Mornington Peninsula Orchid Society Inc.
MPOS is a bayside orchid society meeting in Frankston.
The Society was formed in 1961 for the purpose of providing orchid enthusiasts on the Mornington Peninsula with a forum for the mutual exchange of information on orchid culture. It was originally at Mornington, but the membership growth was such that it later moved to Frankston where better meeting facilities were available.
Since moving to Frankston the MPOS has grown and in 1986 it became an Incorporated Society. The Society has had a number of meeting places over the years around the bayside area. These included the Karingal High School Auditorium and the Frankston High School Hall. After some years at the Frankston Church of Christ Hall, the Society now holds its meetings at the Brotherhood of St Lawrence Community Centre, 26 High St. Frankston.
The Society meets on the 4th Friday of each month except December. The meetings commence at 8.00pm with the Hall open at 7.00pm for members to bench their plants, to have a chat, and compare notes on growing and showing orchids. An early session is run from time to time starting at approximately 7:30. This is a discussion by one of our experienced growers on a particular aspect of orchid growing and is a great opportunity for newer growers to ask questions and increase their knowledge. Topics are advised in the monthly bulletin.
- Early session (training)
- Display and Judging of member's plants
- Seedling competition
- Guest speakers
- Sales of plants and some orchid growing equipment
The office bearers for 2013-2014 are:
- President : Matt Dawkins
- Secretary : Bob Simmonds
- Treasurer : Yvonne den Hertog
Membership enquiries should be made to the secretary. ......................V.View ..Information pamphlet
Membership is $20 per single, double or family, Juniors FREE....................i.incl Membership application)
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