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Re: Blue Sky/ TPB/ IGS Board Meeting

  • Subject: Re: Blue Sky/ TPB/ IGS Board Meeting
  • From: Joe-Oregon Coast jowilmajo@YAHOO.COM
  • Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 09:37:08 -0800

When I become a member I would be happy to be a robin,

--- Ed Olson Moore <H20wrx@AOL.COM> wrote:
> Robin Members-
> A while back we had an animated discussion on the
> Robin, under the heading
> Blue Sky Ideas,  about possible ways to help move
> the IGS forward, improve
> services to IGS members, and help improve the
> financial situation of the IGS.
> Unfortunately, although everyone in the IGS would
> benefit from some of the
> ideas presented, only a handful of people
> participated in the discussions.
> Also discussed during the same period was a
> newsletter called The Pelargonium
> Breeder ("TPB"). TPB was in existance in the early
> 1970s. At the urging of
> the IGS President, Cindi Lohry, I brought up for
> discussion the possibility
> of resurrecting TPB in some form. Again, an animated
> discussion started, and
> again it was pretty much the same people involved.
> I was asked to write a summary of the Blue Sky/ TPB
> discussions to be
> presented at the last board meeting. Several Robin
> members, myself included,
> have asked board members, repeatedly, what the
> outcome was of this
> presentation . One Robin member  heard that many
> Blue Sky ideas were shot
> down. To date, I have yet to hear anything from
> anyone who attended the board
> meeting. Maybe I'm mistaken in my belief that board
> members serve the general
> membership. Maybe I'm mistaken in my belief that it
> would be common courtesy
> to answer an e-mail.
> It appears many IGS Board members either don't have
> a computer  or choose not
> to be involved in Robin discussions. In my opinion,
> any IGS Board member who
> has a computer and chooses not to be involved in the
> Robin should be replaced
> by someone interested  in advancing the society and
> staying current on what
> is being discussed. In my opinion, any board member
> who has a computer, but
> is too busy to answer e-mail from other IGS members,
> needs to consider
> stepping aside and allowing someone w/more time to
> assume the duties
> required. I'm only sorry I didn't include that as
> one of my Blue Sky ideas!
> With apologies to anyone not involved-
> Ed
> Ed Olson-Moore
> h20wrx


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