CALL FOR VOTES: bionet.bionette

David Kristofferson kristoff at
Fri Jul 24 12:18:51 EST 1992

Voting is now open on bionet.bionette.  Here is the charter as
presented previously.


Proposal to establish bionet.bionette

Discussion leader:   Cassandra Smith
                     Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

bionet.bionette charter:

The purpose of this discussion group will be to promote networking
among professional women in the biological sciences. In essence what
is proposed is a bioscience new girl network.  A major problem that
women in science face is isolation. Thus, the goal of this newsgroup
is to provide a forum where women in the biological sciences can (1)
share experiences and interests and (2) provide advice and support to
encourage women, despite obvious and not so obvious obstacles, to
enter and continue scientific careers.

Voting is now open on bionet.bionette and will run through 23 August
1992.  Please send your vote to any of the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at               U.K.            JANET
biovote at               U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET
biovote at                Ireland         EARN/BITNET

Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on bionet.bionette

if you favor creation of the newsgroup or

NO on bionet.bionette

if you think that the creation of this newsgroup will adversely affect
the BIOSCI system.  If you are simply not interested in participating
in this newsgroup, please don't cast a NO vote, but instead just don't
vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.


				Dave Kristofferson
				GenBank Manager

				kristoff at

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