The Tasmanian Orchid Society Inc.
The Tasmanian Orchid Society is the oldest orchid society in Tasmania, starting up in February 1947 as the Hobart Orchid Society. The society currently has about 80 members drawn mainly from Southern Tasmania and up the East coast. The society meets every 3rd Monday of the month at Legacy Hall 159 Macquarie St. (Next to St. Joseph's Church) except for December when it meets on the 2nd. Tuesday. All meetings commence at 7.45pm and visitors are welcome to attend. Current membership fees are $20.00 couple, $15.00 single and $6.00 junior (under 16 years). The membership year commences on 1st. March. Members joining at or after the Spring Show (End September) are considered paid up for the following year.
The greenhood orchid is the official emblem of the society and also gives its name to our monthly newsletter. The newsletter is published monthly, except for December and the last twelve months issues can be viewed on the internet (click here) together with a selection of photos of orchids displayed at the monthly meetings.
Back issues of Greenhood are available on DVD complete with an extensive photo coverage of plants tabled at monthly meetings and Spring Show. Photo quality is variable from poor in earlier issues to good in later issues reflecting the rapid change in quality of digital cameras. Earliest photos are at about 800 x 600 resolution, the latest at 3888 x 2592 resolution. The first DVD covers about ten years of Greenhood up to April 2007. The second DVD (As yet incomplete) is expected to cover from March 2007 to February 2010. DVDs are priced at $10.00 to members and $30.00 for non members.
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This site will be closing down in mid October and the new Tasmanian Orchid Society Site is www.tos.org.au. This new site is now active and you will be automatically directed there.
Editor Mr. Mike White GPO Box 467, Hobart 7001 Ph. (03)6267 1589