The AOS Board of Trustees voted at its November 2016 meeting to change the fee schedule for awards, show registration, and the show trophy at its November meeting; the effective date of these changes is January 1, 2017. This will affect any awards made, and any show applications submitted, after this date.
Fee for AOS Award Increased from $36 to $40 $60 Show registration fee Increased from $50 to $60 Show trophy fee Increased from $60 to $70
CAIOS' show was approved in 2016, so only the "Fee for AOS Award" will apply at the upcoming CAIOS show, Orchid Passion and will apply to any plant (or exhibit) that receives an AOS award (not including the AOS Show Trophy) unless the plant (or exhibit) has been marked as "Not for AOS Judging".
All plants / exhibits at the CAIOS show are traditionally 'eligible' and judged for AOS awards unless marked "Not for AOS Judging" when exhibitor registers. Please post this e-mail as a reminder to exhibitors that, should they not accept the rate increase or do not want their plants judged, they need to explicitly mark the plant (or exhibit) as 'Not for AOS Judging.'
The Registration team will also apprise exhibitors of the changes when as we receive pre-registrations and at live registration (at set up) on Jan 26.
Thanks for your attention to this 'notice' ... see you soon!
Joanna K Eckstrom AOS Judging Chair / Orchid Passion