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  World Aroid Club?
From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2001.07.16 at 09:38:47(7042)
What's the next carousel?

Anything funny happened on the way to the Show?

Tell you what!

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From: "George R Stilwell, Jr." grsjr at juno.com> on 2001.07.16 at 12:41:49(7044)
Ron.,

>What do Members think about having a World Aroid Club?

What for? Aren't IAS and AEG already fulfilling this function?

Ray

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From: Peter Wunderlin pmdes at iafrica.com> on 2001.07.16 at 12:43:30(7046)
World Aroid club
yes, sounds good
Would there be some sort of a way to buy interesting aroids.
I live in South Africa and beside the normal phildendrons and the more
ordinary plants like Zantedeschia there is not much available here.
Give me moredetails of how this club would be structured and what it could
offer.
Regards
Peter

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From: Neil Carroll zzamia at hargray.com> on 2001.07.16 at 19:15:56(7048)
I think we shoud concentrate on the International Aroid Society. What
possible purpose could a "World Aroid Club" have that the Internationa Aroid
Society has now. If there is something laking in the IAS let's work towards
the IAS providing whatever it is that you are talking about. I vote no on
any additional, peripheral, redundant societies.

Neil

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From: Lewandjim at aol.com on 2001.07.17 at 06:21:48(7053)
I concur fully with Neil in his folowing posting to Aroid-L.

Jim Langhammer

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.07.17 at 06:23:47(7055)
I agree w/ Neil---stick to what we do, and lets do it better.

Julius

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From: Jonathan Ertelt jonathan.ertelt at vanderbilt.edu> on 2001.07.17 at 08:26:42(7057)
I also agree with Neil here - if the IAS is not doing something that you'd
like to see done (you referring to any member) then bring it up and see if
the consensus is to add it to the many things that IAS already does.
Essentially IAS _IS_ the "World Aroid Club," only with a little bit
different name. I think that the idea of exchanging plants, for example, is
a great one. But I have found that this give and take is already present,
to a large extent thanks to this list. If we want to make it a bit more
formal and have a place for posting plant species/cvs. that you're
interested in, that could certainly be done as far as I'm concerned,
perhaps within the context of the newsletter. It doesn't take forming
another group to do this. Let's stick with the strong society we already
have, and simply make it stronger.

Jonathan

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From: "James W. Waddick" jwaddick at kc.rr.com> on 2001.07.17 at 18:37:38(7063)
Dear all;
I don't think we have any reasons or need for another IAS/
World Aroid Club, but surely IAS can do better. Any organization can.
It takes new ideas (like a forum for trading plants and seeds
perhaps) and people willing to volunteer to organize and run such a
thing. IAS runs on volunteer power.

What can IAS do better and what does IAS have the man/woman
power to do?

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From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2001.07.17 at 19:11:20(7065)
Letter from the News Editor

Please don't send ANY more private emails to me about
my CATALYTIC QUESTION "What do MEMBERS think about having a World Aroid
CLUB"?

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From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2001.07.17 at 20:41:50(7066)
Bless You, James!

POSITIVE! NEW IDEAS!!!!! I'll
willingly second Jonathan. I thought I WAS the World Spathiphyllum
Club? Is there another?

I thought IAS was dying but its not? So,
In future I will be writing to Aroid L PERSONALLY not as News
Editor.

So how many volunteers are in the queue, do I see
people in our WORLD IAS running TOWARDS us?

Huge thanks for the innovations!

Ron

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From: Jonathan Ertelt jonathan.ertelt at vanderbilt.edu> on 2001.07.18 at 09:45:06(7068)
> Bless You, James! POSITIVE! NEW IDEAS!!!!! I'll willingly second
>Jonathan. I thought I WAS the World Spathiphyllum Club? Is there
>another? I thought IAS was dying but its not? So, In future I will
>be writing to Aroid L PERSONALLY not as News Editor. So how many
>volunteers are in the queue, do I see people in our WORLD IAS running
>TOWARDS us? Huge thanks for the innovations! Ron
>
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From: Durightmm at aol.com on 2001.07.18 at 18:50:08(7072)
Let me add my two cents It seems that more discussion is not only eminent
but needed. Discussions on aroidl, for me, often fall short of all I need
to know about a particular plant because of various distractions and
directions of writers. For example I would like to see sources listed from
time to tiem and I am unsure exactly how that can be arranged. If it can be
achieved by Jill, Ron etc through the IAS website , great, but if not and
another vehicle is needed so be it. Frank and open discussions are
productive and solve problems. What is your opinion? Joe

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