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									EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING




      FEBRUARY 9, 2007




     BRIEFING BOOK




    MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
                                    Agenda

                  Southern Division American Fisheries Society
                         Executive Committee Meeting
                               February 9, 2007
                             Memphis, Tennessee


1.    Call to Order                                              Curry
      a. Determination of quorum                                 Summers
      b. Identification of proxies                               Curry
      c. Recognition of Past-Presidents                          Curry

2.    Remarks by AFS President Jennifer Nielsen                  Nielsen

3.    Remarks by Executive Director Gus Rassam                   Rassam

4.    Officer’s Reports                                          SDAFS Officers

5.    Reports with Action and/or Budget implications
      a. Secretary/Treasurer’s Reports (Reports # 4 – 4.4)       Summers
      b. Resolutions Committee (Report # 26)                     Riecke
      c. Student Affairs Committee (Report # 27)                 Welsh
      d. By-Laws Revision (Report # 28.1 – Attachment)           Mazik
      e. SEAFWA Representative (Report # 40)                     Filipek

6.    Chapter Reports                                            Unit Reps

7.    Committee Reports                                          Committee Reps

8.    Unfinished Business
      a. Archiving Division Records                              Curry

9.    New Business
      a. Funding Request from AFS Equal Opportunities            Curry
         Section Student Travel Award
      b. Caribbean Chapter                                       Hunt
      c. Mexico Chapter: Hosting annual AFS                      Curry
         meeting – travel restrictions


10.   Other Business

11.   Adjourn




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                                    Briefing Book Contents

                        Southern Division American Fisheries Society
                               Executive Committee Meeting
                                      February 9, 2007
                                   Memphis, Tennessee

   Note: Symbols following reports are: * – written report received and included in the
   briefing book; A – action item; B – budget implications.

Officer/Chapter/Committee/Position               Person                  Report Page
Officers
President                                        Bob Curry               1*            6
President-Elect                                  Fred Heitman            2*            9
Vice-President                                   Steve McMullin          3*           12
Secretary/Treasurer                              Greg Summers            4*         13 AB
Secretary/Treasurer – 2006 Balance Sheet         Greg Summers            4.1 *       15 A
Secretary/Treasurer – 2007 Proposed Budget       Greg Summers            4.2 *      16 AB
Secretary/Treasurer – 2006 Business Meeting      Greg Summers            4.3 *       17 A
Minutes
Secretary/Treasurer – Fall ExCom Minutes         Greg Summers            4.4 *       19 A
Past-President                                   Pat Mazik               5*           20

Chapters
Alabama                                          Inactive
Arkansas                                         John Jackson            6*           22
UAPB Student Sub-unit                            Thomas Lang             6.1 *        25
Auburn University                                Evan Durland            7*           28
Florida                                          Chuck Cichra            8*           30
Georgia                                          Donald Harrison         9*           32
UGA Student Sub-unit                             Paul Schueller          9.1 *        35
Kentucky                                         John Williams           10 *         37
Louisiana                                        Jill Jenkins            11 *         39
Mississippi                                      Jan Hoover              12 *         42
North Carolina                                   Lawrence Dorsey         13 *         44
NCSU Student Sub-unit                            Marybeth Brey           13.1 *       47
Oklahoma                                         Randy Parham            14 *         52
South Carolina                                   Marcel Reichert         15 *         54
Tennessee                                        Todd St. John           16 *         56
TNTU Student Sub-unit                            Malissa Mengel          16.1 *       59
Texas                                            Deborah Wade            17 *         62
Tidewater                                        Anthony Overton         18
ECU Student Sub-unit                             Becky Deehr             18.1 *       64
Virginia                                         Dan Michaelson          19 *         69
Virginia Tech                                    Joanne Davis            20 *         72
West Virginia – WVU Student Sub-unit             Jim Hedrick             21 *         75



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Officer/Chapter/Committee/Position            Person            Report Page
Standing Committees
Audit                                         Gene Gilliland    22 *      78
Awards                                        Bruce Saul        23 *      79
Mail Ballot                                   Craig Bonds       24 *      81
Nominating                                    Chad Thomas       25 *      83
Resolutions                                   Dennis Riecke     26 *     86 A
Student Affairs                               Stuart Welsh      27 *    93 AB

Ad Hoc Committees
Procedures Revision                           Pat Mazik         28 *     96 A
By-Laws Revision (Separate Attachment)        Pat Mazik         28.1      A

Technical Committees
Aquaculture                                   Carl Kittel       29 *      98
Catfish                                       Dave Buckmeier    30 *     100
Non-game Aquatics                             Steve Rider       31 *     102
Pollution                                     Inactive
Reservoir                                     Vic Dicenzo       32 *     103
Small Impoundments                            Ryan Oster        33 *     105
Striped Bass                                  Dan Wilson        34 *     107
Trout                                         Mike Shingleton   35 *     109
Warmwater Streams                             Frank Fiss        36 *     112

Appointed and Elected Positions
AFS Nominating Committee Representative       John Odenkirk     37 *     114
Newsletter Editor                             Amy Villamagna    38 *     115
SEAFWA Proceedings, Fisheries Editor          John Galvez       39 *     117
SEAFWA Directors Liaison                      Steve Filipek     40 *    119 A
Watson Award Committee                        Dave Rizzuto      41 *     121
Webmaster                                     Fred Janssen      42
SDAFS Disaster Relief                         Danielle Pender   43 *     123

Other
Urban Fishing Symposium                       Thomas Lang       44 *     129




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                    Report # 1

TO:                  Southern Division AFS Executive Committee
FROM:                Robert L. Curry, President
DATE:                January 31, 2007

Office/Committee:           SDAFS President
Officer/Chair:              Robert L. Curry

Motion Report:                      Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Work collaboratively with division units to advance the Society goals by coordinating
      and complementing Chapter activities related to aquatic stewardship, information
      transfer, and member services. Attend meetings, actively serve on committees and
      maintain a liaison role with regional resource stakeholders. Provide leadership and
      guidance to division units regarding governance and membership services and represent
      Chapter needs to the Society leadership.

      2006 Program of Work:
          Improve communications with units
          Update Division By-laws and Procedures Guidelines
          Work with units to update By-Laws and develop Procedures Guidelines
          Conduct SDAFS Leadership Workshop
          Direct SDAFS Disaster Relief Program (see Report # 43)

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 1: Local and Global Leadership

          Encouraged units to be involved locally in aquatic resource issues; encouraged units
          and students to be involved in Society Sections and committees that are actively
          involved in fisheries management and aquatic resource issues.

      Goal AS 3: Promotion of Stewardship

          The Division has prepared two resolutions for the membership to consider:
              An Instream Flow Resolution that urges the state fish and wildlife and state
                environmental protection agencies in the Southern Division to commit the
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                 necessary staff and financial resources to develop instream flow protection
                 programs.
                A resolution that supports the efforts of the Southeast Aquatic Resources
                 Partnership (SARP) to develop a Southeast Aquatic Habitat Plan, and agrees
                 to work cooperatively with SARP when opportunities are present to benefit
                 aquatic resources.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 1: Visibility

         Worked with LA and MS Chapters to publish information about the Disaster Relief
         Program.

      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

         I am working with the SEAFWA Director’s to establish a SEAFWA Fisheries
         Committee to improve communications between the SDAFS and SEAFWA
         Directors.

      Goal ITO 3: Professional Stature

         I actively served on the SDAFS EXCOM, AFS Special Management Committee,
         Society Governing Board, Time and Place Committee, and Membership Concerns
         Committee. I am a member of the Fisheries Administrators, Fisheries Management
         and Fish Culture sections. I continue to encourage students and unit members to
         become actively involved in unit and division committees as well as society sections.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

         Encouraged units to submit nominations for deserving units and members. The
         Division’s ECU student sub-unit and TN Chapter won the Society’s best unit awards.
         Dr. Joe Hightower won the Society’s 2006 Excellence in Education Award. SDAFS
         members are very active in the Society’s committees and sections and our members
         often serve as leaders.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

         Division units are increasingly meeting together, sometimes in conjunction with other
         professional groups. We are beginning to work more closely with The Wildlife
         Society, particularly at the SEAFWA meeting. Every active Chapter held an annual

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        meeting which included special symposia, technical papers workshops or continuing
        education classes. I attended the following meetings to network with local Units:
            2006 Spring Meeting, San Antonio
            2006 Mid-year Governing Board Meeting
            2006 Annual AFS meeting; Special Management Committee & Governing
               Board
            2006 joint MS/LA Chapter meeting
            2006 joint TN/KY Chapter meeting
            2006 SEAFWA Spring Director’s meeting
            2006 North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference
            2006 Student Colloquium at Auburn University
            2006 SEAFWA; participated in career Fair; attended Director’s Meeting
            2006 Annual ECU student sub-unit annual meeting
            2007 LA Chapter Meeting

     Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

        I worked with the Division webmaster to develop a President’s Corner to keep the
        unit leaders and members informed of Society and Division activities.

     Goal MS 5: Strategic Plan Development

        2006 Program of Work:
            Improve communications with units
            Update Division By-laws and Procedures Guidelines
            Work with units to update By-Laws and develop Procedures Guidelines
            Conduct SDAFS Leadership Workshop
            Direct SDAFS Disaster Relief Program (see Report # 43)

        Began working with TN and MS Chapters to revise their By-Laws and develop
        Procedures Guidelines. I established an SDAFS Ad Hoc Committee to revise the
        Division By-Laws and Procedures Guidelines.

        I scheduled a 2-hr training session for SDAFS unit leaders at the annual division
        meeting. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a brief overview and orientation
        to the Society and its governance with special emphasis on relationships of local
        units, committees and the division. We also want to help unit leaders to better
        understand their responsibilities and identify mechanisms available to help their
        leadership tenure be productive and enjoyable.

     Goal MS 6: Financial Security

        The Division provided a total of $5,000 to the SDAFS Disaster Relief Program to
        support the LA and MS ($2,500 each) annual Chapter meetings.

C.   Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:
         None to Report
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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                        Report # 2

TO:            Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:          J. Fred Heitman, President – Elect, SDAFS
DATE:          January 26, 2007

Office/Committee:              SDAFS President-Elect
Officer/Chair:                 J. Fred Heitman

Motion Report:                 Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.     Charge or Annual Program of Work:

President elect shall act as substitute for the Division President in the event that the President is
not available. President elect shall be a member of the AFS Governing Board and may be a
member of the Management Committee. The President-Elect makes arrangements for the Past-
Presidents’ breakfast (luncheon, reception, etc.) to be held in conjunction with the Spring
Meeting. The President-Elect may be asked by President to represent Division at Chapter
meetings. President-Elect will be in charge of the Interdisciplinary Symposium when they are
Past President (2 years in the future). The President-Elect will work with the host State and The
Wildlife Society to develop the Interdisciplinary Symposium program. The President –Elect
serves on the SEAFWA Fisheries Technical Program Committee. Maintain liaison with
President; be prepared to respond to AFS requests in anticipation of coming year. Solicit interest
in Technical and Standing Committee assignments via Newsletter; get announcement to
Newsletter Editor by spring for placement in summer newsletter. Coordinate with Local
Arrangements Committee Chair to schedule Past Presidents’ breakfast/luncheon.
Confer with the President and current Committee Chairs and appoint chairs for Standing, Ad
Hoc, and Technical Committees prior to the Spring Meeting at which you would be installed as
President; develop tentative lists of committee memberships. Confer with the outgoing President
for the exchange of administrative materials and general discussion of key issues of incoming
and outgoing administrations. If President-Elect is not a certified Fisheries Scientist, nominate a
substitute to serve on the Certification Board of Appeals for the year of your presidency.
Summarize chapter activities at Business Meeting (material can be taken from Chapter reports in
Briefing Book); highlighting the following types of information: meetings/conferences,
professional recognition, subunit cooperation, membership projects, fund –raising, professional
visibility, activism or advocacy, strategic planning, and innovations.
ii) Announces recipients of Division awards (President awards plaques).
iii) Award Past President’s plaque to outgoing President
iv) Give brief acceptance speech
d) Meet individually with committee chairs to discuss appointments

Worked with the President and other officers to administer SD activities. Attended GB meetings
in Bethesda, MD and Lake Placid, NY. Attended SEAFWA meeting in Norfolk, VA. Attended
chapter meetings in Texas and Tennessee on behalf of the SD officers.


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Worked as an active member of the planning committee for the Spring meeting in Memphis.
Reviewed drafts of the bylaws updates and procedural manual throughout the year. Worked with
the President, officers, AFS and Dr. Don Jackson to implement and process work in the new
disaster relief program. Planned and coordinated the Past President’s luncheon on Friday at the
2007 Spring meeting.

Worked variously to prepare for my year as president.

B.     Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
       Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
       http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

       Goal AS 1: Local and Global Leadership

           As a member of the AFS GB I worked to promote sustainability and sound
           stewardship of aquatic resources.

       Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education

           Participated at the division and parent society levels in student/mentor lunches,
           seminars and mixers.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

       Goal ITO 1: Visibility

           Worked to promote AFS and in particular the SDAFS to the general public.

       Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

           Worked with other professionals and SD officer to implement to

       Goal ITO 3: Professional Stature

           Within the SD promoted that we should actively solicit members being Certified
           Fisheries Professionals. Asked that all of my officers be CFPs.


Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.


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      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

          Encouraged members to become CFPs. Nominated deserving persons for SD and
          AFS awards.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

          Encouraged the development of a new AFS Marine journal.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

          Worked with AFS ED to update and increase capability of the AFS website. Worked
          with the SD webmaster to understand our needs and web site capabilities.

          Goal MS 4: Diversity

          Encouraged professional of minority students.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          None to Report




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                  Report # 3

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Steve L. McMullin, Vice-President
DATE:        January 29, 2007

Office/Committee:          SDAFS Vice-President
Officer/Chair:             Steve L. McMullin

Motion Report:             Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Serve as a voting member of the Southern Division’s Executive Committee and the
      parent society’s Management Committee and participate in monthly conference calls.
      Perform other duties and functions as are authorized and necessary.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Nothing to Report

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Nothing to Report

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

           Taught a leadership development workshop at the Southern Division annual meeting
           in San Antonio. Attended the North Carolina Chapter meeting and addressed the
           business meeting on behalf of the Southern Division. Served as advisor to the
           Virginia Tech Chapter.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:
          None to Report
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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                  Report # 4

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Greg Summers, 2005-2007 SDAFS Secretary/Treasurer
DATE:        January 25, 2007

Office/Committee:          2005-2007 SDAFS Secretary/Treasurer
Officer/Chair:             Greg Summers
                           Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation
                           500 E. Constellation Ave.
                           Norman, OK 73072
                           405-325-7288
                           gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us

Motion Report:

A.    Recommended Motion:
     Approve 11 February 2006 EXCOM (San Antonio) minutes.
     Approve 6 November 2006 EXCOM (Norfolk) minutes.

B.    Minority View:
     None.

C.    Background for Motion:
     Minutes from both Executive Committee meetings were published in the SDAFS
     Newsletter.

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Tax return was prepared for 2005 for the SDAFS and submitted to the IRS. Proposed
      budget for 2007 was prepared and submitted to EXCOM. Monthly bank statements were
      processed and reconciled. Minutes were summarized from the 2006 SDAFS Business
      Meeting and provided at the EXCOM meeting at 2006 SEAFWA in Norfolk, VA. These
      minutes were also provided for inclusion on the SDAFS website. A SDAFS financial
      statement was prepared for the AFS Governing Board Meeting in Lake Placid, NY. A
      second account was opened to distribute funds from the AFS Disaster Relief Donation
      account.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf




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Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 6: Financial Security

           The SDAFS received $9,416.40 from the Parent Society as dues reimbursement. The
           Division also received $12,671.39 from the Texas Chapter as the Division’s
           proceeds from the Spring Meeting. The Division also received $21.63 in interest
           from its checking account. SDAFS provided $3,000 in seed money for the Disaster
           Relief Distribution account. These funds were later returned to the Division once the
           program got underway. The Division donated $5,000 to the Disaster Relief fund for
           use by the LA and MS Chapters in their 2007 Chapter Meetings. The SDAFS also
           provided the Student Affairs Committee with its usual $5,500 for general operations
           in 2006. Total expenses for the Division were $31,512.55 with a total income of
           $28,242.92. The total assets of the Southern Division as of December 31, 2006 were
           $20,422.83.

           The AFS Disaster Relief Donation fund received $40,518.20 in donations in 2006.
           The SDAFS Disaster Relief Distribution fund disbursed $31,107.20 to assist areas
           affected by Hurricane Katrina.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

           None to Report

Financial Status

           See 2006 Balance Sheet Report # 4.1.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                         Report # 4.1

                  Southern Division American Fisheries Society
                               Financial Statement
                   January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006
INCOME

   AFS Reimbursement (former seed money)                       $3,000.00
   Book Reimbursement                                            $633.50
   Dues Reimbursement                                          $9,416.40
   Gift (Duke Energy)                                          $1,000.00
   Interest Inc                                                   $24.68
   SEAFWA (for Proceedings Editor)                             $1,500.00
   2006 Spring Meeting Proceeds                               $12,671.39
   2005 Budget Carry-over                                     $24,492.46

TOTAL INCOME                                                  $52,738.43


EXPENSES

Donation to LA and MS Chapters                                 $5,000.00
Account Maintenance                                               $33.00
Awards                                                           $498.56
Book Sales                                                       $633.50
Communications                                                 $2,137.47
Gift Reimbursement ( Duke Energy to TCAFS)                     $1,000.00
Leadership Training                                              $750.00
Mail Ballot                                                      $617.54
Office Expenses                                                  $114.00
Past Presidents breakfast                                        $266.20
SEAFWA Proceedings Editor                                      $1,416.19
SDAFS Seed Money                                               $3,000.00
Student Affairs Committee                                      $5,500.00
Travel                                                        $10,701.99

TOTAL EXPENSES                                                $31,668.45

INCOME MINUS EXPENSES                                         $21,069.98



                             Balance Sheet 31 December 2006

Assets                                                        $21,069.98
Liabilities                                                        $0.00
Total Assets – Liabilities                                    $21,069.98



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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                   Report # 4.2

                         Southern Division American Fisheries Society
                                   2007 Budget - Proposed
                           Presented to EXCOM 5 November 2006

Item                                                                                          Amount
Income
           Dividends & Interest                                                        $30
           Midyear Income                                                           $3,000
           AFS Dues Rebate                                                          $9,000
           AFS Book Sales Rebate                                                    $1,000
           2006 Budget carry-over                                                 $22,000
                                                     Total Income                             $35,030

Expenses
           Awards
                Cash                                                                   $200
                Plaques                                                                $600
                                                     Total Awards                               $800
           Communications
               Internet & Conference Calls                                         $2,200
               Newsletter and Ballot                                               $2,000
                                                     Total Communications                      $4,200
           Grants and Donations
                 AFS (misc.)                                                       $5,000
                 Disaster Relief                                                   $2,000
                 Urban Fishing Symposium                                           $2,000
                 Reservoir Symposium                                               $2,000
                                                     Total Grants and Donations               $11,000
           Other

                   Leadership Training                                                $750
                   Office Expenses                                                    $400
                   Account Maintenance                                                $100
                   Book Sales Rebate to Committees                                  $1,000
                   Past Presidents Breakfast                                          $400
                   Student Affairs Committee                                        $5,500
                   Travel                                                         $10,000
                                                     Total Other                              $18,150

                                                     Total Expenses                           $34,150

                                                     Income - Expenses                          $880


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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                       Report # 4.3


                      Southern Division AFS Business Meeting Minutes
                                     February 10, 2006
                                     San Antonio Texas

The 2006 SDAFS Business Meeting was called to order at 1720 hrs by President Pat Mazik. It
was determined that there was a quorum present. President Mazik introduced Chris Kohler, AFS
President, Mary Fabrizio, AFS Second Vice President and Executive Director Gus Rassam. Past
SDAFS Presidents were also introduced.

