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Re: Region 21 Symposium

You wrote:

 1) don't see enough TB's to make an informed decision

You are not voting one against another - if you grow 5, and 3 do very 
well year after year, vote for the 3.  Just because there is 25 max votes 
you can vote 1-25.  That's the idea.  1000 people voting for iris "A" 
must mean iris "A" is worth having.

2) don't see the *point* of a beauty contest for current flowers
	NO NO NO, that's what a Judge does.  The membership when voting 
the symposium does the judges job for them.  ;-)

3) seems like the same 15 or 20 `win' in all sections of N. America

Because more people do not vote.  Even now the top winners of the 
symposium are dogs.

I was thinking of `why vote? it doesn't matter'. Feel the same way about 
living in a state with 4 electoral votes...

Could really get on my soap box, but please NEVER feel like your vote 
doesn't count.......PLEASE!!!!!

4) think they are too many TB's grown now in gardens to the detriment of 
the genus.
	True - WAY TOO MANY TB's introduced - follow the money 
trail....sorry another soap box...

I would prefer to say "not enough non-TBs."

 Do away with the TB symposium - seriously. It is obviously not a real 
symposium....hardly anybody votes - there are reasons why -
	APATHY - laziness - "Who cares".  Guess what?  It's getting 
worse, but change must come from the grass roots level. (or iris roots 

Get out there and VOTE!!!!!

Dennis Stoneburner
zone 5-6 sorta

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