St. Louis Hosta Society  

St. Louis Hosta Society



June 11-14, 2008

Thank you to all of you who made the trip to St. Louis to attend the AHS national convention. The convention was a great success! We hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as we enjoyed having you. We look forward to seeing you in Michigan in 2009!




Convention Information - Archive

The St. Louis Hosta Society is honored and excited to host the 2008 AHS National Convention! We look forward to 'Meeting you in St. Louis' in 2008!

The National convention of the American Hosta Society will be held in St. Louis on June 11 to
June 14, 2008. The convention hotel will be the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel St. Louis.

Please download map to hotel (2 pages, PDF).

Events OPEN TO THE PUBLIC include the Auction, Hosta Show, and Vendors.

2008 AHS Hosta Convention Registration Form - Register Now!

Download the Registration Form (PDF). You may complete the PDF form online, print, and mail with your payment. Alternatively, you may print out the form, fill it out by hand (please print) and mail with your payment.

2008 AHS Hosta Convention Schedule

Download the hosta convention schedule (PDF).

2008 AHS Hosta Show Rules

Download the Show Rules (PDF).

To open the Registration Form or AHS Hosta Show Rules, you will need Adobe Reader. Click to download FREE Adobe Reader software

Please feel free to contact any of the following Co-Chairs to volunteer your assistance:

Convention Chair, Speakers - Jim Weidman
Marketing and Promotion - Phyllis Weidman and Pam Wolkowitz
Vending and Auction- Arlie Tempel

Tours and Gardens - Jeff Hall
Hotel/Banquet - Rick Salamon
Hosta Show - Martha Karlovetz
Business - David Poos

The seven tour gardens are in place: Nancy and Arlie Tempel, Kelly and Jeff Hall, Pam and Chester Wolkowitz, Pat Payton and Jean Hudson, Joan and Dave Poos, Chick and Bruce Buehrig, and Diana and Craig Plahn. For a glimpse of the gardens, click here.

This will be a fun experience for all of us. It is a time to get to know our fellow hosta society members much better, to promote our society and recruit many more members while we celebrate the plant we love so much - the genus Hosta.

We look forward to seeing you in 2008!

St. Louis Area Activities

Westport Plaza restaurants, entertainment, and map (PDF)

St. Louis area attractions and map (PDF)

Visit these links for detailed information:

St. Louis Zoo
St. Louis Art Museum
City Museum
Gateway Arch
Cahokia Mounds
Forest Park
Missouri History Museum
Butterfly House
Grants Farm
Anheuser Busch Brewery Tours

Powder Valley Nature Conservation Center
St. Louis Union Station
St. Louis Science Center
St. Louis Cardinals

2008 Convention Logo
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