The Five Cities Orchid Society, founded in June, 1990, is an affiliate of the American Orchid Society and meets the second Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., temporarily at the Elm Street Community Center, 1221 Ash St., Arroyo Grande, California.
The purpose of this society is to provide members with knowledge of orchid culture and habitats, to enable them to grow orchids well in their home environments and share their passion for orchids with other members and societies.
Meetings provide members with guest speakers, demonstrations, show & tell and plant opportunity tables. Monthly news bulletins give members plant tips and a listing of many California orchid shows.
Become a member. Please download our membership form (236kb PDF), complete it and return it with your dues ($20 per household) to Five Cities Orchid Society, P.O. Box 1066, Grover Beach, CA 93483-1066.
The Five Cities Orchid Society sponsors the Central Coast Orchid Show and Sale each spring at Arroyo Grande's South County Regional Center, which gives members the opportunity to exhibit their plants in the society's display for judging by the American Orchid Society.
President: Linda Hauss
Past President: Chris Ehrler
Vice Presidents: Larry Vierheilig & Eric Holenda
Secretary: Judy Scheithauer
Treasurer: Christina Holenda
Directors at Large: Scott St. Claire, Alan Durham, Bonnie Werring
Eric Holenda, Bonnie Werring - Show Co-Chairs
Peggy Bozem - Membership
Stacy Hesse - Raffle Tickets
Jean McIlvanie - Refreshments