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Price, SIVB President
Dear SIVB members,
The winter Board of Directors (BOD) meeting was held on Feb.
16, 2008 by conference call. We were up-dated by Marietta
Ellis, our Managing Director and by John Harbell, SIVB Vice-President,
on the meeting statistics and program for the 2008 World Congress
(June 14 - 18 at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort).
Everything is running smoothly including abstract submissions,
registration, fundraising and the scientific sessions. The
World Congress is going to be an outstanding meeting with
great science and a great location at a bargain price, so
please plan to be there (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The BOD was also updated on the 2009 meeting in Charleston,
SC (June 6-11) and the 2010 meeting to be held jointly with
IAPB in St. Louis.
Richard Heller, SIVB Treasurer, updated the BOD on our financial
health. We have eliminated past debt and should end the year
in the black.
Todd Jones, President-Elect and chair of the Long Range Planning
Committee (LRPC), updated us with regard to the SIVB Foundation.
The LRPC and the BOD suggested that the draft documents be
reviewed by an independent legal counsel. This has been done
and the legal counsel offered us two ways to proceed, as a
separate Foundation or by establishing an Endowment Fund and
committee within the SIVB. A BOD conference call is being
planned to weigh and vote on the 2 alternatives. David Altman,
Past-President, discussed new tax regulations for non-profit
organizations and how these regulations effect professional
organizations such as ours and what the SIVB needs to do to
Michael Horn, Publications Chair and the staff of New Beginnings
Management updated the BOD on our Journals, open access questions
and our contracts with Springer and BioOne.
The Awards Committee forwarded 3 nomination packets for approval
by the BOD. All 3 were approved.
The BOD voted to become a co-sponsor of a webinar series
put on by Corning. The partnership increases our exposure
and offers our membership an excellent free learning tool.
The BOD also approved the SIVB be part of a workshop on alternatives
to animal toxicology testing being put together by Gene Elmore
for the Society of Toxicology.
Paul J. Price, President SIVB