2018 Newsletters

Photo at left shows Suzanne Farnsworth inducting the members of the board for 2019-2020.

Left to Right:

Suzanne Farnsworth

Sheila Alsobrook

Carlene Crowley

Nancy Glassler

President Jack Batchelor

​Vice President Brian Behm

2019 Newsletters


​​MID-LAKES ORCHID SOCIETY

A not-for-profit Organization of Orchid Lovers and Growers in the heart of Central Florida.

​​​​​​​​Membership Information


Yearly Dues as follows:

Singles:  $20.00

Couples:  $20.00

Click on the link below for membership form:


Membership Form


Meetings are held from September through June on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Leesburg Employee Wellness Center, 201 East Dixie Avenue (Venetian Gardens).

​The Employee Wellness building is located at the corner of Dixie and Canal. Enter on Canal (by the Ball Park entrance - you will see the Marina sign at the street corner). Use the parking at the back of the building and enter through the back door of the building.



Our regular meetings usually include a business meeting, a guest speaker, refreshments, show-and-tell plants and/or supplies for sale. December and June meetings include a covered dish buffet with meats provided by the Society.  At each monthly meeting, we will have a silent auction for donated orchids. If you would like to donate an orchid, please bring it with you, plus some extra cash to bid on one of these beauties!


Each fall, an auction is conducted as a fund-raiser. Members who contribute plants get a share of the sales price. A potting clinic is held yearly at a nearby business, also a fund-raiser.


Orchid books are available to check out by members at each meeting. The Society has many knowledgeable, experienced members who are happy to share information with newcomers.


Dues are $20 for singles, $20 for couples, with the membership year beginning in September.


Officers and Directors for 2019-2020


President:  Jack Batchelor

Vice-President: Brian Behm

Secretary: Karen Shaffer/Ann Parrish

Treasurer: Nancy Gassler

1 Year Directors: Mary Yatsko, Art Fenn

2 Year Directors: Sheila Alsobrook, Carlene Crowley

Appointed Positions:

Membership: Rosemary Arnieri

Refreshments:Deb Embry

Webmaster: Carlene Crowley

Newsletter: 

​Raffle: Joni Sielaff 

Silent Auction:  Brian Behm