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Re: TB: Symposium

Hi Dennis and Talkers:

I like Dennis' idea of having an inclusive Symposium.  I never vote the
Popularity Poll, because I'm not knowledgeable of TB irises....

The solution to this quandry is simple:  TBIS should conduct the TB
popularity poll, and AIS can conduct an all-inclusive poll.  We in the
Society for Louisiana Irises conduct our own La. iris popularity poll.  The
Siberian Soceity and each of the other sections do one--unless I'm
mistaken.  So, why can't TBIS do one too?  That would free AIS from this
responsibility, help remove some of the appearance of a TB-bias within AIS,
and give AIS an opportunity to reach out to the wider iris world.

AIS is a good organization, and it serves its functions quite admirably.
The fact that some of us would like to make it a little less-TB oriented
does not in any way lessen our appreciation for its overall positive
contributions to horti- culture.  AIS is one baby we don't want to throw
out with the bath water!

Just my opinion.


Tom W. Dillard, Curator
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas  72201
(501) 918-3054

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