The Arizona Mushroom Society, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt/tax-deductible non-profit Arizona corporation, and is the state affiliate of the North American Mycological Association. We offer a variety of forays, educational meetings, dinners, and other events designed to appeal to novices and experienced mushroom hunters alike.
Online Auction Starts November 27th
Every year the Arizona Mushroom Society puts on a silent auction both at the Annual Foray and at the Annual Meeting. Led by our fundraising chair, Beth Bilodeau, these auctions are truly filled with amazing foods, art, outdoor gadgets and mushroom magic that are always bid on with competitive interest and desire. Due to the covid pandemic this year, all of the goodies have been saved up for this online auction where you can get these unique and wonderful gifts at the click of a button.
We have over 50 baskets of special finds up for auction and all must go. These baskets make for amazing holiday gifts or can be a special indulgence for yourself.
While many of our items are fungi-centric, there are a plethora of baskets with all types of items from gift certificates to local restaurants, to winery tours, to recently published books, to choice mushrooms, to outdoor gear.... and I could go on. Too much to list!
Come take a look and see if you can check off a couple items from your holiday list and possibly treat yourself.
AMS HATS & SHIRTS AVAILABLE
The Society has arranged for some spiffy new AMS apparel. These soft, brushed-cotton caps have an embroidered logo that really pops. They come in black, navy, khaki, and gray.
You can buy them online for $25 plus postage, or pick them up at SailorFish Embroidery in Scottsdale and save on shipping costs. We will also be bringing some to the AMS Annual Foray for the same price.
We also have some top quality polo shirts that you can get with the same embroidered logo.
Part of your purchase comes back to the Society to support our educational, scientific, charitable, and recreational programs.
AMS Board of Directors Election on December 5!
On December 5, 2020 the AMS will hold its annual election. After 3 years as President, Mike Dechter has met his term limit and will be stepping down as President and from the Board. In addition, three other board members terms are up and with the recent addition of a new board member position, five board members are up for election!
Each membership is allowed to vote in the election. Since the AMS membership structure allows one membership to cover your whole family, only the head of the household can vote. Voting this year will occur through an the website. An email will be sent out to the contact email address for each membership on December 5th.
There are seven candidates running for the five board positions. To learn more about the candidates, you can read about them here.
Suspected mushroom poisoning? Call AZ Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222
Your $15 per year membership is valid for your entire household, and entitles you to benefits like
guided forays, mushroom dinners, and members-only maps for more successful hunts.