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Old 03-12-2009, 07:25 PM
nodosakid nodosakid is offline
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Some say it’s a sign of the times, the economy, or a lack of interest. Nonprofit organizations are struggling all over the country, and the American Orchid Society is facing the same issues many national membership organizations are struggling to overcome. In January 2009, the American Orchid Society’s Board of Trustees made the difficult decision to close their gift shop and the beautiful public garden in June. The Board took this drastic step in light of declining AOS revenue and continuing red ink in the budget.

We need your help! Many of you may have had a chance to discover the beautiful, exotic, complex world of orchids. At the AOS gardens in Delray Beach you’ll find rare tropical plants, orchids, bamboo, and palms growing as they do in the wild. The lush gardens are woven throughout almost four acres and showcase exquisite orchids in a 4000 sq. ft. greenhouse replete with two indoor waterfalls. The stunning array of colors, shapes, sizes and fragrances are sure to capture your imagination and create an unforgettable experience. The gardens have been a favorite of world renowned photographers and countless weddings.

The AOS Public Garden Committee met February 18th to discuss what, if anything could be done to save the garden. After a great deal of brainstorming, the committee proposed seeking AOS Executive Committee approval to facilitate a pledge campaign in support of keeping the garden open. Essentially, we’re simply asked for a chance to turn the situation around and save the garden we have all grown to value and enjoy.

There is a pledge campaign afoot and we need your pledge! Each and every pledge will send a message that the gardens are valuable to the orchid community! The results of the pledge campaign will be shared with the Board of Trustees at the April meeting in Houston. At that time, the AOS Public Garden committee and the South Florida Leadership Council will also present a comprehensive plan to not only sustain the garden, but create an orchid education center that members can be proud of and benefit from.

Bottom line, we need to raise money-and we need to do it quickly and consistently. There is no amount too small (and no amount too large!) If you are unable to donate money at this time, please write a letter expressing your support of the garden to Jim Jordan, AOS, 16700 AOS Lane, Delray Beach, FL 33446.

If you want to pledge to ‘save the garden,’ please PM Rhonda_in_FL here on OrchidBoard or check out the South Florida Leadership Council’s website at Home Page On Facebook? There is a ‘Save the Orchid Garden’ Group! SAVE OUR ORCHID GARDEN. Become a member to show your support! | Facebook
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:59 PM
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Hi Nodosakid! Thanks for the 'plug!'

The gardens are certainly a wonderful asset to the orchid community. If anyone wants any additional information, please do not hesitate to PM me.
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