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Old 10-22-2019, 11:42 PM
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How old are you? I'm 18
How long have you been growing orchids? Around 4 years I think
Are you in school or working? In School
Are you a member of your LOS? Yes

If your nearest LOS...

had a monthly e-Newsletter would you subscribe to it? Yes
had orchid how-to videos on youtube would you watch them? Probably, but it would depend on the subject matter
had a facebook page/flickr group/twitter account would you follow them? probably, but I don't use social media much/at all so...
had their own forum would you participate on it? Yes
had an RSS feed of orchid articles would you subscribe to it? Yes
sold orchids on craigslist would you buy them? Probably

Would you be more inclined to join/rejoin your nearest LOS if they...

offered free membership for students?
offered free membership for anyone under 30?
received a 10% discount at local orchid nurseries?
received a 20% discount at local orchid nurseries?
received a 30% discount at local orchid nurseries?
offered tours of their members' greenhouses/gardens? I'm already a member but yes to all of the above.

On a scale of 1 (least important) to 10 (most important) how would you rate the following items...

a good selection of reasonably priced orchids for sale at every meeting 7
a good selection of raffle orchids 6
weekend meetings 9
more young members 10
knowledgeable members 10
friendly members 10 (everyone I know is really nice, but you can't have too many nice people)
interesting presentations 10
an extensive orchid library 10
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:20 PM
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How old are you? 24
How long have you been growing orchids? 8 years ish
Are you in school or working? Working
Are you a member of your LOS? No, Meetings don't fall when I can make them, not much online content.
If your nearest LOS...
had a monthly e-Newsletter would you subscribe to it? Yes
had orchid how-to videos on youtube would you watch them? Yes
had a facebook page would you become a fan of it? Don't have FB, Flickr, Twitter etc
had a flickr group would you join it?
had a twitter account would you follow them?
had their own forum would you participate on it? Yes
had an RSS feed of orchid articles would you subscribe to it?
sold orchids on craigslist would you buy them? No Craigslist in NZ, but I buy from some of the members on Trademe, the NZ version.
Would you be more inclined to join/rejoin your nearest LOS if they...
offered free membership for students? No
offered free membership for anyone under 30? Sure
received a 10% discount at local orchid nurseries? Yup
received a 20% discount at local orchid nurseries?Yeah
received a 30% discount at local orchid nurseries?Absolutely
offered tours of their members' greenhouses/gardens? Already happens, but never when I'm not working.
On a scale of 1 (least important) to 10 (most important) how would you rate the following items...
a good selection of reasonably priced orchids for sale at every meeting - 7
a good selection of raffle orchids - 2
weekend meetings - 10
more young members - 7
knowledgeable members - 8
friendly members - 10
interesting presentations - 8
an extensive orchid library - 10
Please feel free to offer any specific reasons why you haven't joined your LOS or why you continue to be a member of your LOS.
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:52 PM
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How old are you? I'm 37
How long have you been growing orchids? I've had and tended orchids for 20 odd years, collecting seriously for 3-4
Are you in school or working? working
Are you a member of your LOS? NO

If your nearest LOS...

had a monthly e-Newsletter would you subscribe to it? Yes
had orchid how-to videos on youtube would you watch them? I prefer written instructions w pictures to videos...i am old school
had a facebook page/flickr group/twitter account would you follow them? Unlikely to influence me as i don't like social media
had their own forum would you participate on it? maybe
had an RSS feed of orchid articles would you subscribe to it? Yes
sold orchids on craigslist would you buy them? Probably

Would you be more inclined to join/rejoin your nearest LOS if they...

offered free membership for students? N/A
offered free membership for anyone under 30? N/A
received a 10% discount at local orchid nurseries? yes
received a 20% discount at local orchid nurseries? yes
received a 30% discount at local orchid nurseries? yes
offered tours of their members' greenhouses/gardens? depends on how cool they were lol
I'm already a member but yes to all of the above.

On a scale of 1 (least important) to 10 (most important) how would you rate the following items...

a good selection of reasonably priced orchids for sale at every meeting 7
a good selection of raffle orchids 6
weekend meetings 9
more young members 3
knowledgeable members 10
friendly members 10
interesting presentations 10
an extensive orchid library 10
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Old 11-28-2019, 10:12 AM
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  1. How old are you? Just turned 40 at the end of Oct
  2. How long have you been growing orchids? I guess I've had store-bought orchids for a couple of years, but I'm just now becoming interested in more exotic orchids
  3. Are you in school or working? I'm a full-time college student, retired from the Air Force in Jul 2017
  4. Are you a member of your LOS? No, but I'm considering signing up
If your nearest LOS...
  1. had a monthly e-Newsletter would you subscribe to it? yes
  2. had orchid how-to videos on youtube would you watch them? probably
  3. had a facebook page would you become a fan of it? I already am
  4. had a flickr group would you join it? Probably
  5. had a twitter account would you follow them? Yes, although I'm not on Twitter very often
  6. had their own forum would you participate on it? Yes
  7. had an RSS feed of orchid articles would you subscribe to it? Probably
  8. sold orchids on craigslist would you buy them? Probably, but I don't use Craigslist much. I'm more of a FB Marketplace person
Would you be more inclined to join/rejoin your nearest LOS if they...
  1. offered free membership for students? It wouldn't be a deciding factor, but yes
  2. offered free membership for anyone under 30? N/A
  3. received a 10% discount at local orchid nurseries? yes
  4. received a 20% discount at local orchid nurseries? yes
  5. received a 30% discount at local orchid nurseries? yes
  6. offered tours of their members' greenhouses/gardens? yes
On a scale of 1 (least important) to 10 (most important) how would you rate the following items...
  1. a good selection of reasonably priced orchids for sale at every meeting 4
  2. a good selection of raffle orchids 4
  3. weekend meetings 5
  4. more young members 1
  5. knowledgeable members 10
  6. friendly members 9
  7. interesting presentations 8
  8. an extensive orchid library
Please feel free to offer any specific reasons why you haven't joined your LOS or why you continue to be a member of your LOS. I've just come to know about them in the past few months. I recently went to an orchid show and it was amazing, but the LOS isn't really close. It's around a 40+ minute drive one way.
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