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ICPS Is the name right?

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Hi

The ICPS has done a good job and with the committee work done over the years, by many.

But it's name is I feel is not right for a reason.

1) Only USA committee members and there membership base must be mainly from the USA.

I feel a re name to" The National Carnivorous Plant Society" should be done if the below is not done.

Yes USA has many local societies so the above name is the only real name it could have if re-named.

I know that they have many members from all over the world which is good, but many other society also have membership that are from all over.

I Know that it's had the name for years.

But if they had a sub-committee that could be made from people of all parts of the world, it would make it's name real.

This can work with the Internet world they could have the meetings over the net with out the travel needed.

Members from each national society could be voted on to the committee, so each part of the world has a say in the world of our plants and act together to get the world knowing about lost of bogs and the plants and animals that come with them.

We could have a real international society that would have the world growers looking to them more and I feel the membership would have a better say as over sea membership could talk to there national society and get the views over better.

The society membership would I feel go up.

Each local society could pay a little fee, so there details are placed in each newsletter and if a international calendar was made, which could be done by a sub committee they details could be added too.

Or better still a full international committee that works from all over the world.

I know more in a committee can make the job easier as when one can not do a job due work, family or other items in life another can take over and it can keep movement going and not hold up any long time plans.

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Only USA committee members ...

Not true.

1) ICPS Board members:

CANADA: 1

GERMANY: 1

UNITED STATES: 5

... and there membership base must be mainly from the USA.

The membership base is indeed strongly from the USA, but the US population is large relative to some other nations. For example, on a per capita national population basis, the US membership in ICPS is only about twice that from the UK. And, there are about 58% more members from New Zealand (per capita) than from the USA.

For those few that might be interested, here is a breakdown of the ICPS membership.

2) ICPS Members:

AMERICAN SAMOA: 1

ARGENTINA: 5

AUSTRALIA: 44

AUSTRIA: 5

BAHAMAS: 1

BELGIUM: 8

BELIZE: 1

BERMUDA: 2

BRAZIL: 8

CANADA: 30

CHINA: 4

COLOMBIA: 3

COSTA RICA: 1

CZECH REPUBLIC: 13

DENMARK: 6

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: 1

EGYPT: 1

FINLAND: 3

FRANCE: 26

GERMANY: 46

GREECE: 1

GUATEMALA: 1

HONG KONG: 3

HUNGARY: 2

INDIA: 1

INDONESIA: 4

ISRAEL: 2

ITALY: 16

JAPAN: 30

LUXEMBOURG: 1

MALAYSIA: 3

MEXICO: 5

NETHERLANDS: 19

NEW ZEALAND: 13

PERU: 1

PHILIPPINES: 1

POLAND: 4

PORTUGAL: 5

SINGAPORE: 1

SOUTH AFRICA: 7

SPAIN: 8

SRI LANKA: 1

SWEDEN: 3

SWITZERLAND: 16

TAIWAN: 7

THAILAND: 7

UNITED KINGDOM: 81

UNITED STATES: 877

VENEZUELA: 1

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Not true.

1) ICPS Board members:

CANADA: 1

GERMANY: 1

UNITED STATES: 5

The membership base is indeed strongly from the USA, but the US population is large relative to some other nations. For example, on a per capita national population basis, the US membership in ICPS is only about twice that from the UK. And, there are about 58% more members from New Zealand (per capita) than from the USA.

For those few that might be interested, here is a breakdown of the ICPS membership.

2) ICPS Members:

AMERICAN SAMOA: 1

ARGENTINA: 5

AUSTRALIA: 44

AUSTRIA: 5

BAHAMAS: 1

BELGIUM: 8

BELIZE: 1

BERMUDA: 2

BRAZIL: 8

CANADA: 30

CHINA: 4

COLOMBIA: 3

COSTA RICA: 1

CZECH REPUBLIC: 13

DENMARK: 6

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: 1

EGYPT: 1

FINLAND: 3

FRANCE: 26

GERMANY: 46

GREECE: 1

GUATEMALA: 1

HONG KONG: 3

HUNGARY: 2

INDIA: 1

INDONESIA: 4

ISRAEL: 2

ITALY: 16

JAPAN: 30

LUXEMBOURG: 1

MALAYSIA: 3

MEXICO: 5

NETHERLANDS: 19

NEW ZEALAND: 13

PERU: 1

PHILIPPINES: 1

POLAND: 4

PORTUGAL: 5

SINGAPORE: 1

SOUTH AFRICA: 7

SPAIN: 8

SRI LANKA: 1

SWEDEN: 3

SWITZERLAND: 16

TAIWAN: 7

THAILAND: 7

UNITED KINGDOM: 81

UNITED STATES: 877

VENEZUELA: 1

Thanks for the reply and you have putting me right on the details.

But has it been look at to see if a deal can be done with other societies to have committee member that reports to you of local events and look at a joint action on helping to give knowledge to the public on lost of bogs, plants. And also a joint funding to have a calendar that many growers and others may wish help with cost to place adverts. It could also help with dates that other society is holding.

I'm sure that many sites, societies, growers and others would help to sell them and it could help to get money to help buy up land and keep our plants from dieing out. It could be put to help in testing plants that may have chemicals that help us all.

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