Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance Membership
Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance Membership Benefits
Membership with Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance includes many excellent benefits. Here are a few of the most noteworthy benefits that our members enjoy:
- Monthly Member Events with refreshments in a convenient central location with ample parking.
- Educational Workshops and Mentorship among friendly, helpful orchid lovers from beginners to advanced collectors to commercial growers.
- Monthly Exhibition and Judging of members’ blooming plants.
- Annual Member Social and Potluck Dinner Event
- Annual Orchid Show Judged by the American Orchid Society Judges
- E-Newsletter with Orchid Tips, Member News, Area orchid events and sales calendar.
- Field trips to Orchid vendors, habitats, orchid shows and events
Monthly Exhibition Judging
Another Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance Membership Benefit includes monthly exhibition judging. As a member there are several levels of participation that our members enjoy depending on their individual time and desire. Below are some of the especially relevant monthly exhibition judging opportunities available.
- Member Participation: During the monthly events, Alliance members have an opportunity to participate as both orchid exhibitors and orchid judges. As exhibitors, they have a chance at winning accolades for their exceptional plants with ribbons awarded for each category.
- Special Awards: Each month, a special panel of Alliance Judges discern which plant of all those exhibited is the most exceptionally grown and which has the highest flower quality. The growers of these plants are then awarded the coveted Special Cultural Award and Special Quality Award.
- Special Recognition: Members receive points for each ribbon awarded. The three members accumulating the highest points for the year are then awarded at the Annual Meeting their First, Second and Third place awards before an appreciative membership. The member that received the most flower quality and cultural excellence commendations (combined) for the year also receives special recognition.
Are you ready to join Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance? Go to our Join Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance Page.
$25 Individual, $45 Joint, under 18 – free
$50 Supporter, $100 Patron $250 Benefactor