An organization of orchid societies dedicated to the preservation of orchids

Wisconsin Orchid Society Hosting the Fall Mid-America, 2019

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The Fall Mid-America Orchid Congress will be held jointly with the Wisconsin Orchid Society Fall Show, "Fall in Love with Orchids, 2019," September 14-15, 2019.

The Fall Show will be presented in the 'Show Dome' of the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory.  The Domes with their unique beehive-like shape, provide excellent lighting and climate control and are located close to the downtown area as well as Potawatomi Casino.  Saturday: 9-5, Sunday 9-4. Electronic Registration is being developed on our website, see link below, or fill out the registration form below and mail. 

Registration Page

MID-AMERICA LECTURES

The lectures and meetings will be located at the nearby Art Deco-style Ambassador Hotel, Milwaukee, 2308 West Wisconsin Avenue, which will provide shuttle service to the Domes. 


SPEAKERS:  

MS. WENDQING PERNER, and her late husband, Holger, developed and operated Hengduan Mountains Biotechnology Nursery and Laboratory in Sichuan, China that featured Cypripediums and Paphiopedilums from that area.  She leads tours and is a featured orchid speaker at many shows.  She will give the Shirley Burr Moore Lecture, "Chinese Cypripediums and their Culture" at 1 pm. Saturday and present "The Rare, The New and the Unusual" at the banquet.  She will have plants for sale and the pre-order form will be on our website shortly, see link below.  


MR. FRED CLARKE, noted hybridizer and owner of Sunset Valley Orchids, and well known AOS judge and speaker from California will be presenting "Catasetums" at 2 pm. on Saturday.  At 3 pm. he will present 'Australian Dendrobiums."  He will have plants for sale, and pre-orders can be made at his website, sunsetvalleyorchids.com.

The Wisconsin Orchid Society

AMBASSADOR HOTEL

To Make room reservations at the Ambassador Hotel, Milwaukee, please contact them at 877-935-2189 or ambassadorhotelmke.com and ask for Wisconsin Orchid Society room rates ($109 single occupancy and 129 double occupancy.  All rooms have queen size beds.  and there will be FREE parking when booking under the Wisconsin Orchid Society rate. 

hotel link

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

 

The Domes at Milwaukee's Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory feature three different horticultural environments:  Desert Oasis, Tropical Jungle and Floral Gardens.  In 2016, the Domes were cited as being among America's "most endangered" historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The Conservatory was deemed an important example of the nation's architectural and cultural heritage that is at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.  Visit their website: county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Parks/Explore/the-Domes.  

Other valuable information about Milwaukee and see what the city has to offer, please see link below.There's much to see here. 


Link to Milwaukee Visitor Center

FUTURE MEETINGS OF THE MAOC

SPRING 2020

HOSTED BY THE MAOC, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MIAMI VALLEY ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW.

FEBRUARY 14-16, 2020

FALL 2020 TBA

YOUR SOCIETY COULD HOST AN MAOC   OR WORK WITH US TO HAVE AN MAOC MEETING IN CONJUNCTION WITH YOUR SHOW!  

SPRING 2021

HOSTED BY THE THREE RIVERS ORCHID SOCIETY AND THE CENTRAL INDIANA ORCHID SOCIETY

MARCH 26-28, 2021

  

 

 

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND AN MAOC MEETING?

 

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO:

  • Spend a weekend discussing orchid culture with other growers.
  • Discuss trends in orchid hybridizing.
  • Hear internationally recognized speakers.
  • Attend the Affiliated Societies Breakfast. ALWAYS A DISCUSSION TOPIC OF INTEREST TO MEMBERS
  • Feast your eyes on fantastic orchid exhibits.
  • Engage in conversation with like minded people who love orchids like you do!
  • Study the merits of awarded plants.

See you at the Mid-America Orchid Congress!