December 2023 Newsletter


Saturday December 16, 2023 3:00 PM - NOTE THE DATE !!

In Person ONLY

Emmanuel Lutheran Church- Fellowship Hall Upstairs - 4865 Wilmington Pike 

Enter on the Main Parking Lot Side of the Building


Holidays Party!

We will be having our annual Holiday Party again this year.  We will be having some good food and fellowship!  The society will provide the main dish which will include spaghetti, salad and bread and drinks.


Please bring a dessert to share!


We will be having a couple of orchid related games, some beautiful orchids from Santa that he has already delivered and are coming into bloom including an assortment of Cattleyas, Dendrobiums and Paphs from Sunset Valley Orchids. 


Please plan to bring a wrapped gift to exchange to participate in the fun! As Russell always says- to get a gift- bring a gift! It can be anything fun from food or wine to orchid related items such as plants, art or orchid themed décor!


We will also be assembling the Vanilla kits that Carlotta has organized that many of you ordered.   We will have some extra kits for $6. If you are still interested please email her at


Tickets are $15 per person and payable when you arrive


Please RSVP if you have not already done so to Eric at



For those of you that did not join at the Orchid Fest in August, your membership dues are due.   Single memberships are $20 and family memberships are $25.   feel free to bring your renewals to the Holiday Part or send them to Steve Ryan at the address on the membership form.  We can also take credit cards and PayPal this year at



A reminder that we will again be moving our regular meetings to Saturday Afternoons, the Third Saturday of the month starting in January through April.  This will allow us to utilize the daylight hours for our older members.

Miami Valley Orchid Society

Dayton’s only place for Orchid Expertise