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About the Sunrise Orchid Society

The Sunrise Orchid Society is an organization dedicated to the better understanding of orchids and their culture as well as the good fellowship of other orchid enthusiasts. The Sunrise Orchid Society was founded in April 1985 by Mike Szulczewski, Cindy Johanczik, Bob Christian and a small group of orchid hobbyists. The Society is affiliated with the American Orchid Society and is comprised of over 50 members from the West Broward area.

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Senior Center located at 10650 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, Florida. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in learning about orchids and who wants to actively participate in the activities of the Sunrise Orchid Society.



  • President – Laurajean Niesel
  • 1st Vice President – Debbie Malloy
  • 2nd Vice President – Indira Kunjbehari
  • Secretary – Dorothy Rich
  • Treasurer – Debbi Sokol


  • Trustee 2020 – Sandy Gastesi
  • Trustee 2020 – Carmen Hosein
  • Trustee 2021 – Ted Rich
  • Trustee 2021 – Herman Rosenfeld
  • Trustee 2021 – Pat Kerulis



  • AOS Representative – Laurajean Niesel
  • Newsletter – Debbie Malloy
  • Kitchen – Jennifer Ardo
  • Roster – Indira Kunjbehari
  • Auction – All Board Members