01-05-2015, 06:07 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Arlington, Tx
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I like the ideas, some of those we tried last year like the propagation of the bucephalandras.
Plant of the Month (or perhaps quarter) - Every so often we pick a plant to purchase in bulk and provide to the club members. This way we can help increase the variety of plants we have in the community. It seems many people keep trading the same common species back and forth. We probably need to study a plant that we could bring to the club and easily propagate, the problem will be the price, since uncommon species are expensive so it makes difficult to purchase in bulk
Horticulturist Award Program - Basically a "breeding" program to again encourage propagation and growth of the variety of species and their availability. need to clarify this one, A propagation program? A award for the person that propagates the X plant?
Virtual Home Road Show - Many members have nice tanks, but either live too far out to host, or simply don't want a bunch of people in their house. We could have a few people do a virtual road show and video an interview of their tanks, and then later in the year compile it together and watch it at a meeting. I like this One, have pictures and videos of the members tanks
Plant Auctions at the Meetings - We have a "don't sell to other members" clause in our by-laws, but for the group to get new plants someone has to suffer the initial cost and risk of bringing the plant in and growing it out. Perhaps this would be a good way to help them recoup that. It's not like they would be able to keep selling it if other members start growing it out and provide it free at the trade table. It could also help provide the club revenue to sponsor the Plant of the Month.
I'll be honest, I saw a different club with this stuff on their website. None of it's my idea, I just liked it.
I don't like the idea of having plant auctions at the meetings, the club is attractive to new members because of the free trading and generosity of the members. Also it may be a issue when we are meeting at a pet store. There are other ways to sponsor the plant of the month or a propagation program, dues are one and being more active on other activities like the TCA auction or swap, but we need members to want to participate