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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: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 11:03:06 +0000
  • References: <199806211751.LAA04192@email.bigsky.net> <>

ernie henson wrote:
> At 12:11 PM 6/21/98 +0000, you wrote:
> >Carryl Meyer wrote:
> >>
> >> I was at the AIS Board Meeting in Denver when the decision was made to
> >> add more TB's to the list eligible for Dykes Medal--reasoning--all
> >> other specie on the list were winners of the medal given for that
> >> specie, whereas several of the TB's were not winners of the Wister
> >> medal--so for an interum time there will be some non-Wister Medal
> >> winners up for the Dykes.  Eventually, there will be only winners of
> >> their specie medals, but for right now the rules were
> >> changed--otherwise, next year there would be only 1 TB on the ballot--
> >>  My vote is known only to myself--but--for the past few years, I have
> >> not voted for a TB, as I thought that an other one was better
> >> qualified to win the Dykes Medal--hopefully, other than a TB will
> >> again win the Dykes--who knows when?
> >> Hope this helps to settle the confusion--the AIS Board Meeting minutes
> >> in the next Bulletin will have the discusion and you can read more
> >> about it there!   Carryl in Western Montana--where we finally had a
> >> day without rain--nice that it was the day of our IIris Garden
> >> Tour--any good remedies for sunburn?
> >
> >Since l927, I only know of two (BROWN LASSO...BB  and  ELMOHR...AB) that
> won in any category other than TB.   There may be more that I'm not aware
> of.  How about the  BIS Dykes Medalists....are they pretty much all TBs,
> too?  There are certainly some excellent Medians and other types that are
> being overlooked.  I guess everybody's favorite is the TBs....we're partial
> to them,  but would not want to be limited only to them.  Seems to have
> become an entrenched tradition  to award it to TBs.  Maybe the tendency to
> consider mainly the TBs helps narrow down the field since there are a lot
> of irises in the running, but that doesn't seem fair to all the other
> types.    Ann Henson
> Thanks again, John, for keeping us up and limping along.  YEA!  JOHN FOR
> PRESIDENT!!!!!!!
> >
> >

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