MONDAY MORNING, 9 OCTOBER, 2000
The Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the International Plant Propagators' Society Southern Region of North America convened at 7:45 AM at the Holiday Inn Chesapeake, Chesapeake, Virginia with President Bill Barr presiding.
PRESIDENT BILL BARR: President Barr welcomed everyone to Chesapeake, Virginia for the Twenty-fifth Annual I.P.P.S. Southern Region of North America meeting. He shared some historical information about the 50-year-old Society of the I.P.P.S. He remarked that a group of 75 men set down in Cleveland, Ohio in 1951 and decided that something had to be done about sharing knowledge and information in the area of plant propagation. He reflected on what these leaders had in mind when they set up the organization — and 50 years later how viable we are and how close we are in adhering to the principles they laid down in establishing a professional society of horticulturists to share knowledge in the field of plant propagation. They did a marvelous
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