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Are you a member of AOS?

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    How many of you are members of the AOS, American Orchid Society.
    If so, do you like it? Worth the $60?
    If not, are you a member of any other Orchid Society?

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    Nope - tight budget, otherwise I'd probably be. Would rather buy 3-4 orchids per year than join!

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    Not anymore , same reason as Piper . Gin

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    Too much bureaucracy for me... Besides, the cost is better spent on a good orchid.

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    umm, obviously too far... but I do believe in being a member of an orchid society... a local one would be good... that way you can chat with other growers who have to put up with similar growing conditions... also, it's good fun to go to some of the meetings and get involved in things like showing plants, bbq's (not of plants), bus trips to shows...

    of course, not all orchid society's have nice members, so just be aware that it's like the real world too...

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    too far for me too.

    I am not a member of French OS !!!
    As Bench said, it could be good to be a member.

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    I am a member of AOS. My mom has gotten me the membership as a Christmas present for the past 2 years. The magazine is nice. A lot of the time, though, I don't find too much useful information in there about growing 'chids, but I also don't have a lot of time to read through the magazine carefully. The pictures are pretty though. If my mom hadn't gotten it for me, I probably wouldn't have paid for it myself. At least not now while I'm in school.

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    Those were thoughts too, money which I could use on books, or orchids, or frogs and supplies. I figured, if I spend $60 on joining AOS, thats $60 I won't be able to spend at the show. Maybe if I get a raise.

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    As a student judge I have to be a member, but was a member before I started the judging program. The AOS has its faults, but it serves a need. (A fellow orchid grower calls the AOS magazine his "orchid porn"...)

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    LOL - I like orchid porn too!

    Catfan, as a student judge, would you mind a thread or six on what judges look for in different genera? I'm sure there's a ton to it, but never having had a plant judged, I often look at mine and wonder if they'd be worth taking somewhere.

    There must basic guidelines that could guide less sophisticated orchid lovers... For instance, I read somewhere that the flatness of a Phal flower is important. That would tell me not to bother with my curvy, cupped Phals.

    What do you think?

    Julie

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