Executive Director Rassam Remarks: The AFS membership database will be much improved
and expect completion in the next several months. The Anchorage AFS meeting was the largest
annual meeting to date. Lake Placid, New York is the site of the 2006 AFS annual meeting. ASF
now has a Mexico Chapter and currently it resides in the Western Division. AFS continues to be
active in public policy decision making, more recently in wetland development and the
Endangered Species Act. All AFS journals are now electronically available through the AFS
Fisheries Database.

President Mazik introduced the other current SDAFS officers; Bob Curry, President-Elect; Fred
Heitman, Vice President; Larry Connor, Past President; and Greg Summers, Secretary/Treasurer.

AFS President Kohler’s Remarks: Katrina Relief Task Force is being set up within the
Southern Division. The annual meeting in Lake Placid should be an excellent venue for the
exchange of fisheries information along with superb accommodations.

Don Jackson was appointed the chair of the Katrina Relief effort by AFS President Kohler. Don
reported the accomplishments and the proposed action plan that will be brought forward to the
AFS Governing Board in March. The plan included financial as well as logistic support. The
action plan will be used as a template for future disaster relief by AFS. Copies of the Task Force
Report are available upon request.

Sec./Treas. Summers’ Report: The 2005 SDAFS financial Statement was publish in the
newsletter. SDAFS contributed $2,500 to each of the Louisiana and Mississippi Chapters to
provide travel expenses to a joint chapter meeting that had been planned prior to the hurricane.
Minutes from the Virginia Beach Business Meeting were approved.

President-Elect Curry’s Report: Chapter reports from the EXCOM Briefing book were
summarized. The SDAFS Procedure Manual is being updated and should be completed this year.

President Mazik’s Report: The Catfish ad-hoc Technical Committee was elevated by EXCOM
to full standing committee status. The Reservoir Committee is planning a 4th North American
Reservoir Symposium in Atlanta in June of 2007. Other Technical Committee activities were
summarized. Student Affairs Committee reported that 40 students were provided rooms during
this meeting and the Committee coordinated a Student/professional Mentor’s lunch. The two
approved resolutions regarding safety and the lower Mississippi have been posted on the SDAFS
website and the safety resolution has been accepted by the parent society. There is a new
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resolution regarding streams that will be posted on the website this summer for approval next
year. Steve McMullin was the newly elected SDFAS Vice President and Tom Kwak was elected
as the SDAFS representative to the AFS Nominating Committee.

The 2005 SEAFWA outstanding paper award went to Christopher Racey. Runner-up awards
went to Shannon Brewer and Steve Sammons. The best student paper award from the 2005
SDAFS Spring Meeting went to Dan Liepert Second and third place went to Brandon Puckett
and Jody Callahan. Best student poster went to Sarah Muffleman. The student sub-unit award
went to East Carolina University.

The SDAFS Distinguished Service Award went to Stuart Welsh for his work with the Student
Affairs Committee. SDAFS Outstanding Achievement Awards went to Jeff Boxrucker, Dick
Luebke, and Larry Wilson. The Jimmie Pigg Memorial Outstanding Achievement Award of the
Warmwater Streams Committee went to Pete Sakaris. The Robert Jenkins Scholarships of the
Reservoir Committee went to Mark Rogers and Bradley Ray.

Under old business President Mazik reported on plans for the 2006 SEAFWA meeting at
Norfolk, VA and the 2006 Student Colloquium at Auburn. SDAFS Spring Meeting sites have
been approved through 2009.

Under new business the 2006 officers were installed; Bob Curry, President; Fred Heitman,
President-Elect; Steve Mc Mullin, Vice President; Pat Mazik, Past President; and Greg
Summers, Sec/Treas.

Newly installed President Curry’s Remarks: Outgoing Past-President Larry Connor was
recognized for his service to the SDAFS as was Pat Mazik for her term as SDAFS President. The
plans for 2006 SDAFS activities were briefly reviewed. The SDAFS will work diligently to help
with Katrina relief efforts. The SDAFS will go to an electronic ballot for the next election.

The meeting was adjourned at 1834 hrs.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                         Report #   4.4
SDAFS Fall EXCOM Minutes;            SEAFWA: Norfolk, VA                      November 6, 2006

President Bob Curry called the meeting to order at 1003.

The EXCOM heard a brief welcome to Virginia from Gary Martel.

Sec./Treas. Greg Summers notified the president that there was a quorum and proxies were
identified.

Changes in the SDAFS Bylaws were identified, discussed and EXCOM approval was given to
forward the changes to the AFS Constitutional Consultant and pending her edits and approval
forward them to the SDAFS membership for final approval at the 2007 Spring Meeting in
Memphis. Many of he changes were related to the Annual Business Meeting, duties of officers
and eliminating the SDAFS Membership Committee.

A draft 2007 budget was submitted by Sec./Treas Summers, discussed and approval was given to
forward it for final approval at the Spring EXCOM Meeting. To-date 2006 financial statements
for the SDAFS and SDAFS Disaster Relief Distribution Fund were given by the Sec/Treas.

A resolutions submitted by the Resolutions Committee regarding instream flow were approved
and are to be forwarded to the winter newsletter to facilitate final approval in the SDAFS Spring
Business Meeting.

President Curry reported that there is a new SDAFS Newsletter Editor (Amy Villamagna). The
content of the December newsletter was also discussed.

President Curry requested that the SDAFS Chapters provide the Sec./Treas. with the times and
places of the 2007 Chapter Meetings. He also requested that the student subunits (that are not
standing Chapters) send their annual reports through their respective state chapters.

President Curry reported on potential awards that the parent society gives.

President Curry described the 2007 EXCOM Briefing Book requirements for each Chapter and
Technical Committee and that he would also be requiring financial information as part of these
requirements. This will allow for the expedient completion of the SDAFS income tax return.

President-elect Fred Heitman reported on the 4th North American Reservoir Symposium in
Atlanta, June 2007.

SEAFWA Assoc. Fisheries Editor John Galvez reported that starting in 2007 submissions for the
SEAFWA Proceedings will be done electronically.

Immediate Past President Pat Mazik reported on the interdisciplinary symposium at this year’s
SEAFWA Meeting.


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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                 Report # 5

TO:                 Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:               Patricia M. Mazik, SDAFS Immediate Past President
DATE:               January 22, 2007

Office/Committee:                 SDAFS Immediate Past President
Officer/Chair:                    Patricia M. Mazik

Motion Report:             Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Member of the Southern Division’s Executive Committee, participates in monthly officer
      conference call and attends SDAFS Spring EXCOM and Business meeting and Fall
      SEAFWA EXCOM/Business meeting. Serve as a member of the Division Nominating
      committee. Works with The Wildlife Society and State host of SEAFWA to finalize the
      Interdisciplinary Symposium. Reviews SDAFS Procedure Manual.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

          Worked with Virginia hosts of SEAFWA and The Southeast Section of the Wildlife
          Society to put together an interdisciplinary symposium at the 2006 SEAFWA meeting
          in Norfolk, VA. Working with the West Virginia hosts of SEAFWA and the SE of
          TWS to plan the student activities at the 2007 SEAFWA (WV declined a symposium
          due to space constraints).

      Goal ITO 4: Information Network

          Attended SDAFS Spring EXCOM and Business meeting and Fall SEAFWA
          EXCOM/Business meeting. Also attended SDAFS chapter meeting (WV).
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Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

          Served as a member of the SDAFS nominating committee

      Goal MS 5: Strategic Plan Development

          Served on a Committee that updated the SDAFS Procedure Manual and the Division
          Bylaws

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                      Report # 6

TO:                  Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:                John R. Jackson, President, Arkansas Chapter American Fisheries Society
DATE:                January 22, 2007

Office/Committee:            Arkansas Chapter
Officer/Chair:               John R. Jackson, President

Motion Report:                      Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      The membership of the Arkansas Chapter stands at approximately 142 (81professional,
      52 student, and 9 complementary members). Student Subunits are active at Arkansas
      Tech University, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, University of Arkansas at
      Fayetteville, and Arkansas State University. The Chapter held its annual meeting in 2006
      on February 1st through 3rd at Lake Degray State Park and Convention Center. We had
      107 paid registered attendees. The 2007 annual meeting is planned to take place at the
      Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View on January 31st through February 2nd.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 1: Local and Global Leadership

           The Arkansas Chapter presented the Robert Jenkins Award for Outstanding
           Conservation Achievement to the Midsouth Fly Fishers at the 2006 annual meeting
           and it will be awarded to the Arkansas Watershed Advisory Group at the 2007
           annual meeting. The Joe Hogan Award for Individual Achievement will be given
           posthumous to I. F. Anderson at the 2007 annual meeting.

      Goal AS 3: Promotion of Stewardship

           The Arkansas Chapter developed and approved a resolution opposing the petition to
           alter the designation status for extraordinary resource waters, ecologically sensitive
           waters and natural and scenic waterways in Arkansas. Members attended several
           public meetings and voiced opposition to the petition.




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Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 1: Visibility

          The Arkansas Chapter participated in the 2006 Arkansas State Regional and State
          Science Fairs. Chapter members judged and determined the best aquatic science
          project and honorable mentions at each fair. The winners of the State High School
          Division were Colin and Caitlyn Sears of Alma High School. Their project was
          “Impacts of Drought on the Hydrological Ecosystem”. Plaques, certificates, and
          monetary awards were presented at each fair.

      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

          The Arkansas Chapter donated $1,000 to the 2007 Symposium of the Freshwater
          Mussel Conservation Society that will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas. We received
          2 student free registrations for the meeting that we plan to award them to interested
          Chapter members at our 2007 annual meeting.

      Goal ITO 3: Professional Stature

          The Chapter’s Subunits participated in a variety of outreach activities including
          Spring Feast (University of Arkansas at Fayetteville), Relay for Life (Arkansas State
          University), Earth Day (Arkansas Tech University), and Boo on the Bayou
          (University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff).

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

          The Arkansas Chapter sponsored an aquatic plants workshop at the 2006 annual
          meeting. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Staria Vanderpool of Arkansas State
          University and attended by over 50 members. In 2007, the Chapter will sponsor two
          workshops at the annual meeting. The first workshop, freshwater mussels will be
          conducted by Dr. John Harris – Arkansas Highway Transportation Department, Dr.
          Alan D. Christian – Arkansas State University, Bill Posey – Arkansas Game and
          Fish Commission, and Chris Davidson – USFWS. The second workshop, Ozark
          Crawfish, will be conducted by Brian Wagner - Arkansas Game and Fish
          Commission.

          Best presentations from the 2006 annual meeting were awarded to Dr. Steve
          Lochmann (Professional; UAPB), Sandy Clark (Graduate Student; ATU), and
          Veronica Bullock (Undergraduate; UAPB).


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      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

           Twenty-six presentations were given by students and professionals at the 2006
           annual meeting. In 2007, 35 presentations are planned at the annual meeting. All
           abstracts are posted on the Chapter web site.

           Subunits conducted regular meetings this past year and often had invited speakers to
           discuss various topics related to the fisheries profession.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

           Three Chapter newsletters were published and distributed via email and on the web
           site in 2006.

      Goal MS 6: Financial Security

           The Arkansas Chapter provided $1,000 donation to the AFS Katrina Relief Fund.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

           None to Report

Financial Status

           Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
           gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                     Report # 6.1

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Thomas J. Lang, UAPB AFS sub-unit President
DATE:        December 8, 2006

Office/Committee:    University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff AFS student sub-unit

Officer/Chair:       Advisor: Dr. Steve E. Lochmann
                     President: Thomas J. Lang
                     Vice-President: Veronica Bullock
                     Secretary: Jamila Payton
                     Treasurer: Nate Harris
                     Undergraduate Representative: Steven Mondragon

Motion Report:              Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff AFS sub-unit goals are as follows; 1) to
      promote an atmosphere conducive to professional development of aquaculture and
      fisheries students, 2) to provide opportunities for members to prepare themselves for
      employment in the fields of aquaculture and fisheries, 3) to organize and hold social and
      volunteer functions for members, 4) to promote good relations among the professional
      aquaculture and fisheries organizations, state and federal aquaculture and natural resource
      agencies, and public organizations involved in aquaculture and natural resource
      management, 5) to promote the wise use of aquaculture and fisheries resources in
      Arkansas. Membership status: 26 undergraduate and graduate students (we suspect this
      number will increase when we begin enforcing the no pizza for non-members rule) and 8
      faculty or staff members, total membership of 34.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 3: Promotion of Stewardship
         We joined with the Pine Bluff/Jefferson Clean & Beautiful Commission, Pine Bluff
         Mayor’s Office, Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation and AGFC to participate in the
         “Great Arkansas Cleanup.” Some members put on waders and some hoped in
         johnboats, but when all was said and done we removed nearly 100 bags of trash (and
         one rusty old sawed-off shotgun, which was turned over to the police) from Lake
         Pine Bluff’s shoreline.

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Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

          Our sub-unit co-hosted the “Fall-Roundup” this year, welcoming students back to
          the Aquaculture/Fisheries Department with a cookout, games, and prizes. Other
          departmental events that our members volunteered at include the “UAPB Aquatic
          Sciences Day” (an event that introduces local high school students to the field of
          fisheries science) and the “UAPB Aquaculture Field Day” that shows our
          constituents (including U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln) what we have been up to.

          We were able to show our school spirit by decorating one of our electrofishing boats
          and joining in the UAPB Homecoming Parade. We also provided volunteers for
          AGFC’S “Boo on the Bayou” annual Halloween event, at which over 3,000 local
          children enjoyed an outdoors themed and safe Halloween. One member even won
          “First Place” in the pumpkin-carving contest. In the spring, members continued our
          commitment to the Arkansas Chapter and provided some judges for the Arkansas
          State Science Fair competitions. Furthermore, we have continued to honor our
          longstanding commitment to the Arkansas Chapter by producing the Chapter’s
          newsletter. I am also proud to report that we were able to help the Katrina Relief
          Effort by transporting a portion of Dr. Rich Noble’s library to a field station in
          Mississippi (due in large part to Bob Curry bringing them to the student colloquium
          for the handoff).

          Members traveled, organized workshops, and presented at many meetings this past
          year, including the AFS Annual in Lake Placid, the Aquatic Resources Education
          Association (AREA) Biennial in Hot Springs, the SEAFWA meeting in Norfolk, the
          6th Annual Student Colloquium at Auburn University, and even the Fifth
          International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health in San Francisco. One member,
          Nick Phelps, was awarded Best Presentation at the 6th Annual Student Colloquium.
          Members Ben Batten, Paul Port, Dave Behler, Nick Phelps and Tom Lang all were
          awarded AGFC Conservation Scholarships. At Lake Placid, Tom Lang was honored
          with a John Skinner Memorial Award, Computer User Section Best Poster Award,
          and an Honorable Mention for the Stephen Weithman Award; Tom Lang also
          received the inaugural Chad Tussing Student Travel Grant to attend the AREA
          meeting. Members Ganesh Kumar and Adam Nanninga won the International
          Association of Aquaculture Economics and Management travel awards to attend the
          upcoming World Aquaculture Society meeting. Finally, we were fortunate enough
          for eight of our undergraduate members to receive travel grants to attend the
          SEAFWA conference.




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Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

           Traditionally, our sub-unit has one major source of fundraising, cleaning catfish. Our
           department’s hatchery sells the catfish it raises for research to the general public for
           $1.00/pound, live weight. During some of these catfish sales our sub-unit offers a
           catfish cleaning service for an additional $1.00/per pound. We held three catfish
           cleanings this fall and raised nearly $1,500, including an exhausting and fundraising
           record-breaking 773-pound day! This wonderful revenue stream has allowed us to
           expand our member services and become even more active. Every member that
           participated in at least one catfish cleaning received free membership to both our
           sub-unit and the Arkansas Chapter. We were able to provide free lunch at every
           business meeting, CPR/First Aid training for members, sponsor the 2007 Urban
           Fishing Symposium (to be held at the AFS Annual Meeting), we provided free
           parent society memberships to the winners of our Outstanding Undergraduate
           Member Award (freshman Calvin Fisher) and T-Shirt logo Contest (Hutton Scholar
           and sophomore Veronica Bullock), and the funds will also go toward our annual
           spring camping trip and annual White Bass Tournament.

           This past spring, our annual “get out and experience the Natural State” camping trip
           was held at the Little Red River (the river that produced the world record brown
           trout of 40lbs 4oz). Our annual White Bass Tournament was also a grand time with
           some trophy white bass caught, a post tourney fish fry, and plenty of prizes.

           Our membership has benefited from several first-rate speakers this fall, including
           past-president of the Arkansas Chapter and Chair of the Hutton Committee Dr. Steve
           Lochmann, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) Assistant Chief of
           Fisheries Mark Oliver, and longtime AGFC Hatchery Manager Berry Beavers.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

         Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
         gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                    Report # 7

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Evan Durland, President, Auburn University Chapter, American Fisheries Society
DATE:        January 15, 2007

Office/Committee:           Auburn University Chapter
Officer/Chair:              Evan Durland, President

Motion Report:              Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Preside at all Chapter meetings, chair the Chapter’s Executive Committee, make
      appointments, organize events, serve as a voting member of the Southern Division’s
      Executive Committee and a non-voting member of the Society’s Governing Board and
      perform other duties and functions as are authorized and necessary.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 1: Local and Global Leadership
         Participation and volunteering in local environmental groups such as: “Save our
         Saugahatchee” and “Alabama Water Watch” as well as local clean-ups and funding
         for travel to national and international meetings on aquatic stewardship.

      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education
         Donation, volunteering and organization of public school outreach and education
         through the extension office. Public presence as aquatic environment stewards and
         protectors.

      Goal AS 3: Promotion of Stewardship
         Established presence in the local community, with outreach, participation and
         donations to community events and programs. Present at local events: farmer’s
         markets, fairs, field days etc. Hosted national events such as the 6th annual student
         colloquium.




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Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 1: Visibility
         Website, participation in local events, t-shirts, stickers and fundraisers

      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration
        Active with student government, student societies, Auburn University, the department
        of agriculture and the Alabama extension service.

      Goal ITO 3: Professional Stature
         Promote fisheries professionals by hosting speakers and seminars on AFS
         certification levels, professional speaking, appearance and writing as well as resume
         and job application workshops.

      Goal ITO 4: Information Network
         Maintained website, monthly meetings, email communication of events and
         scheduling

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition
         Hosted the 6th annual student colloquium, giving opportunity for research
         presentation and competition: awarding the first 2 place holders in oral and poster
         presentations with awards

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services
         Maintained website with event information and contact links for the officers as well
         as merchandise ordering services.

      Goal MS 4: Diversity
         25% Asian, 10% Latin American, 10% African, 55% Caucasian

      Goal MS 6: Financial Security
         Strong budget with >$5,000 yearly income from shrimp sales.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:
          None to Report

Financial Status

           Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
           gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.


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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                   Report # 8

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Chuck Cichra, President, Florida Chapter American Fisheries Society
DATE:        January 30, 2007

Office/Committee:                  FL Chapter
Officer/Chair:                     Chuck Cichra, President

Motion Report:                     Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Preside at all Chapter meetings, chair the Chapter’s Executive Committee, make
      appointments, serve as a voting member of the Southern Division’s Executive Committee
      and a non-voting member of the Society’s Governing Board and perform other duties and
      functions as are authorized and necessary.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

           Nothing to Report

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

           The Chapter voted unanimously to provide $500 to support the Snook V
           Symposium.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.


