Connecting opportunities to a wider audience©

I. Tolley
I am an Australian foundation member and still, many decades later, passionate about propagation. I have been at various times, on most relevant committees and Presidencies of both the Australian Region and the International governing body. I have not only an intimate knowledge of how our Society has and is operating, but a “feeling” of time and attitude changes, surrounding our common goals of “Seeking and Sharing” in our plant propagation world.
I gained a Churchill Fellowship in the first batch of recipients in 1965, and departed Australia for 5 months in 1966 with almost no contact with home as overseas phone call costs were prohibitive.
When we started the Australian Chapter of this Society in the 1970s, telephone and letter writing were still the principal means of communication. Then we were overwhelmed with the advent of the facsimile machine and a rapid conversion to electric typewriters, still with a carbon copy. The lightning and ongoing speed of communication technology from the 1990s has affected the very foundation of so many not for profit organizations and we as members of IPPS are not immune.
Tolley, I. (2017). Connecting opportunities to a wider audience©. Acta Hortic. 1174, 85-88
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1174.18

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