South Coast Orchid Society, Inc.

Celebrating 70 Years of Service to the
Orchid Lovers of Long Beach, California, 1950-2020 !

About Us

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Monday, January 27, 2020, 7PM

Orchids at The Huntington:
Past, Present, and Future
Brandon Tam

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:30AM

SPECIAL EVENT for Members and Spouses: Tour of the orchid collections at The Huntington!

  • Free parking at The Huntington
  • Free admission for members and spouses
  • (SCOS membership is only $20, that's less than Huntington admission!)
  • Meet 9:30AM in front of the visitor's center (near the admissions booth, but DON'T buy a ticekt!), Brandon will escort us through security to the Botanical Center
  • Tour includes major greenhouses not open to the public
  • Tour lasts about 2 hours

Monday, February 24, 2020, 7PM

Cattleya trianae: Jewel of the Rio Magdalena
Linden Burzell

Orchids Today and Yesterday

Our BLOG, plus information and pictures from recent meetings and events

AOS Judging Center at our Meetings

2020 Officers

President John Reyes
1st Vice President John McCoy
2nd Vice President Open
Corporation Secretary Marylyn Paulsen
Membership Secretary Marilyn Wallan
Treasurer Elaine Murphy


Janell Schuck (Term expires 2020)
Rey Lobo (Term expires 2021)
Espie Quinn (Term expires 2022)
Michelle Ryan (Term expires 2022)
Immediate Past President Russ Nichols

Standing Committees

Auction Mong Noiboonsook
Hospitality (open)
Newsletter Russ Nichols
Silent Auction
Espie Quinn

Society By-Laws

South Coast Orchid Society meets on the fourth Monday of each month at Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 East Atherton St., Long Beach, California at 7:00 p.m.
(Date will change if a holiday interferes. Doors open at 6:30 unless otherwise noted in the current newsletter.)
The Whaley Park Community Center was designed by Gordon Powers of Powers, Daly & DeRosa. It was built in 1957.

Directions to Our Meeting Place

Orchid Events

Courtesy of Fascination of Orchids

Orchid Vendors


SCOS Library

Forms for Ribbon Judging and Silent Auction

Ribbon Judging, printable form (PDF)

Silent Auction, printable form (PDF)

Silent Auction Rules — an easy way to support your orchid society!

Membership Renewal Form

For More Information