Meetings are held at the United States National Arboretum. The Arboretum is located in northeast Washington, D.C., 2.2 miles from the U.S. Capitol. Bladensburg Road borders it on the west, on the north by New York Avenue, and on the south by M Street. Visitor entrances are located on New York Avenue and on R Street; however, only the R Street entrance is open in the evenings.
Membersí meetings will be held the 3rd Monday of each month (except for June, July, August, October and December) in the auditorium that is located in the Administration building at the Arboretum. Arboretum grounds will be open at 6:30pm. Members are encouraged to bring in plants for the meeting show table. Entries for the show table must be submitted by 7:15pm. Show Table judging will begin between 7:15 and 7:30pm. The business meeting will begin at 8:00pm, followed by the speaker's presentation, which usually concludes by 9:30pm, then a review of the Show Table results. We leave the Arboretum grounds by 10:00pm.
NCOS Monthly Meetings for 2017
Monday, January 30 - Speaker: Duane Erdmann
Monday, February 27 - Speaker: Barry Woolf
Topic: “Taiwan Orchid Tour”
Monday, March 20 - Speaker: Nancy Mountford
Topic: “Orchids Dominica”
Monday, April 17- Speaker: Bill Thoms
Monday, May 15 - Speaker: Leon Glicenstein
Sunday, June 25 - Combined Summer Picnic & Monthly Meeting
Location: North Chevy Chase Christian Church, Chevy Chase, MD
Food, Fun, Show Table, and Camaraderie Galore!
July and August (No Monthly Meeting)
Monday, September 18 - Speaker: Kim Fedderson
October (No regular Monthly Meeting)
Members are encouraged to attend NCOS Annual Fall Show events.
Monday, November 20 - Speaker: Jay Tullos
Topic: “Native Orchids of Canadian Prairie”
Monday, December 14 - Combined Annual Meeting & Holiday Fête.
Brief Annual Meeting, Festive Potluck Feast, Show Table, Annual Awards Presentation, Slide Show, and Fun! Gordon Slaymaker, speaker.
If you have a topic of interest or someone you would like to hear speak at our monthly meeting and/or want to help guest speakers, please contact Jay Tullos, NCOS President and Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.