Welcome to the Ohio Valley Chapter of
Call for Nominations for Board of
The Ohio Valley Chapter of SETAC is currently accepting
nominations for several positions on their Board of Directors.
There are two Board of Directors Member positions open;
these positions have three-year terms. There are also 2 open
positions for Student Representatives, who serve a one-year
term. All Board of
Directors Members and the Student Representative participate in a
monthly conference call and assist in all aspects of planning and
presenting the Annual OVC Meeting.
The President-Elect position is also currently open. This is a three-year
commitment, but the actual year of Presidency would have the most
time commitment. You
will serve as the President-Elect one year (2013); President (2014);
and as Past President (2015).
This is a very rewarding position.
Please consider serving as a BOD
Member, and send your nominations by November 21st, 2012. If you are
interested or would like to nominate anyone, please e-mail the
nominations to Becky Braeutigam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The regional Ohio Valley Chapter of SETAC is a group of
volunteers dedicated to improving our regional network of
scientists, regulators, and educators. Founded in 1984, OVC SETAC
organizes small regional scientific conferences for us to meet our
neighbors and potential collaborators, become familiar with advances
in many environmental fields, and give opportunities (and sometimes
money!) to students to present their work and meet new mentors.
We have more than 80 members from OH, KY, IN and MI that are
involved with developing workshops and timely discussions of topics
of both regional and national interest.
Your involvement in helping us achieve our goals for 2012 is
encouraged. We are:
1. Continuing to expand our member participation. Key efforts
- Hosting an annual meeting;
- Encouraging greater involvement in local and
regional scientific communities through outreach and volunteer
- Garnering more financial support from an
Affiliate/Sustaining membership drive.
2. Creating forums for relationship building through more
frequent information exchange via:
- Use of the web page to facilitate dialogue
- Posting of a quarterly OVC Newsletter
- Emailing to our larger quad-state SETAC North
- Encouraging local gatherings/dinner meetings