[NAFEX] Distribution Map for Pomona

Bruce Hansen brucedhansen at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 4 13:10:15 EST 2004


Well, I would hardly use the term "wringing". It simply costs a few dollars.
Do you really want it or is this just a rap? If you want it order it and
then since you are computer savvy put it on a data base, create a map and be
happy. At NAFEX we sell the thing. At NAFEX we are all volunteers. There is
no paid staff to do things that are thought important by 20 or so list-serv
folk.

Regarding the POMONA, have you written an article?  It is one of the
responsibilities of members. Perhaps you may wish to write on using
computers.

-----Original Message-----
From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Katherine Russell
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 2:45 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Distribution Map for Pomona


This mailing list seems to be more useful than Pomona itself, which no
offence intended, has NOT impressed me in the two issues I have read.

Moreover the mailing list seems to be freely available to anyone to
subscribe.
*And* the archives are available freely on the web.

I don't have a problem with paying membership dues, but I would have
expected the roster to be available to all paying members, and in my
view, the only reason to charge a fee for a roster would be if it were
printed on paper and sent through the mail. Now that it's not the 1980s
anymore, we have other options, as all of us computer users have found
to our relief and pleasure.

If one of the NAFEX members were so dead set on misusing names and
addresses, they could order the paper roster and scan the names in using
an application like Ofoto, no need even to type them up. I don't see
that we save anything by throwing up roadblocks at every turn to
information sharing which does not cost the organization anything in
paper or postage. If NAFEX needs additional funds, why not simply raise
the membership fee? I feel that it's unbecoming to try to wring $ out of
people who have already gladly paid to join up.

Bruce Hansen wrote:

>Yes, you have to pay for it. That is why you get so much unwanted mail.
>Someone has sold your name. If folk want to use the Roster, pay the fee.
>Remember NAFEX needs your financial support. Open your hearts, minds and
>wallets.
>
>Bruce
>PS You have extraordinary benefits from NAFEX in POMONA alone. Where can
you
>get this information for $13.00?
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
>[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Katherine Russell
>Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 11:36 AM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Distribution Map for Pomona
>
>
>Is this info only available to NAFEX members who "purchase a roster"?
>
>In the information age, I think this needs to change. Surely we could
>download a roster from somewhere - if there was concern about it
>"leaking" to non-members then we could each have a password to the site.
>
>Or, just put the roster up directly, on a password-protected web page.
>Or make it possible for members to request an electronic copy of the
>roster, by email, to be emailed to them directly from whoever maintans
>the file. That would take the least amount of technical know-how of all.
>
>It's a bit startling to me, after joining NAFEX recently, that it seems
>Pomona and the lending library are about all the immediate benefits you
>see... and much of Pomona now seems to be drawn from this mailing list,
>which for those who didn't know, is already available and archived
>publicly on the internet. (as indeed it should be).
>
>Best - Katherine Russell
>
>Bruce Hansen wrote:
>
>
>
>>Tom:
>>
>>Purchase a Roster. The members are listed by state with addresses.
>>
>>Bruce
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
>>[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Thomas Olenio
>>Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 8:34 AM
>>To: fruitopia at nexet.net; North American Fruit Explorers
>>Subject: [NAFEX] Distribution Map for Pomona
>>
>>
>>Hello,
>>
>>What would be very interesting to me would be a map of the U.S. and Canada
>>indicating the concentration of NAFEX members by state/province.
>>
>>This would allow those states/provinces with high NAFEX membership to form
>>local chapters.
>>
>>The benefit of local chapters is immence.  People get to meet, chat fruit
>>and nuts for hours, share local/regional experience, and share plant
>>materials.
>>
>>No matter how much I enjoy this forum and Pomona, nothing beats sitting
>>down face to face with local/regional people and sharing your interests.
>>
>>Later,
>>Tom
>>
>>
>>
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