      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition
         Of the 32 students that registered and attended the meeting, 19 students received
         Chapter travel grants that funded their room and board. These were funded by
         proceeds from the Chapter’s annual meeting raffle. The Chapter awarded Roger
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           Rottmann Memorial Scholarships to Ivy Baremore and Drew Dutterer, Masters
           students at the University of Florida. The endowed scholarship fund provided $500
           to each student. The Chapter gave out Best and Runner-up Poster (2 student and 3
           non-student) and Best and Runner-up Platform Presentation (3 student and 3 non-
           student) awards. The Chapter provided funding for eight of the Chapter’s student
           subunit members to attend the Southern Division’s Annual Student Colloquium.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information
         The Florida Chapter held its annual meeting on 21-23 February 2006 in Ocala,
         Florida. The meeting was attended by 130 people, including 98 non-students and 32
         students. The meeting consisted of 39 platform presentations and 24 posters. The
         agenda and full text abstracts are available on the Chapter’s website at
         http://www.sdafs.org/flafs/meetings.html A one-day symposium on “Florida’s
         Exotic Aquatic Organisms” was the highlight of the meeting. The student subunit
         held its first official meeting and elections in 2006. The Chapter produced and
         distributed four 12-page issues (April, July, October, and January) of its newsletter,
         The Shellcracker. These are posted on the web at
         http://www.sdafs.org/flafs/news.html.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services
         The Chapter’s website is at http://www.sdafs.org/flafs/meetings.html The website
         contains all information, programs and abstracts for the Chapter’s past and future
         meetings, current and past newsletters, officer information, awards, travel grants and
         scholarships offered by the Chapter, etc. The student subunit started a webpage on
         the Chapter’s website at http://www.sdafs.org/flafs/Students/index.html

      Goal MS 6: Financial Security
         The Chapter voted unanimously to allocate $1,500 to the AFS Hurricane Relief Task
         Force.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

           None to Report

Financial Status

           Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
           gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                      Report # 9

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Donald Harrison, President-Elect, Georgia Chapter
DATE:        January 30, 2007

Office/Committee:            Georgia Chapter
Officer/Chair:               Donald Harrison, President-Elect

Motion Report:                      Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      The objectives of the Chapter shall be those of the American Fisheries Society as set
      forth in Article 1 of the Constitution, and to encourage the exchange of information by
      members of the Chapter residing in, working in, or having a professional interest in the
      State of Georgia and its aquatic resources.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education

          The Chapter made a donation of $300 dollars to the UGA student sub-unit to be used
          to initiate their fund raising activities. Funds raised by the UGA student sub-unit are
          then used to pay expenses for guest speakers at sub-unit meetings and to cover the
          expenses of the student/professional mixer at the GA Chapter’s annual meeting.

          The UGA Fisheries Society, a subunit of the GA AFS Chapter, Made a $100 donation
          to the GA River Network.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.




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      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

         The Georgia and South Carolina AFS Chapters co-hosted their annual meetings on
         January 23-25 of 2007. There were an outstanding number of student papers. The
         full agenda flowed smoothly and each state gained a better understanding of current
         management practices, research, and future challenges that each state is facing. The
         chapters raised over $1500 from the raffle held during the banquet and awards
         ceremony. These funds were divided evenly among the chapters and will be used for
         future outreach and sharing of knowledge in the fisheries field. Ted Will served as
         the president of the GA AFS Chapter during 2006 and handed the reigns over to the
         incoming president Scott Robinson during the business meeting. Throughout his
         tenure as president Ted encouraged chapter members to become more involved in
         AFS activities and successfully recruited individuals to fill several vacant
         committees. Scott echoed this theme of increased participation at the conclusion of
         the business meeting. Scott is currently working with several entities on developing a
         bass fishing camp for teenagers and put out a call for volunteers to assist with this
         project. This camp is currently being planned for the summer of 2007.

         Chapter committee members met with Bruce Henderson (general manager of the Bass
         Pro Shops in Macon GA) and brainstormed on ways to bring anglers, biologist and
         fishing-related industry together and then tour the new Bass Pro Distribution Center.
         The UGA Fisheries Society hosted the Williams/United Way Crappie Fishing
         Tournament in March 2006 and the United Way Kids Fishing Day on April 2006.
         They also continue to bring in quality guest speakers into their monthly meetings.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

         Membership and participation are both on the rise based on input from our GA
         Chapter Annual Meeting. The chapter continues to provide lodging at their annual
         meetings for students needing such accommodations. The Chapter has been
         distributing a newsletter and meeting announcements through emails and posting
         information on their webpage. It was requested that the chapter mail out hard copies.
         The membership committee was very active in updating the current membership
         information and developing a statewide list of educators that are currently not
         involved in the chapter’s activities. The committee plans to make contact with these
         individuals and encourage them to become involved with AFS.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

         The Chapter’s website was recently updated to include a web counter to track online
         activity. The UGA Fisheries Society web page was streamlined and updated
         www.uga.edu/ugafish. They also set up online banking, designed new t-shirts and
         polo shirts, and maintained electronic listserv with 141 members.


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C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                    Report # 9.1

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Paul Schueller
DATE:        January 25, 2007

Office/Committee:                   UGA AFS Student Sub-unit
Officer/Chair:                      Paul Schueller, President

Motion Report:                      Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Preside at all Sub-unit meetings and chair the Sub-units executive committee, serve as a
      member on the GA Chapter Excom as well as a representative on the UGA Warnell
      school Student Advisory Board

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Nothing to report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration
         The UGA Fisheries Society, a subunit of the GA AFS Chapter, has been active
         throughout the year. Its membership is active in community outreach, as well as
         presenting research findings at various AFS Conferences. Following are some of
         their more notable activities and upcoming events:

                 Hosted beginning of the year social to welcome new students and meeting
                  with faculty
                 Assisted with the Warnell School of Forest Resources new student welcome
                  lunch
                 Volunteered for the DNR Outdoor Adventure Day at McDuffie Fishing Area
                 Participated in Oconee River clean-up
                 Annual Catfish Fry Fundraiser: raised over $1500

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                  Held monthly meetings with guest speakers: Endanger species, conservation
                   of non-game fish, GA natural history museum
                  Hosted a student/professional social at the annual GA AFS Chapter Annual
                  Updated the UGA Fisheries Society webpage: www.uga.edu/ugafish
                  Maintained electronic listserv with 150+ members
                  Williams/United Way Crappie Fishing Tournment: Date TBA
                  United Way Kids Fishing Day: TBA
                  Guest speaker Jim Kitchell: March 8, 2007
                  Possible trip to Consauga River
                  Planned donations to Georgia Rivers Network and Conservation Fisheries,
                   Inc.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

           Membership and participation are both on the rise. Members have been actively
           participating in the improvement of the Sub-unit, as well as attending other AFS
           conferences. The Sub-unit has been maintaining an email listserve that has recently
           began to spark the interest of students outside of the Warnell School of Forestry and
           Natural Resources, the Sub-units mother school. Students from others schools, such
           as the Institute of Ecology and the Marine Sciences School, have also been joining
           the Sub-unit membership and taking an active in both meetings and community
           outreach.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:
          None to Report

Financial Status

           Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
           gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                   Report # 10

TO:                  Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:                John D. Williams, President, Kentucky Chapter AFS
DATE:                January 25, 2007

Office/Committee:           Kentucky Chapter
Officer/Chair:              John D. Williams, President

Motion Report:                     Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Organize and preside over all Chapter meetings, chair the Chapter’s Executive
      Committee, make appointments, coordinate with other organizations and agencies to
      perform other duties and functions as necessary.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 3: Promotion of Stewardship

           The Kentucky Chapter’s plan to clean up Elkhorn Creek as part of the “Adopt a
           Stream Cleanup” was delayed and is now slated for summer of 2007.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 1: Visibility

           The Chapter will sponsor the annual Hospice Kids Fishing event at Pfeiffer Hatchery
           in Frankfort, Kentucky this summer for a group of kids from Louisville Hospice and
           Palliative Care. The annual event is a highlight for these cancer patients.


      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

           The Chapter is planning with the Kentucky Chapter of The Wildlife Society to hold
           a joint annual meeting February 22-23, 2007 at Rough River Lake State Resort Park.
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           Plans include a joint technical session on stream restoration followed by separate
           technical sessions on wildlife and aquatic resources.

      Goal ITO 3: Professional Stature

           Becky Gillig completed her Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology program under the
           direction of Chapter member Dave Dreves, a research biologist with the Kentucky
           Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR). Becky was involved in a
           variety of projects assisting KDFWR personnel, including trout stocking, fin
           clipping, and farm pond technical guidance. Both Becky and Dave enjoyed the
           experience and thought it was a worthwhile endeavor.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

           The Chapter will be presenting an award for the best student paper at the upcoming
           annual meeting.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:
          None to Report

Financial Status

           Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
           gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                    Report # 11

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Jill Jenkins, President, Louisiana Chapter
DATE:        February 2, 2007

Office/Committee:           Louisiana Chapter
Officer/Chair:              Jill Jenkins, President

Motion Report:                      Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Louisiana Chapter President:
      Preside at all Chapter meetings.
      Chair the Chapter’s Executive Committee.
      Serve as a voting member of the Southern Division’s Executive Committee and a non-
        voting member of the Society’s Governing Board.
      Perform other duties and functions as necessary, including:
      Facilitate Hurricane Relief Efforts coordinated through SDAFS Pres. and Disaster Relief
        Coordinator.
      Promote the activities and involvement of the newly-formed Standing Education
        Committee.
      Update newly established Standard Operating Procedures for the Louisiana Chapter.
      Ensure an updated website and timely communications through Newsflash
        communications with members.
      Work closely with Sec./Treasurer to ensure the records are accurately maintained.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.


      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education

           Through the Standing Committee on Education, Extension, and Outreach, individual
           members of the Chapter have been involved with such activities as Ocean
           Commotion at LSU which is LA SeaGrant College Program sponsored event. It is a
           one-day educational event for K-8 students and teachers.
           The Chapter will be coordinating a planting of native plants for coastal restoration
           on one of the barrier islands on May 17th.


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      Goal AS 3: Promotion of Stewardship

          Promoted Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program for high schoolers, especially
          through the Education Committee.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

          The Chapter met with the LA Professional Biologists Association. The Chapter has
          been asked to comment on fisheries issues that come across their desk from the state
          Legislature. We have been invited to the business meetings in August.


Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition.

          The Chapter President gave a President’s Special Service Award to David Nieland
          who has been incredibly helpful on several levels to the La AFS for many years.
          The Chapter awarded a posthumous LA Life Time Achievement Award/Special
          Service Award to Bruce Thompson, a premier fisheries scientist from LSU. Bruce’s
          family was there to accept the award.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

          The chapter had a one and a half day meeting with approximately 45 presentations
          covering a range of topics.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

          Information on bylaws, committees, officers, chapter contacts, student clubs, and
          upcoming meetings can be found on the website (www.sdafs.org/laafs). Abstracts,
          demographics, and photos from previous meetings can also be downloaded. The
          “Amazing Fish Pictures” page has apparently drawn a lot of outside interest—it’s
          received over twice the number of hits as any other page. This is good, because it’s
          undoubtedly made many more people aware of our organization. The Amazing Fish
          Pictures page has 3465 hits since Spring 2006. The home page has 1377 hits.

      Goal MS 4: Diversity

          First female Chapter president serving


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C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

           None to Report

Financial Status

           Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
           gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                   Report # 12

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Jan Jeffrey Hoover, President, Mississippi Chapter American Fisheries Society
DATE:        February 2, 2007

Office/Committee:           Mississippi Chapter
Officer/Chair:              Jan Jeffrey Hoover, President

Motion Report:                     Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Chapter Past-President (Jack Killgore): Attend all Chapter meetings, provide input and
      vote on matters brought the Chapter’s Executive Committee, arrange for service awards
      to outgoing Executive Committee members, assist the President in organizing annual
      Chapter Meeting.

      Chapter President (Jan Hoover): Preside at all Chapter meetings, chair the Chapter’s
      Executive Committee, make appointments, disseminate information on all Chapter-
      related business to Chapter members, serve as a voting member of the Southern
      Division’s Executive Committee and a non-voting member of the Society’s Governing
      Board, organize Chapter meeting and perform other duties and functions as are
      authorized and necessary.

      Chapter President-Elect (Megan Ellis): Attend all Chapter meetings, provide input and
      vote on matters brought the Chapter’s Executive Committee.

      Chapter Webmaster (Kevin Hunt): Maintain Chapter webpage.

      Chapter Student Rep (Nate Hodgins): Attend all Chapter meetings, provide input on
      matters brought before the Chapter’s Executive Committee, represent student interests,
      assist the President in organizing annual Chapter Meeting.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

          Nothing to Report.




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Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 1: Visibility

          MSAFS is preparing a display highlighting the Chapter and its mission for the Enid
          State Fish Hatchery permanent museum-style exhibit.

      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

          MSAFS is an affiliate of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation and will be recognized
          as Affiliate of the Year at the MWF annual awards banquet 24 Feb 2007.

      Goal ITO 4: Information Network
        MSAFS annual chapter meeting will take place 14-16 Feb 2007.
        https://hdclel.cfr.msstate.edu/msafs/meetinginfo_2007.html

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

          Disaster assistance (travel grants, books, gear, Division-provided dues and e-journal
          subscriptions) was coordinated by Chapter Secretary-Treasurer – and recognized by
          Mississippi Wildlife Federation with a merit award at the annual MWF awards
          banquet.

          Travel awards (from Division provided funds) were provided to members for the
          2006 joint meeting with LA AFS in Natchez.

          Student paper awards were increased from two in 2006 ($150 and $75) to three for
          2007 ($300, $200, and $100).

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

          Annual meeting programs, abstracts, and business meeting minutes available from
          1998 to present.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:
         Nothing to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us

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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                    Report # 13

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Lawrence G. Dorsey, President, North Carolina Chapter AFS
DATE:        January 24, 2007

Office/Committee:           North Carolina Chapter
Officer/Chair:              Lawrence G. Dorsey, President

Motion Report:                      Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Preside at all Chapter meetings, chair the Chapter’s Executive Committee, make
      appointments, serve as a voting member of the Southern Division’s Executive Committee
      and a non-voting member of the Society’s Governing Board and perform other duties and
      functions as are authorized and necessary.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 1: Visibility

          The Education and Outreach Committee secured an $8000 grant from the NCSU
          Department of Extension, Engagement, and Outreach to complete a brochure entitled
          “Your Waterfront Property and Aquatic Resources”. The NCAFS also contributed
          $1000 to assist with project costs. The resulting product was a high-quality brochure
          which can be found at
          http://www.sdafs.org/ncafs/Outreach/Shorelinedevelopment/Waterfront%20Brochure
          .FINAL%20PRINTED.06-07-2006.pdf. The brochure contains information derived
          from various sources and input was received from various organizations including
          Duke Power, NCWRC, NCSU, and the North Carolina Department of Environment
          and Natural Resources. As a requirement of the grant, an evaluation of the brochure
          was conducted via a mail survey. Residents who live around Lake Norman were
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         selected as a test case. In this survey, 9,394 surveys were mailed to Lake Norman
         residents and 386 completed surveys were returned. Results of this survey will be
         presented at the 2007 NCAFS Meeting and 2007 SDAFS Spring Meeting.


      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

         In 2006, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Fisheries Society funded a
         Hutton Scholarship. In addition to providing the funding needed for the
             scholarship, chapter members agreed to serve as mentors for the scholar. Tom
         Kwak of North Carolina State University served as the lead mentor. Tom was able to
         coordinate many activities for the scholar, Aya Tajiri of Cary, NC. These activities
         included fisheries sampling (NCSU, North Carolina Wildlife Resources
         Commission), environmental education (NCWRC), cataloging and processing of fish
         specimens (North Carolina Museum of Natural Science), and fish tissue sampling
         (North Carolina Division of Water Quality). Many chapter members from various
         organizations participated in this project which provided a broad range of activities
         for the student.


      Goal ITO 4: Information Network

         Our newsletter committee publishes four newsletters annually. These newsletters
         contain information regarding NCAFS EXCOM meetings, NCAFS budget, updates
         from chapter members, and spotlights on new students and professionals within the
         chapter.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.


      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

         A new student travel award was initiated in 2006 by members of the NCAFS Awards
         Committee. Eligibility and procedures for the award are listed in section 8c of this
         application which can be found at our website. In 2006, three awards were
         presented to students from NC universities. Each student received $400 towards their
         meeting expenses. A summary of their projects and experiences at the 2006 AFS
         Annual Meeting can be found in the December 2006 NCAFS newsletter.

         In late 2006, at the request of the NCSU Student Subunit, we developed a web page
         for students to find sampling opportunities with NCAFS members. Although in its
         early stages, we have already matched interested students with NCAFS members for
         sampling experiences. This program will only continue to expand as it becomes more
         visible and NCAFS members provide additional opportunities to interested students.



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C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                   Report # 13.1

TO:                 Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:               Marybeth K. Brey, President, NC State University Student Sub-unit
DATE:               January 22, 2007

Office/Committee:           NCSU Student Sub-Unit
Officer/Chair:              Marybeth K. Brey, President

Motion Report:                     Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      The NCSU student sub-unit was very active in 2006, especially with regards to
      undergraduate involvement and recruitment. We increased our meeting attendance by
      approximately 15 members to 40 attending members in 2006. Also, January saw the turn-
      over to a new executive board lead by PhD candidate, Marybeth Brey. The other elected
      members consisted of two master’s students from the fish and wildlife co-op unit, another
      PhD student in zoology and our undergraduate vice-president from fish and wildlife.

                                                 2006                  2007
                Co-President             Christin Brown         Marybeth Brey
                Co-President             Jessica Brewster       Marybeth Brey
                Vice President           Julie Harris           Lindsay Glass
                  Secretary              Brandon Puckett        Scott Favrot
                  Treasurer              Ray Mroch              Kevin Magowan
              Undergraduate Vice
                  President              Tyler Averett          Brent Register

      -President:
           Preside over meeting
           Schedule speakers
           Liaison between students and chapter
           Keep membership informed
           Write newsletters
           Update bulletin board
           Update folding display board
           Serve as contact person for AFS business
      -Vice-President:
           Website updates
           Take over presidential duties during absence of the president
      -Treasurer:
           In charge of all monetary transactions
           Balance checkbook
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          Organize all refreshments for meetings
      -Secretary:
          Keep minutes
          Organize all refreshments for meetings
      -Undergrad VP:
          Get undergrad membership involved
          Liaison between student subunit and other on-campus undergrad groups
          Help with publicity

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 1: Local and Global Leadership

                Provided volunteers to teach at NCSU Fisheries and Wildlife Summer Camp
                Organized two local stream cleanups
                 1. Neuse River Clean-up
                 2. Prairie Ridge Clean-up: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
                Conducted a population survey at Yates Mill Pond in Raleigh to assist
                 managers with Pond assessment for the opening of the fishery.

      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education

                Provided sub-unit members for Professor Tom Kwak’s workshop for
                 undergraduates to teach mark-recapture techniques.

      Goal AS 3: Promotion of Stewardship

                Provided volunteers to inform incoming students about AFS and SFS at two
                 NCSU open houses.
                Continued to sell t-shirts with the SFS logo to promote stewardship
                Contributed $300 for a deserving undergraduate to attend NCSU-SFS
                 Fisheries and Wildlife Summer Camp.




Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

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      Goal ITO 1: Visibility

                  Worked as volunteers for the American Cancer Society’s “Raleigh Roundup”
                   which raised over $150,000 for cancer research.
                  Continued to sell SFS t-shirts at all events at which SFS has participated this
                   year. We also wear our shirts when volunteering in the community.

