World Daffodil Convention 2000

Information about the World Convention 2000

You are cordially invited to the Portland, Oregon on March 31-April 2, 2000 for the World Daffodil Convention. This will be truly a memorable event celebrating daffodils.

The Convention will begin on Friday with the ADS World Daffodil Show, which should bench nearly 3000 blooms. The special feature of the show will be the hybridizers’ competition. Special rules permit hybridizers to grow and cut their blooms in any garden, so there may be competitors from down-under joining those from the US and UK. Convention judging teams will have international composition.

The unique feature of the Convention will be field trips to Grant Mitsch Daffodils (Elise and Richard Havens), Oregon Trail Daffodils (Bill and Diane Tribe), Cherry Creek Daffodils (Steve and Heather Vinisky), and Bonnie Brae Gardens (Jeanie and Frank Driver). There you’ll walk among the best of daffodils – new and old. You’ll see your favorites, new introductions, and the seedling selections still awaiting names and registration.

But not all will be outside! In the comfort of the Hotel you’ll be offered programs such as:

* historic daffodils worldwide – learn about daffodils naturalized by settlers (eg, Romans!), plus a look at  the famous predecessors of ou current cultivars (Moderator: Scott Kunst)
* renowned hybridizers and geneticists share their knowledge and projections of things daffodil (Moderator:  Dr. Harold Koopowitz)
* miniature daffodil specialists share their insights on the tiny ones (Moderator: Delia Bankhead)
* comparison of judging worldwide – judging panels from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and USA    independently judge the same collections and discuss their results (Moderator: Bob Spotts)
* Mitsch & Havens: accomplishments in Divisions 5-7 (Presenter: Elise Havens)

On Sunday, the last day of the Convention, there will be a real treat: a luncheon with John Blanchard, where John will speak on his “Wild Wanderings” in search of daffodils in the wild in Spain, Portugal, and North Africa.

In the evenings after dinner, you’ll enjoy the Welcome from Elise Havens (USA) on opening day, the Keynote Address by John Pearson (UK), and the Farewell from Lesley Ramsay (NZ) on our final day.
One evening during the Convention, the entertainment will be aboard a riverboat on the Columbia River.

In addition to the above, attendees can also join optional day or half-day tours. There will be three different tours: the Oregon Coast (during and after show judging); Portland City and Gardens (immediately after show judging); and Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge – includes lunch at the famous Timberline Lodge (the day following the Convention).
Registration Form:

WORLD DAFFODIL CONVENTION 2000
March 31 – April 2, 2000
DoubleTree Hotel – Columbia River, Portland, Oregon

NAME(S)
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Street Address/PO Box:
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City/State/Country/Code:
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Telephone: __________________________
E-mail:_____________________________________
NAMES TO BE SHOWN ON BADGE(S):
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       ________ This is my first ADS Convention (“I’m a newbie!”)

        ________ I’m willing to be a Convention “daffbuddy” (“I’ll help a newbie!”)

        ________ I plan to exhibit in the ADS World Show

REGISTRATION FEE: Includes World Show; farm tours; cocktail cruise;/international judging demonstration; lunch with John Blanchard; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday dinners.

AMOUNT ENCLOSED ($US)

Before 15 December 1999:  $225 ($175 if first ADS Convention) _______________
Before 15 February 2000:  $250 ($200 if first ADS Convention) ______________
After 15 February 2000:   $280 ($230 if first ADS Convention) _______________

SATURDAY BUS TOUR (MITSCH/CHERRY CREEK) GROUP ASSIGNMENT: (indicate by check mark)

       __________ GROUP A: (leave 9am, return hotel by 2pm)
__________ GROUP B: (leave 9am, return hotel 3pm)
__________ GROUP C: (leave 9am, return hotel 4:30pm)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

FRIDAY:

North Oregon Coast Tour (all day) (min. 30 people) …$30.00   ____

Portland Gardens afternoon tour (min. 20 people)…$20.00        ____

SATURDAY:
Hybridizers’ Breakfast ………………………..$16.00_________
or Historic Daffodils Breakfast……………$16.00_______

SUNDAY:
Miniature Daffodils Breakfast ……………….$16.00___________________
ADS Judges Continuing Education Credit (refresher).. $3.00___________________
MONDAY:
Mt. Hood Loop (lunch at Timberline Lodge) (min. 30) $40.00______________

TOTAL ENCLOSED ($US):__________________
Send completed form and check payable to “ADS Convention 2000” to:
Leone Smith, Registrar
PO Box 115
Chimacum, WA 98325
USA
Address any questions to:  Bill Tribe, Chairman
e-mail: daffodil [at] europa [dot] com
tel: (503) 695-5513
HOTEL RESERVATION REQUEST
AMERICAN DAFFODIL SOCIETY CONVENTION 2000
DoubleTree Hotel – Columbia River
401 N. Hayden Island Drive,
Portland, OR  97217, USA
tel: 503-283-2111 or 800-222-8733  fax: 503-283-4718

* DUE BY 8 MARCH 2000.   By telephone, mention the “ADS Daffodil Convention”
*NAME:____________________________________________
Street/PO Box:______________________________________________
City/State/Code/Country: _________________________________________________
Tel: ________________________
Arrival date: _______________________ Departure date: ____________________
Room Rates*:    Single or Double Occupancy ………………….$99(US)
Additional Person ……………………….$15
Rollaway bed ………………………………$15
River View Upgrade ……………………$10
*RATES DO NOT INCLUDE LOCAL OCCUPANCY TAX OF 9%
# of Rooms      # of People     Additions
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Special Requests:_____________________________________________
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To guarantee reservation for arrival after 6pm, send deposit for one night’s lodging plus tax, or provide credit card information:
Cardholder
Name:_____________________________________________
Card #: _____________________________________Expir.Date:____

Signature:___________________________________________

Address any questions to:  Bill Tribe, Chairman
e-mail: daffodil [at] europa [dot] com
tel: (503) 695-5513