After receiving and reviewing our Section budget for the 2024 meeting, I'm concerned about our ability to continue providing student awards and enjoy the Section reception at the level we have become accustomed to in past years. Our annual allocation covers most of our meetings needs, but the awards and receptions rely on generating extra funds through workshops and donations. Please consider donating to our Section using this link (https://www.aafs.org/ways-give?form=Section-Donation) and designating your donation as "Reception" or "D&I" in the dedication area
We should also be forward thinking when it comes to this issue, so I am calling for self-nominations for a new ad hoc committee. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please email me a one-paragraph self-nomination explaining your desire to serve/contextualizing what you would bring to the table. These will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee, who will rank applicants and finalize committee membership. The deadline for self-nomination emails is Friday, July 15, 2023.
This ad hoc committee will meet to discuss ways to generate funds for our Section awards and Section reception. A desired outcome of this committee's work would be ideas to generate funds for the 2024 and 2025 annual conferences that are allowed by and in line with the Academy's policies on fundraising. It is likely this committee will extend past my time as Chair as we will have the need to keep finding ways to financially support our Section.
Thank you in advance for your interest! I look forward to reviewing your self-nominations.
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