Fellows and Elective Members
2013 NOMINATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP CLASSES OF FELLOW AND ELECTIVE MEMBER of the AOU are due 13 April 2013.
Fellows and Elective Members are encouraged to submit nominations of deserving colleagues. The Committee on Nomination of Fellows and Elective Members will prepare additional nominations, but often committee members don’t know all the deserving ornithologists, thus timely submissions from members are imperative. Nominations and full supporting information are to be supplied by the nominators.
Nominators seeking to endorse a nominee must first obtain the instructions and forms for 2013. Forms may be downloaded in any of the following formats:
- Adobe Acrobat (pdf)
- Rich Text Format (rtf)
- Microsoft Word (docx)
- Microsoft Word Compalibility Mode (doc)
or requested from the Secretary, SARA R. MORRIS, Department of Biology, Canisius College, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208 USA (PH: 716-888-2567, FX: 716-888-3157, E-Mail: ).
For ELECTIVE MEMBER nominations, the Secretary will compile information and send out instructions for balloting to all current Fellows and Elective Members in June 2013. With the change in AOU Bylaws approved by the Fellows in July 2011, the election of Elective Members will be electronic in 2013, although hard copies will be available by request. BALLOTS FOR 2013 ELECTIVE MEMBERS are to be cast by 24 July 2013. Nominees receiving at least half the number of votes cast are considered duly elected. Results are confidential until announced at the annual Business Meeting during the 2013 AOU in Chicago, IL. For FELLOW nominations, the Secretary will compile and prepare packets, and send these in May 2013 to current Fellows. Accompanying that mailing will be a formal announcement of the upcoming Fellows meeting, including an agenda and the previous meeting's minutes. VOTING FOR 2013 FELLOWS takes place at the annual Fellows Meeting at the AOU meeting in August 2013 in Chicago, IL. The exact date of that meeting will be included in the Fellows package and will be available on the 2013 meeting website.
Officers and Elective Councilors
2013 NOMINATIONS FOR AOU OFFICERS AND ELECTIVE COUNCILORS must be received by the Secretary four months before the Stated Meeting. Thus, this year nominations are due 13 April 2013.
Officers will be elected by electronic and postal ballot prior to the meeting, and the new officers will be announced at the Business Meeting of Members. Officers to be elected will be Treasurer, and four Elective Councilors (three-year terms). At the conclusion of the 130th Stated Meeting, Susan M. Haig will begin her first year as President. The Bylaws of the AOU require that the Secretary and Treasurer be elected or re-elected annually. The incumbent Secretary (Sara R. Morris) and Treasurer (James Herkert) are willing to stand for re-election. Of the total of twelve Elective Councilors, four are elected annually to serve terms of approximately three years, beginning at the close of the Stated Meeting. Elective Councilors ending their terms at the conclusion of the 131st Stated Meeting in 2013 are Ronald L. Mumme, Jennifer C. Owen, Ernesto Ruelas Inzunza, and Brett K. Sandercock. Continuing to serve in 2013-2014 will be Elective Councilors Daniel R. Ardia, Maria Del Coro Arizmendi, Rebecca T. Kimball, Irby J. Lovette, Jorge L. Perez-Eman Scott K. Robinson, Kenneth V. Rosenberg, and Kevin Winker.
The procedure for nominating AOU officers and Elective Councilors is outlined in the Bylaws (Art IV, Sec 2):
“Each Fellow and Elective Member shall be invited to nominate to the Secretary, persons for President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Elective Councilors. These nominations shall be received by the Secretary four months before the Stated Meeting. Nominations for all officers and Elective Councilors must be accompanied by documented consent of the nominee.”
Nominations may be submitted in writing, or electronically to the Secretary, Sara R. Morris, Department of Biology, Canisius College, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208 USA (PH: 716-888-2567, FX: 716-888-3157, EM: ).