[NAFEX] converted willingly

Lisa Almarode lisaalmarode at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 27 17:22:19 EDT 2004


This is uncalled for.  Do you think that being 
insulted like this is somehow going to motivate us?  

I do not object to paying somewhat higher dues; I'd 
love the fruits on cards like CFRG has; I am working 
on my article.  I will not buy a guest membership for
a stranger, that makes no sense to me - why not just 
donate money directly?  I don't need more apple trees 
(since I learned to graft, I have too many); if 
someone offers something I could use, I'll happily
bid.  You also apparently think we should only ask 
what the money will be used for after having donated: 
you can't be serious about that.

Lisa in Ashland Oregon

 
--- Bruce Hansen <brucedhansen at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Taking Heron's point, NAFEX members have duties and
> responsibilities. One of
> the responsibilities is to fund your organization. I
> realize that those on
> the list-serv represent about 10% of the membership,
> perhaps less. Many on
> the list-serv are not members. It appears that all
> you folk do is talk and
> talk and talk, yawn! You never do anything,
> apparently. Asking y'all for
> $10.00 to NAFEX is like lying on your back and
> spitting at the stars. I
> asked that each of us purchase three memberships for
> others. Wow $39.00!!
> You would think you were asking for $39,000.00. What
> a bunch of tight-wads.
> Shame on you!! I even had one person state "I do not
> know anyone who would
> want a membership". Egads!! Use your telephone
> directory. Pick three people
> at random who have fruit-like last names and buy
> them a membership. Another
> person wanted to know what the money would be used
> for. What kind of a
> question is that when, to all intents and purposes,
> no one will contribute
> one red cent?
> 
> Perhaps we are lucky that most of you won't write
> letters for POMONA. Why
> expose the rest of the membership, who find using
> computers demeaning, to
> selfish and self centered attitudes.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of
> Charles Paradise
> Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 12:58 AM
> To: North American Fruit Explorers
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] converted willingly
> 
> 
> Writing article is a little like preparing a
> lecture, then getting up and
> delivering it while everybody else listens.
> 
> A round-robin is more like a note we passed around
> in class while the
> teacher was out of the room.  ["Did you watch Outer
> Limits last night?"
> "Let's go to Andy's after school]
> 
> I haven't written enough articles for Pomona - why
> can't we used this email
> form here to show our work at its current state and
> ask the others to
> respond helpfully to help us finish our stuff up so
> it can be submitted?
> 
> Charlie Paradise
> out of ink in Massachusetts
> 
> Heron Breen wrote:
> 
> there is a place for an on-line
> 
> > Pomona. Taking it a step further, I think if we
> can create a round-robin
> effect,
> > such as Lon describes as the original intent of
> Pomona by looking
> presenting what
> > is discussed on the list as discussion points for
> members, and also
> seriously
> > looking at what non-list letters bring up, we can
> comment on each other. I
> guess I
> > am grasping to integrate the two, and still keep
> the focus to diversify
> and lengthn
> > Pomona. How to increase involvement...how to get
> folks to
> participate....Can't
> > force anyone to write, but I am still intrigued by
> the old requirement
> that writing
> > was the duty of members.
> 
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