      Goal ITO 3: Professional Stature

           In 2006, many of our members attended local, state and national meetings where
           there accomplishments were noticed by the entire scientific community. Awards
           received by the sub-unit in 2006 included the following:

Students
              Richard L. Noble Best Student Paper Award, North Carolina AFS Meeting 2006:
               Lori Davias
              North Carolina State University Summer Camp Award:
               Michael Horne
              AFS: Equal Opportunity Section Travel Award: AFS Annual Meeting:
               Marybeth Brey

           Faculty
            North Carolina AFS Chapter Distinguished Service Award:
              Dr. James Rice
            AFS Excellence in Fisheries Education Award:
              Dr. Joe Hightower

      Goal ITO 4: Information Network

                  Provide a volunteer sign-up system in collaboration with the NC Wildlife
                   Resource Commission with the purpose of allowing NCSU students the
                   opportunity to assist fisheries biologists in the field.
                  The NCSU sub-unit uses our e-mail based list-serve to inform an network our
                   student and professional fisheries communities.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

   The NC State student sub-unit encourages professional development through local, state and
   national scientific meeting attendance and provides travel funds for outstanding students to
   attend these meetings. In 2006 we had multiple students attend and present at the local, state
   and national levels. Furthermore, recognition for These presentation titles and authors follow.
AFS North Carolina Chapter Meeting, Brown Summit, NC: January 31-February 1, 2006


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      Lori A. Davias, J.A. Buckel, and J.A. Rice. A preliminary Ecopath-Ecosim model of a
       North Carolina reservoir foodweb: challenges, insights, and future directions. North
       Carolina Chapter American Fisheries Society annual meeting, January 31-February 1,
       2006, Brown Summit, NC.
    Bunch, A. J., and T. F. Cuffney. The effects of Urbanization on stream fish assemblages
       in the Piedmont of North Carolina. North Carolina Chapter American Fisheries Society
       annual meeting, January 31-February 1, 2006, Brown Summit, NC.
AFS Southern Division, San Antonio, TX: February 9-12 2006
    Lori A. Davias, J.A. Buckel, and J.A. Rice. A preliminary Ecopath-Ecosim model of a
       North Carolina reservoir foodweb: challenges, insights, and future directions. Southern
       Division American Fisheries Society annual meeting, February 9-12, 2006, San Antonio,
       TX.
    Jessica S. Thompson and J.A. Rice. The effect of temperature and forage fish
       abundance on reservoir striped bass distribution. Southern Division American Fisheries
       Society spring meeting, February 9-12, 2006, San Antonio, TX.
Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Memphis TN: August 6-11, 2006
    Jessica S. Thompson and J.A. Rice. The effect of temperature and forage fish density on
       distribution of an aquatic piscivore. Ecological Society of America annual meeting,
       August 6-11, 2006, Memphis, TN.
AFS Annual Meeting, Lake Placid, NY: September 10-14, 2006
    Marybeth K. Brey and Robert U. Fischer. Round goby prevalence in the diets of Lake
       Michigan lake trout: 1996-2005. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society,
       September 10-14, 2006.
    Timothy Ellis. Assessing nursery habitat quality for southern flounder: dies energy
       content reflect the abiotic environment? Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries
       Society, September 10-14, 2006.
    Michelle Moorman. The distribution of native fish and introduced trout in the Cape Horn
       Biosphere Reserve, Chile. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, September
       10-14, 2006.

Awards for NCSU students and faculty:
   Richard L. Noble Best Student Paper Award, North Carolina AFS Meeting 2006: Lori
     Davias
   North Carolina State University Summer Camp Award: Michael Horne
   AFS: Equal Opportunity Section Travel Award: AFS Annual Meeting: Marybeth Brey
   North Carolina AFS Chapter Distinguished Service Award: Dr. James Rice
   AFS Excellence in Fisheries Education Award: Dr. Joe Hightower

       Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

          We provide science-based information to our members through monthly seminars
          from invited fisheries professionals. This year we invited six speakers to talk on
          North Carolina fisheries issues at our monthly meetings.
          February – Dr. Larry Nielsen, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic
          Affairs at North Carolina State University, and past president of AFS.
          April – Neil Medlin, Environmental Supervisor for the North Carolina Department of
          Transportation

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            September – Bryn Tracy, Environmental Biologist, North Carolina Division of Water
            Quality
            October – Chad Thomas, Coastal Fisheries Research Coordinator for Division of
            Inland Fisheries, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
            November – Kevin Hining, Fisheries Biologist, North Carolina Wildlife Resources
            Commission
            December – Brian McRae - Fisheries Biologist, NC Wildlife Resources Commission

        Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

            The NCSU student sub-unit has a web-site accessible to all members with an activity
            calendar, forms and contact information.

        Goal MS 6: Financial Security

     During 2006, the sub-unit conducted a raffle at the annual meeting, which serves to raise
     money to sustain the sub-unit for the following year. In 2006, we raised [ ] at the NC annual
     AFS meeting. Proceeds from t-shirt sales this year were used for refreshments at our monthly
     meetings. Further monetary security was found with a generous $500 donation from Dr.
     Joseph Hightower to the subunit after the AFS annual meeting in Lake Placid, NY where he
     was awarded the Excellence in Fisheries Education Award. We thank Dr. Hightower for his
     generous donation.

C.      Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

            None to Report

Financial Status

           Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
           gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                    Report # 14

TO:                 Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:               Randy Parham, President, Oklahoma Chapter American Fisheries Society
DATE:               January 26, 2007

Office/Committee:           OK Chapter
Officer/Chair:              Randy Parham, President

Motion Report:                     Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Work collaboratively with the Southern Division to advance the American Fisheries
      Society goals by coordinating member activities related to information exchange,
      outreach, and aquatic stewardship within the state of Oklahoma. Coordinate with
      appropriate local, state or tribal governments and nongovernmental agencies or
      organizations to improve the conservation and sustainability of the aquatic ecosystem
      within Oklahoma. Serve member needs and represent those needs to the Southern
      Division leadership.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education

          OK Chapter has a special project fund available to chapter applicants who submit
          proposals that have Information Transfer & Outreach, Member Services, and Aquatic
          Stewardship components, with the results benefiting / improving aquatic resources.
          OK Chapter will continue work needed to update pond management book and make it
          available as a downloadable PDF file from Chapter web page.




Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.


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      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

          OK Chapter will work towards a joint annual meeting with a neighboring state
          chapter.

      Goal ITO 3: Professional Stature

          Email faculty from the Biological Sciences departments of state colleges &
          universities with dates of the technical, encouraging the attendance of faculty and
          students as well as abstract submittal and paper presentations.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

          OK Chapter funds the Jimmie Pigg Student Travel Scholarship that provides two
          $1,000 travel awards for students to attend AFS meetings.
          OK Chapter will waive registration fees for undergraduate students and reduced
          lodging for all students.
          OK Chapter and Student Sub-unit will host a Student – Professional forum at annual
          meeting..
          OK Chapter will recognize an Outstanding Fisheries Worker of the Year from its
          membership.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

          OK Chapters web page will provide links to information on fish species found within
          the state.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

          OK Chapter will maintain and update a web page that provides membership with
          information of upcoming events and news of aquatic systems in Oklahoma.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:
         None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                     Report # 15

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Marcel Reichert, President, SC Chapter AFS
DATE:        February 2, 2007

Office/Committee:           South Carolina Chapter
Officer/Chair:              Marcel Reichert, President

Motion Report:                      Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Chapter President: Preside at all Chapter meetings, chair the Chapter’s Executive
      Committee, make appointments, serve as a voting member of the Southern Division’s
      Executive Committee and a non-voting member of the Society’s Governing Board and
      perform other duties and functions as are authorized and necessary, assists other officers
      in organization of annual meetings.

      President-Elect: Assist president with tasks, act as program chair for annual meeting, is
      responsible for newsletter, and organizes annual workshops.

      Secretary/Treasurer: Manages chapter's finances, manages chapter's membership list,
      takes minutes at annual meetings, presents minutes and financial report to members at
      annual meetings.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

          Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

          Nothing to Report.




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Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

          On November18, 2006 we organized a very successful one-day fall workshop on
          "Identification of SC coastal sharks" in collaboration with the South Carolina
          Department of Natural Resources. We had 69 participants ranging from 7 years to
          past retirement age, amongst them SC-AFS members, but also local fishermen,
          students from several area high schools, faculty, staff, and students from UNC
          Wilmington, College of Charleston, The Citadel, and Coastal Carolina University,
          and personnel from SC-DNR freshwater and marine Divisions, NOAA, the South
          Carolina Aquarium.

          In September of 2007 we will organize a meeting/social/workshop in Columbia, SC,
          to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the South Carolina Chapter. The 25th anniversary
          will also be the theme of our 2008 annual meeting in Jan./Feb. (date to be
          announced).

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

          A very successful 24th annual meeting was held on January 23-25, 2007 on Tybee
          Island, GA in collaboration with the Georgia Chapter of the AFS. More than 130
          fisheries professionals, mostly from South Carolina and Georgia attended the
          meeting. In addition to the opening addresses by two top officials from the SC and
          GA Departments of Natural Resources, we had 35 oral presentations and a poster
          session with 18 posters. We also organized a special session on the "Treatment of
          Aquatic Nuisance Species" that was well attended. During the chapter's business
          meeting the Jack W. Bayless Award for best paper during the previous annual
          meeting was awarded to H. Scott Meister for his presentation "Observations of Deep
          Sea Reef Fishes Using Under Water Video."

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services
        Our new website is up and running (please see: www.scafs.org). It is updated
        frequently with activities, meeting programs, and reports. In September of 2006 we
        posted our most recent newsletter on the website and we are working on our spring
        newsletter at the moment.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.


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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                   Report #   16
TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Todd St. John, President, Tennessee Chapter, AFS
DATE:        January 24, 2007

Office/Committee:           Tennessee Chapter AFS
Officer/Chair:              Todd St. John

Motion Report:                     Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Preside at all Chapter meetings, chair the Chapter’s Executive Committee, make
      appointments, serve as a voting member of the Southern Division’s Executive Committee
      and a non-voting member of the Society’s Governing Board and perform other duties and
      functions as are authorized and necessary.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 1: Local and Global Leadership
        The members of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Fisheries Society strive to
        protect and enhance our aquatic resources, promote fishing, educate the public,
        exchange information, provide interagency cooperation and environmental action.
        Membership involvement occurs at all levels to accomplish these objectives.

      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education
        The TN Chapter’s Education Committee sells tee shirts annually with different
        aquatic themes to fund school programs promoting the awareness of Tennessee
        fishes, fisheries management, and biodiversity. One goal is to “stock fish on people”
        (tee shirts) to increase awareness of Tennessee’s native fishes, mussels, and aquatic
        plants. Proceeds from tee shirt sales have been used to create fish identification
        sheets with color pictures of species within certain watersheds which are distributed
        to schools and special interest groups within those water sheds.

          Promoting the sport of fishing, by teaching the art and providing exciting
          opportunities, is a very important issue addressed by our chapter. An auction is
          conducted at annual chapter meetings to support kid’s fishing rodeos during free
          fishing week in Tennessee. The Tennessee Chapter donates approximately $2,500


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         annually. Members volunteer their time and help organize events. Last year over 60
         events were held across Tennessee accommodating more than 15,000 children.

         Outreach programs provided by student members included Tennessee Technological
         University’s 17th annual kid’s fishing derby which accommodated 125 children. Tee
         Shirts, food, bait, trophies and fish provided a lot of smiling faces. Students at TTU
         also conducted seminars at Girl Scout Day on the Cumberland River. Topics
         included water quality, mussels, fish and macro-invertebrates. Student members at
         the University of Tennessee have conducted stream clean-ups around Knoxville and
         conduct an annual fishing derby on Fort Loudoun Reservoir.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 4: Information Network

         The Tennessee Chapter compiles an annual newsletter to provide information
         pertinent to upcoming chapter, Southern Division and national meetings, as well as,
         news from the parent society and current chapter and interagency projects. It is also
         used to provide interagency communication (typically 10 contributors), including
         student fishery associations, describing accomplishments and research projects in
         Tennessee. The newsletter can be viewed on our web site, www.tn-afs.org

         Additional chapter communications include our web site, www.tn-afs.org, and
         membership directory. The web site is used for posting proposed resolutions and
         other items of business including a new policy of providing the minutes from our
         quarterly executive committee meetings. SDAFS and parent society news are
         frequently sent to all members via e-mail.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition
        Recognition of professional achievement at our annual meetings includes Lifetime
        Achievement, Outstanding Fisheries Scientist, Best Student Presentation, and Friends
        of Fisheries Awards. The Friends of Fisheries Award recognizes individuals or
        groups outside the Tennessee Chapter AFS for significant contributions to fisheries or
        aquatic resources in Tennessee. The Percy Priest Hybrid and Striper Club received
        this award at our 2006 annual meeting. They were recognized for contributing
        conservation funds to help renovate Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s
        Springfield Fish Hatchery, conducting 2 fishing rodeos for children, recording creel
        data via angler journals for TWRA, and conserving fisheries resources by
        experimenting with live release methods for Cherokee and striped bass and
        tournament schedules conducive to greater survival rates.


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          Students are the future members and decision makers of our society, and the
          managers of our aquatic resources. A very close relationship occurs with our student
          fisheries associations representing Tennessee Technological University and the
          University of Tennessee at Knoxville. We are proud of their many accomplishments
          and value their participation. Both student fisheries association presidents attend all
          executive committee meetings. Their fisheries management and outreach projects are
          supported by our chapter.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information
        The exchange of information is critical to our future development as fisheries
        professionals. The Tennessee Chapter – AFS has been selected to host the 2007
        Southern Division AFS Spring meeting in Memphis February 8 – 11, and the 2009
        National AFS meeting in Nashville. We are currently working very hard to make
        both successful.

          Our 2006 meeting was held jointly with the Kentucky Chapter, at Paris Landing TN,
          to provide opportunities to meet and interact with neighboring fisheries professionals.
          We had 110 attendees, 29 presentations, and 2 socials. The joint meeting also
          provided an opportunity for both chapters to benefit from a diverse technical agenda
          which hopefully appealed to all interests.

          Student members, representing 5 universities, made 11 excellent presentations at our
          annual chapter meeting. Research was also presented by 8 students from TTU at the
          5th Annual Student Colloquium held at East Carolina State University. Students at
          UT have been busy with lake sturgeon introductions in the upper Tennessee River
          including tracking movements, population monitoring, and mapping habitat. They
          are also conducting a recovery project in the Pigeon River reintroducing 12 fish
          species and documenting survival.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                    Report # 16.1

TO:                  Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:                V. Malissa Mengel, President, TN Tech SFA
DATE:                January 23, 2007

Office/Committee:           TN Tech Student FisheriesAssociation
Officer/Chair:              V. Malissa Mengel, President

Motion Report:                     Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

     Chapter President: Preside at chapter meetings, preside at officers/committee meetings,
     make appointments, serve as a voting member of the TN Tech SFA, and perform other
     duties and functions as are authorized and necessary.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 1: Local and Global Leadership

           We participated in Tennessee Tech’s Nature Fest where members helped teach the
           community about nature including recreation, identification, importance,
           stewardship, and ways to get involved.
           We held the Kid’s Fishing Derby at Cane Creek Park. While families took part in the
           joys of fishing, we also handed out information packets.

      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education

           We participated in Tennessee Tech’s Nature Fest where members helped teach the
           community about nature including recreation, identification, importance,
           stewardship, and ways to get involved.



Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.


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      Goal ITO 1: Visibility

          We advertised the Kid’s Fishing Derby via flyers in local businesses, an ad in the
          newspaper, and a radio announcement.
          We held a fundraiser at Nature Fest and advertised the group.
          We participated in recruitment opportunities where we utilized a poster board and
          pamphlets explaining what the Student Fisheries Association is.
          We have a display case in the Biology Department Building where we put up
          pictures and short biographies about the students and their research.

      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

          We have at least one member go to meetings of The Wildlife Society and Tri Beta.
          All three student groups help each other out and we do some activities together.

      Goal ITO 3: Professional Stature

          We have a display case in the Biology Department Building where we put up
          pictures and short biographies about the students and their research.
          Eight students attended the Student Colloquium in Auburn, and fifteen students plan
          to attend the Southern Division Meeting in Memphis.

      Goal ITO 4: Information Network

          We are currently working on updating our web page.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

          We have begun a library that includes publications to further professional
          development and continuing education.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

          Many of our members are working on research and share it with other students and
          classes.
          One member went to a high school to give a presentation about her research.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

          We are currently working on updating our web page.

      Goal MS 4: Diversity

          We have taken part in many recruitment opportunities where we state that anybody
          is invited to join the club; all they need is an interest in fisheries.
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      Goal MS 6: Financial Security

           This year’s fundraisers have included selling t-shirts and baseball caps. We have also
           sold food at two occasions and had a silent auction.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

           None to Report

Financial Status

           Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
           gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                   Report # 17

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Deborah R. Wade, Texas Chapter American Fisheries Society
DATE:

Office/Committee:           Texas Chapter AFS
Officer/Chair:              Deborah Wade

Motion Report:                     Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Preside at all Chapter meetings, chair the Chapter’s Executive Committee, make
      appointments, serve as a voting member of the Southern Division’s Executive Committee
      and a non-voting member of the Society’s Governing Board and perform other duties and
      functions as are authorized and necessary.

      A proposal to change the Chapter By-laws will be presented at our annual meeting. The
      change will be to add one more standing committee to the Chapter. The Endowments
      committee will be charged to manage the Chapter’s investments and to do outside
      fundraising to generate money to be used grow our scholarship program. The new
      scholarship committee will be charged with the distribution of the funds in the form of
      scholarships.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education

          The TCAFS annual meeting will focus on wetlands and hurricane impacts on coastal
          wetlands. There will be three continuing education classes at the annual meeting
          Watershed Modeling with GIS, Wetlands Conflict Resolution, and Student Resume
          Workshop. Funds are available to present four student scholarships at our annual
          meeting in March two are slated for undergraduate students and two are for graduate
          students.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.
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          Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

          The Clark Hubbs Research Grant will be presented for the first time this year at the
          TCAFS annual meeting this research award is designed to honor the work done by
          Clark Hubbs and to encourage ongoing research in fisheries.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

          Website is being maintained. The Chapter newsletter is accessed from the website as
          well as elections of our officers. The proceeding from our annual meeting are placed
          on the website along with two manuals one on farm pond management and the second
          on developing community fisheries; both manuals are free and easily accessible.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                    Report # 18.1

TO:           Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:         Rebecca A. Deehr, President, East Carolina University Student Subunit
DATE:         January 15, 2007

Office/Committee:             ECU Student Sub-Unit
Officer/Chair:                Rebecca A. Deehr, President

Motion Report:                         Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      The objectives of ECU-AFS shall be those of the American Fisheries Society as set forth
      in Article I of the Constitution, and especially, to encourage the exchange of regional
      fisheries and other technical information among members of the Society who belong to
      ECU-AFS. At the university level, our mission is to facilitate the education of students
      interested in fisheries sciences through research, service projects and interactions with
      fisheries scientists, professionals and fellow students.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      a. In April, ECU-AFS hosted a booth called “Catch it on the Fly” at the Grifton Shad
         Festival in Grifton, NC. We featured a kiddie fishing tournament and offered fly
         casting and cast netting demonstrations. ECU-AFS members interacted with a new
         target audience (children) to promote the enjoyment of fishing and the responsibility
         of aquatic stewardship.
      b. Our biggest aquatic stewardship project is the annual Pitt County event, “Big Sweep.”
         In October, ECU-AFS took the role of lead campus organization for the clean-up of
         the Tar River watershed adjacent to the ECU campus. We organized 50 volunteers
         who came out on a cold, rainy Saturday morning to collect trash from Green Mill
         Run. We prevented nearly 2000 pieces of trash from reaching the Tar River!
      c. Future plans for aquatic stewardship are exciting! We are working with the Boys and
         Girls Club of Greenville and the NC Division of Inland Fisheries to host a “Take a
         Kid Fishing Day” in April. We hope to make fishing poles for our young anglers and
         solicit donations from Wal-Mart for fishing lures, tackle boxes and life jackets. In
         addition, we have taken on the responsibility of caring for the Goldfish Pond at the
         ECU Volunteer Center to monitor water quality and fish populations (mostly koi and
         killifish).


