Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society

Please note that we are not currently scheduling in-person meetings due to the pandemic.
See below for Information regarding Zoom Meetings.

Who We Are

Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society is a non-profit organization formed to promote appreciation of orchids and to provide a source of information, education, and support for all orchid enthusiasts, whether they are novices or experts. Come and join us at our monthly meetings and meet members that range from dedicated growers with hundreds of orchids to beginners who just want to keep a few plants alive. Hear informative speakers and see demonstrations designed for orchid growers of all levels.

What We Do

Our monthly meetings are a chance for anyone interested in growing orchids to meet, exchange ideas, and learn. Each month some of our members bring blooming orchids from their gardens for display and to participate in a friendly and informal judging. Monthly meetings include expert guest speakers and a plant opportunity table. Orchid culture demonstrations are given by experts several times a year. In March we hold our annual orchid auction where orchids from our member's gardens and from many well-known vendors are auctioned to the highest bidder.
LBAOS also presents a scholarship each year to a student pursuing a future career in horticulture at Long Beach City College.
Membership is only $20 per year and includes a monthly newsletter email that includes many photos of orchids grown by our members. Visitors are welcome at our monthly meetings.

Where We Meet

The Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society meets the 2nd Monday of each month at St. Gregory’s Church Hall at 6201 E. Willow Street in Long Beach, CA. Meetings run from 7pm- 9pm. Meetings are currently on Zoom due to the pandemic- info will be sent to members by email.

How to Zoom:

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, you will want to prepare before the meeting to ensure you have the right setup and know how to join the meeting. No one likes the stress of joining the meeting late or not being able to join at all, so try to prepare ahead of time. You can join on your computer or join via your mobile device. If you plan to attend through your mobile device, please download the Zoom app from your app store. Zoom is available for iPhoneAndroid and Mac, as well as the PC. If you’re on a PC, download and install the app from Zoom’s website.
Here is some guidance on using Zoom. Please take a look at this page on joining a meeting: 
Joining a meeting. For participants attending via computer, you can watch a short 1 minute video on how to use zoom.  Click on this link to watch the video:  https://youtu.be/hIkCmbvAHQQ.

The Zoom website has many video tutorials at 
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials?_ga=2.61689452.1506422770.1593628146-985015778.1593280305  that you may be interested in viewing.

******Please make sure that you do the FREE sign up for Zoom at Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Online Meetings, Screen Sharing so that your name appears with your screen shot.

Click Here for the Meeting Flyer & Membership Form

Contact us with questions at lbaosinfo@gmail.com