About Us

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 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 7pm.

Membership is open to anyone having a interest in orchids, regardless of an individual's level of expertise. We believe that 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 produce a American Orchid Society sanctioned and judged orchid show.  We invite other local cities 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. 

                                               2019 Board of Directors

President             Sherry Cauley       sherry.cauley@me.com

Vice President     Paul Price              pdprice772@gmail.com

Secretary             Joan Kaser 

Treasurer            Addison Marvin     carolnmarv@aol.com

Board Member   Susan Scott            roses4susan@yahoo.com

Board Member   Jeanne Thomson  symdesign@yahoo.com 

Board Member   Howard Kramer    howitaly1@aol.com

Newsletter          Carolyn Greene     vbosnewsletter@hotmail.com

Website               www.verobeachorchidsociety.org

Email                    vbos@verobeachorchidsociety.org

                                                                         Vero Beach Orchid Society

                                                                          P. O. Box 543

                                                                          Vero Beach, Florida 32961