What We Do:
First, as individuals, we grow orchids, We do this primarily because we can't not grow Orchids. You may know the old saying...The BAD news is that growing orchids is addictive, the GOOD news is there is no cure.
Second, Collectively we put on orchid shows. We do this to edify ourselves and, to some extent, the general public. We need to show off our plants, to consider those of others, and to make comparisons.
Third, we come together in meetings to learn, to discuss orchid related issues and to enjoy each other's company. You've probably heard the other old saying...It's possible to grow orchids on your own, but not nearly as much fun as it should be.
In truth, we do a myriad of things. But they pretty much fit in those three categories.
Gulf Coast Orchid Society