culture - education - conservation          SEPOS          incorporated 1953

What We Do:

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.

About Us:

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.

Our Mission:

"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". 


Bob Sprague ... President

Bill Keating ... Vice President

Marty Nosowitz ... General Secretary

Fran Sharon ... Membership Secretary

Sarah Coburn ... Treasurer

Board of Directors:

2016 - 2018                       2015 - 2017

Jeff Baum                          Bill Cusick                         Deb Robinson                   Rich Garrison

Jan Teitsworth                   Marie-Christine Viallet


Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society