Reg. No. A0003398L

The Friendly Society

Corporate Member: The Orchid Societies Council of Victoria ( Australia )

  The Maroondah Orchid Society was formed in the month of April 1978 by orchid enthusiasts who predominately lived in the vicinity of the Maroondah Highway, a main thoroughfare through the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, hence the name Maroondah Orchid Society (MOS). MOS became an Incorporated Society in December 1984.

The purposes of the society as expressed in the current constitution (adopted June 1999) are:
•  To encourage, develop and foster an appreciation and awareness of orchids, orchid culture, orchid history and orchid hybridisation amongst members and the general public;
•  To encourage friendly participation within MOS, and to encourage participation and affiliation with kindred societies and clubs wherever they may be;
•  To hold shows, displays, seminars and other similar functions;

•  To promote the conservation of the orchids of Australia in their natural habitat and to discourage the destruction of those natural habitats; and
•  To provide a meeting place for members and others interested in orchid culture for their mutual benefit and fellowship.

MOS meets on the 3rd Friday of each month (except January) at St. Timoty's Catholic Community School, 21 Stevens Rd. Vermont Melways Ref. 62 G3

The meeting commences at 8.00pm with the hall open at 7.00pm for members to bench their plants. A early bird session commences at 7.15pm for newer members and other interested growers.

Meetings include:

•  Display and Judging of members plants and Floral Art.

•  Guest speakers.

•  Sale of plants and orchid growing accessories.

Books on orchid culture are available for loan free of charge to members.

Membership inquiries should be made to the Membership Secretary at:

P.O. Box 5076
Victoria , 3134

Membership Subscriptions (current) Single $16, Family $20, Junior $5

Visitors are always welcome to come along to the meetings. Meetings always finish with a cuppa and a chat


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