About the Honolulu Orchid Society (HOS)

About the Honolulu Orchid Society (HOS)


HOS was the first orchid society founded in Hawaii in 1939. Nineteen individuals applied for a Chart of Incorporation that would create “The Honolulu Orchid Society, Incorporated”. These 19 individuals became the first Board of Trustees and Officers for HOS. HOS’s Chart of Incorporation was approved on December 18, 1950 by William B. Brown, Treasurer, Territory of Hawaii, and granted by Oren E. Long, Acting Governor of the Territory of Hawaii.


The object and purposes of The Honolulu Orchid Society, Incorporated shall be “as a non-profit and non-political scientific and horticultural organization, to promote, carry on, and aid in every possible way, the culture of orchids of all kinds; to conduct or cause to be conducted scientific researches for the culture thereof; to acquire and disseminate information relating to said culture, through the media of exhibitions, lectures, publications, and otherwise, and by these means, to aid those interested in said culture of orchids; to make awards in the form of certificates, medals, and otherwise, for excellence and proficiency in said culture of orchids; and generally, to extend the knowledge, production, use and appreciation of orchids, of any kind and in any manner.”

General Membership Meetings

HOS meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except for January when the Society has its Annual Installation Banquet) at 7:00 P.M. in the Cafetoria of Lanakila Elementary School located at 717 North Kuakini Street in Honolulu.  Plants for display or  judging need to be brought in no later than 6:45 P.M. to allow time for registration and validation.

Membership Dues

The annual membership dues for the Honolulu Orchid Society are:
$25 for Regular Membership
$5 for Associate Membership
$10 for Students
$1,000 for Life Membership
$30 for Foreign Membership (includes $5 postage for annual publication)

Members will receive monthly newsletters and the printed Orchid Journal of the Honolulu Orchid Society published annually in January.

Mailing Address

Honolulu Orchid Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 558
Honolulu, Hawaii  96809-0558

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