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Young Botanist Award Committee Report, 2003


The call for nominations of graduating seniors for BSA Young Botanist Awards went out in the Fall Mailing. Several e-mail reminders followed. Criteria for selection included outstanding academic performance, involvement in research, leadership, and interest in and potential for a career in plant biology, as evidenced in two letters of recommendation from faculty mentors and in curriculum vitae or resumés. Forty-two students were nominated, from 24 different institutions in the U.S. and Mexico. Dossiers were read and ranked by the three committee members. The top 26 students were awarded the Certificate of Special Achievement, while 16 additional students received Certificates of Recognition. Notification was sent to the nominators electronically on 16 April 2003. Letters and certificates were sent to the students or their primary nominators from the BSA headquarters in St. Louis. When requested, local news services were also notified, for release to local newspapers or inclusion in commencement programs. The Plant Science Bulletin printed the names and affiliations of the awardees in the most recent issue.


Following are lists of the awardees and their home academic institutions.

A. Certificate of Special Achievement


Name

Institution

Berger, Brent

Oklahoma City University

Bernacki, Steven

James Madison University

Budke, Jessica

Miami University

Cacho, Ivalú

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Carrino, Sarah

Miami University

Chapman, Eric

Miami University

Dozier, Melissa

Carleton College

Estes, L. Dwayne

Middle Tennessee State University

Hoggard, Tim

Rhodes College

Hsu, Eric

Cornell University

Keogh, Matt

Rhodes College

McGinty, Meghan

Univ. of California, Davis

Melillo, Amanda

Virginia Tech

Millar, Katherine

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Millet, Benjamin P.

Truman State University

Mulac, Kitty

University of Akron

Peters, Melinda

James Madison University

Raines, Steven

Miami University

Ramsey, Amy

University of Oklahoma

Root, Heather

Cornell University

Roth, Kelly

Miami University

Ryerson, Kirsten

University of Colorado, Boulder

Schenk, John

Oregon State University

Smith, Stephen A.

Sarah Lawrence College

Theiss, Katherine

Willamette University

Wacholder, Brent

Eastern Illinois University




B. Certificate of Recognition










Name

Institution




Boutin, Alison

Miami University




Elam, Caitlin

The University of the South




Hatfield, Emerin

Willamette University




Hesselbrock, Sharon

Miami University




Hugie, Josie

Miami University




Kester, Lauren

Chatham College




King, Brian

Miami University




Kominskey, Emily

Truman State University




Lewis, Robin A.

Miami University




Meyers, Stephanie A.

Miami University




Nagy, Eric

Miami University




Neubig, Kurt

Louisiana State University




O'Brien, Sean

Southwestern University (Texas)




Tyson, Jon

Miami University




Weaver, Scott

Ohio University




Wright, Justin

Miami University






The able and efficient participation of Ellen Dean (UC Davis) and Darlene Southworth (Southern Oregon University) in the selection process is gratefully acknowledged.


Respectfully submitted,


Judy Jernstedt, Chair




C. President Elect (Linda Graham)


Report of the President-Elect


As the result of recommendations by the Executive Committee, an initiative was designed to stimulate BSA committees’ function. Three special luncheon meetings have been scheduled to occur during the annual meeting: The President-elect and Executive Director will meet with all new committee chairs, members of the Membership Committee, and members of the Education Committee who are available. Agendas for each of these meetings, together with suggested goals for the coming year (based on discussions of the Executive committee) were developed in collaboration with Bill Dahl, Executive Director, and will be distributed at the lunches, together with other materials that may be useful to committees during the coming year.


Respectfully submitted,


Linda Graham, President Elect





D. Secretary (Jenny Richards)


Botanical Society of America

Secretary’s Report, 2003


I solicited, received, collated and posted information on Committee and Section Officer changes after the summer meeting. This information has been further updated over the year, working with Executive Director Bill Dahl and Wanda Lovan in the Business Office. I submitted a report on the Awards from the summer, 2002, BSA banquet to the Plant Science Bulletin and also submitted Officer and Committee Reports to the PSB. Minutes of the summer, 2002, BSA Business meeting were submitted to the Society; these minutes were distributed in the Fall mailing and are posted on the BSA website at http://www.botany.org/newsite/conferences/ .


This year the Executive Committee had a special meeting in the Fall, Oct. 25-27, 2002, at the Missouri Botanical Garden in order to organize the transition to professional, permanent leadership with Bill Dahl as Executive Director. Similarly, the annual Spring Executive Committee meeting was held at the new Botanical Society of American Business Office at the Missouri Botanical Garden on April 4-6, 2003. I participated and took, revised and distributed to the Executive Committee minutes from these meetings.


At the fall meeting, the Executive Committee decided that we needed to revise the By-laws to reflect the new organization of the Society. I worked on this revision, collated suggestions from the rest of the Executive Committee, and helped President Scott Russell and Johanne Strogan distribute the proposed revisions to Society members in the fall mailing. At this meeting the Executive Committee developed an additional, special by-laws amendment that would allow the Society to participate more fully in national policy debate. Following the Executive Committee wording, I wrote and submitted this revision to the Society membership for a vote in the spring mailing.


I helped Executive Director Bill Dahl and Treasurer Joe Armstrong to establish a working list of Society Awards, including a list of who is in charge and how much money, if any, is associated with the award. Bill Dahl has posted this list on the website at http://www.botany.org/newsite/awards/.


In the ongoing effort to get a record of and update Society policies and procedures, I distributed the old copy of the Officers’ Duties to the Officers and received (or will receive) revisions of these, preliminary to discussion of and revision of the duties.


I reminded Bob Bell, Chairperson of the Darbaker Committee, to solicit nominations for the Darbaker Prize.


Prior to the Annual Meeting, I have notified Council Members of the time and place of the meeting and have solicited their Annual Reports. I have worked with the Officers to prepare agendas for the Council Meeting and Business Meeting, as well as the Executive Committee meetings.

Finally I have participated in the on-going e-mail discussions of the Executive Committee, as well as answered queries to and performed other duties of the Secretary of the Society.


Respectfully submitted,


Jennifer H. Richards

Secretary, Botanical Society of America





E. Treasurer (Joe Armstrong)*


Botanical Society of America


Treasurer’s Report

1 Oct. 2002- 30 June 2003

Joseph E. Armstrong


1. Summary


Even with a few fiscal speed bumps, the financial position of the Society remains strong. Revenues were higher than expected and expenses were less than expected, even though several initiatives generated new costs. The Society should end the 2002-2003 fiscal year with a tidy surplus. Revenue and cost projections have been used to generate a record proposed budget for the 2003-2004 fiscal year. Several fiscal uncertainties were resolved with the relocation and staffing of the business office, the establishment of e-commerce allowing online membership renewals, and the shift of the web page to a commercial server, so less guess work was required to generate the proposed budget, which represents a new fiscal milestone for the BSA.


2. Assets of The Botanical Society of America (as of 30 June 2003)


Total Endowment Funds (stocks, bonds, money market funds) - $1,772,333.09.


This is $94,286.76 lower than 30 June 2002 ($1,866,619.85), but the fund has grown $199,400.55 since 1 January 2003. Presently the Society does not rely on any earnings from the endowment fund for regular operating expenses.


Operating Funds

Treasurer’s checking $17,343.19

Treasurer’s savings $82,416.74

Amercan Century MM $65,499.83

Petty cash $35.50

Business Office checking $4,278.94

Business Office MM $400,597.86

Total $570,172.06

Although the heavy demands of the 4th quarter remain, our cash reserves are strong, and enough funds remain to cover expenses through December when membership renewals begin to replenish funds. The Executive Committee has decided to transfer the $65,499.83 in the American Century money market to the Endowment. The Society should end the fiscal year comfortably in the black.


Total Endowment Funds = $1,772,333.09

Total Operating Funds = $570,172.06

Total Assets = $2,342,505.15


3. 2002-2003 Budget Highlights


Revenues – After several years of gradual decline membership revenues to date ($161,125) exceeded budgetary projections ($140,000) by $21,125. In spite of the Faxon/Devine collapse and the loss of many institution subscriptions for volume 90 of the American Journal of Botany, these revenues to date ($577,695) have nearly met the projected budget ($580,000) because of the new pricing structure, and things look good for next year when lost subscribers are expected to return. In summary BSA total revenues ($892,224) exceeded the proposed budget ($891,700).

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