NWOS Membership

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.

Membership Benefits

Access to the members-only section of our website

Our members-only section provides access to educational video recordings from previous speakers. We have plans to add additional features in the future.

Holiday Gift and Potluck

In the month of December our meeting is a holiday potluck 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. Fifteen percent of money collected goes to the society. Although only members may sell plants, anyone in attendance may purchase plants.

Orchid Auction

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.

Orchid Exhibits

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

To become a member, mail this completed membership form to the Northwest Orchid Society, PO Box 51021, Seattle, WA 98115-1021 or email it to membership@nwos.org
Then bring a check, cash, or debit/credit card with you to one of our monthly meetings, or pay via PayPal below.
Annual dues are due every January 1st, and are good until December 31st.

Membership Cost:
• $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)

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Help the NWOS support their missions with a little extra boost.

A Zygonara Adelaide Meadows; a green orchid with a purple lip.