Porter's Grand Finale Sale!
Bill and Marilyn Porter have announced their grand finale sale of all remaining orchids and orchid supplies. They still have about 1800 orchids--a mix of sizes and genera--and all will sell for $10 or $5. Remaining supplies include potting media, baskets, hangers and show staging materials.
Sale dates are September 13-16, 10 am-5 pm

Chicagoland Orchid Festival is Coming Up!

One of our favorite events is within planning distance: the Chicagoland Orchid Festival. This year the dates are September 22-24. We'll have some carpools to help members take advantage of the many vendors located at Natt's Orchids in Naperville and Hausermann's Orchids in Villa Park. There will be more information at our September meeting. Find details and flyer at www.ChicagolandOrchidFest.com.

Dave Lesley
Dave Lesley

Michiana Orchid Society member, David Lesley, passed away on February 12. 2017.
Our condolences to his wife, Pat Pritchard, also a member of MOS. 

For more details see the South Bend Tribune Obituary.


Remembering MOS in Your Year-End Giving

The Michiana Orchid Society is experiencing some financial shortfalls lately--and we do need to find new ways to raise money. Our show costs us a lot. We used to use the facilities free; now we have to pay nearly a thousnad dollars for rent and insurance at Holy Cross College. Show ribbons are an annual expense, and we pay for various speakers during the year, as well as travel expenses for members setting up our MOS exhibits at other shows.

Perhaps some members who donate to various charities during the year or at the end of the year might consider a tax-deductible donation to the Michiana Orchid Society. Our mission, after all, is to educate the public about the wonderful world of orchids.


Paph Book Published!
There's a new Paph book available--and it's an eBook. The book is Paphiopedilum by Braem, Chiron & Ohlund. Yes, that's our own Sandy Ohlund, who has been collaborating with German taxonomist Guido Braem for more than 15 years. It's available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play and other sites; prices range from $15 to $25 depending on format and vendor. Check it out!