President Ron Heyer called the meeting to order at 10:40 AM in the Waldo Schmitt Room, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. Council members and editorial staff present: Wayne Mathis (President-elect), Stephen Cairns (Secretary), Chad Walter (Treasurer), Michael Carleton, Steve Gotte, F. Christian Thompson, Jeffrey Williams, Neal Woodman (elected council), Victor Springer, Bruce Collette (past Presidents), Stephen Gardiner (Editor), and Frank Ferrari (committee member). A total of 15 members were present.

Heyer introduced Peter Burns, Associate Publisher with Allen Press and our liaison with the publication of the journal. President Heyer then announced the results of he biennial election, which may be found on the inside cover of this issue. He then reiterated the points discussed in the prior council meeting, which included a lengthy discussion of the inevitability of publishing our journal as “electronic only,” with the option of hard copies on demand....

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