Update on BX

Frederick Thorne thorne.fred@gmail.com
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:42:06 PDT
Sorry to hear Albert has resigned, the position can be overwhelming if also
have a full time job. I would like to thank Albert for his work while he
was the Director of the BX.

On Wed, Oct 16, 2019, 9:05 PM Nhu Nguyen <xerantheum@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear members of the PBS,
> The Board of Directors have listened to your concerns about the BX and
> after this weekend's meeting, we have came up with some resolutions:
> Albert Stella, BX Director, indicated that he can no longer handle the
> immense work load associated with the BX due to a new job. As we think
> back, for a few years now, even prior to Albert's appointment, we have not
> had stable BX offerings. It was difficult to find helpers, and those who
> stepped up to help had this pesky thing we call life get in the way. It was
> my hope that a new BX Director who is dedicated and full of energy can
> stably provide our members with regular offerings that we used to enjoy.
> Alas it was not so. As of Sunday, Oct. 16, the Board of Directors have
> confirmed Albert's resignation as BX Director.
> This leaves the PBS without a BX Director. The Board is currently in search
> of a new BX Director, along with a number of helpers. We are actively
> seeking a new model of operation for the BX, so that one person does not
> have to deal with all the responsibility. The Board recognizes that it was
> our over-reliant on the model that had worked fantastically over the years.
> Well call that model Dell Sherk.
> We still don't know exactly what the new model will look like, but we know
> that we will need a number of volunteers who work together to make this
> happen. If you have suggestions, please send them to me or discuss them
> here on the List. A couple of you have already indicated your willingness
> to help, but we need more to be successful. Please, consider volunteering
> to make this essential function of the PBS work. As with all societies, we
> need our members to be active for the society to stay healthy and engaging.
> Jane McGary and other members of NARGS have graciously volunteered to
> distribute the backlog of bulb and seed material. I will work with Jane to
> make sure that backlog material will be offered in the near future.
> For now, please continue collecting seeds and bulbs and when we have a new
> BX Director, we will again take donations. Thank you all for your
> contributions, past, current, and future to the PBS.
> Best,
> Nhu
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