2019 Officer, Committee and Sectional Reports

All reports due by Monday, July 15

Sunday, July 28, 2019
3:15 - 5:00 pm
Tucson, Arizona


  1. Call to Order and Introductions (Erika Edwards)

  2. Approval of Minutes of the 2018 Council Meeting  

  3. Reports of Executive Committee, Editors, and Staff

    A. President (Andi Wolfe)  
    B. Past President - (Loren Rieseberg)
    C. President Elect (Linda Watson)
    D. Secretary (Rachel Spicer)  See 2018 Council Meeting Minutes
    E. Treasurer's Report,  FY2019 P&LFY2019 Summary P&L vs. Budget,
        FY2020 Budget  (Lucinda McDade) 
    F. Program Director Report (Amy Litt) 
    G. DAL - Development (Ned Friedman)
    H. DAL - Education (Chris Martine)
    I. DAL - Publications (Sean Graham)
    J. DAL - Human Diversity (Ann Sakai)
    J. Student Representatives (Chelsea Pretz and Minya)
    K. Editor, American Journal of Botany (Pamela Diggle) (see Publications Report)
    L. Editor, Applications in Plant Sciences (Theresa Culley)(See Publications Report)
    M. Editor, Plant Science Bulletin (MacKenzie Taylor) 
    N. Business Office Report/Executive Director (Heather Cacanindin)

  4. Reports of Committees, Sections, and Representatives

    A. Standing Committees (Administrative)
    1. Executive Committee (Andi Wolfe)
    2. Annual Meetings Program Committee (Amy Litt) See Program Director's Reoprt
    3. Committee on Committees (Linda Watson)   See President-Elect's report
    4. Development Committee (Ned Friedman) See DAL Development Report
    5. Education Committee (Chris Martine) See DAL Education Report
    6. Election Committee (Loren Rieseberg)  
    7. Committee on Human Diversity (Jim Cohen and Ann Sakai)
    8. Investment Committee (Ned Friedman) 
    9. International Affairs  (Tom Rost) - no report
    10. Public Policy Committee (Kal Tuominen and Krissa Skogen)

    B. Standing Committees (Awards and Prizes)

    1. Corresponding Members Committee (Loren Rieseberg)
    2. BSA Distinguished Fellows Awards Committee (Lucinda McDade)
    3. Bessey Award Committee (Kyra Krakos/Madhav Nepal)- see Teaching section report
    4. Cheadle Award Committee (Jocelyn Hall)- See D&S Section report
    5. Esau Award Committee (Kurt Neubig) 
    6. Donald R. Kaplan Memorial Lecture Committee (Cindi Jones)
    7. Moseley Award Committee (Fabiany Herrerra)

    C. Ad hoc Committees

    1. D. Sections
      1. Bryological and Lichenological Section (Catherine LaFarge)
      2. Developmental and Structural Section (Jocelyn Hall)  
      3. Ecology Section (Brenda Molano-Flores)
      4. Economic Botany Section (Laura Klein)  
      5. Genetics Section (Ingrid Jordon-Thaden) 
      6. Historical Section (Nuala Caomhanach) 
      7. Paleobotanical Section (Andrew Leslie)
      8. Physiological Section (Arthur Schwarz) 
      9. Pteridological Section (Melanie Link-Perez) 
      10. Systematics Section (Anna Monfils) 
      11. Teaching Section (Kyra Krakos) 
      12. Tropical Biology Section (Margaret S. Devall) 
      13. Northeastern Section 
      14. Southeastern Section (Jeremy Rentsch) 

      E. Representatives to other Organizations
      1. AAAS - Andi Wolfe
      2. AIBS - Andi Wolfe and Charles Fenster
      3. PSRN / Plant Summit - Michael Donoghue

    2. Old Business

    3. New Business
      A. Wiley Publishing Transition - Sean Graham
      B. Sectional Funding Issues - Erika Edwards and Amy Litt
      C. Corresponding Members Approval
      D. FY2020 Budget - Lucinda 
      E. Board Recommendations - Andi
      • New Gift Policy
      • 2020 Student Gift Membership $10
      • 2020 3-Year Student Membership Option $50

      Please download the reports, read them PRIOR to the meeting, and bring hard copies with you. We will discuss the contents of the reports at the Council meeting.


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