AOS Fall Members Meeting

AOS Fall Members Meeting – Click here to register. Registration closes on 09/30/2019. (EEOS is a SECURE site.)

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October 16 to 20, 2019

Vendors

Bredren Orchids, Ecuagenera , Gene’s Woodworks, Florida Sun Coast Orchids , Jim-N-I-Orchids, Odom’s Orchids, OFE, Orquideas del Valle, Pelican Coast Farms , Orchids Limited, Just One More Orchid, Victoria Clemente Jewelry, Bactra and Waldor Orchids

Schedule

Wednesday, October 16, 2019:

  • Registration: 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites (Cove Boardroom)
  • Trustees Planning Meeting: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard
  • Plant Registration 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at R. F.
  • Judges Training/Forum: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites (Reef II Meeting Room)
    • Training Suggestions for Judging Competency –  Jean Allen-Ikeson
    • OrchidPro  –  Laura Newton
  • Meet & Greet: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites (Outdoor Patio)

Thursday, October 17, 2019:

  • Registration:  8:00 – 12:00 and 5:00 – 7:00 at the Hampton Inn & Suites (Cove Boardroom)
  • Plant Registration: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon at R. F. Orchids
  • East Everglades Orchid Society Show: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at RF Orchids
  • Committee Meetings:
    • 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Membership/Marketing, Governance, Finance, Special Funding (Hampton Inn & Suites)
    • 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon: IT, Affiliated Societies, Education, Library/Archives (Hampton Inn & Suites)
    • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon: Judging Committee (Coral Room – Marriott Courtyard)
  • Judges Luncheon:  1:00 p.m. at RF Orchids
    • Judges Luncheon bus departs Hampton Inn at 12:30 p.m.; returning 4:30p.m.
  • Judging:  2:00 p.m. at RF Orchids
  • Cash Prize Awards:
    • Best in Show – $500
    • Best Specimen – $100
    • Most Outstanding Species – $100
    • Most Outstanding Hybrid – $100

Friday, October 18, 2019:

  • Trustees Meeting: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard/Coral Room
    • Lunch: Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard
  • East Everglades Orchid Show: Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at R. F. Orchids
  • Bus Tour to Everglades National Park, Alligator Farm and Airboat Ride: 10:00 a.m.  to 3:00 p.m.
  • Bus departs Hampton Inn at 10:00 a.m.
  • Nominating Committee: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard
  • Bus to Auction departs Hampton Inn & Suites at 6:00 p.m. returning at conclusion of event
  • Auction Preview 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at RF Orchids (refreshments & snacks) [The auction is open to everyone, not just registrants.]
  • Auction 7:00 at RF Banyan Pavilion

Saturday, October 19, 2019:

  • Town Hall Meeting: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon  at the Courtyard Marriott (includes “State of the AOS” and Awards Presentations)
  • East Everglades Orchid Show: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at R. F. Orchids
  • Lecture Series: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at R. F. Orchids Banyan Pavilion
  • Speakers discussion culture and growing techniques include Jason Fischer, Andrea Niessen, Tom Kuligowski, (others TBA)
  • Banquet:  Cocktails 6:00 p.m., Dinner 7:00 p.m. at RF Orchids
    • Open bar: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • “Jungle Buffet” Dinner: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Menu: Whole Roast Pig, Rice & Tropical Mix Bean, Plantains Margarita, Vegetable Medley, Mixed Green Salad, Assorted Rolls and Butter, Flan Cheesecake, Coffee/Tea/Red or White Wine with dinner
    • Entertainment: “Meet Tarzan and Jane” Show followed by dancing: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Bus departs Hampton Inn & Suites at 5:30 p.m., returning at 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 20, 2019:

  • East Everglades Orchid Society show:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Host Hotels:

Hampton Inn & Suites: 2855 NE 9 St; Homestead, FL 33033 305-257-7000 – info@homesteadhamptoninn.com

Courtyard by Marriott: 2905 NE 9 St; Homestead, FL 33033 305-257-4333 – info@courtyardhomestead.com

East Everglades Orchid Society

American Orchid Society