9358Attending ASA National Meetings
- Feb 1, 2008Folks,
I lack the eloquence to adequately convey to you the importance and the
benefit of attending ASA National Meetings. Hosting a national meeting
is a resource and time consuming commitment, but one which is personally
satisfying on the sponsoring side as well as the attendee side. In many
cases, it is the primary opportunity that one has to see old friends
from all over the country who you otherwise cannot keep track of. The
ASA National meeting provides the opportunity to meet new friends, to
renew old friendships, to hear interesting speakers, to see world class
gardens, to get garden design ideas for potential implementation back
home, and to acquire rare, unusual, or new azalea introductions
unavailable elsewhere. The learning opportunities abound. Invariably,
the person next to you is an expert on something that you desire to
learn how to do better.
The level of hospitality is always high and covers the full spectrum of
a small core group of high motivated individuals to, in some cases, a
vast community wide effort (see the attached image), which demonstrates
that everyone can be part of the plan. The attached image depicts two
of the Tyler, TX, locals who turned out to do their part to greet
attendees at the 2007 ASA National Meeting in Nacogdoches.
The 2008 ASA National Meeting will be May 2-4, 2008 in Asheville, NC.
Complete information is available on-line at:
and details were also published in the Winter 2007 AZALEAN (Vol. 29, No. 4).
Do yourself a favor and plan to attend the 2008 ASA National Meeting in
Asheville. Be good to yourself. You deserve it.
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