Welcome to the Office of the American Rhododendron Society web site.  Members, Chapters and Society officers, directors and committees will find a useful library containing up-to-date information.

What's New: - Chapters: June chapter reports are now available.
  - Members: Read the Summer 2020 e-Journal issue.
  - Society: May 27 Board of Director's Meeting Minutes
Members Chapters Society
Journal American Rhododendron Society Electronic Edition
Current members login with your personal username and password to read JARS on-line. Available issues: Fall 2012 to present.

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Chapter Membership ListAssociate Member ListCombined Membership List
Chapters login with your chapter-specific username and password to view a member, associate member or combined membership report for your chapter.
    Printer-friendly membership lists.
Society Officers, Directors and Staff
Current list of ARS officers, directors and staff and their contact information. Log-in with chapter-specific username and password or use OARS generic login to view.
Archive of ARS Quarterly Bulletins and Journals
Early issues of the ARS Quarterly Bulletin and Journal are viewable at Virginia Tech's Digital Library and Archive.  Access is open and free to everyone.
Chapter Membership Change Report
Look here for changes in members' records for your chapter; shows address, phone, email changes, new members, etc. Chapter-specific login required.
Society Committees
Current list of ARS committee chairs and their contact information. Log-in with chapter-specific username and password or use OARS generic login to view.
Rhododendrons International Journal
A no-cost, online journal containing interesting articles covering a wide range of rhododendron-related topics. 
Financial Transaction Report
Chapters login with your chapter-specific username and password to view your chapter's monthly financial activity. Includes payments, contributions, renewals, orders, and new members joining online.  Data provided for past 3 months.
Board Meeting AgendasBoard Meeting Minutes
Archive of Board of Directors meeting agendas and minutes. Log-in with chapter specific username and password or use OARS generic login to view.
On-line Renewal of ARS Membership Dues
Existing members pay your annual membership dues, change your membership category or make a donation on-line. Payment is by credit or debit card or by a personal PayPal account.
Chapter Email List
Downloadable file to create an email distribution list for your chapter.  Cut and paste into your mail program.  Please let OARS know of any email address changes.
Society BylawsSociety Policies of the BoardARS Organization Chart
Bylaws, policies, procedures and organization chart governing the activities of chapters, committees, directors, officers, etc.
Access the ARS Membership Roster
Current members login with your personal username and password to access the on-line membership roster.
Chapter Mailing Labels
Downloadable text-formatted file that can be used with word processor programs to create member mailing address labels.
Society Districts
List of ARS Chapters organized by district, with district directors and chapter presidents contact information.
Shop at the ARS Store
Purchase ARS logo merchandise, books, or shop online at national merchants such as Amazon, Microsoft, HP, Best Buy, Walmart, etc. and earn a referral fee for the ARS.
Renewal Instructions for Treasurers / Membership Chairs,
Member Renewal Form /Email,   Member Renewal Form /Mail,   Associate Member Renewal Form,   Renewal Reminder Letter,   Rooster Changes Form
Renewal calendar and procedures, membership renewal forms and letters.
American Rhododendron Society History
History of the ARS, including its Early Days, Publications, Test Gardens, Conventions & Flower Shows, Seed Exchange, Research Foundation, Pollen Bank, Plant Registry and Past Officers.
Society BylawsSociety Policies of the BoardARS Organization Chart
Members familiarize yourself with the ARS bylaws, policies, procedures
Membership Application Forms
Download and print ARS membership application form.  Provided in pdf and Microsoft Word formats.
ARS Plant Awards
List of the rhododendron cultivars that earned the designation of 'Preliminary or Conditional Award', 'Award of Excellence' or 'Superior Plant Award' by the ARS.
ARS Donation Agreement Form
For gift donations of $1000 or more to the Society. Downloadable Microsoft Word formatted file.
Chapter PresidentsChapter TreasurersMembership ChairsNews Editors
Current chapter presidents, treasurers, membership chairs and newsletter editors contact information.
Ten Year Census
Membership totals for ARS chapters and districts for the past ten years.
RHS Colour Charts
ISCC-NBS Color Names For the Colors Included In the RHS Colour Chart (1966, 1986, 1995, and 2001 Editions).  Hybridizers will find this useful.
Search the Speakers' Bureau Database
Need a speaker for your chapter meeting?  Search by subject, speaker's name, speaker's state or country.
Society Endowment Grant Program
Learn the details about how to apply for an Endowment Fund Grant.
HCC Colour Chart
HCC Colour Chart names with equivalent ISCC-NBS colors. Look up colors for HCC color names appearing in older publications.
DVD Program Library
Programs on DVD's that chapters can purchase for use at their meetings.
ARS Convention Guidelines
Everything you need to know about planning and running a convention.
Visit the American Rhododendron Society public web site. Find cultural care information, a searchable plant database, the seed-exchange, and much more.
A Guide to Planting & Care
Download and print locally a copy of the three-fold ARS pamphlet "A Guide to Planting & Care".
ARS Gold and Silver Medalists and Pioneer Achievement Awardees
Complete list of honorees who have received ARS highest awards for significant contribution to the genus Rhododendron.
Website dedicated to plants of Rhododendron subgenus Vireya - more commonly known as Vireya Rhododendrons.
"What Works"
Ideas for growing and maintaining chapter membership, gathered by Shirley Rock.
Website for scientists that enhances collaboration and dissemination of scientific discoveries in Rhododendron.
Clip Art
Downloadable Society graphics for chapter correspondence, publications, or events.

Office of the American Rhododendron Society
Katherine Sterner, Office Administrator
P. O. Box 214,  Great River, NY   11739
Phone:  631-533-0375     Fax:  866-883-8019
E-mail:  member@arsoffice.org

Web Master:  Bob Weissman      Technical Assistance:  Don Smart

Updated: July 2020