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Re: Re: We are so sorry to announce ......


          "Moribund society"!   You're getting too senile,  uh,  I mean
cynical.  The AHS does a lot of good things.  The American Gardener is an
excellent magazine; it ranks right up there with Horticulture and Fine
Gardening.  AHS puts out some very good information in a variety of ways:
The A-Z and other books are first rate.  I haven't been to any of the annual
meetings yet, but they
always have a great list of speakers.  Etc, etc, etc.  Lighten up; we like
curmudgeons, but it doesn't hurt to be kind once in a while, even to
organizations.  IMO

                                                  Josh Haskell,
                                                  Zone 5 and starting to
warm up, a bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "Island Jim" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: "American Horticultural Society's Gardening List"
<AHS_GARDENING@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM>; <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 5:04 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Re: We are so sorry to announce ......

> not bad numbers, sue. 26,900 moribund members and 100 active ones. gotta
> wonder what the real purpose of the society is--aside from the annual
> that is.
> At 09:48 AM 1/23/03 -0500, you wrote:
> >We ARE sorry, but with an AHS membership of over 27,000 members and only
> >people involved on the list serve, it does seem to make sense to put our
> >resources in other programs and projects.
> >- Sue
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Marge Talt [mailto:mtalt@HORT.NET]
> >Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 5:42 PM
> >You know, Sue, this is a decision I can hardly believe.  I find the "due
> >low participation" sentence a tad hard to swallow.
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