North Central Branch Newsletter

March Newsletter from NCB President Andy Michel

NCB/SWB Joint Meeting Postponed until 2021. Thank you all for your patience and understanding after we postponed our Joint Meeting. Everyone provided tremendous effort in planning and preparing for the meeting. While I am disappointed that we were not able to have our meeting, I know that by postponing, we did not contribute to the spread of COVID-19 and did all that we could to keep everyone safe. I hope that everyone continues to be safe and healthy until the current outbreak is over. However, please mark your calendars for March 6-10, 2021, when we will be meeting at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City!!

2020 Student Competition. NCB and SWB leadership will hold a virtual student competition for those that could not compete in Oklahoma because of our meeting postponement. If you had submitted a presentation or a poster for the 2020 competition, you will receive an email from Becky Anthony at ESA and Confex detailing upload instructions.  Your deadline for submission is April 6.  Judges will evaluate presentations and posters April 20-24th.  We hope to notify the winners by May 1. Please email the NCB Student Competition Chair, Mark Asplen if you have any questions.

NCB 2020 Business Meeting Webinar.  Mark your calendars for April 15 from 2-3 (Eastern), 1-2 (Central)!  Since you have extra time to do your taxes this year, use your pencils to take notes and attend the NCB Business Meeting.  I will provide updates for the 2019-2020 year, recognize the efforts of members, and officially transition leadership to Mark Boetel (2020 President) and Mary Gardiner (2020 President-Elect). Most importantly, we will be voting on the many updates to our constitution and by-laws!  Please review the proposed changes here: https://www.entsoc.org/northcentral/proposed-amendments.
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Mark your calendars for our 2022 Meeting!  The Radisson Blu in Minneapolis, MN has agreed to reserve March 19-24 for our 2022 Meeting. NCB leadership agreed that we should continue with our plans to have our meeting in Minneapolis and thank our partners at the Blu for holding our meeting in 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Michel
NCB President, 2019-2020

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