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  • Nominations for Mid-Atlantic Associate Director

    The Mid-Atlantic Region of Sigma Xi is soliciting nominations for the position of an Associate Director.  The duties of associate director are given below.  Nominations must be submitted to the Regional Director, Frank Dane (fcdane@jchs.edu) by July 2, 2018 in order to meet deadlines for the Sigma Xi Election which will be conducted from October 29, 2018 to November 27, 2018  via electronic means. Only active (dues-paying) full members are eligible for office. Each candidate must submit a picture, a statement, biographical summary and a paragraph describing his/her activities with Sigma Xi and other organizations. A sample statement, biography, and description of activities can be found at https://www.sigmaxi.org/about/leadership/elections/candidate-statement-examples.

     
    SIGMA Xi, THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH HONOR SOCIETY

    Duties of Associate Directors in Sigma Xi

    Associate Directors were incorporated into the Society's governance structure in 1998 as part of Sigma Xi's new governance structure. There are 11 Associate Directors in Sigma Xi, one each from 5 of the 6 constituency groups and one each from all 6 geographic regions. (The Membership-at-Large constituency group has elected not to have an Associate Director.) Associate Directors are elected by their respective group or region at the Society's November annual meeting to serve three years from 1 July following their election.

    Duties: Associate Directors assist the Directors of their region or constituency group with responsibilities that are defined differently for each region or constituency group. When requested by the Director, the Associate Director may attend and vote at a meeting of the Board of Directors in place of the Director. Also, Associate Directors may be requested to conduct meetings of their region or constituency group at Sigma Xi's annual meeting each November in the absence of the Director.

    Time Commitment: Much of the work of Associate Directors is conducted electronically. However, if the Associate Director is asked by the Director to attend a meeting of the Board in the Director's absence that would require a commitment of Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening at Sigma Xi's annual meeting or one day  for the spring Board meeting, usually in April in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. If attending a meeting of the Board in place of the Director, the Society sub-vents expenses for the Associate Director to attend. If the Associate Director is asked to conduct meetings of the region or constituency group at the Society's annual meeting in place of the Director, the Associate Director's expenses for attending the annual meeting are paid by the Society. Finally, if the Associate Director wishes to attend the annual meeting when the Director also is attending, Sigma Xi will cover the travel expenses only for the Associate Director. more
  • Time to Renew Membership

    The opportunity to renew membership for the 18-19 Fiscal Year is upon us. It's quite easy to renew via the Web site. Just click on the "Renew" item in the "Membership" drop down from the main screen and follow the provided directions.

    One new membership benefit is a 40% discount on membership in AAAS. This is in addition to the existing discount for Nature.

    Cheers,

    Frank

    Francis C. Dane, Director
    Mid-Atlantic Region more
  • Call for Nominations for Service on Nominations Committee

    The Mid-Atlantic Region of Sigma Xi is soliciting nominations for a member on the Nominations Committee.  The duties of member of the Nominations Committee appear below.  The nominating committee will accept either self nominations or external nominations. Nominations must be submitted to the committee via Jasmine Shah (jshah@sigmaxi.org) by August 14, 2017 to meet deadlines for the Sigma Xi Election, which will be conducted from November 8 to December 7 via electronic means. Only active (dues-paying) full members are eligible for office. Each candidate must submit a current picture, a statement, biographical summary and a paragraph describing his/her activities with Sigma Xi and other organizations.  A sample statement, biography, and description of activities can be found at https://www.sigmaxi.org/about/leadership/elections/candidate-statement-examples/

     
     

    SIGMA Xi, THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH HONOR SOCIETY
    Duties of Committee on Nominations in Sigma Xi

    Sigma Xi's Committee on Nominations is composed of the three most recent Past Presidents who are not on the Board of Directors and one elected representative from each of the Society's six constituency groups and six geographic regions. Members are elected to the Committee by their respective region or constituency group to serve three-year terms on the Committee beginning at the annual meeting at which they were elected. Terms of the Committee run between annual meetings of the Society and elected members of the Committee may serve only one three year term.

    Duties: The Committee on Nominations conducts its business each January to June in which it must select at least two nominees for President-elect of the Society to be placed before the next Assembly of Delegates in November and every four years at least two nominees for Treasurer to be placed before the Assembly for election. The Committee's business is conducted by telephone conference call and by electronic ballots. When two individuals agree to be nominees for President-elect or Treasurer, the Committee's work is concluded.

    Time Commitment: Time commitments are variable based on efficiency of the committee. All work is done via email and teleconferences. There are no in-person meetings of the Committee.

    On a personal note, I have served on this committee and found it to be extremely important to Sigma Xi. Please let me know if you have any questions about serving on it. Feel free to email me at fcdane@jchs.edu more