COOS Meetings

The COOS Newsletter

Our newsletter is emailed to members before each meeting to notify members of the scheduled speakers, upcoming orchid shows and other society activities.


Meeting Program for 2021

Due to COVID-19 our meetings are being held using ZOOM video conferencing. ZOOM allows us to engage speakers that we would never be able to have visit in person. ZOOM is available for computers, tablets and smartphones. Get connected and join the talks.

Meetings are held in the basement hall of St. Joseph's Church at the corner of Courtland and Madison in Kitchener on the fourth Monday (unless pre-empted, see the program dates below).

Meetings begin promptly at 7:00pm; arrive from 6:30pm for social time and sales. Parking is at the rear of the school; the entrances are off Madison or Cedar. Guests are welcome.

Meeting dates are listed below with the programme, usually a guest speaker or slide show.

January 25 Zoom Meeting with a panel of Gerhard, Sowmya and Rob answering questions about growing orchids.
February 21 At 2:00pm - Zoom Meeting - Jason Fisher: Phragmepediums and Their Culture NOTE: This is the third Sunday, not the fourth Monday
March 22 ZOOM meeting - Sam Tsui from The Orchid Inn will be speaking about the Culture of Brachypetalum and Parvisepalum Paphiopedilums
April 26 ZOOM meeting - Stacey Hickman from Natural Insect Control (NIC) will speak on Predatory Insects to control orchid pests.
May 24 ZOOM meeting - Member Panel: Growing Spaces
June 21 TBD
September 13 Note: This is the second Monday, not the fourth Monday. First meeting of the new season.
October 25 TBD
November 22 Usually our Christmas party, games (bring small gift to $10) and pot luck dinner, silent auction. Bring plants for the silent auction.
December No meeting.