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    Ok NASCers--

    We need to start getting a little more firmed up here for the event of our becoming officially a not-for-profit org. That means getting officers voted in and committees formed. Below is cut and pasted from a previous post of Casper's.

    Please offer nominations, suggestions, discussion... or volunteer yourself. We really need these positions filled; we can't have a "body" (of members) without the support of the "skeleton" (officers and committees).
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    We are forming 5 committees and we need nominations for Commissioners for each. The Commissioner will have people working under him for committee specific tasks. He will be responsible for organizing his chairmen and delegating responsibility. Basically, the commissioner will be the "advisor" of the committee. Working at pointing his people in the right direction, review of data collected and working with the other committees.

    The commissioner will also have a vote. There are certain things that can not be put to a public vote for various reasons (time being the major) so minor things will be voted upon within the higher-archy (for lack of a better word). All of the commissioners shall have a vote, along with the president, secretary and Treasurer. This brings us to 8 votes. How to handle a tie will be addressed in the by-laws which will be put to a public vote.

    The committees and possible nominations are as follows:

    I. Inventory committee:
    Commissioner: Mike King or Paul Temple (both have/had National Collections)


    II. Placement Committee
    Commissioner: We need to find someone familiar with Herbarium/Bot. Garden Directors. Carl Mazur possibly?


    III> Maintenance Committee
    Commissioner: Someone with knowledge of issues regarding potential hybridization and/or and educator capable of drafting a workable model


    IV Cost Committee:
    Commissioner: You need someone with experience in standard business fairly large scale operations. Paul Luebbert (this recommendation was made by another member)?

    V. Public Relations Committee:
    Commissioner: We need someone with good PR Skills: Jason Wills?

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    OK.....if you aren't experienced at this...neither is anybody else! Challenge yourself!
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    I would try for Public Relations.

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    Bah, you beat me to the punch PAK. I was drawing up a post to the exact same extent.

    To re-iterate (sp? sorry no spell check at home, how did people get by without spell check?) what PAK posted:

    This is the major hold up with the NASC right now. We need to make policy. We need to make guidelines and we need to form rules.

    Two or three people can not do this alone. Trust me, I tried. I was talking to Brooks Garcia, Carl Mazur, Jay, Mr. Millar, you name it trying to figure out all of those questions above. It was completly overwhelming. I don't think one person could do it if it was a full time job. Which, believe me, it kinda turned into.

    Now that the e-mails and phone calls have sub-sided, and the auction replies are dying down I am able to tend to what I know. The business charter is coming along at up-river steamboat speed (my attorneys words) which is actually quite fast according to her.

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    This topic remains rather quiet.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
    "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PlantAKiss @ Aug. 11 2004,10:49)]This topic remains rather quiet.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
    Hi PAK,
    Well I didn't have to cut down your quote to respond. I would be happy to 'vote' for someone if they would identify themselves, post their experience and step up for the positions you named. I can honestly say that I do not have the experience to be an officer or director for the positions you identified. I think that everyone is absorbing the impact of what this means for all of us, especially those willing to take ownership as officers/directors.

    I can only tell you what I am willing to do, and have been doing. I have been growing (mostly sarracenia) for about 10 years now. I have every species, some variants and several hybrids, but very few plants with specific location data. As I mentioned in another thread, I do school in-services (3-4/year) and donate plants to elementary and high schools with botany programs (in the Philadelphia area).

    I am willing to expand my educational outreach and offer plants (and growing advice) to conservatories in PA, NJ and DE. I know that this is 'ahead of the game'. But I merely want to express my willingness to work, and not come across as a 'variety junky' in need of a fix for the next exciting variant or natural hybrid offered.

    My silence has ended. Everyone knows where I stand. Will the real experts please weigh in? We know who you are! And now we know where you live... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    Not sure I qualify for much of anything. I've been readily collecting plants that have been rescued from the influence of Bugweed.

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    I am willing to take on the responsibility of building and maintaining the list of people and plants. who they are, what the plants are, and where they are.

    (unless someone else already expressed an interest in doing this!
    I dont want to take the job away from anyone who already said they wanted to do it..but if the position still needs to be filled, im in!)

    Im envisioning a HTML webpage list, I can post it on my PFT webspace.
    Person's name and city/state will be enough for the public list..
    dont want *too* much info on a public webpage..
    maybe an email too, if people want to include it.

    personally, im even hesitant use my name with city..because people can look up my address in the phone book!
    we wouldnt any collections drawing unwanted attention..
    hmmmm..how about this!
    instead of a name, we could just list members by city and state!
    so for me, on the list I would simply be "Rochester, NY"
    then a list of my plants, and an email contact..
    then if people email with questions or to exchange pollen or whatever, it will obvious they are "legit" and I can give them my mailing address if I choose..
    it might seem like im being paranoid! but im also active on a "garden railroading" forum, and you dont want to advertise your name and address and the fact that you have lots of expensive trains in your back yard!!
    (right now I live in a second-story apartment! so I have no "yard" anyway..)
    its just good practice to keep things as ananomous as practical..
    I could also keep a seperate "member list" off-line, that has everyones real name and the name they are listed under (city) on the "public" list..
    (and im open to other ideas too!)

    then! the plants..
    we ONLY want to list plants that have a definate, absolutely 100% certain location that they came from..
    if you arent absolutely sure, dont guess! and if you arent absolutely sure, it doesent belong in this project at all..
    people can email me with their plants, and I can put them on the list..
    then people can email when they have updates or changes...

    thoughts?
    Scot

    (oh! and just for the record..im leaving for a weeks vacation tomorrow morning! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] in case anyone responds or emails me about this..I wont see anything until the 22nd!)

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    I don't know what I really qualify for... but if there is anything I would be happy to do it.
    I thought you people where \"Plant Geeks\", Look at me Now...

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