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!
New York Chapter President
American Fisheries Society