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Re: AIS


From: John I Jones <jijones@ix.netcom.com>

James Brooks wrote:
> 
> From: James Brooks <hirundo@tricon.net>
> 
> At 04:51 PM 1/12/99 EST, you wrote:
> >From: StorYlade@aol.com
> >
> >
> >Lo All,
> >
> >I've been pretty much out of the loop, iris wise, since the fall of 95.  I
> >understand that the over-all AIS membership is way down, maybe a thousand or
> >more.  Is this true?  If so, does anyone have an idea why this has happened?
> >For several years, we gained about as many as we lost and stayed at a fairly
> >stable number.  Ideas?
> 
> My guess would be membership services. I guess there has been improvements
> in the former six month delay in receiving books that one orders, but
> service (or the lack of it) takes other directions. I let my membership
> lapse last June, which is a busy time for all of us, so when I renewed this
> fall I asked to have the two copies of the magazine that I missed sent to
> me. I got a response that henceforward memberships would only follow the
> caldendar year, so I would have to buy the ones I missed as back copies. If
> it were any other organization, I would have dropped out right there. I was
> once six months late in renewing National Geographic, but they immediately
> sent me all the missing back issues. Now that's service!
> 2. Too many organizations. If you love all the various types of iris you
> have a horrendous amount of dues to pay to belong to HIPS, the TB Iris
> Society, each othe the medians and so on. Why could we not have one first
> class organization to serve the entire world of iris?
> 3. Coming from that, I've renewed twice with HIPS and never gotten anything
> from them. First they sent my check back because it didn't have my name and
> address printed on it, then I sent them another $12, and haven't heard
> anything.
> These are the kinds of things that drive people away. Faced with a similar
> situation, the National Storytelling Association here in Jonesborough split
> into two organizations, one of which is devoted entirely to membership
> services. Perhaps there is a message here.
> 
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