About nwos membership
Membership is open to anyone. Many of our members are brand new to orchid growing as a hobby and can find a lot to learn at each meeting. Some of our members join with years of orchid care under their belt and find a community in which they can give back and help to educate the next generation of orchid enthusiasts. Whether you just bought your first Phalaenopsis, or you already have a greenhouse filled with your favorite species and hybrids, there are many benefits to joining our society.
Access to the members-only section of our website
Our members-only section provides access to educational video recordings from previous speakers, recordings of the board meetings as well as to access to our member roster and bylaws.
In the month of December our meeting is a holiday social where each member receives a holiday gift orchid.
Plant Sales Table
Members may bring a maximum of 5 orchid plants or compots to each regular monthly meeting to sell. Twenty percent of money collected goes to the society. Although only members may sell plants, anyone in attendance may purchase plants.
The Orchid Mart
Members are able to list orchids and orchid related material for free on the orchid mart, hosted by the NWOS.
One of our monthly meetings is devoted to an auction of orchid plants. It is a chance for members to sell “surplus” plants and to add new ones to their collection.
Library of Orchid Publications
The NWOS maintains a library of orchid books, videotapes, and periodicals available for member use by arrangement with the Society Librarian.
At our monthly meetings there is an exhibition table where members can display their blooming plants. During the meeting a member does the “plant table walk,” points out unusual, interesting, or exceptionally well-grown plants and asks some of the growers for information about their plants and growing conditions.
Become a member | Renew Membership
To become a member please complete the membership form below and complete the payment via Stripe via the Membership Page below. Renewing members will only need to make a payment through the Membership Page.
Note: If you are joining at a meeting or another NWOS event you will be directed to sign up using our membership page.
If you do not wish to use online methods, please see below for alternate instructions for becoming or renewing your membership.
Annual dues are year to year based on the date you have joined.
• $30 for a single membership
• $40 for a joint membership (two people residing in the same household)
• New $15 for a youth (aka “Student”) membership (22 or younger)