AHS Region 2/Great Lakes Newsletter
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activities. I have every confidence that Ed and his new
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team will bring another two successful years to the mem 
by Gisela Meckstroth
bers of this, the largest Region of AHS.
nce again the fifth time in a row Region 2
Most certainly, being RVP of such a large Region would be
Ways & Means Chairs Lea  Ann and Don
impossible, but for the help of the many dedicated indi 
Williams have held a tremendously successful
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Region 2 e mail auction.
the last two years. They have each offered assistance in so
Because the response to the traditional winter mail in
many ways beyond just the basic responsibilities of their
auction had slowed down and with the income from it
 formal  positions. Gisela was my propulsion forward and
decreased to a trickle, Lea Ann and Don presented their
go getter. My friend Leslie was my voice of calm reason.
idea of a change in auction fund raising method to the
Sharon was my teacher. Don and Lea Ann sparked my
regional officers at the Region 2 Symposium in Indianapo 
passion for this flower. Chuck was my follow through and
lis. This was March 1999, and using the Internet to raise
responsiveness. Rich and Phyllis, my voices of experience
money for Region 2 had never been tried. Lea  Ann and
and knowledge, Nikki, my youthful enthusiast. Curt and
Don were well prepared for pro and con arguments by the
Juli, my faith in life and its ever expanding possibilities.
regional officers, and their convincing answers persuaded
Please do show your appreciation of the efforts of these
the officers to give high tech fund raising methods the go 
officers whenever you see them at a local club meeting, a
ahead, provided the traditional mail in auction would stay
Region Two Summer Meeting or a national AHS Event.
in place alongside the new electronic one.
Happy Gardening,
What a surprise it was for those in the region, who had
Greg
Internet access, to be able to make a few clicks with a
computer mouse to bring up the auction page with the rich,
Note: Since the Region 2 Fall 2002/Winter 2003  Region 2
information laden listing of daylily cultivars. The list had
Newsletter was not published, Greg's Farewell Message is
been arranged in columns, with the column headings giving
printed in this issue.
cultivar name, donor's name, minimum bid required, last
bid submitted, and last bidder's name.
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To see the cultivar description along with an image in full
color, all the web page visitor had to do is click on the
cultivar name. Don had designed the pages so well, that
viewers could easily find the button saying  Click here to
enter your bid.  Easy, easy, easy! And tempting!  It  was
shopping just the way many of us Region 2 members,
Do you know...
especially those of us in the AHS E mail Robin, had known
that an AHS Youth
shopping could be on the Internet. For quite a few years
membership costs only
many of us had appreciated the annual EUREKA, a daylily
$8 per year?
 candy store  book with its listed comparison prices. This
electronic daylily auction, however, was very much like
turning a daylily catalog's pages, noting the prices, the
See inside front cover for details.
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Surf the Net and learn more about daylilies?
Visit the American Hemerocallis Society Web Site address at:
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  You can  travel  to many interesting daylily sites by clicking on links on the
AHS Web Site? 
(If you don t have a computer, visit your local library.  Friendly
librarians will be glad to help you navigate the high seas of the Internet.)
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