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The Registrar's Position

I have been asked to remind everyone that applications for the position of
Registrar for the Genus Hosta are due on April 1, 2001.  There has been a
change in where to send the applications.  The original notice said to send
the applications to Jim Wilkins.  The applications should be sent to:

Bob Solberg
Vice President for the Genus Hosta
American Hosta Society
c/o Greenhill Farms, Inc.
PO Box 16306
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

If you are interested in applying and need a copy of the announcement please
let me know, and I will send it to you.
I have also attempted to embed it at the end of this message but AOL 6.0 has
a way of garbling some of these efforts.

Contrary to rumors that I have heard, I am NOT an applicant for the position.

Kevin P. Walek

Position Posting by
The American Hosta Society
for Registrar, for the Genus Hosta

Position Description

This position is responsible for annual registration of hosta cultivar
epithets (names), development of a checklist of hosta cultivar and cultivar
group epithets, and for other tasks identified in the International Code of
Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants 1995 and agreed upon with The American
Hosta Society.

This individual works under the direction of the Executive Board of the
American Hosta Society, which is the registration authority for the genus

Regular Ongoing Tasks:

* Processing of submitted registrations within a one-month period.
* Compiling and composing written descriptions of submitted and approved
registrations for annual publishing in The Hosta Journal and other periodic
* Compile a checklist of all known hosta cultivars for publication (ongoing).
* Reviewing hosta-related publications, journals, newsletters, nursery
catalogs, etc. for the purpose compiling and amending the checklist and for
gathering a general knowledge of hosta cultivars.
* Attendance at nomenclature-related conferences and Hosta Society meetings
as appropriate.

For more background on registration and registrar activities please visit
these web sites.

International Registration Authorities (IRAs):
American Hosta Society: http://www.hosta.org

Required Qualifications:

* A demonstrated knowledge of plant nomenclature.  
* Basic proficiency with computer database software.

Desired Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in horticulture or related biologic field.  
* Course work and experience relating to plant nomenclature.
* A working knowledge of the International Code of Nomenclature for
Cultivated Plants and The International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.  
* A broad knowledge of hosta cultivars in the nursery trade.


* A part time, ongoing position requiring an average of one 8-hour day once a
week year around.
* A minimum three-year commitment is desired.

Rate of pay and application information

This is an unpaid position.  It as anticipated that compensation for phone,
and other specific overhead will be available.  Limited secretarial support
may be available on a per/registration basis.

To apply, please submit your resume and application form to:

Bob Solberg
Vice President for the Genus Hosta
American Hosta Society
c/o Greenhill Farms, Inc.
PO Box 16306
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Application will be accepted until April 1, 2001, or until the position is
filled.  Questions should be directed to Bob Solberg (919) 309-0649
(evenings) or email at greenhill@mindspring.com.  A committee of The American
Hosta Society will review applications and make recommendations to the
Executive Board who will select the Registrar by a simple majority vote.

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