2017 Board Members

  • President            John Odom           ljo528@aol.com          
  • Vice Preside
  • nt     Sherry Cauley       sherry.cauley@me.com      
  • Secretary            Joan Kaser
  • Treasurer            Addison Marvin      carolnmarv@aol.com
  • Board Member     Doug Mew             instedof@bellsouth.net
  • Board Member     Pat Mills     
  • Board Member     Howard Kramer     howitaly1@aol.com
  • Newsletter          Carolyn Green      vbosnewsletter@Hotmail.com
  • Website        www.verobeachorchidsociety.org
  • Email            vbos@verobeachorchidsociety.org

Vero Beach Orchid Society

34th Annual Show

April 23 & 24, 2016

In August 1974 the Vero Beach Orchid Society was created by Dominic Lettiere, a long time resident of Vero Beach. His love for orchids prompted him to seek other orchid lovers and form the first orchid society for Vero Beach.
 Many people with a similar desire came together and a group of orchid enthusiasts started meeting in the Lettiere home. As the group grew meetings were held at the Community Center until final plans were made to hold meetings at the Vero Beach Garden Center.

 In less than a year the group had grown to 30-40 members. The group adopted a charter, elected officers, and voted to become affiliated with the American Orchid Society.
 Today the Vero Beach Orchid Society remains an active and enthusiastic group of orchid lovers. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month, except for the months of May and December, at the Garden Club of Indian River County located at 2526 17th Avenue, Vero Beach, Florida. All meetings begin at 7:00PM.
 Membership is open to anyone having a interest in orchids, regardless of an individual's level of expertise. We believe what we have learned and wish to continue to share our knowledge with others within the society and others outside as well. 

 Annually, the Vero Beach Orchid Society produces a American Orchid Society sanctioned and judged orchid show. We invite other local societies to install table top displays (30" x 72"). We also offer judging of orchids to individuals who are not associated with any orchid societies. Orchids judged may possibly receive AOS awards and ribbons.   

About Us

August Speaker

John Odom will be speaking to us about Encyelias

John Odom has been growing orchids for over 50 years and Odom's Orchids has been at the present location for over 40 years. He graduated from the University of Florida with his B.A, in agriculture. John is joined in the business with his wife, Louise, originally from Maryland, who was the youngest female rose judge on the east coast.  When she moved to Florida she found growing roses were not a easy to grow down south.  She started as a volunteer at Odom's Orchids' green houses and became a business partner for ten years before being married.

With over 90,000 square feet of greenhouses, Odom's Orchids is one of the largest retail growers and shippers of orchids in the United States.  They specialize in Cattleya orchids, but also grow quite a few other varieties, including Vandas, Phalaenopsis, Lady Slippers, Oncidiums, and many species from other genera. Unlike many other orchid growers, most of there orchids are mature, blooming size plants, so you won't have to wait years for them to bloom.

John Will be bringing plants for sale, and raffle plants as well, so bring your wallet and your credit card for raffle plant tickets, plants, or BOTH>