9466Re: [AZ] Attending ASA National Meetings
- Feb 21 1:19 PMI should have added to my earlier message that I was slow in
processing the registration forms received to date, and am delinquent
in acknowledging them. So far I have processed 34 forms (58
attendees) and acknowledged none.
I will be acknowledging them in a day or so, by email if you see this
message, to let you know I got your registration form, and what my
computer thinks your choices were -- to be looked over carefully by
you so we can correct my mistakes before you get to the registration
Bob Stelloh Hendersonville NC USDA Zone 7
At 12:11 PM -0500 on 2/21/08, Bob Stelloh wrote
>I think you were very eloquent, Bill, and I thank you for your
>inspiring message. If you've been to a convention before you know
>what Bill said is all true. If you haven't been, it 's hard to
>imagine how much fun it is.
>Here are a few facts to urge every would-be attendee to go ahead and
>fill out your registration form NOW and mail it to me.
>"first-28-only tours" -
>- the Friday tour to Pilot Mountain* to see R. vaseyi in the wild now
>has 23 signups
>- the Saturday tour to Pilot Mountain* now has 3 signups
>- the Sunday tour to Southern Highlands Reserve now has 20 signups
>registration dates -
>-your registration date is the postmark date or the PayPal receipt date
>- if you register by March 1 the early registration fee is $40
>- from March 2 to April 1 the regular registration fee of $55 applies
>- we have to order and schedules the tour buses on April 1, so after
>that you *might* be able to still register if we have space on the
>buses, and the late registration fee is $80
>- register by the end of next week -- and save yourself enough money
>to buy a convention t-shirt and/or some plants at the plant sale
>Bob Stelloh, 2008 Convention Registrar
>65 Sierra Drive
>Hendersonville NC 28739
>*To tie it all together, follow this link
><http://www.pbase.com/image/1122600> to see a picture of Augie Kehr
>enjoying the view on Pilot Mountain back in 1981 -- the same view you
>can see 27 years later!
>At 8:26 AM -0500 on 2/1/08, William C. Miller III wrote
>>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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