Administrative changes

steven hart
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:38:22 PDT
Mary Sue for me you have been an inspiration & a friend across the world
who was kind when life seemed down & fear was in my heart, you've given
such wonderful advise that has made my lily patch blossom & you've helped
me identify flowers that I thought I may never have known the name. The
work you have done for the Wiki will stand as a wonderful monument to your
efforts forever....... And one day my little boy will know Mary Sue did
this !!!!
How wonderful you will have more time for your beautiful garden & perhaps
just say hi & enjoy showing us more of your own creativity from home :-)
Hugs from across the world
Esk Queensland Australia

On 23 April 2013 03:22, Nhu Nguyen <> wrote:

> Dear PBS members and List participants,
> In February 2013, after 11 years of unwavering dedication to the Pacific
> Bulb Society, Mary Sue Ittner announced to the Board of Directors that she
> would be retiring.
> Mary Sue and a number of others formed the Pacific Bulb Society in 2002 and
> with forward wisdom and insights set up the PBS structure that we see
> today. The List was created with the idea that knowledge should be
> accessible to everyone, and thus membership was not required to be
> participating member. Mary Sue first hosted the List on her own server and
> on ibiblio since then. The list now hosts about 600 people and I think many
> will agree with me that it's one of the best plant forum on the internet.
> And perhaps most importantly, Mary Sue created the PBS Wiki. The idea of a
> "wiki" was new back in 2002, yet Mary Sue adopted it readily and throughout
> the years added contents and photos which makes up the core content of the
> wiki. The structure that you see today had not deviated drastically from
> the original wiki. The appearance of Mary Sue's name on most of the wiki
> pages speaks to her dedication and literally countless hours that she spent
> improving the wiki. There were major hurdles to keep the wiki running where
> at one point we almost had to shut it down due to major software changes.
> But Mary Sue kept her dedication strong and sought help to moved the entire
> wiki to a new piece of software and we have been using it since.
> In conjunction with the List, the PBS Wiki has become the best source of
> information and photos of bulbs anywhere. If you search for a bulb name in
> Google, the PBS Wiki can be found on the very first page if not the very
> first hit. This speaks to the tremendous influence that the work which Mary
> Sue and her helpers have produced for the plant world and for posterity.
> We have now completed the transition of administrative responsibility. We
> welcome Eugene Zielinksi who is assisting David Pilling and Diane Whitehead
> as administrators for the PBS List. David Pilling had taken over the
> leadership of the wiki and with Mike Mace, myself, and our newest team
> member Gastil, we continue to add content and maintain the quality of work
> that Mary Sue produced over the years. Please contact one of us if you have
> inquires and relieve Mary Sue of her duties so that she can spend time
> enjoying the sunshine and many wonderful geophytes in her retirement. And
> although we consider this a retirement, Mary Sue will continue adding to
> the wiki of the years of backlog photos and information.
> Please join me in thanking Mary Sue for all that she had done for the PBS
> over the years. The PBS that you see today would not be the same had it not
> been for her continual dedication and wisdom. Thank you very very very
> much, Mary Sue!!!
> Nhu Nguyen
> PBS President
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Steven : )
Esk Queensland Australia
Summer Zone 5  Winter Zone 10

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