ESA Organizational Renewal Passes

Lanham, MD; June 1, 2007 – The voting period on ESA Organizational Renewal ended at midnight, May 31, 2007. Results are in, and the Renewal passed with 88% of voting members in favor of the changes.

Below is a message to ESA members from President Scott Hutchins.

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Dear ESA Members,

On behalf of the ESA Governing Board, I am pleased to report that the proposed ESA Bylaws Revision has been approved by the membership, with 88% of voting members in favor of the changes.

This decision by the membership marks a landmark milestone in the history of our Society and will be the start of another very productive and influential era in the development of the ESA. In the next weeks and months, we will be working on the many organizational details and administrative prework supporting a smooth transition, with implementation to begin at the close of the Annual Business Meeting in San Diego (December 12) later this year. We ask for your patience and cooperation during this process and promise to communicate progress on a regular basis.

Although a clear majority of voting members elected to support the proposed revision, we recognize that it was not unanimous. To the members that voted to not support the changes, we specifically ask you for an opportunity over the next year to demonstrate how the changes will visibly strengthen ESA and we certainly welcome your continued constructive engagement along this next phase of the journey.

Congratulations on taking this big step for your Society and thank you for your membership in the ESA!

Sincerely,

Scott H. Hutchins, Ph.D., BCE
President, Entomological Society of America