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Re: Item 6

An ethical board would not allow the appearance of conflict of interest.

At 09:58 PM 10/2/99 EDT, you wrote:
>In a message dated 10/2/99 12:39:18 PM US Eastern Standard Time, 
>hawesj@gcnet.net writes:
><< So, among the mentioned "intentions", you asked for inputs on item 6. My
> input is a simple observation that there are three people on the Board,
> who had the opportunity to vote on policies which "could", under some
> circumstances, benefit them personally at the expense of others. These
> people are Bob Solberg, Jim Wilkins and Sandra Straka Wilkins. If they
> voted "for" the IAC, they are establishing or influencing a market
> environment where one "Preferred Grower"(Green Hill Farms, for example
> and his business accociates) may have a comparative advantage over
> another grower(s)  who is not able to be a Preferred Grower. Since Bob
> Solberg is marketing several of your new hosta introductions, this has
> the possible "appearance"  to some people of a conflict of interest.
> There is certainly nothing wrong with you, President of AHS, marketing
> your hostas through a grower of your choice. But there may be the
> appearance of something not quite appropriate for these same people
> voting or even influencing others  in adopting policies which may hurt
> other participants in the hosta marketplace and not hurt yourself. >>
>Yes, its kinda like when Dr. Lee looked at the jury and said those famous
>Amber Wave Gardens
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Butch Ragland So. Indiana zone 5

"Conflict is as addictive as nicotine, alcohol, drugs, etc.
I'm sorry to report that cooperation is not."
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