The American Peony Society's Annual Convention
June 6 – 8, 2014
900 Park Avenue West; Mansfield, Ohio 44906
Join us in north central ohio for the 2014 Convention: The exhibition on Saturday and Sunday will take place in Kingwood Hall, surrounded by relaxing courtyards, a pond and acres of beautiful gardens. For those arriving on Friday, we will enjoy the evening with a cookout and socializing at a park located near our convention hotel. Convention Chairman Mike Miller and APS Member Carrie Dennis will be doing the grilling for us. We have arranged some great seminars for Saturday afternoon, including a presentation by Don R. Smith of Massachusetts, “The Contribution of Two Extinct Species in Section Paeonia to Modern Day Yellow Tetraploid Herbaceous Hybrid Peonies”. Also on Saturday, we will have the annual dinner, membership meeting and a lively auction at the Holiday Inn. Sunday’s activities include more time to view the peony exhibition and to wander around the 45 acres of Kingwood Center. For those who enjoy plant shopping, a list of sources in the Mansfield area will be provided.
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prepaid Convention Registration Fee: $95.00 USD for each attendee. Fee covers daily entry to Kingwood Center; Friday picnic, Saturday seminars and Saturday evening dinner.
ä APS membership required.
ä After May 9 the fee is $120.00 USD.
ä The last day to make your convention reservation is May 19.
ä Convention fees are refundable, if you cancel before May 1.
No exceptions to the dates above.
Please use this Registration Form to register. You are not registered for the convention, until you pay and submit the completed form.
APS accepts payment by check, money order, Discover, Visa, MasterCard or PayPal.
To pay via PayPal go to www.paypal.com:
Click on the Send Money tab and then select Send Money Online.
ä Amount: fill in dollar total for convention fee(s)
ä Select: USD - U.S. Dollars
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ä In the Message Box, please note Convention.
ä Review and click on Send Money.
Convention Hotel Information: Located at 116 Park Avenue West, the recently-remodeled Holiday Inn is Mansfield’s only full service hotel, with room service, pub and restaurant. Guest parking is free. Hotel amenities include fitness center, heated indoor pool and spa, and free high speed wireless internet. All rooms are non-smoking. Handicap accessible rooms are available. Coffee/tea makers, hair dryers and full size ironing board and iron in all rooms.
ä Choice between two queens bed or one king bed at $89.99 (plus tax) per night.
ä “Executive” rooms (includes a refrigerator and microwave) with two queen beds at $97.00 (plus tax) per night.
ä The last day to make hotel reservations at this rate is May 1.
ä Phone (419) 525-6000 or (800) 465-4329 and ask for the APS Convention Rate to book your reservation.
ä Check in: 3:00 pm — Check out: 11:00 am.
Important Hotel Information
ä No personal checks accepted.
ä Individual reservations must be cancelled 24 hours prior to your first reservation date.
ä If you cancel, be sure to save your cancellation number.
Transportation: Mansfield, Ohio is approximately 60 miles from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and 65 miles from the Port Columbus International Airport (CMH). It is approximately 1.6 miles from Mansfield’s Holiday Inn to Kingwood Center.