabe

The Oklahoma Orchid Society honors Lowell & Carolyn McCabe. Both have held many offices within our society and have been instrumental and in charge of our “Green Growers Outreach” program.

Michigan Orchid Society
Gyorgy Nagy

The Michigan Orchid Society honors Gyorgy Nagy who has volunteered and supported the MOS and selflessly given his time to assist us in numerous ways. Gyorgy has been a most dedicated member and has always been ready to lend a hand.

Sunset Empire Orchid Society
Dorothy Nimtz

The Sunset Empire Orchid Society honors Dorothy Nimtz to recognize her many years of service, including serving as president and help with our annual show and sale.

Prairie State Orchid Society
Tom Gephart

The Prairie State Orchid Society honors Tom Gephart who has participated at every level in our society.

Pinelands Orchid Society
Maurice Marietti

The Pinelands Orchid Society honors Maurice Marietti, our active, dedicated member for over twenty years.

Windsor Orchid Society, Canada
Ruth Neily

The Windsor Orchid Society honors Ruth Neily to acknowledge her many years of contributions. Ruth was a charter member and has served as newsletter editor.

Kansas Orchid Society
JoAnne Grubb

The Kansas Orchid Society honors JoAnne Grubb, our longtime secretary and diligent worker. JoAnne is always ready to assist the society in any way.

Terrebone Orchid Society
Wanda Gaidry

The Terrebone Orchid Society honors Wanda Gaidry for her years of generous help and support including being Hospitality Hostess for our shows.

Santa Cruz Orchid Society
Frank Drake

The Santa Cruz Orchid Society honors Frank Drake, an extraordinary member who has gone above and beyond the “call of duty” in serving the society providing continuity and, with his leadership skills, has been a source of positive guidance for the society. Frank has served as a society board member, president, treasurer, and as plant show and sale chairman another year.

Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis
Leatha Schaper

The Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis honors Leatha Schaper, a longtime member who has tirelessly devoted large amounts of time, creativity, and money to our society.

South Coast Orchid Society
Dennis Mackewicz

The South Coast Orchid Society honors Dennis Mackewicz whose accomplishments have contributed to the success of our society. He is the newsletter editor.

Colorado Springs Orchid Society
Robin Boutilier

The Colorado Springs Orchid Society honors Robin Boutilier, a longtime member and hard worker. Robin has handled the raffle plants, mystery plants for sale and auction plants. She is always willing to mentor.

Sandhills Orchid Society
Joyce Patton

The Sandhills Orchid Society honors charter member Joyce Patton. She has held every executive office on the board and has been our most reliable volunteer at all social and fund-raising events.

Central Louisiana Orchid Society
Byron McCraw

The Central Louisiana Orchid Society honors founding member Byron McGraw. Byron has served as president, treasurer, and secretary, with a total of 14 years as an officer. Byron was newsletter editor for 27 years. Byron has served as Show Chairman or Co-Chair for most of the orchid shows hosted by the society.

Central Louisiana Orchid Society
Doris McGraw

The Central Louisiana Orchid Society honors longtime member Doris McGraw. She has served as secretary and show chair for society shows twice, SWROGA Show once and co-chair.

Ventura County Orchid Society
Jean Everett

The Ventura County Orchid Society honors Jean Everett to thank and acknowledge her for her dedication and commitment.

Portland Orchid Society
Hal and Rosemary Shrauger

The Portland Orchid Society honors Hal and Rosemary Shrauger for their continued volunteerism and service. Hal and Rosemary are always ready to assist our society in any way. Hal has served in various board positions.

Orchid Society of Southern California
Linus Bittner

The Orchid Society of Southern California honors Linus Bittner for his participation and help. He has always been there for us.

Wisconsin Orchid Society
Robert Lewis

The Wisconsin Orchid Society honors Robert Lewis who epitomizes the definition of volunteerism. Orchids are Bob’s passion and so is helping people. He has held multiple offices during his almost forty years of membership.

Red River Orchid Society
Burrel Gamble

Red River Orchid Society honors Burrel Gamble on the occasion of his 90th birthday and 34th year of service. He has served as president and vice president for countless terms and is a willing mentor.

South Coast Orchid Society
Andy Tao

The South Coast Orchid Society honors Andy Tao for his outstanding effort in organizing our annual orchid auction, our most important fund raiser of the year.

San Antonio Orchid Society
Eric Shepherd

The San Antonio Orchid Society honors Eric Shepherd for his many years as a volunteer as treasurer, chairman of floor show setups, and endless hours of assisting the society in many ways.

South Bay Orchid Society
Eeva Renger

The South Bay Orchid Society honors Eeva Renger. Eeva served as Membership Chair and newsletter editor and worked at our annual shows and special events.

Susquehanna Orchid Society
Steve Male

The Susquehanna Orchid Society honors Steve Male for his contributions as a member for the past 30 years. He has served as president, board member, but perhaps most uniquely by regularly bringing an assortment of well-flowered interesting and unusual orchids to our meetings, where he freely shares his experience of their culture.

Richmond Orchid Alliance
L.K. (Buddy) Harvie

The Richmond Orchid Alliance honors founding member Buddy Harvie and epitomizes “excellence” in everything he does.

Prescott Orchid Society
Cynthia Schnitzer

The Prescott Orchid Society honors Cynthia Schnitze, our founder and current President.

Kansas Orchid Society
JoAnne Grubb

The Kansas Orchid Society honors JoAnne Grubb as our longtime secretary and diligent worker. JoAnne is always ready to assist the society in any way she is asked.

Orchid Grower’s Guild
Elaine Malter

The Orchid Growers Guild honors Elaine Malter for her many years of contributions. She has served as president, vice president, show and registration chair for several years.

Orchid Grower’s Guild
Wayne King

The Orchid Growers Guild (OGG) honors charter member Wayne King to acknowledge his many years of contributions. Wayne has twice held the office of President, and served as secretary, newsletter editor, program and away show chair.

Orchid Grower’s Guild, WI
Arlene King

The Orchid Grower’s Guild honors Arlene King to acknowledge her many years of contributions. Arlene was president, newsletter editor, and away show chair.

Orchid Grower’s Guild
Kathy Johnson

The Orchid Grower’s Guild honors Kathy Johnson to acknowledge her many years of contributions. She held the office of president, newsletter editor, program chair, show chair, and as a board member.

Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society
Eileen McKyton

The Greater Las Vegas Orchid Society honors Eileen McKyton for her service as secretary for ten years. She is tireless in her devotion to our club.

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