We (SFOS) are an independent non-profit business, but also an official "affiliate society" of the AOS and we host their "Pacific Central Judging Center" in order to offer real time judging at our monthly meetings on Tuesday nights - people bring in plants at 6pm to register for judging and get an answer (award or not) typically by 8pm - judges meet in parallel to the main meeting.
The judges photograph and document all awards in a central database.
Note - Like our in-person monthly meetings in Golden Gate Park, AOS Judging by the Pacific Central Judging Center has been on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic (since ~April 2020).
Pacific Central Judging Center is happening on the 3rd Saturday each month from 9am - noon
at the Filoli Historic House in Woodside, CA
Plant entry 9:00 AM Judging 9:30 AM
There is no charge to enter Filoli for orchid judging
For more information see: http://www.paccentraljc.org/
Questions? Contact James Heilig firstname.lastname@example.org
Another option for judging is by the CSNJC (California Sierra Nevada Judging Center) in Lincoln, CA (near Sacramento);
Weather permitting CSNJC will do judging outdoors (tented) typically on the first Sunday morning at 9am each month,
with plant check-in starting at 8:30am either at
Gold Country Orchids' greenhouse (390 Big Ben Rd, Lincoln, CA)
or at Dueling Dogs Brewing Company, 3030 Barrett Park Ln, Lincoln, CA):
- Questions? Contact Lynne Murrell: email@example.com
or on their FB page