President Stephen Gardiner called the meeting to order at 10:00 AM in the Vertebrate Zoology Seminar Room, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. Council members present: Carole Baldwin, Richard Banks, Stephen Cairns, Michael Carleton, Bruce Collette, Stephen Gardiner (President, Editor), Ron Heyer, Lynne Parenti, Martha Nizinski, Victor Springer, Kenneth Tighe (Treasurer), and Richard Vari. Allen Press Business Association Manager and Associate Publisher, Nick Dormer, also was in attendance.

Gardiner welcomed the attendees and asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the 2012 Society meeting, which were published in volume 125(2): 208–210. The minutes were approved without discussion.

Audit Committee representative Mike Carleton reported that he and Robert Reynolds had conducted an audit of Society finances on 22 May 2013. They found no discrepancies. The Audit Committee report was approved.

Treasurer Kenneth Tighe then summarized the Treasurer's report for FY 2012. As is typical for the Society,...

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