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Re: MG Southease Regional Conference


This trend towards outrageously priced MG conferences has me really sick.
We're a volunteer group, and I think that the needs of all should be
considered for core conferences.

Maybe if many of us write letters?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] MG Southease Regional Conference

> Thank goodness the madness has not spread to Illinois! Of course, it is
> only a state MG conference, but it is next week, affordable and I'm
> going!
> Cathy
> On Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at 07:24 PM, Daryl wrote:
> > Zem,
> >
> > I have  bad news. After posting that last, I emailed our MG PA, since
> > we
> > didn't have dates yet.
> >
> > She just got word about the next SouthEast Regional. It looks like a
> > great
> > trip if you've got the cash. A cruise from New Orleans to Mexico, with
> > speakers and a tour.
> >
> > She put it up on our GMGA website at
> > http://www.ces.uga.edu/Agriculture/horticulture/Master%20Gardener/
> > SEConf.PDF
> >
> > My reaction was
> > "Are they Nuts!?
> > Whatever happened to making the conferences affordable to all Master
> > Gardeners, regardless of their financial status?
> > Seems like it's turning into a garden club, rather than a volunteer
> > organization."
> >
> > It sounds like a great trip,  but it really ticks me off. I'm torn
> > between
> > wanting to save up and wanting to boycott.
> >
> > Daryl
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