Sunday, January 31, 2010

February Meeting

Hollyhill Icarus  A SC Y      Originator - Ted Kennedy

Happy New Year! The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its first meeting of the year Thursday, February 4th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center. The meeting will feature a program showing a DVD of 2010 introductions -the top scoring dahlias from the American Dahlia Society Trial Gardens, along with other promising varieties. This will be proceeded by a discussion concerning on-line sites and tools for ordering dahlia tubers. The meetings are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It's Time to Renew - Your Membership Counts!

January is the time to renew your dahlia society membership and pay yearly dues to help sustain our organization. If you joined the Lane County Dahlia Society after September 1st 2009, then your dues are good thru 2010. We encourage members to join the American Dahlia Society and the Pacific Northwest Dahlia Conference as well.

Lane County Dahlia Society Dues are $10 per person, $15 each family

American Dahlia Society  $20 per person, $23 for a family. Members receive the quarterly ADS Bulletin and the 2010 Classification Guild. The Bulletin contains timely articles pertaining to dahlias, information on new cultivars, and a host of other topics. The Classification book is indispensable as a guide that states which cultivars performed well in your region and lists winning varieties from around the nation. The ADS provides a great service to all dahlia enthusiasts at a bargain price.

Pacific Northwest Dahlia Conference $10 per person or $15 for a family. The PNDS hosts 3 trial gardens: Inland Empire Garden in Spokane, Canby Trial Garden in Canby, Oregon & the Victoria Trial Garden on Canada's Vancouver Island. The PNDS provides training for judges, maintains records for all member societies, and sponsors an annual show. Each member of the PNDS receives 3 newsletters a year, a membership booklet, and an exhibiting number.

Please renew your dues by mailing them to our Membership Coordinator Camille Noel at : 2330 W. 27th Ave. Eugene, OR 97405. Make all checks payable to : The Lane County Dahlia Society.