San Diego County Orchid Society


Our Mission

To promote interest in orchids and their cultivation, to educate by exchanging information and experiences related to successful orchid culture, and to support the conservation of orchids in the wild.

Our Meetings

We meet on the first Tuesday of every month.

Details here.

Our Shows

We host four shows a year.

Details here.

Our Activities

Membership in the SDCOS

The society conducts a lot of activities like potting workshops, field and camping trips and has a standing subgroup, the Species Group, dedicated to the culture of species orchids.

Details here.

Membership in the society is $20/ year ($25 for a couple membership), and free for juniors <18 years old.

For more information and to join click here.

Our Board of Directors

The society is governed by a 9 member board of directors, which directs the society affairs and meets on the first Thursday of each month. The board meetings are open to all members of our society. Click here for more information.


  E Mail Address Name
General Inquiries  
Advertising Myra de Tate
Conservation Ron Kaufmann
Membership Bob Clark
Newsletter David Vandenbroek
Showchair Debby Halliday
Social Media Ashley Grable
Volunteers Dave Hoffmaster
Webmaster Kay Klausing

Board of Directors E Mail Address Name
President David Vandenbroek
1st Vice President Ashley Grable
2nd Vice President Nate La Breche
Director-at-Large Stewart Walton
Director-at-Large Sima Perkins
Director-at-Large Carey McCoy
Treasurer Myra de Tate
Secretary Maria Gray
Past President Debby Halliday