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American Dahlia Society At Large Membership Information

The information on this page is for obtaining or renewing an ADS At Large Membership only. We encourage you to review the list of "Local Societies" in the link at the right of this page. There is ordinarily a substantial benefit to joining a local society and then the ADS through that local society. If you have already checked that list and still wish to join the ADS independent of a local society,  click here to download a membership application form.

The American Dahlia Society operates on a calendar year basis.The membership year extends from January 1 through December 31 regardless of when you pay your dues. All ADS members receive 4 issues of the Bulletin of the American Dahlia Society (March, June, September, and December).

All NEW and renewing ADS members will receive the current year's Classification and Handbook of Dahlias with their December  ADS Bulletin.

The ADS encourages local dahlia society membership by offering a reduced membership rate to members of local dahlia societies. A list of these local societies and contacts is available here.

Basic USA At Large Memberships are:
Individual Membership (1-person & 1-Classification book ) $27.00
Family Membership (2-people, 2-Classification books) $30.00
**Snow Bird/First class postage rates for memberships at large: Individual, $33.
-- Family (2 classification handbooks), $36.
Inquire about special rates for sponsored students (age 18 and younger).

**US Members with 2 regular addresses during the year (Snow Bird) MUST join with a Snow Bird Option that includes changing the address twice a year and sending all publications by first class (so the post office will forward if necessary). This option is also available to members who wish to receive all publications by first class mail.

Canada or Mexico Memberships:
Includes mandatory first Class Postage.
Individual Membership (1-person & 1-Classification book ) $33.00
Family Membership (2-people, 2-Classification books) $36.00

International Memberships:
Includes mandatory first Class Postage.
Individual Membership (1-person & 1-Classification book ) $48.00

To join the ADS or renew an At Large membership, send membership application and your check, in U.S. currency only, payable to the American Dahlia Society to:

Alan A. Fisher
ADS Membership
1 Rock Falls Ct.
Rockville, MD 20854

Tel: 301-424-6641




Any payments sent by registered mail, such as cash, must be mailed to:

ADS Membership
c/o S. M. Boyer
16816 County Road 10
Bristol, IN 46507





The ADS is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization. All dues payments in excess of the basic Membership & Shipping costs are deductible for income tax purposes. The ADS encourages those who are financially able to renew at a higher level to help support ADS projects.

A Patron Membership is $50. A Benefactor Membership is $100. Patron and Benefactor Memberships are both family memberships and include 2 Classification Books and First Class mail for the December Bulletin and Classification Book.

We also encourage donations (tax deductible) to the ADS for dahlia research projects approved by the ADS Executive Committee. Such projects currently include an ADS-sponsored fertilizer efficiency project, as well as a virus research project at Washington State University.