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Bring Your Ideas and Appetite to the Annual Members Meeting in Indianapolis

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 11:51

You may think you belong to the AAS, but it's really the other way around: the Society belongs to you. That's why every AAS summer meeting includes the Annual Members Meeting, where you'll hear brief reports from the Society's leaders and have an opportunity to raise and comment on issues of concern to you personally and to our community more generally.

It used to be hard to get people to show up at the Annual Members Meeting, but last summer in Anchorage we had a record turnout — because we provided free beer, soft drinks, and snacks! We'll do that again at the 222nd AAS meeting in Indianapolis, so please join us in Wabash Ballroom 1 of the Indiana Convention Center on Wednesday, 5 June 2013, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., right before the closing reception. Eat, drink, and share with us your ideas about how we can serve you better.

The Annual Members Meeting is also the occasion to propose candidates for the Nominating Committee, which in turn selects candidates for election as AAS officers or councilors. This committee is a key component of Society governance and strongly influences the course of the Society's future. There will be two vacancies on the Nominating Committee to be filled in 2013, and our bylaws specify that we need at least two candidates for each of them. Please think about colleagues whose experience and judgment you value, and, after obtaining their consent, come to the Annual Members Meeting prepared to put their names forward.

Richard Tresch Fienberg
Press Officer & Director of Communications
American Astronomical Society
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