Fall Symposiums & Meetings

Fall Board Meeting 2015

2015 Fall Board of Directors Meeting – October 2-4, Bloomington, MN

The 2015 Fall Board Meeting (FBM) is going to be a very special and important meeting. We will run a workshop to examine, discuss and develop a 10 year (ten year) plan for the future direction of the American Daffodil Society. If you want to have a say in the future of the ADS you need to be present to voice your opinions, wishes and desires for our society.

The majority of our membership sees us only through The Daffodil Journal, and only a fraction of our members attend annual conventions or the fall board meetings. We need to determine what our members want and need, and be proactive in building the American Daffodil Society. We hope you will put the 2015 ADS Fall Board Meeting on your calendar and make every effort to attend.

The Registration Form for the 2015 Fall Board Meeting has menu choices and pricing. Please complete and return to Edie Godfrey on or before Sept 1st for a discount rate of $200.  After Sept 1st, the registration fee will be $225. Something new, use the Webstore to pay your registration fee!

Hotel Information

A Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington Hotel Reservation Link has been setup for our convenience in booking room reservations from their website, the Group Code is: ADS. After our special reservation page is displayed, just click on their “Book a Room” button to receive our group preferred rate and proceed with your reservations.

The following Room Rates (plus tax) will be available;

  • 1 – 2 persons per room $99 –includes full hot breakfast
  • 3 persons per room $104—includes full hot breakfast
  • 4 persons per room $109—includes full hot breakfast

The Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington Hotel is situated in the thriving Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington, MN. They offer easy access to nearby shopping, dining and entertainment, a complimentary (FREE) shuttle service to nearby Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) as well as transportation to the Mall of America, Southdale Shopping Center, Galleria of Edina, 50th & France Shopping area, Southtown Shopping area, and numerous multi-star restaurants along the Bloomington Strip.

Minnesota has NO SALES TAX on clothing, so plan an extra day for wardrobe updating!

Schedule of Events

We have an exciting line-up of activities planned for our 2015 Fall Board Meeting.

  • A combined ADS Finance and Executive Committee meeting Friday afternoon at the Hotel.
  • Denis Dailey Daffodil Memorabilia Sales Table at Registration Table at Hotel.
  • Our Bulb Auction will occur on Friday evening before dinner at the Hotel.
  • Our Friday evening Dinner Speaker will be Don Engebretson, The Renegade Gardener, “Top 10 Gardening Blunders—and How to Avoid Them”.
  • Saturday strategic planning for ADS Future, including lunch, will be at the Hotel.
  • Saturday evening we have scheduled a sunset dinner cruise of Lake Minnetonka.
  • We also have a Sunday bus tour through the historic Minnesota River Valley to the Linnaeus Botanical Garden in St. Peter, MN, with lunch at Suzette’s (French cuisine), and a fun time at Bob’s Apple Farm (home of the largest candy and soda pop inventory you have ever seen).
  • If there is enough interest, a separate optional tour to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, with the Andersen Horticultural Library, can be scheduled for either Friday morning or Monday (all day).

Print the following agenda to see dates, times and events at the 2015 Fall Board Meeting: ADS 2015 Fall Board Meeting Agenda

The Registration Form for the 2015 Fall Board Meeting has menu choices and pricing. Please complete and return to Edie Godfrey on or before Sept 1st for a discount rate of $200. After Sept 1st, the registration fee will be $225. Something new, use the Webstore to pay your registration fee!

Enjoy this overview of things to do while in Minneapolis!  Welcome to Minnesota ADS Fall 015 Attendees.

We hope you will join us in Minnesota, the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes!