2022 BSA Business Meeting Agenda

July 26, 2022

BSA Members' Business Meeting


  1. Call to Order and Introductions (President)

    Minutes of 2021 Business Meeting (Secretary)

         2.    Reports

             A. President (Michael Donoghue)
             B. President-Elect (Vivan Negron-Ortiz)
             C. Treasurer (Lucinda McDade)
                    FY2022 Budget to Actual
                    FY2023 Budget
             D. Publications, AJB and APPS  (Emily Sessa)
             E. Editor, Plant Science Bulletin (Mackenzie Taylor)
             F. Conference Program Report (Melanie Link-Perez)
             G. Business Office Report, Executive Director (Heather Cacanindin)
             H. Elections Committee (Cindi Jones)
             I. Investment Committee (Toby Kellogg)   
             J.  Development Committee (Jennifer Cruse-Sanders)
             K.  Education Committee (Rachel Jabaily)
             L. Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Chelsea Specht)


      3.  New Business

          A. Membership Rates (2023)

Recommendation 1: recommendation to continue $10 gift student memberships
Recommendation 2:  Dues increase.  The BSA dues have not changed since 2014, and with decreasing publications revenue, along with increased inflation and rising costs for everything from software to travel, we believe that raising the following membership fees is necessary.            

Professional One-Year Membership = $75 (was $70)
Professional One-Year Membership with GSRA donation = $100 (was $95) Professional One-Year Family Membership = $100 (was $85)
Professional One-Year Family Membership with GSRA donation = $125 (was $110)
Professional Three-Year Membership = $205 (was $195)
Professional Three-Year Membership with GSRA donation = $280 (was $270)
Professional Three-Year Family Membership = $280 (was $240)
Professional Three-Year Family Membership with GSRA donation = $355 (was $315)
Retired Membership = $40 (was $35)
Retired Family Membership = $55 (was $500)

          B. FY2023 Budget - for approval

              draw on unrestricted portion of the BSA investment account if necessary - for approval

      4.  Acknowledgments (President, Michael Donoghue)

      5.  Adjournment