culture - education - conservation SEPOS incorporated 1953
Bob Sprague ... President
Bill Keating ... Vice President
Marty Nosowitz ... General Secretary
Fran Sharon ... Membership Secretary
Sarah Coburn ... Treasurer
2016 - 2018 2015 - 2017
Jeff Baum Bill Cusick Deb Robinson Rich Garrison
Jan Teitsworth Marie-Christine Viallet
Over seventy years old, SEPOS is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization operating in accordance with official by-laws and under the direction of an eleven member Board of Directors.
"The mission of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society is to
promote and support the enjoyment
of orchids and the protection of orchid habitat through education, conservation and research".
Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society
MEETINGS Monthly member meetings feature informative lectures, the highly acclaimed SEPOS show table, food, fun and fellowship.
SHOWS SEPOS exhibits member plants at several regional orchid shows and hosts one of the largest International Orchid Shows in the Northeast.
LIBRARY We maintain a large collection of books and periodicals which are available for member use. The collection includes many rare and out-of-print books which have
considerable historical significance.
Lectures - Many experienced SEPOS members and
AOS judges lecture at regional orchid societies and
other related organizations, sharing their expertise in
a range of subject matter.
New Growers - Monthly meetings include a new growers
session where experienced members share their
knowledge about a wide range of topics related to culture
and exhibiting. Participants ask questions and share
experiences ... enjoyed by those new to the hobby as well
as those with some experience.
Greenhouse Tours - Periodic visits to member and/or
commercial greenhouses afford an opportunity to
compare cultural techniques and share personal
triumphs as well as frustrations.
CONSERVATION SEPOS members participate in conservation projects (especially those related to North American native orchids). Annual show proceeds afford an opportunity to support many worthwhile projects around the world. Past recipients include The Academy of Natural Sciences, Jocotoco Foundation, Native Orchid Conference, the American Orchid Society conservation fund and ACEER (Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research.
AUCTION The annual auction of purchased and member donated plants provides an opportunity to acquire quality plants at reasonable prices. Proceeds help fund the society's annual budget.
NEWSLETTER A monthly electronic publication which describes the upcoming meeting and keeps members apprised of current goings-on in the society as well as the orchid world at large.