My AIS Bulletin arrived Nov. 9th in Glendale,
I must say, that even had it arrived TODAY, it is
not really THAT late, relatively speaking.
For a group of people who must have a lot of
patience to be able to grow and or hybridize irises, since it takes so long to
see blooms and seedlings, there sure seems to be a lot of impatience when it
comes to seeing the quarterly bulletin.
Mistakes happen...delays occur...its a fact of
life. Please be kind to those responsible for producing this wonderful
bulletin. They have invested a lot of time and energy into it, and could easily
get discouraged if they receive negative feedback with little or no
Personally, I would rather the publication go out a
little late, than to be incorrect. I would rather receive the bulletin
looking as professional as possible than to get a half-fast job just so that it
would be received "on time".
I want to thank all those involved in producing
this publication - for it IS appreciated. I also LOVE the new
As for the Symposium Ballot, I think it was wise to
redo it. I do feel sorry for the person who was working up the Ballot, for
his name has been published for everyone in AIS to read when explaining the
details for the revision. As someone who was new to this job, I hope
this does not discourage him.
Patrick Orr - patiently waiting for the January
2000 AIS Bulletin to come out.