[Arabidopsis] NAASC election: Last chance- deadline- April 23

Joanna Friesner via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by jdfriesner from ucdavis.edu)
Tue Apr 20 10:23:44 EST 2010


Only North American users registered at TAIR may participate in voting
Voting deadline: Friday, April 23

Voting for new members of NAASC is open at
http://www.arabidopsis.org/servlets/vote

You will need to enter your TAIR user ID and password before voting and you
may only vote once, so mark up to 2 candidates of your choice before
submitting. You will be asked to confirm your selection before your votes
are counted. (Forgot your TAIR registration? Go to
http://www.arabidopsis.org/servlets/Community?action=remind, type in your
last and/or first name, hit search. Choose your name from the list and
log-in to verify your current email address on file.

Thanks to everyone who submitted names for nomination to the North American
Arabidopsis Steering Committee (NAASC). This year the 2 new NAASC members
will replace Julian Schroeder and Caren Chang who are finishing 4 year terms
of service. The continuing NAASCers are: George Haughn and Scott Poethig
(2007-2011), Jane Glazebrook and Mark Estelle (2008-2012), and Xinnian Dong
and Blake Meyers (2009-2013).

Votes will be accepted through the online TAIR website until April 23, 2010.
Shortly after, the top vote-getters will be contacted to confirm their
willingness to serve, and newly elected NAASCers will be announced via the
Arab-gen listserve and the North American TAIR email list.

- The NAASC is made up of 8 volunteer scientists that are elected by the
North American Arabidopsis research community. Each member serves 4 years
with 2 new members elected each year and 2 members simultaneously rotate
off.

- Originally established in 1992 in response to the need for elected North
American representatives to the Multinational Arabidopsis Steering
Committee, NAASC has evolved into the main organizing and fundraising body
for the International Conference on Arabidopsis Research when it is held in
North America.

- The NAASC also helps ensure solicitation and choice of the conference site
for meetings held outside of North America. The NAASC solicits funds to help
North American junior scientists travel to these international meetings.
Additionally, the NAASC serves as a liaison between members of the community
and government and not-for-profit granting agencies and provides
representation of the community to service facilities such as ABRC and TAIR.

- For more information on the NAASC, including the names of all 38 committee
members that have generously donated their time to represent the North
American community:
http://www.arabidopsis.org/portals/masc/countries/NAASC_Info.jsp

- Contact information: Joanna Friesner (jdfriesner from ucdavis.edu)



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