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Re: Next Dykes Winner

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Next Dykes Winner
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 09:55:08 +0000
  • References: <358d248242fe002@laurel.kp.org>

Lewis,Shirlee E wrote:
> > ernie henson wrote:
> >
> > I thought there were about 40 irises in the running for the Dykes this
> > year.  Are you saying that it will be reduced to 9 eventually?
> >
> >
> > Rusty Thornsburg wrote:
> >
> Yipes!  To me, this is not a particularly smart move on the part of the
> AIS.  It's not *real* likely that a TB that didn't win the Wister (the
> highest TB award) is going to win the Dykes!  And all these other TB's
> other than the Wister winner just split the votes even farther.  I
> realize that this is an attempt to split the TB vote so something else
> can win, but what if it splits the votes for other classes, too?  Is it
> just me or does the new system seem a bit ridiculous?
> Ernie, you are correct in that there are about 40 iris in the running
> for the Dykes.  I didn't mean to imply that there would only be 9 iris
> in the elegibility pool.  Rusty is correct in that it seems like the
> addition of multiple annual winners of the Wister is to split the TB
> vote to give other classes a better chance in winning the Dykes.  The
> other classifications have not changed the manner in which they are
> awarded.  There will still be only one iris in each classification that
> will receive the medal.  Each year the past there have been 16 new iris
> elegible for consideration to receive the Dykes.  These replaced the
> ones that "age out".  Now there will be 18 new iris added to the
> elegibility pool for the Dykes. (3 of the new pool each year will be TB
> and the other 15 will be from all other types of iris.)  I think that
> before the creation of the Wister a TB only had to receive a HM to be
> considered for the Dykes, so I am a bit undecided as to the ultimate
> effect on the receipient of the Dykes.  As much as I like TB iris, I
> think that there are other iris that are equally worthy of the award.
> Shirlee Lewis
> Southern California Iris Society
> Secretrary
> shirlee.e.lewis@kp.org
> FAX  562-461-4217
> VOICE 562-461-4912

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