In 1988, KOS created two awards to recognize the efforts of current members and to honor three of our past presidents. A third award was added in 1998.
Clara Fanelli Award (for standard orchids)
This award is presented to the member who has accumulated the most points for non-miniature plants entered in the ‘Show and Tell’ competition at our monthly meetings.
Henrietta and Wilbur Japs Award (for outstanding service to the KOS)
Presented to the member who, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, has given the most outstanding service to KOS during the year.
Jim Topmiller Traveling Trophy (for miniature orchids)
In 1998, a third award was created to honor another past president, Jim Topmiller. This award is given to the member who has accumulated the most points for Miniature plants entered in the ‘Show and Tell’ competition at our monthly meetings. This trophy was donated by member Mrs. Shirley Topmiller in honor of her deceased husband.