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Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

     1. In 2006, ECU-AFS experienced its most award-winning year in its eight year history.
        In February, the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society recognized
        ECU-AFS as the Outstanding Subunit. In April, East Carolina University hosted the
        annual Recognition for Leadership and Service ceremony. ECU awarded then-
        president Dee Dee Barry with the “Perseverance Award” for adult student leadership
        and ECU-AFS with the Organization of the Year Award. ECU-AFS had been
        nominated in the past, but this was our first win. Our award-winning year was
        capped off by the summer announcement that ECU-AFS was named the Outstanding
        Student Subunit by the American Fisheries Society. Four student members and two
        faculty members of ECU-AFS were present at Lake Placid to accept the award.
     2. The 20th Annual Tidewater Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting was
        held January 26-28 in Atlantic Beach, NC. Dr. Anthony Overton, an ECU-AFS
        faculty member, was elected the next President of the Tidewater Chapter. As such,
        he and his organizing committee were responsible for convening the annual
        Tidewater Meeting. Dr. Overton called upon ECU-AFS to assist with registrations,
        abstract submissions, various meeting logistics, and to host a special event on the
        welcoming evening. ECU-AFS chose to sponsor the first ever "Beer on the Pier"
        fishing tournament, which proved to be quite challenging in late January.
        Unfortunately, the tournament site (the hotel pier) had been crippled by Hurricane
        Ophelia, causing us to fish much closer to shore than we had expected. The tide was
        out and the temperature was brisk, but enthusiasm and adult beverages seemed to
        warm the group. We really had a great turn-out, and several fish were landed
        (although we suspect some of them might have been recaptures). Fishing tournament
        awards were given out at the banquet the following night, featuring highly-sought
        after prizes for largest fish, smallest fish, most fish, the best male and female anglers,
        transparent fish, new species and for the fisherman who actually caught himself. In
        addition, 13 students and three faculty ECU-AFS members attended the meeting. Six
        members gave oral presentations of their thesis research, and two members presented
        posters. Jason Clermont won third prize in the "Best Poster" category. Dr. Overton
        was inducted as the Tidewater Chapter President. All in all, ECU-AFS made a strong
        showing in terms of academic research and event facilitation.
     3. April on the ECU campus means “Barefoot on the Mall,” a campus fair that enables
        student organizations to recruit new members and do a little fundraising. We sold
        chicken wraps and baked goods and even added a few people to our mailing list.
     4. On the morning of September 9, ECU hosted the Campus Activities & Organizations
        “Welcome Back” celebration. As the presidents of ECU’s Organization of the Year,
        Kelly and Becky were asked by the Student Government Association to speak at the
        celebration. Becky spoke to more than 100 people about ECU-AFS, our involvement
        in aquatic stewardship and outreach projects and plans for the upcoming school year.
        Unfortunately, we were unable to stay for the entire day because we left that
        afternoon for the Lake Placid meeting.

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      5. The 136th Annual American Fisheries Society Meeting in Lake Placid, NY, was a
         great event for ECU-AFS. Not only were we recognized as the Outstanding Student
         Subunit, ECU-AFS had three student members give poster and oral presentations, and
         two of our faculty ECU-AFS members gave oral presentations and moderated special
         sessions. This event allowed our students to display their work on dogfish
         populations, the impacts of reverse osmosis water plants on aquatic communities and
         the development of a food web model for a coral reef ecosystem.
      6. The annual student organization fair, “Get a Clue” was held in mid-September. This
         event allows ECU-AFS the opportunity to promote ourselves and recruit new
         members. Many people approached our table and joined our mailing list because they
         recognized our work and name from past events.
      7. In October, three ECU-AFS members traveled to Auburn University for the 6th
         Annual Student Colloquium. We gave two oral presentations of our research and
         were given the opportunity to interact with fellow fisheries students. It was a nice
         change from the previous year when we were busy hosting the event.
      8. In December, ECU-AFS hosted its eighth annual meeting and banquet. Over 50
         people attended this event to enjoy a poster session and happy hour, a catered meal,
         and a slideshow of ECU-AFS 2006 events. Special music was provided by Chad
         Smith, past president of ECU-AFS. Guests included fishery professionals, students,
         ECU alumni (including three past presidents of ECU-AFS and the president of the
         ECU-AFS predecessor organization), ECU administrators, and AFS members from
         the Southern Division and the Tidewater Chapter. Invited speakers included Anthony
         Overton (Tidewater Chapter President) and Bob Curry (Southern Division
         President). Our guest speaker was Dr. Charles “Pete” Peterson, Alumni
         Distinguished Professor of Marine Sciences, Biology, and Ecology at the University
         of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Peterson gave a talk entitled, "Historical
         Baselines of Estuaries: How historical overfishing set the table for today's ecosystem
         shifts by eutrophication." Dr. Peterson was especially generous to ECU-AFS by
         stepping in after our initial guest speaker, Dr. Grant Gilmore, had to cancel at the last
         minute. Many compliments were received on the event, and several guests offered to
         speak at upcoming monthly meetings.
      9. Future events that will showcase ECU-AFS’ information transfer and outreach
         capabilities include:
              i. The 21st Tidewater Chapter Joint Meeting with the Mid-Atlantic Chapter in
                 Lewes, DE, February 1-3, 2007. Seven members of ECU-AFS will be
                 attending the meeting, giving oral and poster presentations and selling the
                 meeting t-shirts.
             ii. The 2nd Annual ECU Leadership Conference on March 31, 2007. ECU-AFS
                 President Becky Deehr will be a student facilitator for a roundtable session
                 focusing on gender-specific leadership qualities.




Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

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1. ECU-AFS dues are $10/year, providing members with a free t-shirt, membership to
   the Tidewater Chapter, 50% reimbursement of parent society membership fee, and
   access to funds to support travel to conferences and meetings.
2. ECU-AFS holds monthly meetings (the first Wednesday of each month during the
   school year), featuring a business meeting followed by a guest speaker and informal
   social. During 2006, guest speakers (and presentation titles) included:
      iii. January: Heather Jacobs, Pamlico-Tar River Keeper, “Being the Tar River
            Keeper”
       iv. February: Justin Homan, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
            Division of Inland Fisheries, “Landing a Fisheries Job after Graduation”
        v. March: Dr. Jeff Buckel, North Carolina State University Center for Marine
            Science and Technology, “Estimating Natural and Fishing Mortality Rates in
            North Carolina Red Drum”
       vi. April/May: No guest speaker at April business meeting; Bob Curry attended
            our May event to present ECU-AFS with the plaque as Southern Division’s
            Outstanding Subunit Award
      vii. September: Becky Deehr and Kelly Register, Co-Presidents of ECU-AFS,
            “All About ECU-AFS”
     viii. October: Jason Clermont, ECU-AFS Secretary and Department of Biology
            Master’s candidate, “Groundfish Observing in Alaska”
       ix. November: Cindy Anderson, Science Educator at the Pine Knoll Shores
            Aquarium, “New Exhibits, Education and Outreach Programs at the Pine
            Knoll Shores Aquarium”
        x. December: Doug Mumford, North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries,
            “North Carolina’s Fishing License Program”
3. Our annual December meeting gives members the opportunity to network with
   invited guests, ranging from professors from ECU and other universities,
   local/state/federal fisheries professionals and AFS members from chapter, division
   and national levels. Our banquet featured a fantastic presentation by Dr. Charles
   “Pete” Peterson, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Marine Sciences, Biology and
   Ecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, entitled “Historical
   baselines of estuaries: how historical overfishing set the table for today’s ecosystem
   shifts by eutrophication.”
4. The ECU-AFS website (www.ecu.edu/org/afs) provides members and people
   worldwide with access to our activities past and present, links to other similar
   organizations and a great photo album of our past activities. Chad Smith (past ECU-
   AFS president) still assists with the maintenance of our website.
5. ECU-AFS has been working hard to increase their involvement in community service
   projects. Although volunteering at the Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina isn’t
   necessarily related to fisheries, our involvement at the Food Bank has increased our
   visibility and given us depth. The Food Bank serves 34 counties in Eastern North
   Carolina, and we are happy to lend a helping hand. So far we have bagged 3000
   pounds of sweet potatoes and inspected/packaged 171 dozen eggs! (The volunteer
   coordinator was excited to get us working on the eggs because she says, “Fish have
   eggs, too!”)
6. Future events to promote the financial security of ECU-AFS include fundraisers at the
   Tidewater meeting and the campus fair “Barefoot on the Mall.” In addition, funding

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          from the Student Government Association will be requested in the spring, largely to
          support travel to conferences, recruitment socials and activity expenses.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                       Report # 19

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Dan Michaelson, President, Virginia Chapter American Fisheries Society
DATE:        January 10, 2007

Office/Committee:            VA Chapter
Officer/Chair:               Dan Michaelson, President

Motion Report:                       Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      To provide access to AFS by extending membership to those whose needs are not fully
      met by established AFS Chapters, to provide a forum for the discussion, debate, and
      resolution of aquatic resource issues within the political boundaries of the
      Commonwealth of Virginia, and to encourage exchange of information among
      established AFS Chapters within the Commonwealth, namely the Potomac Chapter, the
      Tidewater Chapter, and the Virginia Tech Chapter.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education

          Several Chapter members have again been instrumental (solo or with larger
          conservation groups) in providing aquatic ecology/conservation instruction to various
          groups of school children. Some of these events have been for an entire grade of a
          county’s public school system, while others have been smaller, more intimate
          instruction for specific classes. In all cases, children learned about aquatic life, food
          chains, benefits of clean water and conservation. One member, Paul Bugas,
          sponsored a Hutton Scholar this year. Several Hutton students have been mentored
          through the VA Chapter since its inception.


Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.



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      Goal ITO 1: Visibility

         The Outreach committee was very busy in 2006 with further work on a fisheries key
         for teachers, a poster to be used at career fairs, and involvement in writing the
         ichthyology chapter in the Master Naturalist Program’s publication. Also still
         actively pursuing equipment and/or donations for Katrina Relief.

      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

         Following the successful hosting of the 2006 joint Chapter meeting with West
         Virginia, the Chapter is co-hosting another meeting, this time with the North Carolina
         Chapter. The meeting will be held on February 26-28, 2007 in Danville, VA. The
         focus of the meeting will be management of jointly held watersheds and inter-
         jurisdictional fisheries issues.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

         The Chapter Secretary routinely sent out important information across the Chapter
         Listserv via e-mail as well as publishing two newsletters in 2006. The Chapter had
         156 members on its roster as of December 2006. That includes 124 regular members,
         16 campus members, and 16 honorary members.

        The Chapter held its annual business meeting in Winchester, VA in March 2006 in a
        joint meeting with the West Virginia Chapter of AFS. The meeting began with a half-
        day FAST fish modeling workshop presented by Virginia Chapter members Vic
        DiCenzo and Scott Smith. The Chapter awarded the following: Eugene W. Surber
        Professional Fisheries Biologist award, John Kauffman (VDGIF), Natural Resource
        Conservationist, Dan Downy (James Madison University), Robert E. Jenkins
        undergraduate Scholarships ($500), Morgan Hyatt (Randolph Macon College) and
        Tomas Ivasauskas (Virginia Tech). New Chapter officers: Past President: John
        Odenkirk (VDGIF); President: Dan Michaelson (VDGIF); President-Elect: Scott
        Smith (VDGIF). Secretary George Devlin (VDEQ) and Treasurer Robert Humston
        (VMI) are in the second of their two-year term. Election of new officers is currently
        under-way.

         The Chapter sponsored a one-day continuing education course August 25, 2006.
         Member and Dominion Power employee Bob Andrews taught Electrofishing and
         Water Safety to 13 participants at Lake Anna State Park. Tom Gunter provided an
         excellent catfish fry and special thanks to Steve Owens, Continuing Education
         Committee chair, for coordinating the event.

         EXCOM meetings were held September 6 and December 11, 2006 to plan for the
         2007 annual meeting and to conduct other business.


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      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

          The Chapter renewed its initial contract with its Webmaster who has maintained the
          site (www.faculty.virginia.edu/vcafs).

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report.

Financial Status

         Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                    Report # 20

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Joanne Davis, President, Virginia Tech Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
DATE:        January 24, 2007

Office/Committee:           Virginia Tech Chapter
Officer/Chair:              Joanne Davis, President

Motion Report:                      Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Preside at all Chapter meetings, chair the Chapter’s Executive Committee, make
      appointments, serve as a voting member of the Southern Division’s Executive Committee
      and a non-voting member of the Society’s Governing Board and perform other duties and
      functions as are authorized and necessary.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 1: Local and Global Leadership

           The committee Science and Conservation Committee (Dan Weaver), is taking a
           stance and speaking-up on some important fisheries-related issues. The committee
           has reviewed and offered feedback to the most recent draft of the Chesapeake Bay
           Striped Bass Ecosystem Management Plan.

      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education

           Organized Project Wet certification for AFS members and began teaching in-class
           aquatic education activities for local schools.
           In April, the Chapter took the lead on a local boat ramp cleanup in conjunction with
           the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. In November, volunteers set up a
           “Fashion-a-Fish” booth for children at the 2nd annual Freshwater Folk Festival.
           Members spoke to high school kids in Tazewell County about mussel biology and
           conservation.
           Carried out the 23rd annual Mudbass Classic fishing tournament. There were over
           100 participants in the tournament and over half were children under the age of 14.
           Began preparations for the 24th annual Mudbass Classic.


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      Goal AS 3: Promotion of Stewardship

          In March, the Stream Concerns Committee (Mike Duncan) organized a restoration
          project on a local stream, Cedar Run. This was primarily a clean up of what could
          be characterized as a dumping ground, the clean up was a huge success. In October,
          members participated in the Roanoke River clean-up at Wasena Park. In December,
          we conducted our annual fish biomonitoring survey of Stroubles Creek, a campus
          stream containing a reach that we physically restored in the mid-1990s and
          organized a clean-up of Big Stony Creek, another huge success.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

         Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

          The education committee has organized funding and transportation to various
          meeting and workshops throughout the year. Started a new Mentorship Program; the
          goal of the program is to pair undergraduate and graduate students to encourage and
          assist undergraduates as they prepare for their future. We hope to help students
          connect with research opportunities, jobs, and information about the next step in
          their careers.

          Invited Speakers
          February-- Tom Kwak from NC State: "Invasive versus Endangered Fish Species:
          Can they Coexist?"
          March-- Mark Kopeny, from UVA talked about his conservation research in two
          species of madtom catfish in Virginia; Noturus insignis and N. gilberti.
          April--John Schmerfeld: "The Dept of Interior Natural Resource Damage
          Assessment and Restoration Program: Restoring Natural Resources in VA”.
          October--Gordon Robertson, Carol Forthman, and Patrick O’Rouke from the
          American Sportfishing Association.
          November-- Dr. Emmanual Frimpong spoke about fish and macroinvertebrate
          assemblages in relation to land cover and land use.
          December-- Dr. Kurt Stephenson: “Combating Eutrophication in the Chesapeake
          Bay: A Role for Oyster Aquaculture?”


      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

          Updated and maintained our Chapter website (http://www.vtafs.org.vt.edu/).

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           Created and distributed the Southern Division Newsletter summer and winter
           editions.

      Goal MS 6: Financial Security

           Raised $608 from the Beamer Ball Football raffle
           Designed and ordered new VTAFS “Virginia Natives” T-shirts

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

           None to Report

Financial Status

           Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
           gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                      Report # 21

TO:                   Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:                 WV Chapter AFS
DATE:                 January 25, 2007

Office/Committee:             WV Chapter
Officer/Chair:                Jim Hedrick, Frank Borsuk, Lara Hedrick, Pat Mazik

Motion Report:                       Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.      Charge or Annual Program of Work:

        President will preside at all Chapter meetings and chair the Chapters Executive
        Committee. The President will also serve as a voting member of the Southern Division’s
        Executive Committee and perform other duties and functions as necessary. The president
        and committee will be charged with organization and hosting of the 2008 Southern
        Division AFS spring meeting in Wheeling, WV.

        The WVAFS student sub-unit will provide a professional forum for fisheries students and
        faculty members interested in fisheries pursuits. The sub-unit will continue education of
        student members through seminar series and increase participation and involvement in
        fisheries related issues in the local community.

B.      Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
        Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
        http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

     Goal AS 1: Local and Global Leadership –

         Throughout 2006 the WV AFS student-subunit organized and set up informational
         booths at festivals sponsored by local watershed organizations. The students collected
         fish from local streams and set up aquaria demonstrating differing levels of water
         contamination to help raise public awareness of local water quality issues.

     Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education –

         In March of 2006 the WVAFS student-subunit and the Wildlife Society co-hosted their
         annual wild game dinner at the WESTVACO natural resource center. Students were
         involved in all aspects of the planning, coordination. Local business, and members
         donated door prizes in exchange for free advertisement. The student-subunit also hosted
         several speakers for a seminar series during the spring 2006 semester.

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  Goal AS 3: Promotion of Stewardship –

       The WVU AFS student sub-unit is working with West Virginia DNR, Trout Unlimited
       and WVU to rehabilitate an acid precipitation altered native brook trout fishery on the
       university’s research forest. Students also volunteer for Friends of Decker’s Creek in
       local water quality and fish community assessment.


Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

  Goal ITO 1: Visibility

       The WV AFS has increased visibility through established of our website last years.
       Chapter newsletters are posted on our web page and contain information and finding on
       local research aspects and topics. The establishment of our electronic newsletter has
       provided an opportunity to enhance research project summaries with digital
       photography, making our newsletter more attractive to the public and professional in
       appearance.


  Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

       The WV AFS student sub-unit has worked in conjunction with Trout Unlimited and the
       West Virginia Division of Natural Resources on native brook trout fishery rehabilitation.
       The student sub-unit has also provided volunteers to a local watershed group to assist
       with their annual fish and water quality surveys.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

  Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

       The WVAFS will be collaborating with WVU to conduct continuing education
       workshops for students and agencies. These workshops will include fish identification,
       mussel identification (2007 WVAFS Chapter Meeting), and computer based education
       opportunities.

       The WVAFS student sub-unit has spear-headed an effort to keep the student
       membership aware of volunteer, graduate school, and career opportunities available
       locally and across the nation. The student sub-unit has also been successful in matching
       graduate students with undergraduates needing volunteer experiences. Donations by the

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        WVAFS Chapter and local fundraising by the student-subunit made provided nearly
        100% financial support for student attending the student colloquium.

     Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

        The WVAFS Chapter had made improvements and upgrades to our website. Our web
        site includes abstract submittal and registration information for the 2007 WVAFS
        Chapter Meeting in conjunction with the PAAFS Chapter. During 2007, our web site
        will include abstract submittal, meeting program, and registration information for the
        2008 SDAFS spring meeting in Wheeling, WV.

     Goal MS 4: Diversity

        WVAFS continues to conduct outreach efforts through our electronic newsletter and
        personal communication to promote interest and participation in the WV Chapter of
        AFS.


C.     Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

       None to Report

Financial Status

       Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
       gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                          Report # 22

TO:                 Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:               Gene Gilliland, Chair
DATE:               January 23, 2007

Office/Committee:           Audit Committee
Officer/Chair:              Gene Gilliland
                            Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
                            500 E. Constellation
                            Norman, OK 73072
                            405-325-7288 /ggillokla@aol.com

Motion Report:                            Nothing to report

Activity Report

   A. Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Review and approve SDAFS financial records for 2006 as provided by the SDAFS
      Treasurer

   B. Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in
      The Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:

      Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
      operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 6: Financial Security

         The Committee worked with SDAFS Treasurer (Greg Summers) and conducted an
         audit of the 2006 SDAFS income and expense records. Upon review of these records
         our finding is that all finances are in order. We make no recommendations to the
         Excom regarding the status of the accounts.

