International (?!) Aroid Society
- Subject: International (?!) Aroid Society
- From: James Waddick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 09:20:15 -0500
Title: International (?!) Aroid
The name of the organization is the INTERNATIONAL Aroid
Similar INTERNATIONAL groups often have national or local
groups (clubs, associations, etc.) that are subsidiary and
supported/support by each other.
With an international membership such as the IAS, there may be
support for a West Coast US club, Mid-West US Club, Eastern Asia,
Western Europe and other local chapters. There are many other
possibilities (Greater San Diego, Amsterdam, Bangkok clubs
Doesn't anyone else find it somewhat odd that there is only a
single local chapter of IAS ?
As each local club grows and develops, they present their own
local Aroid shows and other member events. Eventually they may even
host a national /international event. These shows increase memberships
and support both local and parent organizations. Local clubs could be
jointly sponsored by a botanical garden such as the Miami Club (
Huntington Gardens in the Los Angeles area, Missouri Botanical Gardens
in the St. Louis area, and many other possibilities).
It doesn't take a lot of imagination to suggest that having
more local clubs and more local, national or truly international
events and shows would do a lot for the IAS. This all hinges on having
local groups willing and able to take on the responsibility of
organizing membership, supporting events and promoting
Shouldn't IAS start at the beginning and ask this questions "
Is there any reason to have more local chapters of IAS?
I guess I need a disclaimer that I am not anti-Miami or any
other person or place. Just seems to make sense to wonder if there are
enough people willing and able to support an even greater IAS or just
complain. This is NOT a complaint!
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Zone 5 Record low -23F
Summer 100F +
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