President Siddall, members of the society, I am deeply honored to stand before you today. It's been quite a year for me in the ASP, what with serving on the Meeting Resolutions Committee for the fifth straight year. Seriously, I am humbled by the recognition bestowed on me with the Ward Medal, and the faith entrusted in me with election as vice president. I sincerely thank Rebecca Cole and members of the Ward Committee, Kirsten Jensen for her wonderful introduction, my supporters who wrote letters, and Janine Caira for nominating me as well as for her persistence in seeing it through. I also thank the society for their support. This is probably the first time in society history that a member has received the Ward Medal and been elected vice president in the same year. I am truly honored, and a little terrified that I am that person.

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