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Re: AIS:SYMPOSIUM IMHO


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I will be one of your sheep Patrick. Well done.

Mike Greenfield
redear@infinet.com

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> From: Patrick Orr <PatrickJOrr@hotmail.com>
> To: iris-talk@egroups.com
> Subject: [iris-talk] AIS:SYMPOSIUM IMHO
> Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 11:49 PM

> 
> I am in support of the idea of removing the write-in votes from the
> Symposium.
> 
> I seriously doubt any write-in votes have ever won a spot in the top 100
> favorites.  Had there been a write-in vote that did make the top 100, I
am
> sure someone by now would have mentioned that in support of having
write-in
> votes.
> 
> Therefore, all the extra work it has created for the people tallying the
> votes has been unjustified.  The only benefit to it that I can see is
that
> someone who wants to write in a vote can get some satisfaction out of the
> idea they were able to score one point toward an iris that is not
qualified
> by the current standards.
> 
> I understand this is probably not going to be a popular opinion,  but IF
it
> is truthful nonetheless, even for the most part, then maybe some people
will
> come to agree with the decision that removed write-in votes from the
ballot.
> I know I was bummed out about it until I came to this realization.
> 
> AND FURTHERMORE:
> 
> I am also in support of leaving the Symposium just the way it is...TB's
> only.
> 
> I belong to the Reblooming Iris Society, and they have their own
Reblooming
> Symposium.  I feel this is the best way to handle this situation.
> 
> I think the Median Iris Society, the Society for Siberian Irises, the
Spuria
> Iris Society, the Society for Japanese Irises, the Dwarf Iris Society,
the
> Society for Pacific Coast Native Irises, the Species Iris Group of
Northern
> America, the Historic Iris Preservation Society, Aril Society
International,
> and the Society for Louisiana Irises should all have their own symposiums
> like the Reblooming Iris Society does.
> 
> I really like the way the AIS Symposium is currently set up, and any
> deviation from that would simply be a waste of resources in my most
humble
> opinion.
> 
> Patrick Orr
> Member: SDIS, SCIS, TAIS, AIS, TBIS, RIS
> Arizona - Zone 9
  







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