| Jan Salick
Johns and Janis Alcorn
| David M. Spooner and Daniel K. Harder
Consisting of two persons appointed by the Council for five-year terms and eligible
for reappointment and the archivist at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG),
shall oversee the acquisition, maintenance, organization, accessibility of the
Society's archives housed at the NYBG (Article XI).
Members: Michael Balick and Stephen Sinon, NYBG
| Mary Eubanks,
Consisting of a member of the Finance Committee as Chairperson and one other
person appointed to three-year terms by the Council, shall complete an examination
of the Treasurer's report prior to the annual Council and business meetings
of the Society. In addition, the Chairperson shall arrange for independent audits
of the financial records as called for by the Council. The Treasurer may not
serve on this Committee.
Members: James Miller and Walter Lewis
| Gail Wagner, Chair
Consisting of the Secretary and two other persons, shall be appointed by the
Council to serve three-year terms. One of the two appointed members shall be
named Protocol Secretary by the President, the other shall serve as chairperson
of the committee. Members shall be eligible for reappointment, but the only
member of the Council who may serve on the Committee is the Secretary. The Committee
shall receive proposed amendments to the Bylaws and prepare these for submission
to the Council and Membership. The Committee may also initiate recommendations
for changes in the Bylaws.
Members: Susan Verhoek and Heather McMillen
| Sunshine Brosi
Shall consist of Associate Editors and others appointed by the Editor of Economic
Botany subject to confirmation by the Council. Editorial Board members shall
assist in the editorial process and shall volunteer or give advice on requests
concerning policy matters, and encourage authors in their disciplines, institutions,
or geographic areas to submit manuscripts to Economic Botany.
Rainer Bussmann, Chair
Consisting of four members, the President to serve as Chairperson, the Student
Representative and two other members appointed by the Council to three-year
terms. The Committee shall bring to the attention of the public and scientific
communities significant accomplishments and events in economic botany, and promote
educational programs involving plants useful to people.
Members: Bruce Hoffman, Ryan Huisch, Sunshine Brosi, Patricia Harrison and Katy Jones
| Eve Emshwiller,
Consisting of the Immediate Past-President as Chairperson, President-Elect,
President, and, if desired, one or more additional members appointed by the
President for one-year terms. The Committee shall seek to raise monies to create
endowments for awards and other purposes authorized by the Council or the Executive
Members: Mary Eubanks, Rainer Bussmann, Sy Sohmer and Dan Moerman
| Leticia McCune, Chair
The Ethics Committee shall consist of three or four persons appointed by the
Council to examine ethical questions relating to economic botany and the Society
in particular. Committee members shall serve three-year terms and shall be eligible
Members: John Rashford and Memory Elwin-Lewis
Consisting of the President, President-Elect, Past-President, Secretary, Editor
(ex officio), and Treasurer. The President shall be Chairperson of the Executive
Committee. In the interim between annual meetings all powers not delegated by
the Council to committees or to specified officers shall be considered as delegated
to the Executive Committee acting as a body and reaching its decisions by majority
vote, except as these powers may be specifically restricted by the Council.
It may not modify or rescind instructions from the Council or from the membership
as decided by vote in a regular meeting. The Committee shall make an annual
report to the Council.
| Sy Sohmer,
Composed of three persons; the Treasurer shall serve as chairperson and two
other members shall be appointed by the Council for three-year terms. The committee
shall recommend investment policies for the Society's funds and changes in dues
structure, maintain oversight for special funds and endowments, and arrange
for independent audits of the Society's financial records, as called for by
Members: Dan Moerman, David Lentz and Bill Dahl
| Gail Wagner, Chair
The Membership Committee shall consist of four persons, of whom the President-Elect
shall be Chairperson. The three additional members of the Committee shall be
the Treasurer, Student Representative and one other member appointed by the
Council. Terms of office shall be one year, except for the Treasurer and Student
Representative, who shall serve throughout his/her term of office. The duties
of the Membership Committee shall be to solicit new members for the Society,
encourage retention of membership, and review membership applications in order
that the Society may be kept informed of the nature of its growth.
Members: Sy Sohmer, Laura Weiss Shiels and Bill Dahl
| Trish Flaster, Chair
The Newsletter Committee shall be composed of the Newsletter Editor, who shall
be appointed by the Council for a renewable five-year term, and serve as chairperson
of the committee, and other members of the Society nominated by the Newsletter
Editor and confirmed by the Council. Committee members shall serve terms of
three years and shall be eligible for reappointment.
Members: Gail Wagner, Charlotte Gyllenhaal, Jillian de Gezelle, Lisa Offringa,
and Al Keali'i Chock
| Mary Eubanks,
The Committee shall consist of the Immediate Past-President as Chairperson,
plus two members-at-large appointed by the Council for one-year terms. No more
than one member of the Nominations and Awards Committee shall be appointed for
a second term. The Committee shall be responsible for nominations for the offices
of President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and members-at-large of the Council,
and annually shall select a nominee for the Distinguished Economic Botanist
Award, subject to confirmation by the Council. It shall obtain written consent
to serve from all nominees before their names are placed on the ballot.
Members: Charlotte Gyllenhaal and John Rashford
| Daniel Austin, Chair
Members: Mary Theresa Bonhage-Freund, Nancy Turner, Eric Boa and John Rashford
| Mary Eubanks,
| Rainer Bussmann, Chair
The President shall be Chairperson of the Educational and Outreach Committee
and the Program and Publicity Committee for the annual meeting held during his/her
term of office. The President-elect shall serve as Chairperson of the future
annual meeting. Terms of office are for two years. Because a new Program and
Publicity Committee will be appointed each year, two Committees will be operative
at any given time. These Committees shall plan, organize, and carry out all
aspects of the annual meeting for which they are responsible, including the
scientific program. The Committee shall consist of five persons. Other members
shall include the Secretary, Newsletter Editor as organizer of publicity, and
two other members appointed by the Council, one of whom shall be the Chairperson
of the local arrangements and the other of the symposium for the annual meeting
scheduled approximately two years hence.
| Katie Kamelamela (Univ. of Hawaii), Chair
Consiting of four persons, of whom the Student Representative shall be Chairperson.
The three additional members of the Committee shall be nominated by the Student
Representative and confirmed by the Council. Terms of office shall be two years.
The duties of the Student committee shall be to maintain a student network, voice
the interests and needs of the Society's student membership and organize a formal
student social at the annual meeting, including providing an itemized budget to
the Council. Only bona fide undergraduate or graduate students are elligible.
Members: Jillian de Gezelle,
Lisa Offringa and
Charles de Souza
| Bill Dahl, Chair
The Web Site Committee shall consist of the Web
Editor (ex officio and non-voting) and a Chairperson and two other voting members
appointed by the Council. The Web Editor shall be appointed by the chairperson
of the committee for one to three years at the discretion of the chairperson.
The Web Site Committee shall be responsible for the Society web site which will
serve as a communication and information venue for the Society and its members
in keeping with the purposes stated in Article II of these Bylaws. The Chairperson
shall serve for two years except for the initial appointment which shall be for
three years. Each of the voting members shall serve for two years except that
initially one of the two members shall be appointed for 1 year. The Committee
shall present annually a budgeted plan to the council for maintenance of the site,
for new initiatives, and for the priority to be assigned to such initiatives.
In the interim the Committee may consult with the President as the need to do
so arises. The Committee shall have operational authority for design and content
of the site and for supervision of the Web Editor who may be accorded such freedom
of action as the Committee may delegate. The Committee shall regulate such functions
as the posting of messages and the use of interactive facilities of the web site.
Commercial messages will not be accepted.