AOS Cares!The following email with the letter from Chris Rehmann (posted here) was distributed July 30, 2010 to Affiliated Societies and Affiliated Society newsletter editors as well as Judging Center Chairs: "The AOS is attempting a major outreach to both AOS members and non-members among the orchid growing community. You are the single most important person in this outreach effort. Without your cooperation, we cannot reach orchid growers in your area. Please duplicate the attached letter from Chris Rehmann, AOS President, making a sufficient number of copies for each member in your orchid society. At your next meeting, we would ask that the letter be distributed with a request that they be filled out and returned to your President or AOS Representative. It would be helpful if you could distribute a few pens or pencils along with the flyers. Please tell your members that if they wish, they may take them home, but request they be returned to you (or directly to AOS at the address below) by November 15th. When you have collected all of the replies, please place them in a large envelope and mail them to: AOS Cares, American Orchid Society, 16700 AOS Lane, Delray Beach, Florida, 33446. The Affiliated Society Committee and the Membership Committee will collate the replies and evaluate the comments. Obviously, this will take some time as we expect many responses. However, when action is eventually taken as a result of this survey, you will be informed so that the information can be shared with your society’s membership. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Lynn Fuller, ChairAffiliated Society CommitteeBarbara Noe, ChairMembership Committee"