Membership Info

Why join the Rhode Island Dahlia Society and the American Dahlia Society?  What are the benefits? The answer is simple… members can benefit from the collective experience and wisdom of dahlia growers nationwide. And, equally important, membership in the RIDS and ADS helps to support dahlia research and promotion on both a local and national level.

On a local level, the Rhode Island Dahlia Society hosts regular, monthly meetings featuring dahlia-related presentations, where RIDS members can learn from experienced dahlia growers what cultivation techniques work best in their areas. These presentations are for novice and experienced dahlia growers alike and have covered a range of topics from tuber division, methods for staking and tying, fertilization, soil science, growing organically vs. using chemicals, and dahlia storage techniques (including waxing tubers) to tips about staging dahlias for shows, drying dahlia blooms and more. RIDS also hosts an annual summer picnic and a winter holiday party.

RIDS memberships are available at the following levels:


Level Annual
Individual $10.00
Family (2 names) $15.00
Junior (under 18) $3.00
Donation $_ _ _ .00


You can also join the American Dahlia Society through RIDS! American Dahlia Society members receive the annual Classification and Handbook of Dahlias, the quarterly Bulletin of the American Dahlia Society and access to the Members Only section of the ADS website. Select your membership level on the lower portion of the membership application and include the appropriate amount with your check (make out a single check to RIDS – the membership chairman will forward the ADS portion of your dues to ADS). ADS memberships are available at the following levels:


Level Annual
Individual $24.00
Family (2 names) $27.00
Junior $5.00
Patron $50.00
Contributing $100.00
Donation $_ _ _ .00


Joining RIDS and ADS is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 !

1. Just click RIDS 2017 Membership Form for a
printable membership application: rids-2017-membership-form

2. Fill it in completely; and, if you can, please consider a donation to
RIDS and/or ADS,

3. Submit with your check to:
Nicholas Sterling, 60 Webster Street, Needham, MA  02494

If you need additional information about joining RIDS or ADS, please contact Nicholas at or

Rhode Island Dahlia Society