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Vice Chair Officer Election: Call for Nominations (deadline July 31st)
Want to join a fun team to advance the mission of the Wetlands Working Group?

The Wetlands Working Group of The Wildlife Society is seeking nominations for the open position of Vice Chair. Our bylaws indicate we need at least 2 people to run for each position so please consider nominating yourself or someone else. The duties are outlined in the WWG Charter, and are summarized as follows:

VICE CHAIR — The Chair-elect shall serve as the Vice-Chair and assume the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair or upon the inability of the Chair to serve, and shall perform any duties assigned by the Chair. The Chair-elect shall chair the Newsletter Committee (Article VII, Section 2, Clause D). In the event the Chair-elect cannot serve in the Chair’s absence, the Executive Board shall appoint a Chair, pro tempore. Upon completion of a full term as Chair-elect, the Chair-elect succeeds to the position of Chair. The Vice Chair shall share promotion and marketing responsibilities (e.g., newsletters) with the Secretary/Treasurer.

Please submit all nominations, including self-nominations, to the Nominations Committee Chair, Ben Wishnek, via email, ben.wishnek@gmail.com by July 31, 2016. Nominations should include name, contact information, and a brief bio.

How can you help?

First, we need to increase the awareness of the Wetlands Working Group.  Please notify your colleagues about the group and encourage them to bring their expertise and interest to the Working Group.  The cost of the TWS Working Group is only $5 for TWS members! You may join our Working Group by logging in to your member portal.

Secondly, we need to hear your thoughts and ideas on how to make the Working Group most effective in meeting its mission.

Thirdly, in subsequent newsletters, we would like to inform the membership about important developments in wetland/water conservation, wetland management, and wetland and water policy.  Thus, please be thinking about important issues in your domain that you would like to bring to the attention of fellow TWS members.  For topics of high national and international interest, we will seek support to publish articles in The Wildlife Professional and other TWS communications.

Finally, we would like to develop educational and training opportunities that will best enable wildlife professionals to deal with complex, interdisciplinary water and wetland resource issues.

Your ideas and suggestions on how best to accomplish these and other topics of interest would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact any of the current board members with your ideas.