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Re: Open Letter to Jim Wilkens

  • To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
  • Subject: Re: Open Letter to Jim Wilkens
  • From: RL <ranbl@netsync.net>
  • Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 22:47:22 -0400
  • References: <7486c176.369a5970@aol.com> <37D5CB29.4527@netsync.net>

RL wrote:
>To All: Sorry if this is a repete. 
> Dear Jim
> I have been saddened tonight to learn that your "secret committee" has
> elected to remove Jim Hawes from the AHS round robin.  I am not sad for
> Jim.  He can take care of himself.  I feel awful for the AHS.  I have
> been approached during the last 12 months by many other "old timers ,
> who simply don't understand what is taking place in our organization.
> Many have decided to simply stop most activity in the AHS . I have to
> tell you, to many of us the "secret committee" and much of the other
> decision making by the AHS, is starting to take on an omionus look.
> While we are hearing that the "new" AHS is trying to become more user
> friendly, The evidence seems lacking.  I still have hope for
> improvements, but a recient example should show what it all looks like
> from here.  After what was a contrivisal decision , posting the IAC
> list, and selecting "Prefered growers" , and allowing many involved to
> attempt to decide how each would deal with this, and the result being
> that those who were frustrated over this, felt they had no recorse but
> to bring it to to this forum, we finally get a post from CH Falstad,
> saying that it all has been indefinatly postponed!  Couldn't this have
> been said a long time ago?  All those complaning they want to talk about
> Hostes, would not have had to go through these posts.  I commend
> Clarence for at least telling us.  The same thing has devloped with
> regards to Jim Hawes.  The lack of response to a simple and justified
> request, from him, has resulted in many days of frustration for
> everyone.  I have privatly asked you months ago to do something about
> the communications problem in the AHS.  Now I am asking publically.  I
> think the Secret comittee" must be replaced, by some who are not
> frightned of the job.  I have to wonder about the process that got these
> folks into the committee position.  Were any others asked if they were
> willing to serve in the open?  I simply can not imagine agreeing to do
> this "in the dark"  I hope , Jim , you will take the time to read and
> think about this. I have "heard" several people say in the last few
> weeks that they want nothing to do with the AHS.  This as much as
> anything alarms me. I hope that the very least, some of this will be
> discussed at the October "board meeting", and that all members will be
> appraised of the results.
> Many Thanks
> Ran
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