Overlapping plant society memberships

Adam Fikso adam14113@ameritech.net
Sun, 15 Feb 2009 14:24:20 PST
Good idea even though I'd be unlikely to attend due to distance and age.  But see Below 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jane McGary" <janemcgary@earthlink.net>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2009 4:00 PM
Subject: [pbs] Overlapping plant society memberships

> Hello, everyone,
> We just had a PBS Board meeting by phone conference this morning, and 
> one topic we discussed was the possibility of arranging ways for PBS 
> members and potential members to get together in person for 
> activities. I suggested that such gatherings could be arranged at 
> meetings of larger societies to which many of us belong, much as 
> scholars in small subdisciplines sometimes arrange "parasessions" at 
> academic meetings of larger disciplines. We're having an informal 
> get-together, for instance, at the NARGS Western Winter Study Weekend 
> in March, in Portland, Oregon, during the two-hour social period on 
> Saturday evening, between the program and the banquet. Several PBS 
> members have also told me they'd like to include my bulb collection 
> in their tour of the open gardens open during that weekend.
> To identify possible sites, I'd like to ask anyone who cares to 
> respond to tell me which other plant societies he or she belongs to. 
> A list of likely ones appears below. You can check off those to which 
> you belong or whose meetings you sometimes attend. You can return 
> your response to the list, or, if you prefer, to me privately. Once 
> we have an idea what kind of overlap exists, we may be able to plan 
> other events.
> Another idea we discussed was planning car-pool tours of natural 
> areas where interesting geophytes grow. Groups that have done this in 
> the American West include the Penstemon Society, Lily Society, and 
> SIGNA (Species Iris Group of North America). Usually there are a 
> couple of knowledgeable guides, and the group stays in one or more 
> inexpensive hotels and travels around for several days, doing 
> moderate hikes and lots of photography. Does this appeal?
> Thanks much,
> Jane McGary
> Please indicate which of these societies you belong to, or which 
> ones' meetings you sometimes attend even if not a paying member:
> Pacific Bulb Society
> North American Lily Society
> North American Rock Garden Society
> International Bulb Society
> Daffodil Society
> Alpine Garden Society
> Scottish Rock Garden Club
> Cactus and Succulent Society
> Hardy Plant Society (which region?)
> Cyclamen Society
> Perennial Plant Association
> American Iris Society
> Native Plant Society (which state/province?)
> OTHER -- Please list:
> Aril Society International; Arisaema-L (list only)

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