   C. Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

         None to Report




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                   Report # 23

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Bruce Saul
DATE:        January 25, 2007

Office/Committee:           Awards Committee
Officer/Chair:              Bruce Saul, Chair

Motion Report:                     Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Awards Committee of five (5) shall review and recommend to the President candidates
      who, by their noteworthy and longstanding contributions to fisheries, aquatic sciences,
      and the Division, shall be considered worthy of the Division's recognition for
      Outstanding Achievement; candidates who, by their outstanding contributions of time
      and energy for special projects or activities in the service of the Division, shall be
      considered worthy of the Division's recognition for Distinguished Service; candidates
      who, by their communication of noteworthy contributions to fisheries and aquatic science
      research and management shall be recognized by the John F. Dequine Award for the best
      paper; and Division chapters who, through service to their members, communities and the
      profession shall be recognized as the Outstanding Chapter.

      This year the committee was asked to examine applications from Division subunits who,
      through service to their members, communities and the profession to determine who
      would be recognized as the Outstanding Subunit.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

          Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

          Nothing to Report.


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Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

           One Award of Merit was awarded at the 2006 SEAFWA this year to Auburn
           University.

           The Committee judged presentations and reviewed manuscripts from the 2006
           SEAFWA Annual Conference and will recommend a winner for the Jack Dequine
           Best Paper Award and a Best Paper Runner-up.

           One Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented this year.

           Two Distinguished Service Awards will be presented this year.

           The Outstanding Chapter Award will be awarded this year.

           The Best Subunit Award will be presented this year.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

           None to Report

Financial Status

            Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
            gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                    Report # 24

TO:                 Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:               Craig Bonds, SDAFS Ballot Committee Chair
DATE:               January 18, 2007

Office/Committee:           Ballot Committee
Officer/Chair:              Craig Bonds (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, San Angelo)
                            Committee members: Mandy Scott (TPWD, San Angelo)
                                                John Taylor (TPWD, Austin)

Motion Report:                     Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Receive and tally ballots for the election of Division Officers and Society Nominating
      Committee Representative and report the results at the Annual Business Meeting.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

           Elections were held for three Division positions. Nominees were Vic DiCenzo and
           Cecil Jennings for Vice President, Dave Coughlan and Dennis Riecke for
           Secretary/Treasurer, and Keith Ashley and John Odenkirk for Division
           Representative to the AFS Nominating Committee. Candidate bios were posted on
           the Division website on August 9 and election ballots were mailed on August 15.
           The deadline for ballot submission was October 15. Candidates receiving the most
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           votes in their respective races were Cecil Jennings (Vice President), Dave Coughlan
           (Secretary/Treasurer), and John Odenkirk (Division Representative to the AFS
           Nominating Committee).

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

           The Ballot Committee initiated steps to migrate election procedures from paper to
           electronic ballots. The limiting factor for such a move has proven to be an
           incomplete/outdated email list for Division members. The email list is essential for
           disseminating secure user names and voting pin numbers for use in an internet-based
           voting program. This issue is currently being addressed and, if an updated email list
           becomes available, plans to conduct the 2007 Division elections electronically are
           under way.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          The Ballot Committee recommends the migration of election procedures from
          paper to electronic ballots starting with the 2007 election. Work has begun to
          implement this change. Essential to the success of this procedural change is the
          maintenance of a reliable and continually-updated Division member email list.

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                   Report #   25
TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Chad D. Thomas, 2006 Nominating Committee Chair
             Southern Division American Fisheries Society
DATE:        January 10, 2007

Office/Committee:           SDAFS Nominating Committee
Officer/Chair:              Chad Thomas, Chair

Motion Report:                     Nothing to report

Activity Report – SDAFS Nominating Committee

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      To recommend a slate of Southern Division candidates for three offices in 2006
      consisting of Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer and Division Representative to serve on
      the Nominating Committee of the Society. This process will include the formation of a
      five-member Nominating Committee, identifying and ranking potential candidates,
      securing candidates for office, and the development of candidate biographical sketches to
      be submitted to the SDAFS President and Newsletter Editor.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

         Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

         Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 4: Diversity

         Strategy MS 4.4: Encourage AFS and Unit Nominating Committees to consider the
         social and professional diversity of the AFS membership to identify the best possible
         candidates to run for leadership positions.
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        A five-member committee consisting of Chad Thomas (NC-Chair), Pat Mazik (WV-
        SDAFS Past-President), Larry Wilson (TN), John Copeland (VA) and Dave
        Buckmeier (TX) was organized in June 2006. The Committee through phone and e-
        mail discussions developed and ranked a list of potential candidates for each of three
        separate offices. Candidates were contacted and asked to serve if elected. Candidates
        for Vice-President were Cecil Jennings (GA) and Vic DiCenzo (VA). Candidates for
        Secretary-Treasurer were Dave Coughlan (NC) and Dennis Riecke (MS). Candidates
        for Division Representative to the Nominating Committee of the Society were John
        Odenkirk (VA) and Keith Ashley (NC). Biographical sketches and digital
        photographs of each candidate were received, edited and forwarded to President Bob
        Curry on July 26, 2006. Candidates elected by SDAFS membership were Cecil
        Jennings (Vice-President), Dave Coughlan (Secretary-Treasurer), and John Odenkirk
        (SDAFS Representative to the Nominating Committee of the Society).

C.   Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

     Suggested time line for Nominating Committee activities is as follows:

     New Chair and Committee Members are appointed by Division President: March 1

     Chair sends correspondence welcoming Committee members and initiates candidate
     search: March 15

     Chair and Committee members contact potential candidates: March 15 - April 15

     Committee members submit list of potential candidates to Chair: April 15

     Chair sends slate of proposed candidates to Committee members: May 1

     Committee members rank and submit completed candidate lists to Chair: May 15

     Chair reports rankings of potential candidates to Committee members and President: May
     22

     Chair contacts potential candidates in order of their ranking to determine their interest in
     office: May 22 - June 15

     Chair submits slate of candidates along with biographical sketches and electronic
     photographs to President and Newsletter Editor: July 1

     General Observations:

     Requiring potential candidates to submit a biographical sketch and resume prior to asking
     them to serve as a candidate is awkward and inefficient, especially if that person is
     ultimately not asked to run. A more appropriate protocol might be to have Committee
     members identify potential candidates, gather general information about them, and then
     report back to the Chair. The Chair would compile this information and submit the list of
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      potential candidates to the Committee for ranking. Once this list has been approved by
      the Committee, the Chair would work down the list of names for each separate office
      until two nominees for each office agree to run. After the candidates have been
      identified, a document of biographical sketches and photographs should be compiled and
      submitted to the President and Newsletter Editor.

      The new Chair should obtain the complete list of potential candidates considered the
      previous year from the out-going Chair. This information may improve efficiency as the
      search process begins.

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                   Report # 26

TO:                  Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:                Dennis Riecke, SDAFS Resolutions Committee Chairman
DATE:                January 25, 2007

Office/Committee:                  Resolutions Committee
Officer/Chair:                     Dennis Riecke, Chair

Motion Report:

        Consideration of Resolutions on Instream Flow Programs and the Southeast
        Aquatic Resource Partnership.

A.      Recommended Motion:

        Adopt both resolutions.

B.      Minority View:

        No comments on either resolution were received by SDAFS members.

C.      Background for Motion:

     Both resolutions were published in the June 2006 SDAFS newsletter along with
     justification for the Instream Flow resolution. Deadline for comments was Sept. 1,
     2006. Both resolutions were posted on the SDAFS website in early November 2006 and
     the deadline for comments was Dec. 1, 2006

Activity Report

        A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

                     1. Solicit, consider, draft and recommend resolutions to the SDAFS
                        Excom and membership at the annual SDAFS meeting.
                     2. Publish approved resolutions in the SDAFS Summer Newsletter for
                        membership comment.
                     3. Present SDAFS resolutions at the SDAFS Excom meeting and SDAFS
                        business meeting.
                     4. Provide copies of resolutions for distribution at SDAFS Excom and
                        SDAFS meetings.
                     5. Provide SDAFS Secretary-Treasurer with a copy of all adopted
                        resolutions and a list of persons/agencies/organizations and addresses
                        who should receive a copy of adopted resolutions.
                     6. Submit passed resolutions to the AFS Parent Society Resolutions
                        Committee for consideration as per directed by the SDAFS
                        membership.
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B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education
            SDAFS resolutions on instream flow and the Southeast Aquatic Resource
            Partnership (SARP) are being submitted for consideration at the 2007 SDAFS
            MidYear Meeting. Both resolutions have been published in the 2006 SDAFS
            Summer Newsletter.

             Committee chairman drafted an Instream flow resolution in consultation with
             members of the Instream Flow Council. Committee chairman solicited a
             resolution on the Southeast Aquatic Resource Partnership. Resolutions were
             edited and published in the summer SDAFS newsletter and on the SDAFS
             website for comment. Resolutions section of website was redesigned in
             November 2006 in consultation with SDAFS Webmaster.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 5: Public Policy
            SDAFS resolutions on instream flow and the Southeast Aquatic Resource
            Partnership (SARP) are being submitted for consideration at the 2007 SDAFS
            MidYear Meeting. Both resolutions have been published in the 2006 SDAFS
            Summer Newsletter.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

             Nothing to Report.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

             Substantive changes to external resolutions that have been published in the
             SDAFS Newsletters, or on the SDAFS website and amended by the SDAFS
             Excom at their annual business meeting, as stipulated in the Division Bylaws,
             shall not be made to resolutions after they are read at the SDAFS Business
             Meeting for member consideration without approval from the resolution author.
             The division Bylaws state (Resolutions Committee #4 ) “Suggested Committee

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               changes that substantively alter the nature of the original proposed resolution
               should be approved by the author of the resolution.”


    RESOLUTION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF INSTREAM FLOW PROGRAMS

WHEREAS, the mission of state fish and wildlife agencies is to conserve, protect, restore,
enhance and manage fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for current and future, use,
benefit and enjoyment by state residents and visitors, and;

WHEREAS, the mission of state environmental protection agencies is to conserve, manage and
provide for wise utilization of the natural resources of the state, and;

WHEREAS, these mission statements are consistent with the Public Trust Doctrine which
requires that navigable waters, tide lands, and fish and wildlife resources be managed for the
benefit of the state’s citizens to ensure long-term sustainability so as to prevent or minimize
harm to these resources, whenever possible, and;

WHEREAS, in some cases the state fish and wildlife agency does not have the regulatory
authority to issue water use permits and coordination with the state environmental agency
regarding water use is necessary to ensure that sufficient instream flow remains for fish and
wildlife resources and outdoor recreational pursuits, and;

WHEREAS, the natural flow regime of streams and rivers is inherently variable and this
variability is critical to natural ecosystem function and native biodiversity in streams and their
associated riparian areas and floodplains, and;

WHEREAS, since some state resource agencies currently recommend instream flows that are a
single flow value (e.g. 7Q10) for determining instream habitat needs for aquatic life which is
scientifically unjustifiable and should be abandoned, and which is considerably less than the
average natural flow of the stream, fails to reflect flow variability and cannot meet the habitat
needs for all species nor maintain healthy fisheries, therefore be it

RESOLVED, the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, assembled at its annual
meeting on this 9th day of February in the year 2007 at Memphis, Tennessee urges the state fish
and wildlife and state environmental protection agencies in the Southern Division to commit the
necessary staff and financial resources to the development of instream flow protection programs
that contain all the elements listed below:

              Use an interdisciplinary approach to conduct instream flow studies that evaluate
               and prescribe instream flow needs in terms of hydrology, biology,
               geomorphology, water quality and connectivity. The spatial scope of instream
               flow studies should encompass the river channel, the riparian corridor and
               floodplain systems including connected groundwater.

              Use a coordinated, interagency, interdisciplinary team with adequate staff,
               training and funding to address all instream flow issues that exist under each
               agency’s responsibilities.
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    RESOLUTION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF INSTREAM FLOW PROGRAMS
                                                 Page 2

             The state fish and wildlife agency should have the primary authority for
              determining the appropriate instream flow necessary to restore, manage, protect
              and enhance fish and wildlife resources.

             Commit appropriate fiscal and human resources to maintain or restore flows that
              reflect the natural seasonal pattern of a riverine hydrographs in terms of intra-
              annual factors (magnitude, duration, timing, and rate of change) and inter-annual
              variability (frequency) to maintain or restore the natural ecological function of
              riverine resources. Instream flow programs and actions should focus on
              preserving or restoring intact functioning ecosystems rather than on single
              species.

             Incorporate public input into the decision-making process through direct efforts to
              inform the public regarding a) how instream flows are administered and the
              benefits they provide by furnishing information that can be understood by citizens
              with a limited understanding of biological concepts and terminology and b) the
              opportunities and limitations afforded by state and federal laws and policies for
              each state.

             Monitor riverine responses to instream flow recommendations to learn from the
              experience and where appropriate use adaptive management, to address
              uncertainty and modify instream flow recommendations in the event goals are not
              achieved.


_________________________________                 __________________________________
Robert L. Curry, President                        J. Fred Heitman , President-Elect
Southern Division, American Fisheries Society         Southern Division, American Fisheries Society

 _________________________________                _________________________________
Steve McMullin, Vice-President                   Gregory L. Summers, Secretary-Treasurer
Southern Division, American Fisheries Society       Southern Division, American Fisheries Society




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                                      Justification for

  RESOLUTION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF INSTREAM FLOW
                     PROGRAMS
AFS members in the Southern Division states were contacted regarding which methods their
state uses to determine instream flows. Eight states provided information.

The information revealed that some states are still using a single flow statistic (7Q10) which was
designed to identify the volume of water needed to meet point discharge water quality
thresholds.
The 7Q10 is a flow statistic used to simulate drought conditions in water quality modeling to
evaluate waste load allocation. The 7Q10 refers to the lowest average streamflow expected to
occur for seven consecutive days with an average frequency of once in ten years and for some
streams the 7Q10 flow is zero. The 7Q10 drought flow is inadequate to conserve aquatic life or
ecological integrity. For most streams, this flow is less than 10% of the average annual flow and
can be expected to result in severe degradation of aquatic communities if it becomes the only
flow protected in a stream (Tennant, 1976a, 1976b). The 7Q10 is not an instream flow method. It
has often been misused as an instream flow for keeping fish alive.

In some states the state fish and wildlife department does not have the authority to determine
instream flows which are set by another state agency.

In some states the agency which determines instream flows does not consult with the state fish
and wildlife agency regarding what flows are necessary to maintain and enhance viable aquatic
resources.

There are many beneficial uses including fish and wildlife resources which all compete for the
right to use streamflow. Instream flows for fish and wildlife should receive equal consideration
as any other request for water allocation.

Natural resource managers are faced with the complicated task of protecting and restoring public
values while honoring existing uses. To meet this responsibility, managers are challenged to
identify appropriate methods to quantify instream flow needs and defend the methods they use
and results they obtain. In the absence of a consensus on acceptable protocols and policies, this
task has proven difficult for some state fish and wildlife agencies.

In 1998 the Instream Flow Council was formed to provide guidance in developing instream flow
programs which resulted in the publication Instream Flows for Riverine Resource Stewardship
(Annear et. Al. 2004).The recommendations contained in that publication comprise the critical
elements in this resolution.

Officers and members of the Instream Flow Council have reviewed and edited this resolution.




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                                         Literature Cited
Annear, T., I. Chisholm, H. Beecher, A. Locke and 12 other authors. 2004. Instream flows for
riverine resource stewardship, revised. Instream Flow Council, Cheyenne, WY.

Tennant, D. L. 1976a. Instream flow regimes for fish, wildlife, recreation and related
environmental resources. Fisheries 1(4):6-10.

Tennant, D. L. 1976b. Instream flow regimes for fish, wildlife, recreation and related
environmental resources. Pages 359-373 in J. F. Osborn and C. H. Allman, editors. Instream
Flow Needs. Bethesda, MD: Special publication of the American Fisheries Society.




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                       RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE
                 SOUTHEAST AQUATIC RESOURCES PARTNERSHIP
                   & THE SOUTHEAST AQUATIC HABITAT PLAN


WHEREAS, the promotion and implementation of cooperative programs among its members
and other entities for the benefit of the fish and wildlife resources and the citizens of the
southeastern United States is among the objectives of the Southern Division of the American
Fisheries Society (SDAFS); and

WHEREAS, the Southeast Aquatic Resource Partnership (SARP) is an organization of resource
conservation agencies and other entities dedicated to protecting, conserving, and restoring
aquatic resources, including habitats throughout the southeast, for the continued benefit, use and
enjoyment of the American people; and

WHEREAS, the intent of SARP is to develop partnerships between state and federal agencies,
non-governmental organizations, academia, and private industry that will extend beyond the
boundaries of traditional fisheries management and establish a commitment to work
cooperatively for the benefit of aquatic resources; and

WHEREAS, the southeastern United States is a globally important area of aquatic biodiversity
that faces multiple threats to the integrity of its aquatic resources; and

WHEREAS, habitat, in its many forms, is one of the most critical components of healthy and
functional aquatic ecosystems; and

WHEREAS, SARP, in cooperation with numerous stakeholders and conservation agencies, is
developing a Southeast Aquatic Habitat Plan that will identify priorities and critical areas and
help guide efforts towards habitat conservation, restoration, and protection on a regional and
landscape scale; and

WHEREAS, the Southeast Aquatic Habitat Plan will serve as the southeastern regional
component of the National Fish Habitat Initiative and Action Plan;

BE IT RESOLVED, the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, assembled at its
annual meeting on this 9th day of February in the year 2007, supports the efforts of SARP and the
development of the Southeast Aquatic Habitat Plan, and agrees to work cooperatively with
SARP when opportunities are present to benefit aquatic resources.

_________________________________                    __________________________________
Robert L. Curry, President                           J. Fred Heitman , President-Elect
Southern Division, American Fisheries Society            Southern Division, American Fisheries Society

 _________________________________                 _________________________________
Steve McMullin, Vice-President                    Gregory L. Summers, Secretary-Treasurer
Southern Division, American Fisheries Society        Southern Division, American Fisheries Society

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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                      Report # 27

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Stuart A. Welsh
DATE:        January 20 2007

Office/Committee:            Student Affairs Committee
Officer/Chair:               Stuart A. Welsh, Chair

Motion Report:

A.    Recommended Motion:

      I move for the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society to budget an
      additional $2,000 to Student Affairs to offset student registration/travel costs to
      SEAFWA.

B.    Minority View:

      There is a need to have the SDAFS increase student enrollment to SEAFWA.

C.    Background for Motion:

      SEAFWA host for 2007 (WV) has asked SDAFS to increase student involvement at
      SEAFWA. SEAFWA 2007 is helping by offering sessions that do not have to be
      published in the Proceedings and offering a student registration rate. Pat Mazik is the
      SDAFS representative to 2007 SEAFWA and is on the SEAFWA Steering Committee.

      SDAFS is partnering with the Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society to offer to
      host an Interdisciplinary Symposium at SEAFWA each year. The 2007 SEAFWA Host
      State has asked us to help increase student involvement and work on student activities
      this year in lieu of a symposium.

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      The goal of the Student Affairs Committee is to promote student involvement in all
      aspects of subunit activity of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society.
      The Committee also identifies concerns of students as related to Society structure,
      function and activities.

      The Student Affairs Committee receives an annual budget of $5,500 from SDAFS:
      $2600.00 and $1000.00 for student lodging at the Spring and SEAFWA meetings,
      respectively; $1000.00 for student colloquium; $500.00 for student mixer at SEAFWA;
      and $250 for student paper and poster awards at the Spring meeting.

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B.   Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
     Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
     http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

     Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

         Student lodging
         The Student Affairs Committee provides student lodging for the Spring meeting and
         the SEAFWA meeting.


