I have statements from 2 RosEXEC members who are in our election for secretary:
I am interested in serving on the RosEXEC leadership team for several reasons. First, as a relatively new member of the Rosaceae community (since 2018), I am anxious to get to know more of my colleagues in the field. Second, as a tree fruit breeder, I believe my experience and background enhance the diversity of the committee. Finally, because the family Rosaceae is composed of a number of relatively minor crops (and their wild relatives), which often struggle to receive adequate attention (and funding) on their own, I am interested in promoting and facilitating research priorities and scientific collaboration that will benefit crops across the family as a whole.
Being elected to the RosEXEC leadership team would be an honor and valuable opportunity for myself as an early-career researcher and new leader of the pome fruit breeding programs at the Appalachian Fruit Research Station. I am specifically interested in the position of secretary as it will provide opportunities to network within the community, familiarize myself with the governance of a national scientific group, and understand how community research priorities are set.
We're doing a simple election-- please email me your choice by Monday August 1 and I'll tally up the results.
I'm also attaching revised minutes for the previous and most recent RosEXEC meetings that will be posted to the website.
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