Re: American Iris Society
I made some negative comments about AIS and Ellen said
> I have been a member of AIS for a short time - four years - and I
> have found the opposite to be true in my dealings with the hierarchy.
> On the contrary, with all my ignorance re growing irises, I have
> had nothing but good results and lots of time and guidance have
> been given to me.
My point is that AIS isn't losing members because of your good experiences,
but because of something that isn't a good experience. And celebrating the
good experiences doesn't fix the problems.
< Too many iris introductions are not suitable for too much
of the nation.
Actually, this is the reason I joined AIS - searching for more information,
so I could figure out how to get introductions that would do well here.
Definitely a problem, but would more widely adapted iris improve AIS as an
In other words, is the organization/management a problem or are the iris the
problem or maybe some of both? Or is it something totally unrelated to
either (people no longer like irises - they have all gotten involved in dog
training, politics, and elder care instead)?
Linda Mann firstname.lastname@example.org east TN USA
doin' my best to stir up discussion