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Re: registration

Gerry/Bob O'Neill wrote:

> Suppose we had a committee whose members were all known. Imagine you wanted
> to get the AHS Seal of Approval. You fill out an application, send it to
> the commitee chair. The committee chair then SOLICITS input from the
> membership (maybe even, God forbid, those who are not members) through
> announcements on the Robins and in the Journal. A deadline would be set,
> the committee could review input and vote on granting the seal. There could
> even be a process by which vendors are allowed to explain or address any
> seriously negative input. And I see no reason why vendors who are denied
> the seal couldn't "clean up their act" and reapply at some later time.
> There are some quality vendors out there, Chick (and yes, I consider you
> one) but there are also some shoddy ones. If I were new to mailorder
> purchase of hostas I would sure like something that guided me towards your
> business rather than spend money and keep my fingers crossed.

I think it's best for me to simply say I hate that idea almost as much as the
Preferred Grower Program.  The fact that it has zero chance of being implemented
means I don't have to get into another argument and make more enemies.


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