         Current: Memphis (2007; Spring) – 13 rooms (52 students)
         Previous:
         Wilmington (2003; Spring) – 20 rooms (80 students)
         Oklahoma City (2004; Spring) – 10 rooms (40 students)
         Hilton Head (2004; SEAFWA) – 2 rooms (2 students)
         Virginia Beach (2005; Spring) – 18 rooms (62 students)
         St. Louis (2005; SEAFWA) – 5 rooms (9 students)
         San Antonio (2006; Spring) – 11 rooms (44 students)
         Norfolk (2006; SEAFWA) – 5 rooms reserved

         Student awards (2006 San Antonio meeting)
         The best student presentation was awarded to Kathryn Mickett and coauthor E.R.
         Irwin (Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Auburn University;
         Adaptive management of a highly-regulated Southeastern river: tools for
         stakeholders).

         Second and third place student presentation winners were Jodie Rummer (University
         of British Columbia) and coauthor W.A. Bennett (University of West Florida);
         Release mortality in Gulf of Mexico red snapper: Physiological consequences of
         catastrophic decompression, and John Flinders (Coauthor D.D. Magoulick, Arkansas
         Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Biological Sciences,
         University of Arkansas; Foraging patterns of brown trout and rainbow trout in an
         Arkansas tailwater: a stable isotope and gut content analysis approach



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          Best Poster Award went to Steven Donabauer, Arkansas Tech University (Coauthors
          S.B. Stoeckel, Arkansas Tech University and J.W. Quinn, Arkansas Game and Fish
          Commission; Adult Paddlefish Survival in Ozark Lake, Arkansas River, Arkansas

          Subunit award
          The award for 2005 went to the student subunit at East Carolina University.
          The North Carolina State University received the award for calendar year 2004.

          Student-mentor luncheon
          Total numbers for previous student-mentor luncheons are below.
          Little Rock (2002) – 42 student-mentor pairs
          Wilmington Meeting (2003) – 75 student-mentor pairs
          Oklahoma City (2004) – 41student-mentor pairs
          Virginia Beach (2005) – 72 student-mentor pairs
          San Antonio (2006) – 30 student-mentor pairs

          Student colloquium
          2006 – Auburn student chapter.
          2005 – East Carolina State University (9 universities attended, which encompassed
          close to 75 students, 23 oral presentations, and 13 contributed posters - meeting
          summary on Web at www.ecu.edu/org/afs)
          2004- University of Florida (80 student attendees from 11 universities, 22 talks and 6
          posters, meeting summary on Web at http://surf.ifas.ufl.edu/colloquium.htm
          2003- West Virginia University (over 120 students from 13 Universities and 20
          student presentations – meeting summary on Web at
          www.wvu.edu/~fisheries_society.)
          2002- Tennessee Tech (Over 40 students and 15 papers).

          Student workshops
          Approximately 40, 30, 30, 45, and 20 students attended the student workshops at
          spring meetings in Little Rock, Wilmington, Oklahoma City, Virginia Beach, and San
          Antonio, respectively.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

          Nothing to Report.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.


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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                   Report # 28

TO:           Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:         Jeff Boxrucker, Chair, Ad Hoc Procedures Manual Revision Committee
DATE:         January 10, 2007

Office/Committee:             Procedures Manual Revision
Officer/Chair:                Jeff Boxrucker, Chair

Motion Report:

A.    Recommended Motion:

      Accept Procedures Manual revisions as posted on the web site.

B.    Minority View:

      Discuss and recommend further revisions

C.    Background for Motion:

      The last revision of the Procedure Manual was in 1997. Updates were needed and an
      electronic version has been in the works for 6-8 years. A new committee consisting
      of Jeff Boxrucker, Chair and Pat Mazik, member was formed at the 2006 Spring
      Meeting in San Antonio, TX. A revised electronic version was provided to the
      Officers for review at the SEAFWA meeting in November, 2006 and subsequently
      posted on the Division website for member review.

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Revisions to the Division Procedures Manual were long overdue and relatively stagnated.
      The Committee was charged by the President to develop a revised electronic version of
      the document that reflects the way the Division and its subunits currently conduct
      business while remaining in compliance with Parent Society Rules. Revisions to the
      Spring Meeting Procedures were completed in 2005 and were incorporated into the
      revised Procedures Manual. Changes in Procedures necessitated revisions to the Division
      Bylaws. These revisions were completed, approved by EXCOM at SEAFWA in
      November 2006, subsequently reviewed by the Society’s Constitutional Consultant and
      published in the Division’s December 2006 newsletter for member review. Bylaws
      revisions will be voted on at the February 2007 Annual Business Meeting and, if
      approved, submitted to the Society for approval.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf


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Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

          Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

          Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

          Posting of the Procedures Manual on the Division’s website will provide members,
          particularly those in subunit leadership roles, with easy access to guidelines as to their
          respective roles in Division governance and help provide the tools to make transition
          among leadership teams as smooth as possible.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                     Report # 29

TO:            Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:          Carl Kittel, Chair, SDAFS Aquaculture Technical Committee
DATE:          January 16, 2007

Office/Committee:             Aquaculture Committee
Officer/Chair:                Carl Kittel

Motion Report:                       Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.     Charge or Annual Program of Work: To foster and facilitate communication and
cooperation among producers of aquaculture products who are members of SDAFS.

     The chairman is responsible for arranging and presiding at the annual meeting of the
     committee in coordination with the annual SDAFS Mid-Year Meeting. The chairman also
     oversees the committee membership list, maintains the hatchery listserver in cooperation
     with the AFS headquarters, and coordinates communication for the committee during the
     year. The committee is trying to improve attendance at committee meetings.

B.      Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
        Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
        http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

        Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

        Goal ITO 1: Visibility

            During 2006 the Committees’ Draft BMP Plan for aquaculture facilites to meet new
            EPA guidelines was posted on the EPA web site regarding the new guidelines for
            aquaculture (see item 32 at the following web page:
            http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/guide/aquaculture/guidance/index.html ).




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      Goal ITO 4: Information Network

          The Aquaculture Technical committee worked cooperatively with a number of
          professional groups to develop a draft BMP plan that meets the needs of the new EPA
          guidelines for Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production. This Plan was completed in
          2005, but the committee is continuing to improve awareness and circulation of the
          draft BMP plan. This year the Committees’ Draft Plan was posted on the EPA web
          site regarding the new guidelines for aquaculture.

          The last annual business meeting of the Committee was held in San Antonio at the
          SDAFS mid-year meeting. The meeting was held from 1 to 5 pm on Thursday,
          February 9, 2006. The membership list was updated, annual production reports were
          discussed, and ongoing construction and renovation projects were discussed. A
          discussion was held regarding how to improve attendance at Aquaculture Committee
          meetings and how to improve involvement in the Committee.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

          At the 2007 meeting, the committee will discuss the use of career ladders for hatchery
          technicians. What works, what does not work and how the career ladders may be
          improved.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

          The committee continued to operate the SDAFS Hatchery Listserver. The server was
          lost when the AFS headquarters server crashed, but the list has been re-established
          and is working again. This service continues to be well received and used by the
          hatcheries and hatchery administrators. The Listserver includes a number of
          members from Northeast region and Midwest region state fish hatcheries in addition
          to all Southern Division states.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          The Aquaculture Technical Committee does not keep any funds or have any financial
          activity at this time.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                    Report # 30

TO:           Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:         David Buckmeier, Chair, SDAFS Catfish Management Technical Committee
DATE:         January 10, 2007

Office/Committee:             Catfish Management Committee
Officer/Chair:                David Buckmeier, Chair

Motion Report:                         Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Our 2006 goals were to 1) continue our collaboration with the NCDAFS Ictalurid
      Technical Committee, 2) complete our survey regarding catfish sampling and submit a
      final report, 3) form a catfish sampling advisory panel that has members from both the
      SDAFS and the NCDAFS catfish committees, and 4) continue to plan the 2nd
      international catfish symposium in collaboration with the NCDAFS Ictalurid Technical
      Committee.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 4: Information Network

          The mission of the Committee is to provide a forum for data and technology
          exchange to enhance the management, conservation, and awareness of catfishes and
          their habitats. This past year we 1) completed a survey regarding catfish sampling, 2)
          formed a catfish sampling advisory panel in conjunction with the NCDAFS Ictalurid
          Technical Committee, 3) maintained our website (www.sdafs.org/catfish) to
          disseminate information regarding catfishes and findings of committee projects, and
          4) were represented at the NCDAFS Ictalurid Committee meeting by several
          members to continue our commitment for seamless cooperation between the two
          committees.
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Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

          In conjunction with the NCDAFS Ictalurid Technical Committee, we began
          organizing the 2nd International Catfish Symposium. The meeting will provide a
          forum for the exchange of information about the biology, management, and
          conservation of worldwide catfish populations and their habitats. The symposium
          will be co-chaired by the current chairs of the SDAFS and NCDAFS committees,
          Dave Buckmeier and Greg Pitchford. The symposium is tentatively scheduled for
          June 2010 in Memphis, Tennessee. Working committees have been established and
          chairs have been selected.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

          We maintained our website (www.sdafs.org/catfish) to disseminate information
          regarding catfish and findings of committee projects.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                    Report # 31

TO:                  Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:                Steven J. Rider
DATE:                January 25, 2007

Office/Committee:            Non-Game Aquatics Committee
Officer/Chair:               Steven J. Rider, Chair

Motion Report:                      Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.     Charge or Annual Program of Work:

Revive participation in the Non-game Aquatics Committee to provide technical expertise for the
conservation and preservation of nongame aquatic species through research, management, and
education. Preside or provide representation at SDAFS meetings.

B.     Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
       Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
       http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

       Nothing to Report

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

       Nothing to Report

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

       Nothing to Report

C.     Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

       None to Report




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                   Report # 32

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Vic DiCenzo, Chair, SDAFS Reservoir Committee
DATE:        January 26, 2007

Office/Committee:           Reservoir Committee
Officer/Chair:              Vic DiCenzo, Chair

Motion Report:                     Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Organize two meetings per year; attend SDAFS EXCOM meetings; develop meeting
      agendas, facilitate information exchange among committee members; provide
      information to SDAFS newsletter; keeps financial records and submits annual financial
      reports to SDAFS Secretary-Treasurer for tax purposes.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 1: Local and Global Leadership
         Reservoir Committee members represent their state and employer to share and
         discuss reservoir related topics. As such, the Reservoir Committee represents all
         states and a mix of agencies and universities, providing insight and feedback on a
         variety of topics. Many of these topics are listed on the web page at
         http://www.sdafs.org/reservoir/projects/rc_proj.htm

      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education
         The Reservoir Committee offers two $1,000 scholarships each year. The Robert M.
         Jenkins scholarships began in 1997 to provide financial assistance to graduate
         students in the southeastern United States. The history of the Jenkins Scholarship as
         well as a list of recipients can be found at
         http://www.sdafs.org/reservoir/scolship/apply.htm

      Goal AS 3: Promotion of Stewardship
         Recent activities of the Reservoir Committee that promote stewardship are the biotic
         and abiotic habitat manuals. The Reservoir Committee has put together a lot of
         information that are currently being used across the country as managers deal with
         reservoir habitat issues. Additionally, the Reservoir Committee has invited the


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           National Fish Habitat Initiative to hold a workshop, free of charge at the 2007
           Symposium.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 1: Visibility
         The Reservoir Committee maintains its visibility within the SDAFS through its two
         committee meetings and also by maintaining a web site.

      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration
         The Reservoir is sponsoring its fourth symposium in June 2007. The scope of this
         meeting extends to all SDAFS Divisions as well as having several international
         speakers.

      Goal ITO 4: Information Network
         The Reservoir Committee’s web page provides not only updates on current projects
         but also a history of all the projects the Committee has been involved in. The web
         page provides a complete history and a wealth of information.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information
         The Fourth Reservoir Symposium will again publish a book containing manuscripts
         of all presentations.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services
         The Reservoir Committee’s web page provides a tremendous amount of past and
         current information as well as contact information for all members.

      Goal MS 6: Financial Security
         The Reservoir Committee earns income through book sales of previous Symposia.
         Income should increase in future years from the publication of a new book.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

           None to Report

Financial Status

            Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
            gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us



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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                 Report # 33

TO:                 Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:               Ryan Oster, President, Small Impoundments Committee
DATE:               January 16, 2007

Office/Committee:          Small Impoundments Committee
Officer/Chair:             Ryan Oster, Chair

Motion Report:                     Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Preside at the annual Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society annual
      meeting. Organize the upcoming “Pond Management 101” workshop that will be held at
      the SDAFS meeting in Memphis, Tennessee on February 9, 2007. This workshop is
      being sponsored by the Small Impoundments Committee. Update the membership status
      of the Small Impoundments Committee to get an accurate contact list of members and
      their information.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

          Nothing to Report

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

          Nothing to Report

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

          Nothing to Report




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C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None. The Small Impoundments Committee will continue to meet and provide a
          forum for the scientific and intellectual discussion of management and utilization of
          small impoundments for future generations.

Financial Status

          The financial status report for the Small Impoundments Committee will be submitted
          by Scott Morrison (Secretary and Treasurer) to Greg Summers. He will also send a
          copy of the financial status report to Dave Coughlan.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                  Report # 34

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Dan Wilson, Chair, Striped Bass Committee
DATE:        January 11, 2007

Office/Committee:          Striped Bass Committee
Officer/Chair:             Dan Wilson, Chair

Motion Report:                     Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      The purpose of the Striped Bass Committee is to define and resolve problems concerning
      culture and management of striped bass and its hybrids through an exchange of ideas and
      information among members of the Southern Division, AFS.

      The Committee Chair organizes meeting agendas, presides at meetings, and develops
      reports from all Striped Bass Committee meetings. Perform other duties and functions as
      authorized and necessary.

      The Committee
          convenes annually or as necessary to discuss ongoing projects and problems
            associated with culture and management of striped bass and its hybrids;
          provides information on culture and management of striped bass and its hybrids
            by conducting symposia/workshops on new and/or current practices;
          interacts with other technical committees, procedures, position statements, and
            resolutions that pertain to striped bass or its hybrids;
          organizes and conducts multi-state research projects pertaining to the culture and
            management of striped bass and its hybrids;
          develop a manual on the standardized sampling and management of striped bass
            and its hybrids; and
          develop a computer data base for striped bass management and resource contacts;
            and make available through a web site.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf


Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.




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      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education

          The committee will be conducting workshops on a variety of subjects concerning
          striped bass management culminating in a striped bass symposium and publication.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 4: Information Network

          The committee maintains a web site containing various striped bass presentations
          given at AFS meetings and other data sets form across the southeast for managers and
          public viewing.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

          Organized summer meeting where plans and topics for a striped bass symposium to
          be held during the 2009 Annual AFS meeting in Nashville TN. In addition to the
          symposium, striped bass workshops on various topics will be conducted at other AFS
          meetings before the 2009 Annual AFS Meeting.

C     Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                     Report # 35

TO:                  Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:                Mike Shingleton
DATE:                January 18, 2007

Office/Committee:                   Trout Committee
Officer/Chair:                      Mike Shingleton, Chair
                                    SD AFS Trout Committee
                                    WV Division of Natural Resources
                                    PO Box 67
                                    Elkins, WV 26241
                                    mikeshingleton@wvdnr.gov

Motion Report:                      Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      The purpose of the Trout Committee is to improve management of trout resources and
      coldwater stream communities in the Southeast by providing a forum for the exchange of
      ideas and information among managers and researchers.

          Goals
          a) To meet at least annually for the purpose of discussing ongoing projects and
             problems associated with trout and/or coldwater management.
          b) To sponsor periodic workshops and symposia in order to publicize new research
             findings and management techniques that are applicable to the region's trout
             and/or coldwater stream resources.
          c) To provide published information for use by aquatic resource researchers and
             managers.
          d) To develop regional policy or position statements for guidance to Southeastern
             aquatic resource management agencies.
          e) To coordinate and conduct region-wide research to address significant trout and
             coldwater stream management questions.
          f) To solicit and guide research by outside agencies and institutions in order to solve
             regional trout and coldwater resource problems.
          g) To take advantage of opportunities to educate the public on protection and
             management of trout and coldwater stream communities in the Southeast.

          Objectives
          1) Increase communication among the membership and facilitate the distribution of
             recently published studies.
          2) Provide moderators and speakers for the technical sessions at the SDAFS mid-
             year meeting.
          3) Increase interaction with SDAFS EXCOM and other technical committees.

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         4) Provide input on new proposals for trout research and management presented by
            non-Committee members at the SDAFS mid-year meeting.
         5) Promote efforts to resolve critical trout management issues. Continue efforts to
            resolve the taxonomic status of southern Appalachian brook trout.
         6) Promote the continued active participation within the Committee by scheduling
            meetings around the travel constraints faced by many Committee members.
         7) Improve awareness of the committee’s value among SDAFS agency
            administrators.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

         Nothing to Report

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

        Nothing to Report

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

         2006       Trout Committee members initiated and served on Technical Committee
         for the new release of Microfish 3.0 for Windows, a widely-used free fisheries
         analysis software package (www.microfish.org).

         2005       Workshop: East Coast Trout Management and Culture Workshop IV, June
         6-8 at Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA. Proceedings Published.

         2005     Published position statement in Fisheries (Fisheries 30(7):10-20) titled
         “Managing Southern Appalachian Brook Trout: A Position Statement”.

         2000       Workshop: East Coast Trout Management and Culture Workshop III,
         Frostburg, Maryland. Proceedings published.

         1999        Letter to editor published in Fisheries (July 1999) in response to feature
         electrofishing article.



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          1999    Sponsored a special technical session on trout biology and management at
          SD AFS Mid-Year Meeting, Chattanooga, TN.

          1998     Workshop: 11th International Trout Stream Habitat Improvement
          Workshop, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

          1998      Resolutions passed to request improved water quality below U.S. Army
          Corps of Engineer Projects in Arkansas and Tennessee.

          1998    Established Trout Committee list server at Virginia Tech. University
          (SD_TROUT_COM@listserv.vt.edu).

          1995      Workshop: East Coast Trout Management and Culture Workshop II, State
             College, PA. Proceedings published.

          1992      Workshop: East Coast Trout Management and Culture: joint sponsorship
          with Northeast Division Trout Committee. Proceedings published.

             Resolution passed on Forest Management Practices.

             Development of standardized stream sampling procedures document.

          1991        Workshop: Trout and Timber Management (presentations summarized and
          distributed).

          1990        Workshop: Reservoir and Tailwater Trout Management

          1989        Workshop: The Watershed Approach to Trout Management

          1988       Workshop: Brown Trout Biology and Management. Proceedings
          published.

          1987        Workshop: Creel Census and Survey Techniques Trout Strain Summary
          (distributed to membership)

          1986      Workshop: Tailwater Trout Management Annotated Bibliography of
          Brook Trout Management published.

          1985     Workshop: Brook Trout Management. Abstracts published.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.
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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                       Report # 36

TO:                  Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:                Frank C. Fiss, Chair, Warmwater Streams Committee
DATE:                January 22, 2007

Office/Committee:            Warmwater Streams Committee
Officer/Chair:               Frank C. Fiss, Chair
                             Kin Hodges, Secretary/Treasurer

Motion Report:                       Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Committee Chair: Chair the committee’s meetings, and prepares reports to the Southern
      Division’s Executive Committee, and shares information about the committee through its
      website and the Southern Division newsletters.

      This year’s work focused on preparations for a symposium on mitigation activity on
      streams and rivers, expanding the Jimmie Pigg Outstanding Student Achievement Award,
      and providing a forum for discussion of current management issues.


B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education

          AS2.3.a Coordinated a symposium for the upcoming Spring Meeting on mitigation
          activity for streams and rivers. The Committee invited 6 speakers and the symposium
          ultimately drew an additional 4 speakers on this topic. I think our efforts resulted in at
          least 8 papers that might not otherwise been presented.

          AS 2.8.a Continued to distribute copies (~30) of the warmwater stream video for
          public audiences.


Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.
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      Goal ITO 4: Information Network

          ITO 4.2.a. – Maintained an updated website of committee activity

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

          MS 1.5.a. – Expanded the Jimmie Pigg Outstanding Student Achievement Award to
          provide for both M.S. and Ph.D. awards, and increased the amount form $200 to
          $300.

