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  • 1.  RE: Alaska Chapter of Sigma Xi - election and bylaws

    Posted 05-21-2024 20:46
    Hi all,

    I'm sorry to say, I haven't had any nominations or reviews of the bylaws and we only have two weeks left in the open period. 

    Sorry to pester you all, but we need a bit of engagement (a few hours a month) to get things moving again with the Alaska Chapter. I should have a few relevant shared lectures and possible events next academic year if we can get a few volunteers. If we are not able to elect a few members, we won't be in good standing and won't be able to access the funds. 

    I hope to hear from some of you soon. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Kelly

    Nomination period & submit edits to bylaws: May 2 - June 7
    Election & vote about bylaws: June 10 - 27
    Submit results to international Sigma Xi & announce to the community: June 28

    Positions:
    • President
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer (we don't have an account)
    • Director at Large (specify city, region, university, agency, etc.). 


    Kelly Monteleone | Underwater Anthropologist

     

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    105 S. Seward St.  Suite 201 | Juneau, AK 99801

    direct 907-586-9118 | main 907-463-4844 | fax 907-586-9293

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  • 2.  RE: Alaska Chapter of Sigma Xi - election and bylaws

    Posted 05-22-2024 00:41
    Dear Kelly,

    Just wanted you to know that I am sympathetic to your problem but doubt that I can help other than to provide moral support. I've been retired for more than ten years and thus no longer connected to any of the institutions at which I enjoyed my membership in Sigma Xi. A very brief synopsis of my history follows. 

    In 1963 I was elected to membership as a Sigma Xi Associate while a graduate student at Washington State University. To best of my recollection I was elevated to full membership while on Civil Engineering faculty at University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1967-1976. From 1976 to 1980, I was a full professor of Marine Science at University of Alaska Fairbanks from which position I left to become an environmental consultant with an international engineering firm for the remainder of my professional career. From 1981 until 1993 I was an Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering at University of Alaska Anchorage. I remain associated with UAA as a member of the College of Engineering Dean's Advisory Board. 

    My current Sigma Xi membership is "Emeritus." If you feel that I might be helpful, please let me know. However, please understand that I am not interested in being involved in anything other than an advisory role but, be assured, that I support the mission of Sigma Xi and that I'm eager to support it however I might.

    Very kind regards,
    Jack Colonell   


    Joseph M (Jack) Colonell, PE, PhD
    907.360.8291
    Anchorage, Alaska








  • 3.  RE: Alaska Chapter of Sigma Xi - election and bylaws

    Posted 7 days ago
    Hi again, 

    I've delayed the start of the election period (was supposed to start last Monday, June 10), as I only have 1 possible volunteer.  At this point, we do not have enough interested people to reactivate the Alaska Chapter of Sigma Xi. 

    If I can find one or two more people to participate on the board, I will get the election and bylaw vote sent out before the end of the week.

    I will solicit in other ways for potential executive/board members (this is an FYI as many of you may see my other posts/requests).  I've heard back from at least one person I blindly emailed who said they didn't know what Sigma Xi is - if you are getting this, you are a member. 

    Please reach out if you have any questions, suggestions, ideas, or concerns. 

    Thanks,
    Kelly
    505-464-5108
    907-586-9118




    Kelly Monteleone | Underwater Anthropologist

     

    Sealaska-Heritage_Logo175

     

    105 S. Seward St.  Suite 201 | Juneau, AK 99801

    direct 907-586-9118 | main 907-463-4844 | fax 907-586-9293

    www.sealaskaheritage.org

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  • 4.  RE: Alaska Chapter of Sigma Xi - election and bylaws

    Posted 7 days ago
    Kelly: 

    I could volunteer for the Board, depending on whether I qualify and whether it would require me to have in-person meetings or activities.  I am retired from UAF, and I am not sure if you need people who are active researchers?  Also, I am a caregiver and can't usually leave the house, although I can Zoom, etc.  No worries if you can find someone better.

    Susan





  • 5.  RE: Alaska Chapter of Sigma Xi - election and bylaws

    Posted 7 days ago
    Kelly,
    I support Susan.
    Larry Duffy