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Hossein Noorbakhsh received two awards for his stunning Paphiopedilum niveum 'Kathryn' orchid.  Displayed on the show table at the June 10 society meeting, his plant garnered two awards at the Ann Arbor, MI monthly judging on Saturday June 16.  Hossein received a coveted Cultural Award of Merit - CCM 84 for his plant.  A cultural award is judged for not only flower quality but also plant quality and floriferousness.  In addition, he also received a Highly Commended Certificate HCC 79 for one of his flowers. Type your paragraph here.

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​All are welcome to our meetings, members and nonmembers. 

Meeting are usually 3rd Sunday of the month.

Location:    Phipps Garden Center
                         1059 Shady Avenue
​                         Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone:          412 441 4442
Mini Class: 1:30pm
Meeting:      2:15pm

2018 - 2019 Calendar

September 16, 2018

Alan Koch, Mini Cats

October 20-21, 2018
OSWP Bazaar
November 18, 2018
Brandon Spannbauer, Pleone: Terrestrial Orchids
December 9, 2018

Timothy Choltco, Holiday Party - Sex, Lies, and Orchids

January 20, 2019

Thomas Sampliner, The Orchids of Malaysian Borneo

February 17, 2019 
T.B.A
March 15-17, 2019
O.S.W.P. Spring Show
April 28, 2019
New Members Panel
May, 2019
T.B.A
June, 2019 
T.B.A
July, 2019
Picnic
August, 2019No Meeting
September 15, 2019
Sam Tsui, (Orchid Inn) Paphiopedilum






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If you would like to share a meal with the speaker, when possible, at a restaurant or at someone’s
home, please let me know.
If you would be willing to offer your guest room to a speaker, please let us know.

Lori McDermott and Tim Choltco program chairs.  See Contact us for email addresses

​​The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania is a member of the American Orchid Society, the Orchid Digest Corporation and the National Capital Judging Center.  We are the 2013 recipient of the American Orchid Society's Distinguished Affiliated Societies Service Award.

The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania was organized in 1954 and formed to advance the propagation, horticulture and preservation of orchid species and hybrids

The Orchid Society of 

​Western Pennsylvania