From the Executive Director
After last summerís drought conditions, our Great Lake region enjoyed the wettest summer with cool temperatures - custom made weather for our beloved rhodies. We can look forward to abundance of bloom next spring.
Internal Revenue Service has implemented changes that affect revenue reporting for all US chapters. This is a very simple electronic procedure that can be done with a click of a mouse, by your treasurer. For further details, please contact our office.
In the past, many US chapters took advantage of our group insurance. However, as of October 1, 2008, all US chapters will be covered with blanket insurance for the chapter meetings, flower shows and plant sales with up to 300 in attendance. We are now working with the insurance company to obtain the most favorable rates.
As you plan your chapter program for the coming year, take advantage of the great speakers available to you at www.arsoffice.org. An excellent monthly program will not only keep the members involved but will also attract new members to your chapter.