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  • published Volunteer roles in IOS 2019 Fall Show 2019-09-09 07:09:10 -0500

    Volunteer roles

    Interested in volunteering for our Fall Show but not sure how you can help?  Please contact:

    David Kirk at david.kirk.a@gmail.com

    Volunteers are needed Friday - Sunday.  

     

    VOLUNTEER ROLE DESCRIPTIONS:
    Help is always needed for our shows.  A show won't happen without volunteers.  Here is a description of the volunteer jobs.

    Set Up/Unloading  - Setup for the show is Friday, 12-4pm. 2-3 volunteers are needed to skirt tables, help layout the exhibit area and prepare the show area. At 1pm, exhibitors arrive to start setting up their displays and people will start bringing plants for the sales tables.  Help needed to unload vendor vehicles and moving plants to the display or sale area! 2-3 volunteers are needed for each shift.  No experience necessary.

    Membership - Share your enthusiasm for orchids by talking to the visitors and signing them up to join the IOS! 2 volunteers are needed for each shift. An inexperienced member will be paired with an experienced member, so you can learn what to do. Do you like to talk, meet & greet? This is for you!

    Plant Registration - Assist Diane Mulkerin and Lois Cinert in making labels and registering orchids for judging on Friday afternoon. Computer skills (familiarity with Microsoft Access a plus) and the ability to use a paper cutter are needed for this task.

    Clerking - Are you an early riser? Do you want to learn more about orchids and how they are judged? Saturday morning, 7am-10am, we need 20 clerks to assist the judges. If you have never clerked, we will pair you with an experienced clerk. It’s easy to learn and FUN!

    Repotting - We provide a repotting service for visitors during our show. Do you repot your own orchids? If so, you can do this! If not, we’ll pair you up with an experienced member and you can learn until you are comfortable. 2 volunteers are needed for each shift.

    Plant Sales - At the Fall show and sale, the IOS sells member plants as well as plants from participating vendors.  We will also sell bark. Help will be needed on Friday to label sale plants and to sell plants during the show on Saturday and Sunday. Some knowledge of orchids is helpful as customers may want help picking out an orchid or wish to know how to grow one.  2-3 volunteers needed to help sell orchids each shift and at least one volunteer needed to man the register.  The register is easy to use and only requires a few minutes of training.

    Hospitality - The society has a hospitality room for food & drink. 2 Volunteers are needed to help set it up, put food out and then one needs to refill food & drinks throughout the show hours. On Sunday, the hospitality volunteers will clean up the remaining food and the room about 2 hours prior to the close of the show.  No experience needed!

    Children's Table - We will have a table with a fun craft for children.  We will need a volunteer to help the kids with the craft and to keep the area clean.

    AOS Membership - If you are a member of the AOS, you can sign up to work the AOS membership table and encourage people to join the AOS.

     


  • published Exhibit Registration Fall 2019 in IOS 2019 Fall Show 2019-03-11 15:30:36 -0500

    Exhibit Registration Fall 2019

    Exhibit registration closes September 30th.

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  • published Chicagoland Orchid Fest 2019 2019-02-02 15:47:54 -0600

    Chicagoland Orchid Fest 2019

    September 20th (8:00 am - 5:00 pm), 21st (8:00 am - 5:00 pm), and 22nd (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

    Click the link below to sign up to volunteer to provide general orchid information and encourage potential members to join the IOS at the Chicagoland Orchid Fest 2019.  The IOS will have a table at both locations, Orchids by Hausermann (Villa Park) or Natt's Orchids (Naperville).

    Click here to volunteer

    Click here to see volunteer schedule


  • published Volunteer Roles in 2019 Spring Show 2019-01-19 17:05:24 -0600

    Volunteer for Spring Show

    VOLUNTEER SIGN UP JOB DESCRIPTIONS
    Help is always needed  for our shows and partnering with the Chicago Botanic Gardens Show. By volunteering, you get free access to the show on non-IOS show weekends and you can help educate others about orchids.

    Here is a description of the volunteer jobs.

    Docents - No experience necessary! 2 volunteers are needed for each shift on Saturdays & Sundays. No more than 2 Docents will be allowed into the Greenhouses and CBG show on the IOS Show Weekend.  Visitors have questions about orchids and you will try to answer them as best you can. We provide cheat sheets with what we find are the typical questions asked, as well as fun facts pertaining to the show. You will be positioned in the greenhouses and be close to a CBG volunteer. This is a fun way to see the show in the warmth of the greenhouses during the cold Chicago winter and help people learn about orchids.  Feel free to move about if you’d like, you don’t need to stand in just one place.

