culture - education - conservation          SEPOS          founded 1947

Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchid Society

What We Do:


MEETINGS   Monthly member meetings feature informative lectures, the highly acclaimed SEPOS show table, food, fun and fellowship.


SHOWS   SEPOS hosts one of the largest International Orchid Shows in the Northeast.  In addition, members exhibit their plants at several other regional orchid shows.


 EDUCATION

  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, SERC (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center), Orchid Conservation Alliance  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". 






Officers:


Bob Sprague ... President

bobsatcyndal@aol.com


Bill Keating ... Vice President

keatingwr@aol.com


Marty Nosowitz ... General Secretary

mnosowitz@gmail.com


Fran Sharon ... Membership Secretary

twofrans@zoominternet.net


Sarah Coburn ... Treasurer

sarah.coburn@glengery.com


Board of Directors:


2016 - 2018                       2017 - 2019

Jeff Baum                          Bill Cusick                         Deb Robinson                   Lynnanne Feairheller

Jan Teitsworth                   Millard Reeves