From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2001.05.24 at 03:21:01(6548)|
It was only YESTERDAY that I was made aware that there has been NO
Newsletter since September 2000...NO Newsletter in 2001! Members could
ONLY use PUBLIC Aroid-L to relate to the IAS!. So, apart from "Aroideana"
(which without a "balancing" Newsletter might appear to be a little too
"Scientific"...?), you had no Special Place for our Whole Group? Members
did not get two of the QUARTERLY Newletters. But, the picture and possible
destinations are clearer now. And so, IAS Friends, you may have been
frustrated, angry, disappointed, whatever, but you still remained tolerant
and tried to be understanding and so a big thank you. Your kind forbearance
must and will be reciprocated by care and prompt remedies in future.
I got the "held" material for the Newsletter about two weeks ago. I was
receiving more new material until yesterday. Most of the new was being
saved for the second Newsletter. However now I realise that this is your
FIRST 2001 IAS Post, I will put all which is still topical, plus new
material into a less small Issue. In unseemly haste I had already done my
Editorial and major Edits and some layout by Monday ... The pages were set
to be sent over Wednesday/Thursday night to dear Tricia in Pittsburgh for
printing and then posting ASAP.
Your FIRST 2001 Issue has now to be adapted sensitively to the newly emerged
picture. Jurisdiction has been delayed for a few more days to obtain wiser
judgment. The Editorial will then relate more aptly to the "missed"
newletter scenario. A few details of the older "held" material will be made
more topical. I received the Contents Listing for the next Aroideana last
night. (Please can anyone email me NOTICE DETAILS for the September Event
NOW..?) If there is ANYTHING ELSE URGENT FOR THE JUNE ISSUE PLEASE LET ME
KNOW BY RETURN EMAIL...If you want me to design my own POSTAGE STAMP for the
US Postal Service, brace yourself, otherwise, somebody email me the back
page you used for free mailing with licence number.... please.
The first 2001 Newsletter will be "June". For "Letters to the Editor" for
the Second 2001 Issue, please email me personally or if it is for earlier
consensus, or good publicity for IAS, through Aroid L Incidentally new
member Carol Bonner has thoughtfully suggested reciprocal advertisements of
her Society and IAS in our respective newsletters. Extended Publicity. I
said "yes" obviously but her first notice would be in our second Newletter
If Tricia can handle the print and mail shots I will produce one or two more|
Newletters before September. Then the News may be offered at greater and
greater frequency to permit the "IAS" Post to become a vibrant DIALOGUE for
the IAS Membership.
Maybe the otherwise most regrettable discontinuity in newsletters has
allowed time for positive reflection and evaluation for an even happier IAS
in the future?
Wherever you are in the World, the first IAS MEMBERS 2001 "Post" should be
through your letter box in the first half of June.
I hope 2001 is the beginning of a major increase in Members from all over
the World who are as kind as those who established, developed and support
the IAS. Carol has very recently joined. (Welcome!); please how many
others have done the same please? (Your poor Irish NewsEd paid $30 US and
has to work as well!). All your Aroid-L friends who aren't Members -
PLEASE - IAS needs ALL your Support - PLEASE!