Dear US Based Rosaceae Genomics and Genetics Community, I would like to thank all community members who nominated candidates for RosEXEC. The list of nominees obtained so far does not have a single Maloideae or industry candidate.
Therefore, the RosEXEC Membership subcommittee is extending nominations until Friday Dec 4th to give you the opportunity to nominate Maloideae members and industry members.
Please make sure to please confirm with the prospective candidates that they are willing to be nominated and potentially serve before you submit them as candidates to me.
A copy of the previous letter is pasted below.
Nahla Bassil, Chair, RosEXEC Membership Committee Plant Geneticist USDA-ARS, NCGR 33447 Peoria Rd. Corvallis, OR 97333-2521 Tel: (541) 738-4214 Fax: (541) 738-4205 firstname.lastname@example.org
It is time to nominate the 2010 USRosEXEC members.
After three/four years of excellent service the following US members are rotating off the RosEXEC committee:
* Albert Abbott (Amygdaloideae, Univ, S), * Chad Finn (Rosoideae, ARS, W), * Abhaya Dandekar (Maloideae, Amygdaloideae Univ, W) * Schuyler Korban (Maloideae, Univ, E) * Gennaro Fazio (Maloideae, ARS, E)
The committee thus loses:
* 1 Rosoideae, 2.5 Maloideae and 1.5 Amygdaloideae crop focus representatives; * 3 university and 2 ARS representatives; * 2 eastern location (E), 2 western location and 1 southern (S) location representatives.
Members who will continue to serve in 2009 include Nahla Bassil, Chris Dardick, Amit Dhingra, Jim Luby, Gayle Volk, Angela Baldo, Jim Hancock, Jim McFerson, Bryon Sosinski, Philip Stewart and Cameron Peace, so no need to nominate them as they will already be serving.
To help maintain a balanced committee, we are asking you to nominate, by email, research and industry community members of whom one should have a major focus on Rosoideae, two on Maloideae and two on Amygdaloideae. Individuals with mixed focus can also be nominated. Please take this into account when you nominate candidates and please confirm with the prospective candidates that they are willing to be nominated and potentially serve before you submit them as candidates to Nahla.
International liason member rotating off this year include Sue Gardiner (Aus/NZ), Herman Silva (South Americ) and Dan Sargeant (Europe). Remaining members through 2010 are Jasper Rees (Africa) and Eric van de Weg (Europe). Two new members are needed to serve two year terms where we are seeking at least one to be outside of Europe. Please nominate candidates and again confirm their interest before submitting your nominations.
US Rosaceae Genomics, Genetics and Breeding community members may nominate as many candidates as you wish at this stage by sending a list of the nominees to membership chair, Nahla Bassil at email@example.com. You have until November 20th to nominate candidates. Following these nominations, we will compile a candidate list for the actual vote via a webform. If you have any questions please contact Nahla Bassil at the aforementioned email address.
Nahla Bassil Plant Geneticist USDA-ARS, NCGR 33447 Peoria Rd. Corvallis, OR 97333-2521 Tel: (541) 738-4214 Fax: (541) 738-4205 firstname.lastname@example.org