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In order to access the "Members Only" and the "Newsletter" tabs and information you will need to become an active SWOHS member. Active means that you are paid up to date and that we have the most current email information for you.
What Do Members Have Access to???
Once you are an active member, you will have access to the following:
full details regarding all Events - times, places, maps and any special instructions as sometimes events may include guest speakers and presentations.
access to any Contest details - how to submit and the rules - we have had photo contests and of course our annual HOTY contest.
Swap and Shop - this is a new feature that we are trying to add to our society - the basic idea is that members can email in to us with the names of hostas that they will be dividing. We will post the plant details in the "Members Only" section. We will assist in connecting both the seller or sharer, as hostas may be traded... that is up to you... Either way, names and email addresses are kept private. What a great way to meet fellow hosta lovers and grow a garden at the same time. More details to come.
Hosta Auction information - generally there has been a hosta auction at one of the events during the year. This is not an annual event as there is not always plants ready. Members and hosta retailers donate plants that are then auctioned off during a fun filled afternoon. Auctions are a great way to add to your existing hosta collection... often featuring rare and newly released hostas.
access to our "Hostaholic" - our newsletter that comes out minimum 3 times per year
access to our "Open Garden" list - members are encouraged to share their love for hostas by placing their garden on the Society's "Open Garden" list which will allow fellow members to contact you and visit your garden during times that are convenient to you. Don't be shy... we are all gardeners and we have all seen weeds. Even if you have a section of your garden that you find interesting or an extremely large hosta that everyone needs to see... your space doesn't have to be perfect, it's about sharing!!!!
The South Western Ontario Hosta Society (SWOHS) would like to thank you for your interest.
If you would like to support us, membership is $15.00 and includes a minimum of 3 electronic newsletters per year.
Meetings are held at different venues in the region and will often include guest speakers and presentations. Special tours are subject to an extra transportation charge which we will endeavour to keep as low as possible.
Membership dues are $15/yr (January 1st to December 31st)
*Please add $5/year should you wish to receive newsletters via regular instead of email.
How to Become a SWOHS Member
Click here to access the Online Membership Application form and Fill it out.
Mail it along with your payment to the address provided below. Additionally, use the "contact" tab and send us an email advising us that you have sent your payment.
Once we receive your payment, we will reply to your email with your log in information.
Please make your cheque payable to:
South Western OHS
c/o 6063 Stewart Ln
**There is also a printable Membership Application here.**