Re: Bulletin changes
In a message dated 2/11/2006 6:52:17 AM Central Standard Time,
In a message dated 2/10/2006 8:50:42 P.M. Central Standard Time,
<<Anyway, I suppose getting the business stuff on cheaper paper is all fine
and good, but if you're bleeding memberships.... well, the perks gotta be
worth the dues.>>
Golly, I wasn't going to take time to chime in on this but . . . there are
many reasons why people are members of AIS. Just as there are many reasons
why people grow irises. All of these needs have to be addressed in the one
publication. What is boring to one is delightful to another.
Here are my reasons:
I've been an AIS member since 1985 with no breaks in membership. But there
are several years worth of Bulletins setting on the shelf that I've not
Some are pristine, right off the press, while others are tagged, creased
and dog eared. This represents different phases of my life during the past
I would have let my membership expire at times if not for the Bulletin. I
see it as research material! <vbg> Of the ones I've read, some issues are
relatively small value to me while others contain gold.
The membership continues, in part, because I am a judge. I became a judge
because I am a hybridizer, and to give back to the iris community. These
the same reasons I clerked at iris shows. Artist know thy craft . . . sorta!
But my interests don't reflect those of many in the society.
If it would be cheaper and free up pages for more articles? I vote to put
the business stuff on less expensive paper.
Don't forget to email Bruce with your opinion. Writing here isn't enough!
****Perhaps that is part of the reason. I am what I would call an average
gardener with an affinity for TB Iris. I do not hybridize or show, I just love
them. I have always felt that the
AIS was more geared to those who leaned more towarded the 'professional' than
to people like me. If I were to receive this publication, it sounds as if
the articles would be way over my interestsor capabilities. Pehaps I am wrong.
Warsaw, MO zone 5+
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