February 9, 8:30 PM (EST): The Dunes and the Mist: Sanctuary and Ledges: Orchids of So. Brazil. Join Nile Dusdieker as he chronicles a tour through Southern Brazil looking for orchids, with Francisco Miranda and 8 of his closest orchid friends. Registration link:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2263227416717337859.
The 2017 Spring Members Meeting is coming up soon! Join us in sunny South Florida May 17-21. The Meeting will be held in conjunction with the renowned Redland International Orchid Festival. Plus, you will have a great opportunity to visit the home of the AOS at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden located in nearby Coral Gables.
In addition to traditional events like AOS Judging, the Town Hall meeting and our semi-annual auction, we will feature for your enjoyment on Thursday evening a fabulous preview event with unprecedented vendor access and pre-sales, as well as a catered dinner at the Redland International Orchid Festival. You will also be treated to a one-of-a-kind, orchid-themed art exhibit -"Orchids through the Artists' Eyes" at the beautiful Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, where you will be able to visit the newly completed and unique AOS library and peruse the wonderful collection of books and manuscripts from the 1800's to the present.
A new speaker format will be introduced at this Members Meeting to match the ambiance of the outdoor Redland International Orchid Festival. Within our exclusive, air-conditioned tent, registrants will have the opportunity to meet and interact, roundtable-style with our speakers. An amazing tropical gala is also planned for Friday evening, complete with gourmet dinner, open bar, music and entertainment in a gorgeous setting.
We will continue to update the site as details come through. Speakers/bios, menus, and local information will be posted shortly.
If there are any questions or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you! For your convenience we have included a "Contact Us" section. You can always email us at TheAOS@aos.org. President George Hatfield, the Board of Trustees and our staff will welcome you to this unique event, planned to show you the new home of the AOS as well as South Florida's hospitality. You won't want to miss any of the special events planned for you. Feel free to bring non-members as well. There will be opportunity for them to view what the AOS has to offer and become part of our growing community.