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Volume 38, Number 2
Spring 1984

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As You Sow
Austin C. Kennell, Afton, VA

        There's not a whole lot of difference in growing healthy, happy plants and developing a vigorous, responsive ARS chapter. The same ingredients - interest, care, and effort - are just about all that are necessary for success in either case.
        The Middle Atlantic Chapter is a healthy, purposeful chapter. Sure, we're prejudiced; but we believe we have the finest people, the most interesting meetings and the best member benefits of any chapter in the ARS. An idle boast? Well, maybe, but how else do you account for the fact that our 1983 fall meeting drew over 160 people from distances up to 250 miles who paid over $22.00 each out of their own pocket for a one-day meeting plus paying for one night, and in some cases, two nights lodging! Many also donated plants, served in various volunteer capacities, brought guests, hauled in meeting materials, and spent many hours planning the meeting.
        What makes a good chapter? Well, here are some of the things that make the M.A.C. a great chapter:

        Since we believe you should aim higher than your reach, we've got a lot of other things on the drawing board - problem hot lines; hosting the 1988 ARS convention in Williamsburg, Va.; greater cooperation with the other District Nine chapters; group tours to areas outside the M.A.C. home grounds; chapter or district test garden(s); new member buddy system; and other possible activities and services.
        In the M.A.C, we've found out that as you sow, so shall you reap. All it takes is interest, care, and effort!

Volume 38, Number 2
Spring 1984

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