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Monday, December 15, 2014
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Visting a Rainbow: A Slice of Life from the Reed-Stemmed Epidendrums

Epidendrum hybrids. Photo ©G.Allikas

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Join Cheryl Erins as she discusses the most colorful of this group of orchids in the Epidendrum family. From North Carolina to South America, epidendrums are sometimes considered roadside weeds! How could that be? They are Orchids!

Visting a Rainbow: A Slice of Life from the Reed-Stemmed Epidendrums

Monday, December 15, 2014

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST

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A number or prestigious awards were presented at the recent Members Meeting held in Orlando, FL. We congratulate these individuals and thank them for their service to the AOS and the orchid community.

Back row, L to R:
Frank Slaughter, Greg Filter, Taylor Slaughter, Howard Bronstein, Harold Koopowitz.
Front row, L to R:
Bob Fuchs, Aileen Garrison, President Frank Smith, Alan Koch, Carlos Fighetti.

Gold medals

Harold Koopowitz: for all his support to the AOS in so many ways as advisor, educator, researcher, and conservationist and for broadening our knowledge and appreciation of slipper orchids in particular.

Carlos Fighetti: former AOS President and chairman of many committees for his unwavering and strong support of the AOS over many years, for his work with the Taiwan Judging Center and establishment and chairmanship of the Puerto Rico Judging Center.

Howard Bronstein: for being atruly natural giver and his generous gift of time and effort in working on AQ Plus for many years and bringing it to fruition.

Silver Medals

Greg Filter: for his efforts on IT which have made the Society website and OrchidsPlus more accessible and better functioning to members and other orchidists; in particular recognizing his efforts on improved membership benefits and the membership drive.

Jose Izquierdo: for all the work he has done on the Judging Center program and bringing the awards data up to date, as well as his sustained efforts to establish the Puerto Rico Judging Center.

Taylor Slaughter: one of the brightest and ablest of AOS advisors has served as judge, trustee and chair of the Governance Committee, is awarded for her service and contributions to the judging hand book, bylaw revisions, AOS policy development and as compiler and manager of the national awards.

Frank Slaughter: for all his IT work and technology support to the AOS and all his work and support on the National Awards.

Aileen Garrison: for her long-time service to the AOS as chair of many committees, Trustee and Executive Committee member as secretary and in particular her long and valued service on the Judging Committee of which she is again chair.

Hybridizer's awards

Alan Koch: for excellence in hybridizing cattleyas, particularly miniature cattleyas.

Robert Fuchs: for excellence in hybridizing Vandaceous orchids, and in representing the AOS in countries and world orchid conferences around the world.


Introducing the Total Solution for Awards Research

Now available in a new stand-alone version, Orchids Plus® is the official awards and research program of the American Orchid Society. For several years AQ Plus® subscribers have enjoyed the convenience of Orchids Plus® Online. This new version replaces AQ Plus® and installs on your computer giving you access to the award database with or without the internet. Updates are done with the click of a button over your broadband connection.
Now you can research AOS awards back to 1932 from anywhere.

Need to quickly find out whether a grex has received any awards? Launch Orchids Plus® Online on your smartphone. Researching awards at venues without internet access? Use the new stand-alone version on your laptop. The familiar user interface of both makes it easy to quickly get the information you are looking for. A single subscription lets you research award descriptions, measurements and photos anywhere in the world, anytime, on any device.

Easy installation of the stand-alone version will have you up and running in no time. A digital user manual covers the basics plus tips to enhance the user experience. Our online help desk provides answers to many frequently asked questions. Competitively priced annual subscription plan costs less than $5 per month.

Orchids Plus® is a must for the dedicated orchid grower! Visit our information page for screenshots and a video, or buy now here...

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 Photo of the Week
Paph. Delrosi 'Nelly' AM/AOS Paphiopedilum Delrosi
'Nelly' AM/AOS, 80pts

(Paph. delenatii x Paph. rothschildianum)
Exhibitor: Catherine Frutiger
Pacific Northwest Monthly Judging, Richmond BC
August 09, 2014
Photo: Judith Higham
Award: 20142897

Learn how to submit your own photos here!

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