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AHS Yearbook--Update

I sent the attached text file to Hosta-Open yesterday.
Although the number of replies has not been great, the messages have all been 
critical of the publication.
Please send your views to me at clyderock@aol.com

ALL replies and opinions will, of course, remain anonymous, unless you want 
to respond in person.
Here are some of the comments:[My comments are in braces {}
 "The Yearbook is stupid." {I agree!}

"I cannot comment ...about the Yearbook as I do not read it." {Who does, 
except the authors?}

"Dump the Yearbook. ***Rather have the money spent on the Journal." {So would 

"Worthless" {Exactly.}

"Mostly junk" {Yes, indeed.}

See also Dave's posting to Hosta-Open.

Please respond. I shall report favorable comments as well.

Clyde Crockett z5

Date:	10/11/1999 10:41:27 PM Central Daylight Time<BR>
To:	hosta-open@mallorn.com<BR>
CC:	ahspol@onelist.com<BR>
I realize that not all members of this list are also members of the American Hosta Society; but, a goodly number of you are.<BR>
I noticed that the AHS is probably going to raise the dues of a single member from $19 to $25 per year. I'd imagine that there will be a concomitant increase in the dues for family, life and overseas members. This was inevitable---because of the amount that is paid for, inter alia, THE YEARBOOK.<BR>
A couple of years ago, while I was still in the good graces of the AHS Robin, I conducted a poll as to whether the members thought that that publication was worth the money. The great majority of replies were opposed to the expenditure and thought the money spent on such should be channeled to different areas, particulary THE HOSTA JOURNAL. <BR>
I should like very much to get your views, in light of Jim Hawes' posting.<BR>
Please DO NOT send your posting to this list, unless you want to. Rather, send them to me at clyderock@aol.com<BR>
I'll let you know the results. Every reply to me at clyderock will be held in confidence.<BR>
Clyde Crockett z5</HTML>

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