MDS Membership

Minnesota Dahlia Society Membership

Our society welcomes all who love dahlias. Our large membership includes novices, amateurs and experts, and our gardens vary greatly in size and style. We have dedicated competitors for ribbons and trophies, and those who just want pretty dahlias for borders and bouquets.

Our members have opportunities to learn proven techniques from our programs and get hands-on experience in our ADS Trial Garden. Two September Dahlia Shows give members a stage to exhibit their best blooms and win awards

Our general meetings are on the second Mondays in February, March, May, June, October, and December. Other events include a Spring Tuber Sale, Family Picnic, Garden Tour, and Awards Banquet.

Annual dues are $17.00 for Individual or $20.00 for Family (at the same address). Memberships purchased or won at our shows are good for this year and next year.

You can come to a meeting and ask for a membership application from our membership director: Kathryn Thomson or you can use the buttons below to choose and pay for a membership online.

Members receive a showbook for the State Fair and the Late Show so they will have all the information to enter blooms. They also receive parking passes for the State Fair so they can park inside the gate to transport blooms (and a pin to allow access to the staging room).

MDS goodies

Individual MDS

Individual Membership dues are $17.00 a year and give you the following benefits.

You can show your dahlias in any category at both the State Fair show (the last two days of August)

and at the late dahlia show which we usually hold at Bachmans on Lyndale (two weeks later).

You will be eligible to enroll in the Dahlia Judging program.

Your invited to the spring picnic, the summer garden tour, and the winter Awards banquette.

You can volunteer to work at the trial garden or serve on a committee. These are fantastic ways to learn from others all the details about growing and showing dahlias. Finally you will be supporting the club and we hope will be an active member, participating in our meetings, presentations, and events.


Family MDS

Family Membership dues are $20.00 a year and give you the following benefits.

All members of your family that live at the same address can show dahlias in any category at both the State Fair show (the last two days of August)

and at the late dahlia show which we usually hold at Bachmans on Lyndale (two weeks later).

They will be eligible to enroll in the Dahlia Judging program.

You are all invited to the spring picnic, the summer garden tour, and the winter Awards banquette.
You can all volunteer to work at the trial garden or serve on a committee.

These are fantastic ways to learn from others all the details about growing and showing dahlias. Finally you will be supporting the club and we hope will be an active member, participating in our meetings, presentations, and events.

Individual MDS

We also recommend joining the American Dahlia Society as well and you can do it here, or buy a package which includes both MDS and ADS.

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Join or Renew MDS Your Way

Its the same process to renew as it is to join. We will be able to tell if you are a current or previous member. MDS operates on a calendar year basis. The membership year extends from January 1 through December 31 regardless of when you pay your dues. We prefer people to pay their dues at either the Awards Banquet or the December meeting; but they are due by January 1st.

Please consider subscribing to MDS and ADS at the same time if you plan to enter blooms in either of our shows (State Fair or Bachman’s).

ADS Membership Info

2 thoughts on “MDS Membership”

  1. Linda Butwinick

    I am confused by membership pricing. Perhaps the verbiage on the membership info page is not as current as on the joining page?

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