It is not too early to make plans to attend the AOS Spring Member Meetings in Portland. Those who attended the Fall 2012 meetings at the same venue will remember what a warm welcome the host societies offered and how smoothly the event was run. Those of you who did not attend now have a second chance to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the US. We should mention that not only does the Portland offer lots of orchids, but it is a real foodie city with a strong awareness of farm-to-table food. Easy day trips might include wine tasting in the Willamette Valley or a pleasant drive to Multnomah Falls on the Columbia River.

Once again, the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel will be the venue. Conveniently located, there is a light rail station right outside the hotel. A full roster of US and international orchid vendors promise to offer orchid shopping for every taste and budget.
Visit the Portland Orchid Society website for more information and registration!

Our next webinar:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST

Orchids of Madagascar: The Land that Time Forgot

Aerangis modesta . Photo ©G.Allikas

Reserve your seat now, space is limited!

Madagascar is a world hot-spot for orchids. Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants on the island, almost 1000 species make up some 10% of Madagascar's flora; 90% of them are endemic.. They occur in almost every habitat, from coastal and montane forests to cold mountain tops and dry spiny forest. Join Ron McHatton, Director of Education for the AOS, and learn about this amazing land and its orchids, including Darwin's orchid, Angraecum sesquipedale.

Orchids of Madagascar: The Land that Time Forgot

Thursday, January 22, 2015

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the Webinar.

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PC-based attendees: Required - Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees: Required - Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet
Click here to learn how webinars work.

What are webinars? Webinars are an internet conference where you can hear the speaker and view his presentation, ask questions, and hear interactions from other members of the audience. You can join either on your computer or by phone. You can join from anywhere, via your Mac, PC or even your mobile device. Audio is included, so attendees can phone in or use VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). You will need a microphone for your computer to use VoIP. If you cannot make the actual presentation, there will be a link on the website where you can view the webinar at your convenience.

The AOS provides many benefits for our affiliated societies!

 Our newest additions are the presentations linked below that can be shown during AOS affiliated shows, but more importantly during the society meetings to inform and encourage new membership, and also to advise current members of the benefits of membership.

We encourage all of our AOS representatives to avail themselves of the many tools that can be found under the affiliated societies tab. Our page provides many helpful items, among them are: membership applications, speakers list, slide programs, and culture sheets.  Here are TEN reasons to join the AOS! This AOS Benefits sheet is available for download and makes a great handout for society meetings and shows.

        Download Zip File here (70mb)
        Once downloaded, simply uncompress the zip file which contains:

  • Animated PowerPoint
  • Non-Animated PowerPoint
  • Required Fonts
  • PDF Version of Presentation
  • Audio Only
  • Video MP4 File

Find whatever you are looking for!


 Photo of the Week
Paph. Delrosi 'Nelly' AM/AOS Paphiopedilum Delrosi
'Nelly' AM/AOS, 80pts

(Paph. delenatii x Paph. rothschildianum)
Exhibitor: Catherine Frutiger
Pacific Northwest Monthly Judging, Richmond BC
August 09, 2014
Photo: Judith Higham
Award: 20142897

Learn how to submit your own photos here!

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