    Repotting/Bark - We provide a repotting service for visitors each weekend of the CBG show and our IOS show weekend. Do you repot your own orchids? If so, you can do this! If not, we’ll pair up up with an experienced member and you can learn until your comfortable. 2 volunteers are needed for each shift on Saturdays & Sundays. We also sell bark. 

    Set Up/Unloading  - The IOS Show ONLY, setup is on Friday from 12pm-2pm. 4-6 volunteers are needed to shirt tables. At 2pm, vendors & exhibitors arrive to start setting up their displays & sales tables.  Help needed to unload vendor vehicles and moving plants to the display or sale area! 3 volunteers are needed for each shift.  No experience necessary.

    Membership - Share your enthusiasm for orchids by talking to the visitors and signing them up to join the IOS! 2 volunteers are needed for each shift. An inexperienced member will be paired with an experienced member, so you can learn what to do. Do you like to talk, meet & greet? This is for you!

    Plant Registration - Assist Diane Mulkerin in making labels and registering orchids for judging on Friday afternoon. Computer skills (familiarity with Microsoft Access a plus) and the ability to use a paper cutter are needed for this task.

    Clerking - Are you an early riser? Do you want to learn more about orchids and how they are judged? Saturday morning, 7am-10am, we need 20 clerks to assist the judges. If you have never clerked, we will pair you with an experienced clerk. It’s easy to learn and FUN!

    Plant Sales - The IOS will have a plant sales table at our show. Members can bring plants for the club to sell. Some knowledge of orchids is helpful. There should be 2-3 volunteers for each shift, so on-the-job training is available!

    Hospitality - The society has a hospitality room for food & drink. 2 Volunteers are needed to help set it up, put food out and then one needs to refill food & drinks thru out the show hours. No experience needed!

    Children's Table - We will have a table with a fun craft for children.  We will need a volunteer to help the kids with the craft and to keep the area clean.

    AOS Membership - If you are a member of the AOS, you can sign up to work the AOS membership table and encourage people to join the AOS.

     

    If you need to review dates/times/roles you volunteered for, please see the Volunteer Schedule tab. 


  • published Members Plant Sales Spring 2019 in 2019 Spring Show 2019-01-19 16:52:40 -0600

    Members Plant Sales 2019

    IOS Member plants sales for Spring 2019 Show is now closed.

    All UPC labels have been mailed out the registrants.

    Please come out and shop our tables at our Show! 

     


  • Vendor Registration for Spring 2019 Shows

    Please register for both the CBG Orchid Marketplace and the IOS Show at this link: Vendor Registration for Sales Tables

    Please see Participating Vendors Listing tab to see what vendors will be attending each weekend. 

    PLEASE NOTE THAT FEB 9TH & 10TH, AND MARCH 9TH & 10TH ARE CLOSED TO ACCEPTING ANY NEW VENDORS.  


  • published IOS 2019 Fall Show 2018-11-11 11:27:20 -0600

    Fall Show 2019

     

    The Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale, will be the weekend of October 12th  and 13th, 2019 at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  Show hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday.  The show will open early on Sunday at 9:00 am for a special Photographer's hour.  At our fall show, members of the Illinois Orchid Society sell plants and divisions from their own collections.  Come to the show to see beautiful orchids from fellow orchid societies, displays by society members, learn about orchids from the Society, get an orchid repotted ($5) or buy some plants.

    The Fall Show showcases IOS members and only table top displays are allowed.  All members are encouraged to put together a display on Friday, October 11th, during the event setup.  Just don't forget to register your display and display items on the IOS website.  

    WHEN
    October 12, 2019 at 10am - October 13, 2019 at 10am
    WHERE
    Chicago Botanic Garden
    1000 Lake Cook Rd
    Glencoe, IL 66002
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • published Members Plant Sales '19 in IOS 2019 Fall Show 2018-09-10 05:32:17 -0500

    Members Plant Sales 2019

    Our Fall show is an opportunity for our membership to sell their excess plants (and other items), and shopping for new plants. 

    Deadline for requesting labels for your items for sale is 9/22/19.

     

    Click here for tips on getting ready for membership plant sales

    Click here for membership plant sales instructions

    Click here for Excel form for member plant sales

    Click here for .pdf fillable form for member plant sales

    Click here for general 'rules of the road' for how membership plant sales are handled

     

     

    For those who sent in their plant lists, watch your snail mail for your labels to arrive.  

    You will be notified when yours have been put into the mail. 

     


  • followed Exhibit Registration '18 2018-09-29 00:39:49 -0500

    Exhibit Registration

    Registration for a display is now closed.  May all your plants earn ribbons! 

     

     

    Here is the listing of the displays for the IOS Fall 2018 show, and their table numbers.

     

     

    Exhibit Registration will close Saturday, September 29th 2018.