About Us

The Maui Orchid Society is dedicated to education, preservation, and cultivation of Orchids. On Maui, we are fortunate to enjoy a climate that allows us to grow a variety of orchids.

 

Our meetings are open to the general public, the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  For meeting location, see our Home page.   We invite everyone with a passion for orchids to join the Society to enrich your orchid experience with our Ohana.  

 

We have many shows throughout the year, including our largest display, Orchidland, at the Maui Fair. All of our shows conduct Ribbon Judging, and American Orchid Society Judging,  and offer plants for sale from local growers. 

 

Meetings present an opportunity for further education, orchid cultivation, and fellowship with professional growers from around the world. Plants available for purchase at our monthly meetings.

 

The Maui Orchid Society has a Non-Profit Status and is classified by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This Code section deals with charitable, educational, religious and scientific organizations.  Donations are appreciated and may be mailed to the Maui Orchid Society at PO Box 2061, Kahului, Hawaii 96733.

75th Anniversary Yearbook

Learn more about the Maui Orchid Society by purchasing your 75th Anniversary Yearbook while supplies last. Books will be available for $5 each at all Maui Orchid Society events, shows, and general meetings. Our 75th Anniversary Yearbook includes well written informative articles by our members, pictures of past shows and events. Members and orchid enthusiasts must have this book to proudly share with friends and family. If one picture is worth a 1000 words, this yearbook has a billion beautiful words. 

75 Years Ago

33 Years Ago

Today

Tuesday evening March 4th 1941, twenty amateur orchid enthusiests met at the home of  Dr. and Mrs. K. Izumi, for the purpose of creating the Maui Orchid Society. The year’s program was drawn up, which included an orchid exhibit, demonstrations, potting, field trips, orchid movies, talks and discussions.

 

This is the same program model the Maui Orchid Society uses today.

 

On August 25,1983, Don Williams, Dorothy Nishida, and Noboru Koito, the presiding officers of the Maui Orchid Society, petitioned the State of Hawaii to become a non-profit corporation.

 

Today the society has a membership of over two hundred enthusiasts. The monthly meetings are held at the Wailuku Community Center, every third Tuesday of each month. Some of the Society’s annual functions are field trips, e.g., a trip to Tokyo, Japan in 2016; and four American Orchid Society sanctioned shows (three at the Maui Mall Shopping Center and Orchidland at the Maui Fair). The Society also offers a Nursery Tour during which members are allowed to visit growers greenhouses.

 

Throughout the year the Society promotes, educates, and encourages its members to care for their orchids and their propagation.

 

As a non-profit organization, we operate by using funds from membership dues, contributions, and fundraising activities.

2019 Officers & 
Board of Directors

President:

  Donna Brown

1st Vice President:

  Karen Neizman

Secretary:

  Monica Aursland 

Treasurer:

  Julie Jones

Assist Treasurer:

  Holly Ho

Sgt-At-Arms:

  Dean Trotzuk

 

Board of Directors:

  Chuck Briggs

  Andy Fulmer

  Agnes Groff

  Jadine Harriman

  Andy Ho

  Sondi Lopes

  Jerome Neizman

  Maryetta Sciuto

2019 Volunteers

Hospitality:

  Sandi Amaral

  Rose Payba

Membership:

  Bert Akitake

Newsletter:

  Martha Suzuki

Public Relations:

  Chuck Briggs

Refreshments:

  Jadine Harriman

Show & Tell:

  Andy Okada

Website:

  Karen Tamaki

2019 Event & Show Chairs

Valentine's Day Show:

  Bert Akitake

Nursery Tour:

Easter Show:

  Chuck Briggs

Mothers Day Show:

  Sandi Amaral

Fund Night:

  Andy Fulmer

Maui Fair:

  Bert Akitake

Christmas Party:

  Dean Trotzuk