The Orchid Societies Council of Victoria Inc. (OSCOV) was formed in April 1992 in response to the need for Victoria, Australia to have a truly representative body to co-ordinate and assist the activities of various Victorian orchid societies and to act as a forum at state level. OSCOV currently has 30 member societies. These societies are equal members under the OSCOV umbrella.
The OSCOV Judging Panel has its own judging rules and its own set of OSCOV awards. It also confers a number of Victorian Orchid of the Year Awards annually. The Judging Panel and its members are recognised world-wide.
OSCOV is actively involved in the preparation of papers and publications on various aspects of Orchid culture for its member societies. It also supplies DVD programs that may be used at monthly meetings. It has a panel of speakers with the expert knowledge of all aspects of orchid culture, and these people regularly visit member societies to present the society’s item of the evening.
OSCOV is an association incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2014 (Vic.). The organisation is managed by an Executive comprised of various elected officers, ex officio members and general committee members. The members of OSCOV are the affiliated orchid societies, each of which is also an incorporated association.
OSCOV is a not-for-profit body which exists to support its members.
OSCOV’s primary activities include the following:
The Patron of OSCOV, and the members of the OSCOV Executive are:
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Michael J. Coker
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