Want to to join the Central Ohio Orchid Society, where you can enjoy the camaraderie, information sharing, programming, and passion of orchids at our meetings and shows?

You can submit your membership information and pay via PayPal using the Annual Membership Application below, or print out and mail in along with your payment: PDF Annual Membership Application.


Annual membership in the Central Ohio Orchid Society is $20 for a single member and $25 for a household, and includes our digital newsletter, The Central Ohio Orchid Society Reporter, which is emailed monthly.

Monthly Members' Meeting:


What:   Each meeting will have a speaker, demonstration, or a hands-on practice activity. During society                          meetings our hospitality committee serves snacks (on hold during pandemic/virtual meetings) . Members              may bring their plants (in bloom) to our meetings for our judging competition.

When:  Every third Thursday of the month (except August & December) from 8:00 to 9:30pm 

Where: Until further notice in 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic we will be meeting virtually. Instructions will                be emailed to you.

                   -- Pre + Post-pandemic = Franklin Park Conservatory (1777 East Broad St. | Columbus OH, 43203)

Beginner's Corner:

                              Our novice group meets at 7:00pm before each members' meeting. 

Annual Events

Please stay tuned for 2021 schedule!

April:  COOS Spring Orchid Show + Sale (Canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19)
June:  COOS Annual Potluck Picnic (Canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19)
November:  COOS Awards Banquet (Canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19)


By checking ACCEPT and submitting electronic payment, I provide the Central Ohio Orchid Society (COOS) with my permission to publish, reproduce, and distribute any and all photographs of my plants, displays, personal image, and related images taken or that I submit during COOS virtual or in-person activities.


Utilization of images are solely for publication in the COOS newsletter, website, social media platforms, publicity materials, and other COOS fundraising activities.

Additionally, I acknowledge that this release applies to videotapings and sound recordings, and their subsequent reproductions through video or photograph for the above purposes.

I understand that, as a voluntary participant, I will not be paid for these photographs and/or video footage, and I may revoke my permission for use at any time in writing to the COOS president.

By checking DECLINE and signing this membership form, I decline permission, and understand that Central Ohio Orchid Society (COOS) will make every effort to comply. However, I will assume responsibility to ensure that my plant submissions are marked “not to be photographed.”

I will also take responsibility to ensure my personal image and related images are not recorded or taped, by actions such as: turning off my camera during virtual meetings, sitting out of camera focus in live meetings, holding questions until presentation recording has ceased, etc..