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Part 3 IAC Birthday Party Tour


Suggestions? Coming up! My suggestions to the Board are barebones
suggestions. Many details should be worked out to make the suggestions
serve intended purposes.

1. Within the Board there should be a planning body to help recommend.
appropriate policies. If the Board lacks expertise, look for staff with
experience to assist.

2.Within the overall examination of goals and objectives, seek those
constraints within the Society's systems which limit  the ability to
achieve its objectives. Identify and address only priority  constraints
or limiting factors..not unimportant ones.

3. If one of its high priority objectives  is to communicate  up-to-date
information  on existing registration of hostas, for example, do not put
your emphasis on registering more hostas via I.A.C. Such a policy will
tend to overload the system and actually slow down the flow of
information on registered hostas. What is needed is a new system
designed to improve communications. Why not computerize registration to
allow for instant compilation and re-distribution of registration
information via computers?. Why is it necessary to wait almost six
months to publish registration information in documentary format in the
Journal? There is abundant computer talent to assist  in improving this
process. Why don't we DARE to improve it?

4. If one of the objectives is to increase the rate of registration, the
simplification and lowering of costs provide adequate incentives . All
other conditions and rules of IAC  are faulty and should be discarded as

5. Do away with ALL oppressive rules and the secret police  within AHS
Robin. Neither are necessary. They also violate democratic principles.

6. Dare to consider that others may be more talented than you. Ask for
their advise and assistance.

7. Try to incorporate talent that has fled to outside the AHS
hosta-related activities. One person as Registrar with limitations of
skills is now acknowledged to be a serious limiting factor in achieving
information/distribution objectives. Ask for volunteers to help.
Expertise will  most likely be forthcoming.

Other suggestions may come from others or at a later time when they
arise through inspiration. Do not consider these suggestions "far out".
They are common sense, down to earth  suggestions.

Jim Hawes

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