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Re: I.C.A. Birthday Party Tour


>As a Society, we took the wrong turn. Our Board of Directors has not
>served us (the membership) well. But it has done well for "us", the
>royal us, meaning the Board. Time for slamming on the brakes....
>screeching to a panic stop. Get out the roadmap. We are lost. How do 
>we find our way back to where we were? Where did we make the wrong 

If I didn't know better I would think you were talking about the 
daylily society.  It seems like the same problems keep popping up, 
just different circumstances and different organizations.  You asked a 
lot of good questions that deserve good answers, but don't expect them 
from the powers that be.  You have to understand that people who tend 
to abuse power will rarely admit to making mistakes.  As a matter of 
fact they often intrench themselves even further into the problem 
making it even more difficult later.  The Neanderthals that run the 
daylily society won't admit they made a mistake when they allowed a 
board member and the President to grossly abuse their positions for 
personal gain or to admit they committed fraud when they invited three 
people to inteview for the position of Journal editor when the 
position had already been more or less given to someone else, because 
to do so would be tought of as being a weakness to them.  The people 
who are making all these ill thought out policy decisions for the 
hosta society are NOT going to voluntarily admit they made a mistake 
in judgement, just like the Neanderthals that run the daylily society 
aren't going to accept responsibility for their own stupid decisions, 
because then everyone will know that they made a stupid mistake.  And 
don't look for the next president of the hosta society to make any 
pronouncements of errors in judgement - unless you happen to be 
elected president!  I've sent two email messages to our 
president-elect of the daylily society, over two weeks ago, and still 
have not received any answer!  The next president of the daylily 
society may not be the same cheap whore the former president was, but 
so far she hasn't shown any eargerness to confess to the sins they 
committed.  It's going to be the same way with the hosta society.  The 
new president will mumbo-gumbo something, maybe make a few minor 
changes and then pretty much continue with things as they are.

I do believe there is a simple answer for the IAC problem, and some of 
its related problems.  There is a list of hostas that are interm 
accepted hostas that are suppose to be registered by a certain date, 
or else all hell breaks loose.  Well, since all these hostas are 
known, and since many are well known and commerically successful, and 
since they will continue to be sold commerically, why not just say 
these hostas are hereby accepted as registered hostas and include them 
in the database of registered hostas.  It seems to me that would solve 
a LOT of problems.  Of course, that is a logical solution which might 
not be understandable to some people.  

Joe Halinar

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