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Re: Where's George -- And When was he most George

On Thu, 5 Jun 2003, S. Hieber wrote:

> Personally, I'd also like to know a bit of history of AGA
> and some of the epochal societies and clubs.  I would
> expect many of the names to be the same -- maybe not.

That history's really being made right *now*.  The societies and clubs are
mostly a relatively new thing in the past three years (though some of the
early ones, such as Vancouver, have already come, made their mark, and
faded).  The APD (which I consider a "mother" of the aquatic plant
communities... maybe Usenet is the "grandmother") is now 8.  The AGA 
turned twelve this year, (though not counting its former pre-Internet
"AAGA" incarnation), but I would say that only in the past few years has
actually started growing into a society (& still clawing and biting its
way along).

Compare that to something like our local aquarium club GSAS which is now
32, or even some of those clubs in New England that have been around for
the better part of a century...

I guess I'm going to have to research some of this stuff, as I have been
roped int... I mean, I have the honor of presenting it in Dallas this
November... [plug, plug] :)

  - Erik
    (wow, my fourth post in a week...)

Erik Olson
erik at thekrib dot com