Saturday, January 22, 2011

February Meeting

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Happy New Year! The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its first meeting of the year Thursday, February 3rd at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center. The meeting will feature a program showing a DVD of 2011 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 dahlia sites and tools for ordering dahlia tubers by computer & through the mail. The meetings are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

It's a Brand New Year - Time to Renew Your Membership

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 2010, then your dues are good thru 2011. 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; Members receive 11 issues of our newsletter The Dahlia Data

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.

Our first meeting of the new year will be held Thursday, February 3rd. at the Celeste Campbell Center in Eugene.  Our program that evening will be a DVD of the new 2011 dahlia introductions. We hope to see you there!