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SFS Constitutional Revisions 2014

The Constitutional Revision Committee will propose two bylaw changes to the Society at the Business Luncheon in Portland. The details of, and rationale for, the proposed change are outlined below.

Respectfully submitted,
Steve Francoeur, co-Chair
Fred Benfield, co-Chair

Proposed Revision to By-Laws 1

Recognizing the role of the Newsletter within the Society for Freshwater Science.


The Newsletter has become an official publication of the Society (replacing the Bulletin), and should thus be represented on the Publications Committee. The Publications committee is in favor of these changes.

Proposed Revision to By-Laws 2

Restructuring the Elections and Place Committee.


Currently, a recent Past-president is required as an “at-large” member of this Committee. Specifying the exact term that each Past-president will serve on this Committee will allow Past-presidents to plan out their committee commitments in advance of appointment and increase the efficiency with which members are appointed to this Committee. The Elections and Place committee is in favor of these changes.

Full Detail of Proposed Changes

Please see the following document regarding the proposed constitutional revision: 


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