PBS membership and officers.

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:09:12 PDT
>How many people belong to PBS, and how many belong to the list?
>I am only on the list. I plan to rejoin PBS when the financial tide 
>comes in, in a month or two.

Dear Paige,
	You asked an apparently difficult question. Let me give an 
'obvious' and obviously incorrect answer.

	The Membership Directory gives a total of 267 members. This 
directory also includes members who are delinquent and does not 
include new members. I'd guess the correct number is closer to 200 
members.   Membership gives you access to the quarterly 'The Bulb 
Garden" publication and every BX announced on the elist.  Membership 
also supports this elist.

	The elist has 2 to 3 times the number of paid members which 
means something near 600 cyber PBSers.

	Personally I think membership is a good thing just to support 
the elist.

	If you order only a couple items a year form the BX you will 
probably 'pay' for the cost of membership considering the rarity of 
many items offered for a small fee. If you go to 
http://pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php and browse membership and BX 
you'll get more details.

	On assuming he Presidency of the PBS membership organization, 
I am filling a spot temporarily. Since I was not on the board 
previously, I claim little knowledge about the inner workings of PBS: 
on the job learning.

	This also allows me to accept any suggestions and comments 
without bias or preconception of 'how things are done'. If you have 
any fresh ideas, complaints, comments, whatever, please drop me a 
note at  <jwaddick@kc.rr.com> and chat.

		Best		Jim W.
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Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
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