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View Poll Results: Are you a member of AOS?

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Are you a member of AOS?

This is a discussion on Are you a member of AOS? within the Orchid Shows and Society Meetings forums, part of the TalkTalk category; How funny..... my husband calls my time on the computer reading forums my "orchid porn" ...

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    How funny..... my husband calls my time on the computer reading forums my "orchid porn" time.

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    No, I don't belong to any society. Since I live outside of the city, it takes too much time for me to join and meet people. I learned to find info online, and that's how I found this forum.

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    I wonder how many orchidophiles there are in AOS offline as opposed to members of online communities?

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    I'm not an AOS member, cause I don't think I would get any benefit. I am, however a member of the ArOS (Arkansas Orchid Society) and, by extension, a member of SWROGA (Southwest Regional Orchid Growers Association). I'm also on the SWROGA conservation committee. I can make it to the SWROGA meetings, since there are only two a year, and they are all relatively close to home (well, closer than Florida is...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsm View Post
    I wonder how many orchidophiles there are in AOS offline as opposed to members of online communities?
    The AOS Official Message Board has 2,259 members.
    But that does not tell us much. Since others may just prefer other message boards over the AOS one.

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    I am a member but with the cost of membership for overseas its a little high. The magazine is generaly good and I get some good info out of it. Probably wont subscribe again. I was receiving the Awards Quarterly book as well but as soon as they went to CD I didn't continue after the subs ranout. This was the biggest stuff up the AOS has done IMO.

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    I have been a member since early 2004. I also get Orchid Digest which I believe has much more usable info for me. Mine is up for renewal next month and I don't intend to renew. The cost of a 2 year renewal would go a long way toward Orchidwiz, which I am considering.

    I WILL renew my Orchid Digest, which I have had since late 2004. I find so often that I go back to the old issues for more info.

    Marilyn

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    Marilyn, you will love Orchidwiz. I wish it wasn't so expensive, but it is a nice program.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Obviously living in New Zealand I voted No

    BUT...

    I am the President of the North Shore Orchid Society and a member of the New Zealand Orchid Society which both meet monthly in Auckland

    Our membership fees are only NZ$20 & NZ$27 per annum and I find being able to chat with experienced growers face to face and listening to talks by guest speakers is a great help. Then there is the TRADING TABLE where members sell their duplicate or unwanted plants or a flask they have surplus plants from at real bargain prices. You soon recoup your membership fees with just what you save on those plants!!!!

    So if there is a club or society near where you live, give it some consideration

    Cheers

    Rodney

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    I await my Orchids Magazine every month. No AOS, no magazine!

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