Dear Rosaceae Community Members: We are ready to vote on the 2017 candidates for RosEXEC. Voting begins October 17 and ends October 31st. Please go to the following web site on GDR to fill out your electronic ballot. You can learn more about any candidates' background and vision for RosEXEC contribution by clicking on their name. http://tinyurl.com/RosEXEC-voting2017 The community will elect five new U.S. members and two new International members to a 3-year term. U.S.-based members vote for both U.S. candidates and International candidates. International community members vote for International candidates only. This year's slate is diverse. We encourage you to consider voting to create a leadership group that will appropriately represent the amazing diversity of the Rosaceae community. Current RosEXEC membership can be found at https://www.rosaceae.org/rosexec_2016 As a reminder, the mission of RosEXEC is to:
* Serve as a communication and coordination focal point for the U.S. Rosaceae genomics, genetics and breeding community * Define research priorities based on input from the industry and research community * Facilitate scientific interaction and foster dynamic research teams * Promote research priorities * Coordinate educational efforts from the research community to the industry and the public.
Thanks again to the following U.S. and International members rotating off for their service to our community:
U.S. International Gina Fernandez Michael Dossett Briana Gross Riccardo Velasco Duke Lane Gregory Reighard Gayle Volk
Regards, Ksenija Gasic RosEXEC, Chair Elect and Membership Subcommittee Chair in 2016