As a person who has beem a member of the IAS, on
and off, over a long period of time, I am moved to wonder what is the purpose of
I note that the term of five Board membership
expires in September and would like to know what the Board members do? When
and where does the Board meet?
When are nominations called for the vacant
Does the IAS has a plan for the future and
where might I find it?
We have a wonderful editorial team and, without
wanting to cause any offence, what is the succession plan that the IAS has in
place for these wonderful people?
As a non-American member, apart from the newsletter
and Aroideana, what is the point of me being a member?
Does the IAS have a plan to increase its
Why is the IAS Facebook page not monitored?
There is an increasing amount of spam being posted there (I am not the only one
who is annoyed by this) and nothing is done about it.
The IAS has a financial membership of 365,
including institutions. The Facebook page has 850 members and is growing
quickly. Why isn't the Facebook page used to promote the society and recruit new
I notice I don't necessarily get answers to
questions I pose. Does the Board think this is a good look?
Why is there a high level of Society disinterest in
the International Aroid Conference to be held in Hanoi? Is it because it is
outside the USA?
I have asked on Facebook about the Society's
involvement in the conference and have effectively been told that it really is
nothing to do with the IAS. This is despite the IAS being involved in
selecting the site for the conference and the front page of the IAS website
encouraging people to "Join us"
Nobody seems to know who is giving the IAS
presentation at the conference! Why? Why will there be no IAS
I have asked thirteen questions and will be
interested to see how many I get satisfactory answers to.