A Message from Gib Cooper of the BOTA Project

Dear BOTA Supporter,

I recently attended and spoke at the 1st Mexican Bamboo Congress that was recently held in Xalapa, Veracruz on December 8-10, 2005. Please find attached a short report.

With the year rapidly coming to an end, I wish to convey seasons greetings to all of you. Looking ahead to the new year, I am happy to announce I am working with BOTA Mexico Director, Gilberto Cort├ęs, and BOTA Advisor, Dr. Lynn Clark to develop criteria to assist students in Mexico to advance their native bamboo studies. Both Lynn and Gilberto would agree that there are a few talented, young bambuseros rising from the ranks who need our help. I know there are only a few days left to take advantage of tax deductable donations for 2005, so if you can manage please consider sending a check made out to "ABS-BOTA".

Sincerely,

Gib Cooper

BOTA is administered by The American Bamboo Society (ABS) and is a California non-profit scientific and literary charitable corporation, tax-exempt under section 501(C)-3. Contributions to this project are tax-deductible under federal and California laws.