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Re: Aroideana and the Newsletter.

  • Subject: Re: Aroideana and the Newsletter.
  • From: "Ron Iles" <roniles@eircom.net>
  • Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 10:34:28 -0500 (CDT)

Dear Paul

PLEASE join!   I'll do my best with compiling Newletters which will enhance
what's on Aroid L.   I received a range of past information and the long and
distinguished history
of the IAS is mind-boggling.   With the daily increasing needs of the Planet
especially in tropic wilds, the "liveliest" and most challenging needs
support.   The "Scientists" who give the highest credibility to the IAS are
extremely keen that their interests should be the cares and loves of as many
others world-wide as possible.  Understandably they use Aroideana as an
efficient "Home" to publish their dedicated research.   Aroideana alone cost
$30 to us non-Yanks.  But with the insight you get on actually becoming a
Member, the whole picture of "Who's who", what's what, and why's why opens,
and WE can ensure that the Newsletter channels enhance this greatly for the
benefit of all Members.  It is fairly young but old enough to have great
weight.  Be
with us and know about it before it all happens.  Please?  I think we should
have an newspaper based on much greater interaction flowering at least one a
month.   It is much easier to discover and share as a Member than as a
Non-Member alone.  The folks REALLY ARE GREAT!   And I am a Life-time Billy
the Kid!   Please join!   We need everybody who really
cares!   And can you write something brilliant please for the JULY
Newsletter?   We wait to welcome you and please all the others who are
wavering thinking Aroid L is "it" and enjoying the interplay may feel thats
"it".  The pack you get is comprehensive and tells you things you need to
know as an Aroider.

All the very best

EdyRon -

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Tyerman" <ptyerman@ozemail.com.au>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: Aroideana and the Newsletter.

| A few weeks ago I posted the following message to the Arisaema list after
| someone "advertised" the Aroid Society (mistakenly actually.... thought
| they were on aroid-l).
| Anyway, this discussion about newletters etc reminded me to send the query
| to aroid-l...... maybe I can actually get an answer now.  I'm after a list
| of exactly what benefits you get for joining.  Given the Australian Dollar
| is pretty useless at the moment it is rather costly to join overseas
| societies.... so I want to know what I get before I join.  So have a read
| of the message below and hopefully someone can provide me with the
| Thanks in anticipation People.
| Paul Tyerman
| (Canberra, Australia)
| ****************** ORIGINAL MESSAGE to ARISEMA-L
| >How many of you are members of the International Aroid Society? Come on
| >folks, Please Join. Support the Society, which helps to maintain out
| >List.Receive your own copies of the Newsletters and the Journal.
| MJ,
| Out of interest what ARE the benefits of being a member.  The site lists
| the benefits as "the annual, AROIDEANA, quarterly newsletters, and other
| benefits".
| What ARE these other benefits?  Is it written anywhere?  I just had a
| look and couldn't find anything stating what you get.
| These are honest questions.  I am in Australia so the cost of joining, by
| the time I get charged $3 for the privilege of using a card will come out
| to something like $70 a year, which means I'd like to know exactly what
| get for joining.  I currently partake of the Aroid-L (which I think is
| wonderful, but I don't need to be a member to use that) but what else of
| benefit to international members.  Many of the Horticultural societies are
| geared to their country of origin and have less use for their
| members.  That's why I'm asking.

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