2022 annual meeting (virtual) is coming up on March 9-11th

Hello New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Members!

This is a reminder that the 2022 annual meeting is coming up on March 9-11th.  You can register for this free virtual meeting here: https://newyork.fisheries.org/2022-registration-page/
There is no fee for registration although we ask that you pay your annual membership dues and adhere to guidelines for the AFS code of conduct (https://fisheries.org/about/governance/afs-meetings-code-of-conduct/)

We are seeking both presenters and poster submissions and accepting abstracts through Feburary 25th. You can submit your abstract here: https://newyork.fisheries.org/2022-abstract-submission-page/  

We will be offering several professional and student awards. More information about these awards and instructions on submitting nominations can be found here: https://newyork.fisheries.org/awards/

We are also pleased to announce two events during the conference sponsored by Women in Fisheries (WiF) 

  • Trivia Social: All chapter members are welcome to attend and test their wits with an hour of relaxed trivia.
  • Women in Fisheries (WiF) Mentoring Program Launch: Join the WiF Subcommittee as we give details on a new Mentoring Program being launched in the Spring/Summer of 2022. Followed by casual breakout room networking.

More information about the WiF Subcomittee can be found here: https://newyork.fisheries.org/wif/

We are now seeking nominations for the following executive committee positions:

President-Elect: A three-year term including one year each as President-Elect, President, and Past-President. As president-elect, nominees would organize and run the raffle. As president they would convene quarterly meetings, organize the annual meeting, and represent the chapter at divisional and national meetings. As past-president, responsibilities include participation in governance and solicitation of nominations for vacant positions.

Secretary-Treasurer: A two-year term. Duties include taking meeting minutes during quarterly and annual business meetings, accounting and reporting of investments and expenses, and other actions as a voting member of the executive committee.

If you or someone you know are interested, please consider self-nominating or nominating by emailing Past-President Dan Stich at [email protected].

We would like to thank you for your continued support and look forward to ‘seeing’ at the conference!

Heidi O’Riordan
New York Chapter President
American Fisheries Society

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