Tobias W. Spanner, Tizianstr. 44, 80638 München, Germany

We have just arrived at Chamaerops issue number 50. A nice round number, and the fact that we have been going for over 12 years now is not a bad record, but I always feel we could be doing better. With the interest in exotic plants booming as it has over the last few years, our membership should really be increasing. It might be time to find out where members think the EPS should be heading in the future. I have adapted for our purposes a small questionnaire recently used for the International Palm Society to get a better overview over our membership. I hope many of you will participate. Simply complete the following questions and hit "Submit" at the end. T.S.

1. When it comes to palms, do you have a professional interest or are you a hobbyist?
Professional interest

2. For how many years have you been an EPS member?
6 or more

3. How likely are you to renew your EPS membership for 2005?
Very likely
Somewhat likely
Not likely
Don't know

4. Which phrase best describes your interaction with the EPS journal Chamaerops?
I read almost every article
I read some articles
I just look at the pictures
I rarely look at it at all

5. Approximately how often do you visit the EPS website?
Almost every day
1 - 3 times each week
1 - 3 times each month
A few times per year but less than once per month
I have internet access but rarely visit the EPS site

6. How many other palm societies are you a member of?
Just the EPS
The EPS and one other palm society
The EPS and several other palm societies

7. What other activities would you like the EPS to organize?
European meetings and plant trips
Local meetings and tours of gardens
Books on palms published by the EPS
More activities on the EPS website
I am happy with just the journal Chamaerops

8. What solutions could you envision to fight our constant shortage of articles for Chamaerops?
Pay contributors
Pay for articles by professionals
Reprint more articles from other palm journals
Reward contributors with free memberships
Your suggestion: (max. 200 characters)

9. What is your age?
Under 30
60 or older

10. Ideas , comments, suggestions:
(max. 200 characters)


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