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Re: Winter Scientific meeting

  • To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
  • Subject: Re: Winter Scientific meeting
  • From: RL <ranbl@netsync.net>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 03:14:00 -0500
  • References: <001301be455f$26af87c0$8613f6cd@buffnet.buffnet.net> <36AC213F.46B6@netsync.net>

RL wrote:
> Hello All
> Just in from the Winter Scientific Meeting in Chicago.  For those of you
> who have never attended, this is a casual "get togather" of Hosta
> gardeners , from all over,that has become an annual event.  Hosted each
> year by the Midwest Regional Hosta Society and under the able bataan of
> Tom Micheletti,  This production is a not to be missed event.  As always
> I enjoyed the programs, and a whole Two evenings, well----- and nights,
> and early mornings ----of gathering with hosta friends and making new
> ones.  I will not attempt to comment on the programs done by spekers, (I
> will leave that to others that were there)  But restrict myself to a few
> brief statements Re: the final program .  This was a panel discussion
> with four AHS officers. President Jim Wilkens, Vice President Clarence
> Falstead, Registrar, David Stevenson and Journal editor Kevin Walek.
> The primiary Questions were written , and forwarded in advance and Tom
> read them for the panel.  The primary topic , as might be expected , was
> centered on the "new" rules for Hosta Registration, and on the Interim
> Accepted Cultivar list., usually noted as the IAC list.  The Hostas on
> this list ( It was enclosed in the envelope of the last journal) is a
> group of hostas knowen to be in the trade, but in most cases , not
> registered.  The hope is to accomplish registration on most of this list
> by the year 2001.  Many of the opnions and questions delt with the wide
> spread thinking that this is to big a problem, and to short a time
> allotment ot accomplish 100% compliance.  I must say, that the idea of
> asking for questions in advance , led one to wonder if there would be
> any questions allowed from the floor.  I was pleased to find that after
> every question , folks in the room were given a more than fair chance
> for input.  In addtion, at the conclusion of the "advance" questions ,
> the floor was opened up for any subject.  This difficult problem,was
> well discussed and I believe all parties came away believing that some
> very good steps had been taken by all parties in both presenting the
> varying points of view, and in resolving many of the differences.  I
> believe this problem, and it's underlying causes, have a lot of work to
> be done by all of us.  Most impressive was the restraint shown on
> discussion of this "hot" topic.  I am very satisfyed that the officers
> are listening and willing to consider all reasonable thinking on this
> matter.  I hope to see more postings from others who attended.
> Ran Lydell
> Eagle Bay Hosta Gardens
> Dunkirk,  NY  14048
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