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Re: Fw: Re:Re:TBIS

Again, TBIS is a magazine, not a political organization.  Maybe an election 
might be appropriate at some point, but the organization is in its infancy 
and does not need to have its energy diverted by the political nonsense as it 
feels out its mission and achieves its members goals.

A couple of points about the AIS conventions.  They are not really AIS 
conventions.  The region or even a club hosts the convention and puts its 
resources into it (often risking large financial losses), and invites the AIS 
to be a guest.  AIS holds its administrative meetings and board meetings, and 
takes over the closing night ceremony for its award presentation (presenting 
awards from the year before which were published 9 months earlier).  

For the average couple, the cost of attending is now close to $2000-$2,500.  
$400 in registration fees, $800 in air travel, $600 - $700 in hotel costs.  
$100-$500 in miscellaneous other expenses, including connection/car travel, 
meals, etc.  

I'm in the early stages of a working career, and I love going to meet iris 
people from all over and consider it a vacation, but I wonder how many iris 
people on fixed incomes can do it.

In response to criticism that the conventions could be shortened to save 
costs, I believe the AIS actually added an extra day for administrative 

These conventions are white elephants, to some extent, however much fun they 
are.  But I think there is also a place for quick/weekend visits to iris 
areas around the country, with a little thought given to the cost side of 

The "subsidies" from the large gardens you talked about re the TBIS walk 
through, though appreciated, were not very big and equated to about $2.00 per 
attendee.  It was their pleasure.  Part of the TBIS goal is to ensure that 
the commercial gardens, which are vital to the hobby, are given the credit 
they deserve.  These businesses are not money-makers -- they typically lose 
money -- and in the past they have been taken too much for granted.


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