ossc meetings

The Orchid Society of Southern California (OSSC) usually meets on the second Monday of each month (no meeting in August, though) at the First Christian Church, 221 South Sixth Street, Burbank, California, starting at 7:30PM.  Doors open at 6:30PM. However, there are a handful of meetings each year that are held, for various reasons, on days other than Monday; be sure to check here for a list of upcoming meeting dates, lest you show up on the wrong day!

During these days of COVID-19, most of our meetings are also accessible via Zoom. If the meeting is Zoom-only, the starting time gets pushed back to 7:00PM.  Visitors are always welcome at OSSC meetings. Here's an interactive map with directions to help you find us:

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If you live well outside of Burbank, consider taking the train to our meetings. The meeting hall is an easy 6 block walk from the Burbank Metrolink Train station.  Click here for the schedule; note that only the Antelope Valley Line, which runs from Lancaster to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, stops at this station.

what's a typical meeting like?

A typical meeting includes the following items on the agenda:

  • Announcements: OSSC Activities, Other Orchid-Related Events
  • Monthly Orchid Culture Tips
  • Presentation by Featured Speaker
  • Refreshment Break
  • Orchid Q&A
  • Inspection of Members' Orchids
  • Orchid Raffle
    • Special drawing for members wearing badges, members who brought in plants for judging, and members who brought food or helped in the ribbon judging
    • General Raffle, based on raffle ticket purchases

Meetings typically last until 9:30 or 10:00 PM. Members may optionally join the evening's speaker for dinner before the meeting starts.  Make sure to contact OSSC's 1st Vice President to reserve your spot at the table!

other ossc activities

There are a number of other activities in which OSSC members participate, some annual, some irregularly scheduled.  Here is a sampling:


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