Dear RosEXEC Members,
On behalf of the RosEXEC Membership & Governance Subcommittee, we would like to nominate you to serve as Secretary of RosEXEC in 2010. The Secretary will be elected through internal electronic voting from all members of RosEXEC with voting privileges. She/he is expected to assist the 2010Vice-Chair (Phil Mcferson) and the Chair (Nahla Bassil) and prepare conference call minutes and meeting minutes and e-mail them to the RosEXEC GDR Administrator to upload to GDR. The secretary will serve a one-year term in 2010, rotate to Vice-Chair for a year in 2011, followed by Chair of RosEXEC in the third year (2012).
All current (new and existing) RosEXEC members, as well as those members who have just rotated off the committee, are being given the opportunity to run for Secretary of RosEXEC. If you CANNOT serve as secretary of RosEXEC, please e-mail the Membership & Governance Subcommittee chair, Nahla Bassil, by Monday morning, January 4th. Dorrie Main will then notify the RosEXEC members of the candidates for RosEXEC Secretary and conduct electronic voting. Voting for Secretary is expected to occur January 6th-8th. The results will be announced at the beginning of the annual meeting on Sunday, January 10th at 10:00 am, when the secretary will be preparing the minutes of the meeting.
Responsibilities of RosEXEC Officers:
* Furthers the objectives of RosEXEC through coordination of RosEXEC activities * Organizes regular teleconferences and face-to-face RosEXEC meetings * Keeps the U.S. RosGGB community apprised of funding and similar strategic opportunities. * Liaises with federal research agency administrators to represent the U.S. RosGGB community * Provides minutes of RosEXEC meetings and other relevant information to be posted on the GDR RosEXEC website * Increases industry visibility of Rosaceae GGB community activities by dissemination to technical and popular media
* Provides support for Chair activities * Oversees the functioning of RosEXEC committees/working groups * Chairs the RosEXEC membership and governance committee
§ Organizational issues
§ Nomination and election process
§ Dissemination of election results
* Assists Chair and Vice Chair when called on * Takes minutes at RosEXEC meetings and forwards them in a timely manner to the Chair * Provides written summaries of RosGGB activities to Chair for dissemination to technical and popular media
* Expected to attend PAG meetings each January, RGC meetings every two years, and generally be active in national and international meetings relevant to Rosaceae GGB
Nahla Bassil, RosEXEC Membership & Governance Subcommittee Chair
33447 Peoria Rd.
Corvallis, OR 97333-2521
Tel: (541) 738-4214
Fax: (541) 738-4205