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AOU call for nominations for officers and elective councilors for 2014

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NOMINATIONS FOR AOU OFFICERS AND ELECTIVE COUNCILORS must be received by the Secretary four months before the Stated Meeting.  Thus, this year, nominations are due 23 May 2014.  Officers to be elected will be President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and four Elective Councilors.  The election will occur by electronic and postal ballots prior to the meeting.  At the conclusion of the 132nd Stated Meeting, Susan M. Haig, will complete her term as President and Scott M. Lanyon will begin his first year as President.  The Bylaws of the AOU require that the Secretary and Treasurer be elected or re-elected annually.  The incumbent Treasurer (James Herkert) is willing to stand for reelection, however, the incumbent Secretary (Sara R. Morris) will be retiring at the end of the meeting.  Of the total of twelve Elective Councilors, four are elected annually to serve terms of approximately three years, beginning at the close of the Stated Meeting.  Elective Councilors to be replaced at the conclusion of the 132nd Stated Meeting in 2014 are Irby J. Lovette, Scott K. Robinson, Kenneth V. Rosenberg, and Kevin Winker.  Continuing to serve in 2014-2015 will be Elective Councilors Daniel R. Ardia, David N. Bonter, Kevin J. Burns, Maria Del Coro Arizmendi, Deborah M. Finch, Patricia J. Heglund, Rebecca T. Kimball, and Jorge L. Perez-Eman. 


The procedure for nominating AOU officers and Elective Councilors is outlined in the Bylaws (Art IV, Sec 2).  "Each Fellow and Elective Member shall be invited to nominate to the Secretary, persons for President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Elective Councilors. 


These nominations shall be received by the Secretary four months before the Stated Meeting.  Nominations for all Officers and Elective Councilors must be accompanied by documented consent of the nominee." Nominations may be submitted in writing, or electronically to the Secretary, SARA R. MORRIS, Department of Biology, Canisius College, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208  USA (PH: 716-888-2567, FX: 716-888-3157, EM:morriss@canisius.edu).

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