The Bromeliad Society International has a major fundraiser every two years to raise funds for our organization — that is the World Bromeliad Conference. We must optimize the money raised to continue, expand, and increase our presence in the bromeliad milieu worldwide. Continuing our efforts in education and conservation requires that we increase our monetary resources in an ongoing manner.
Donations in 2018, as in years past, are ever important. It seems every year; event hotels are adding new charges to convention proceedings. Some of the functions at the conference are planned as break-even without a profit (hopefully not at a loss). You can make a real difference in our fundraising by donating to various aspects of the conference. Some attendees have interests in different portions of the conference, so we have several donation categories for you to choose from, whatever your choice as follows:
- Fund a Speaker
- Help host the Optional Bus Excursion
- Contribute to the Rare Plant Auction
- Contribute to the Welcome Gift Bag fund (with your logo)
- Benefit the Bromeliad Show/Awards
- Support the Raffle/Silent Auction
- Give to the General Conference Category.
There will be a drop down selection on the home page of our BSI Website, for donations, under the WBC tag. You can choose your category, make your selection, be connected to PayPal and easily donate to the Conference. You will receive recognition in the Conference Program of course.
You can also buy an ad in the Conference Program. That is a great way to support the effort. Download the PDF file here.
If you choose, you can mail your donation to our Conference Treasurer:
Kerry Nelson, WBC Treasurer, San Diego Bromeliad Society, PO Box 83996, San Diego, CA 92138-3996
Thanks so much to everyone for their interest and support of bromeliads and the Bromeliad Society International! You do make a difference!