Sunday, October 21, 2007

Journal Updates

We are pleased to say that Asklepios 99 is complete and will be printed in the coming weeks.

Work on Asklepios 100 continues and it is the committees wish that this milestone event be marked by a prestigious issue. To that end we envisage that Asklepios 100 will be considerably larger than all previous issues. We hope to include a wide range of articles.

Asklepios 99 and 100 will only be sent out to fully paid up members of the IAS, so if you are yet to renew for the current subscription period, we strongly advise you to do so at the earliest opportunity.

Back issues of the Journal are available via the website or by contacting any committee member who will gladly furnish you with details of how to purchase these. There has been some good news with respect to the earlier (hard to come by) issues. Thanks to a very kind gift by Geoff Hedgecock (a former committee member), we now have the master copies of these early journals together with the original photographs. This will enable the production of higher quality copies of these early issues than was previously possible.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Website Link

The IAS blog is now linked from the IAS Website

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Posting messages

Knowing nothing about how these things operate, I was a little confused about how this blog worked, but having now discovered the ins and outs of the system, I think this could be a very useful means by which we as a committee can post announcements of upcoming events for example, and members can communicate their experiences or problems with the cultivation of our favourite plants.

Chris Moore

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Introductory Message

Welcome to the IAS blog! The IAS now has over 450 members worldwide which means we have a broad membership base and a lot of knowledge within it concerning Asclepiads and related plants within the family Apocynaceae. We produce the journal Asklepios 3 times a year in which members have an opportunity to contribute in the form of articles or letters to the editor, but it seemed to us that we needed a more immediate means of communication. Hence this blog!

We will post messages here of interest to members and potential members and invite comments. This might give us ideas about ways to improve what we do, as well as being of general interest. The communication ports are open!

Alan Butler, IAS Chairman & Editor