The Metropolitan Columbus Daylily Society (MCDS) is
hosting the AHS National Convention, July 11-14, 2012. It promises to be a terrific program, and online registration is already
open (www.columbusdaylilies.org). This national event will call positive attention to Region 2, and we would like the entire
region to share in this rare and special occasion.
To make the Convention a financial success, we are planning an exciting raffle with a wide selection
of interesting items. Gift baskets will be a part of our raffle program, and we would like to invite each daylily club in
Region 2 to participate by donating a basket.
each basket will offer a variety of items. They could be part of a specific theme (sports teams, regional food and wine specialties,
garden ideas, birding, etc.), or they could be an assembly of items collected from members of each club. The goal is to have
a minimum retail value for each basket of $300. The club whose basket generates the most income from the sale of raffle tickets
will be awarded a special prize at the closing banquet on Saturday night.
Completed baskets should be tied up with cellophane and ribbon to protect the contents. The baskets, along
with a list of included items and estimated retail value, should be delivered to the Convention Hotel (Marriott Columbus Airport)
on Wednesday, July 11.
We wanted to get this notice to you
before your club’s fall meeting, so that you can present the request and be able to respond back to us with a commitment
for a basket and your basket theme prior to the end of the year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us
at (614) 565-8470, or you may e-mail us at the following address: email@example.com
Many, many thanks for your consideration. We look forward to your
participation and to seeing you in Columbus next July!
Bob and Susan Cochran Raffle & Silent Auction Chairs 2012 AHS National Convention Planning
CC: Charles and Cynthia Lucius,