at Berkeley Sunday afternoon. It was great fun and
year. Photos of the event (thanks to Albert Huntington)
A few people have asked me this question, so in an
effort to clarify: Of course, we're absolutely happy to
include all who wish on our mailing list! But please
know our underlying goal here is simply to gather
people from around our region (or anyone wishing
to attend, for that matter) who either have or should
have an interest in aroids, and to orchestrate getting
them all together a few times/ year.
In order to keep things sustainable and realistic, this
group will almost certainly be more informal than not.
Which is to say we currently have no plans to collect
dues or publish our own newsletter or any such thing
and, as it stands, our mailing list will be a one-way
(non-forum) channel used for announcing when and
where the next gatherings will be, etc.
If anything, I'm personally hoping our efforts will only
add to the subscribers and posts on this great forum
as well as helping grow both the membership of, and
contributions of knowledge to, the IAS.