      Goal MS 5: Strategic Plan Development

          MS 5.4.a. Reviewed and provided edits to the procedures manual as requested by
          SDAFS EXCOM.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:
         None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.

          Kin Hodges will be sending this report.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                      Report # 37

TO:          Robert L. Curry; President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        John Odenkirk; Southern Division Representative, Nominating Committee
DATE:        Jan., 10 2007

Office/Committee:            SDAFS representative to AFS Nominating Committee
Officer/Chair:               John Odenkirk

Motion Report:               Nothing to Report.

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:
      Produce a slate of at least two candidates to run for the office of Second Vice President of
      the American Fisheries Society (parent society).

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

          Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

          Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition
         Four highly qualified AFS members were selected to be evaluated to run for the
         office of Second Vice President: Nominating Committee ballots must be returned to
         Tom Kwak, chair, by January 25th; and the top two candidates will be announced by
         February 1st.
C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:
      None to Report

Financial Status
      This position has no budget.

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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                     Report # 38

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Amy Villamagna, Southern Division Newsletter Editor
DATE:        January 29, 2007

Office/Committee:           Newsletter Editor
Officer/Chair:              Amy Villamagna

Motion Report:                      Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Annually assemble and publish two Division newsletters that inform members of
      important Society and Division activities and highlight unit accomplishments.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

          Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

          Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services

          We happily published the December 2006 newsletter before the holiday break and
          hope that everyone has taken the time to browse through the 19-page full color PDF
          available at the Southern Division http://www.sdafs.org/. The newsletter reported on
          the activities of six state chapters, five student sub-units and several committees. In
          addition, revisions to the Southern Division bylaws were included for review. The
          revisions will be voted on at the annual meeting in Memphis this February. We thank
          everyone who submitted a report to the newsletter and hope that those chapters that
          did not submit for the December newsletter will keep it in mind for the May edition.
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          Also, special thanks to those who also submitted pictures. It is great to see our
          members in action. Best wishes!

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

           None to Report

Financial Status

           Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
           gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                     Report #   39
TO:                  Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:                John Galvez, SEAFWA Associate Editor (Fisheries)
DATE:                January 24, 2007

Office/Committee:           Associate Editor (Fisheries) for the SDAFS/SEAFWA
Officer/Chair:              John Galvez

Motion Report:                      Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      The responsibilities as Southeastern Associate Editor are essentially to work with the
      Fisheries Chairperson of the State organizing the SEAFWA conference, receive paper
      submissions, get peer reviews done on those submissions, work with the other members
      of the Program Committee to select those papers deemed acceptable for the technical
      program at the meeting, see to it that necessary revisions are made and, finally, get the
      revised papers to the Editor.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

           During the fiscal year 2006, the Southeastern Associate Editor worked with the
           Program Committee to organize the fisheries session for the 60th annual meeting of
           the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA). This
           meeting took place in November 2006 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel, in
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           Norfolk, Virginia. Twenty-one manuscripts were submitted to the Fisheries
           Associate Editor. The Fisheries Program Committee met in July and selected 18
           manuscripts for presentation. Sixteen of the 18 manuscripts will be published as part
           of the Proceedings.

           Thanks to the new datelines imposed by SEAFWA, copies of the 2005 proceedings
           were available at the meeting in Norfolk.

           Beginning in January 2007, Dr. Todd Petty will be the new SEAFWA Associate
           Editor (Fisheries). Dr. Petty will work with the West Virginia Chapter in the
           organization of the 61st SEAFWA annual conference.


C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

           None to Report

Financial Status

           Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
           gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                    Report # 40

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Steve Filipek, SEAFWA Representative, SDAFS
DATE:        January 26, 2007

Office/Committee:           SEAFWA Representative
Officer/Chair:              Steve Filipek

Motion Report:

A. Recommended Motion:

      That the SDAFS President appoint an ad hoc committee directed to work with the
      SEAFWA Directors to set up an electronic publication submittal template and other
      conference assistance by the 2007 SEAFWA meeting. A list of members of this
      committee will be recommended by the SEAFWA Representative to the SDAFS
      President.

B. Minority View:                   None
C. Background for Motion:

      At the Spring SEAFWA meeting in Tampa, Florida, report by Ken Haddad, Director of
      Florida and President of the SEAFWA on how the SE meeting itself, several aspects of
      the conference publication, currently titled the Proceedings, will be changing in the near
      future on the decision of the directors. These changes include going to electronic
      publishing of the Proceedings, formalizing special sessions on timely topics to the SE,
      and other improvements to the meeting and conference publication process. Steve
      Filipek spoke of how the SDAFS can assist the Directors in this process and handed them
      our Spring Meeting Procedures (provided by Bob Curry) to give them an idea of how we
      conduct our meeting business and how we can assist SEAFWA to make the conference
      and the publication of its Proceedings go smoothly. Ken reported to the Directors that the
      SDAFS and TWS have helped substantially on the progress of this Proceedings
      Committee (thanks in great deal to the work that Mike Van Den Avyle has done in the
      past) and he suggested making both societies official members of the Director’s
      Committee. Ken was advised that the President of SEAFWA can make these committee
      appointments and so he advised that’s what he would be doing. The Directors are
      shooting for having a conference template, conference objectives and a timeline done by
      Spring 2007 (West Virginia meeting). A SDAFS committee is now needed to work with
      the SDAFS Representative to the SEAFWA to help deliver this assistance.

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Act as liaison between the Southern Division American Fisheries Society and the State
      Fish and Wildlife Agency Directors through the Southeastern Association of Fish and
      Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA).
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B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 1: Local and Global Leadership
        The SEAFWA Representative from SDAFS will keep the SEAFWA Directors up to
        date on any developments that might impact future aquatic resource sustainability in
        the Southeast.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration
        We are collaborating with the Directors and the host state where the meeting is being
        held to enhance the joint scientific meeting currently being held by SEAFWA so that
        additional objectives such as increasing conference participation, broadening
        conference program content, and improving the potential for networking with
        wildlife, enforcement, education and communication personnel can be met.

      Goal ITO 4: Information Network
        We will be assisting SEAFWA with their electronic publication submission thereby
        improving the accessibility of relevant fisheries scientific information available to
        policy makers and speeding up the exchange of data and information on the
        information network.

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 3: Online and Web Services
        We are working with SEAFWA to enhance the use of online tools relative to the
        SEAFWA annual conference. This will facilitate the informational exchange among
        fisheries, wildlife, enforcement, communications and education personnel in state,
        federal, university and private natural resource organizations.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          See motion report above.

Financial Status

          This position has no budget.
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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                    Report # 41

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Dave Rizzuto. SDAFS Representative –C.W. Watson Award
DATE:        January 31, 2007

Office/Committee:           C.W. Watson Award
Officer/Chair:              John Frampton, SEAFWA Directors Representative
                            Bob Warren, The Wildlife Society Representative
                            Dave Rizzuto, Southern Division AFS Representative

Motion Report:                      Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      Represent the Division for a three-year term on a three person committee charged with
      selecting a recipient of the SEAFWA Clarence W. Watson Award. This award is
      presented annually to the career individual who has made the greatest contribution to
      wildlife or fish conservation, preferably in the Southeast, during the previous year or
      years. The Division representative to the committee is appointed by the President.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

          Nothing to Report.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.

      Goal ITO 2: Collaboration

          Work collaboratively with individuals representing The Wildlife Society (three-year
          term, appointed by TWS President) and the Southeastern Association of Fish and
          Wildlife Agencies (indefinite term, appointed by SEAFWA).


Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

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      Goal MS 1: Professional Development and Recognition

           The 2006 C.W. Watson Award winner was Robert M. Brantly, recently executive
           secretary of SEAFWA, and previously the executive director of the Florida Game
           and Freshwater Fish Commission. We had eight nominations from which to chose,
           three of which were excellent candidates that made the decision difficult. The
           Watson award is given annually at the SEAFWA meeting to an individual who has
           made the greatest contribution to wildlife or fish conservation during the previous
           year or years. Consideration includes research, administration, law enforcement,
           I&E, wildlife and fisheries management, teachers, and students. Preference is given
           to nominees in the southeast.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

           None to Report

Financial Status

           Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
           gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                   Report # 43

TO:           Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:         Danielle Pender, SDAFS Disaster Relief
DATE:         January 30, 2007

Office/Committee:            SDAFS Disaster Relief
Officer/Chair:               Danielle Pender, Coordinator

Motion Report:                       Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.     Charge or Annual Program of Work:

       To administer the AFS Disaster Relief Program through the Southern Division AFS.
       Emphasis has focused on outreach to members and their agencies or institutions in
       Louisiana and Mississippi. The program coordinates member services in the form of
       complimentary memberships and AFS journal access, provides travel grants to key AFS
       meetings and manages a distribution center for library materials, field equipment and
       supplies.

B.     Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
       Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
       http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

A. Activities: March – August 2006

The Parent Society allocated up to a maximum of $30,000 to the SDAFS to address disaster
relief operations during the period 15 March – 31 December 2006. Funds were portioned into
three broad categories:
        a. Complementary, temporary, AFS memberships and electronic journal subscriptions to
            members identified by their respective chapters as impacted by Hurricanes Katrina
            and Rita;
        b. Scholarships to attend AFS meetings for members identified by their respective
            chapters as impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita;
        c. Staffing the Disaster Relief Distribution Center.

The AFS Disaster Relief Program, administered primarily through the Southern Division of the
American Fisheries Society (SDAFS), assumed full responsibility for hurricane relief in June
2006. Emphasis focused on outreach to members and their agencies or institutions in Louisiana
and Mississippi. Additional relief efforts were extended to Alabama, Florida, and Texas;
however, no requests for assistance were received.


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Don Jackson volunteered to transition over to the SDAFS Disaster Relief Team as the primary
liaison with the chapters to coordinate membership and journal scholarships and travel
assistance.

The SDAFS President, Robert Curry, serves as the principle contact with the AFS Executive
Director to finalize actions.

The Disaster Relief Distribution Center is directed by Danielle Pender via agreement that
extended through 31 December 2006.
       a. Contacts (inquiry about material needs) were made to Jill Jenkins – Louisiana
           Chapter, Jan Hoover – Mississippi Chapter, Harvey Pine – Auburn University
           Chapter, Chuck Cichra – Florida Chapter, Deborah Wade – Texas Chapter.
       b. Journal and Book donations were made by Al Sonski and John Nickum.
       c. Monetary assistance with the transport of John Nickum’s library donation was made
           by the Bonneville Chapter and the Western Division.

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks provides a central processing
facility at their Turcotte Laboratory in Jackson, Mississippi to receive and distribute donated
materials. John Skains (Mississippi Chapter) is the principal contact. Fred Janssen maintains the
Disaster Relief website.

Specific activities accomplished by the AFS Hurricane Relief Task Force and SDAFS Disaster
Relief Team to date:
        The Louisiana and Mississippi chapters, in collaboration with the AFS Hurricane Relief
           Task Force, developed lists of AFS members impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and
           Rita.
        The Louisiana and Mississippi chapters developed criteria for travel awards to AFS
           meetings for AFS members who were impacted by the storms, with awards based on
           merit (e.g., quality of abstracts for presentations; committee responsibilities) as well
           as need.
        One travel award was provided to Mark Peterson (Mississippi Chapter AFS) to attend the
           2006 AFS Annual Meeting in Lake Placid, New York.

Financial donors may contribute through the Parent Society AFS Website at
http://www.fisheries.org/html/disasterform.shtml. Note that additional donations received
directly through the AFS website are summarized and tracked in Bethesda and are not
necessarily included here. Monetary donations were received by the Oklahoma Chapter,
Arkansas Chapter, Bonneville Chapter, and the Western Division. In addition, the SDAFS
Reservoir Committee will provide two rooms for Katrina affected professionals from LA and
MS, one room for each state, for the Reservoir Symposium in Atlanta in June 2007.

B. Activities: August 2006 – January 2007

As we transition into 2007, adjustments will be made to the Disaster Relief Team. Danielle
Pender, Jill Jenkins (LA Chapter), Jan Hoover (MS Chapter), Greg Summers, and Bob Curry
comprise the 2007 Disaster Relief Team. Danielle is the Disaster Relief Coordinator; she will
continue as the primary liaison for the Distribution Center and will assume all the duties
associated with coordinating membership services, journal subscriptions, and travel scholarships
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for the affected members (Contract Agreement is attached). Greg will continue to serve as the
treasurer and Bob will continue as the Division’s liaison with the Southern Division’s officers.
Don Jackson will no longer serve as the primary liaison with the chapters; however, he will be
the primary liaison with the Parent Society and AFS officers.

An AFS Disaster Response Committee was formed in January 2007. Members are Don Jackson
– Parent Society Officer (Committee Chair), Scott Decker – Northeastern Division, Nick Popoff
– North Central Division, Bob Curry – Southern Division, Barry McPherson –Western Division,
Danielle Pender – Hurricane Relief Coordinator.

Membership Dues, Journals, and Travel
Definitions of Tier I and Tier II members for AFS Hurricane Relief:
    Tier I − chapter members who live south of Interstate 20 in Louisiana and Mississippi
        who also were Parent Society members in 2005 prior to the storms.

      Tier II − chapter members who live south of Interstate 20 in Louisiana and Mississippi
       who are not Parent Society Members and were not members in 2005.

Tier I members (37 – LA; 19 MS) were provided with complimentary Parent Society
memberships, electronic access to Fisheries Infobase, electronic access to one AFS journal of
choice, and Fisheries for 2006 and 2007. In addition, Tier I members were provided
complimentary Chapter membership for 2007. Tier I members were also provided with travel
scholarships to AFS meetings; selection was based on chapter president recommendations −
using criteria specified by the Disaster Relief Team. Tier II members (106 – LA) were provided
chapter membership for 2007.

Travel awards were provided to six Tier I members and one Tier II member.
     Kevin Boswell (Louisiana Chapter, Student, Presenter, Tier I) – 2007 Spring Meeting.
     Heather Dyer (Louisiana Chapter, Student, Tier I) – 2007 Spring Meeting.
     Jim Franks (Mississippi Chapter; Officer and Presenter, Tier I) – MS AFS 2007 Chapter
        Meeting.
     Quenton Fontenot (Louisiana Chapter, Officer, Tier I) – 2007 Spring Meeting.
     Mark Konikoff (Louisiana Chapter, Tier I) – 2007 Spring Meeting and LA AFS 2007
        Chapter Meeting.
     Kevin Melody (Louisiana Chapter, Student, Presenter, Tier II) – LA AFS 2007 Chapter
        Meeting.
     David Wells (Louisiana Chapter, Student, Presenter, Tier I) – 2007 Spring Meeting and
        LA AFS 2007 Chapter Meeting.
Donations − Financial
Financial donors may contribute through the Parent Society AFS Website at
http://www.fisheries.org/html/disasterform.shtml. Note that additional donations received
directly through the AFS website are summarized and tracked in Bethesda and are not
necessarily included here.
 The Mid-Atlantic Chapter AFS donated $100.00 to cover shipping fees for Bob Carline’s
  journal donation;
 The New York Chapter AFS donated $100.00 to cover shipping fees for Bob Carline’s journal
  donation;

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 The Pennsylvania Chapter AFS donated $200.00 to cover shipping fees for Bob Carline’s
  journal donation;
 The Southern New England Chapter AFS donated $100.00 to cover shipping fees for Bob
  Carline’s journal donation
 The Northeastern Division AFS donated $198.86 to cover shipping fees for Bob Carline’s
  journal donation;
 The Florida Chapter AFS will donate $1500.00;

Donations − Other
Personal collections of journals, books, and other library materials
 Keith Ashley
 Joan Baker
 Jim Borawa
 Robert Carline
 J. Fred Heitman
 Anthony Mullis
 John Nickum
 Richard Noble
 Bill Rickards
 Al Sonski

Section donations
 AFS Marine Fisheries Section – donated 24 copies of Notes on the Use of Theoretical Models
  in the Study of the Dynamics of Exploited Fish Populations, by R. J. H. Beverton (MFS #1).

Equipment and supplies
 Greg Cope (10 new HACH Kits)
 North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (19 trap nets)
 Duke Energy (15 trap nets and 4 long handled dip nets).

Assistance with transportation of library materials, equipment, or supplies
 Bob Curry (NCWRC – Rich Noble’s donation)
 Nick Phelps (student at the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff – Rich Noble’s donation)
 Nick Shaver (NCWRC – NCWRC and Duke Energy trap nets and Keith Ashley’s and Greg
  Cope’s donations).

Many other donations are in the coordination phase. Coordination of an equipment exchange is
planned for the Annual Spring meeting in Memphis. Memphis is an excellent location to
conduct an exchange since it is located at the Mississippi border and facilitates delivery to the
recipients or to the storage facility.




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Equipment and Supply Needs Identified
Laboratory equipment
 Specimen jars
 Microscopes
 Cleaning supplies
 Disinfectant supplies
 Laboratory gowns

Water quality
 YSI w/ a 100-FT cord w/ temp., salinity, and DO probes
 Water test kits - those with seafood safety applications
 Aquaculture applications like pH, salinity, nitrites/ nitrates, ammonia, D.O./B.O.D.
 Water testing kit and oxygen meter

Field equipment
 Polarized Costa Del Mar Wavekiller sunglasses (approx. 12 pair) for spotting HABs (Harmful
  Algal Blooms).
 Thermal laser guns

Books, teaching aids, and references
 Maps/charts relevant to Mississippi
 Fish and invertebrate keys
 AFS Fish slides - Gulf fishes

Miscellaneous
 Misc. batteries (AA, C, D, etc.)



C. Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

2007 Proposed Goals
 Continue Coordination Position through July 2007.
 Aid will continue to be provided to affected members in the form of travel assistance and the
  coordination of donated material items through December 31, 2007.
 We recommend that a membership survey be conducted in 2007. Hurricane affected members,
  chapter leaders in Louisiana and Mississippi, and the general AFS membership should be
  surveyed to evaluate how AFS managed disaster relief for current affected individuals, obtain
  ideas on how to improve effectiveness and efficiency for future disasters, and determine when
  the general membership became aware of the program and whether they were aware of how
  they could help. This survey should help form guidelines for AFS to assist members for future
  natural disasters.

Consideration for Potential Future Disasters
 Immediately establish a disaster relief coordinator to manage member concerns, identify
  equipment needs, etc. following a disaster.
 Set up a liaison among the disaster relief coordinator and local units to identify impacted
  members.
 Within 4 months of the disaster: impacted members should be identified.
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 Within 6 months of the disaster: funding mechanism(s) should be identified.
 Within 6 months impacted members should be notified of complimentary membership.
 Funds in the amount of 30,000.00−$50,000.00 should be available for future disaster relief
  efforts.
 Consider awarding grants to universities, students, or state agencies to purchase field
  equipment, finish thesis work, or generally support completing unfinished projects.

The SDAFS extends its gratitude to the individuals, chapters, Divisions, and Parent Society for
their outpouring of support, continuous encouragement, and tremendous sensitivity to the
horrendous impacts Hurricanes Katrina and Rita had on AFS members professionally and
personally in the storm impacted regions along the Gulf Coast.

Thanks are extended to the following persons who participated in many ways to make the
SDAFS Disaster Relief Program possible: Fred Heitman, Jan Hoover, Donald Jackson, Jill
Jenkins, Kristi Butler, Chris Kohler, Patricia Mazik, Steve McMullin, Gus Rassam, and Greg
Summers.

The AFS should be extremely proud of the commitment, dedication and Herculean efforts
demonstrated by the AFS Hurricane Relief Task Force members and especially Don Jackson and
his commitment and hard work in accomplishing the task force mission. We greatly appreciate
his foresight, energy, and commitment to ensuring that impacted member’s needs are addressed
as quickly as possible.

Financial Status

       Financial status report to be submitted separately by Greg Summers.




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Report to SDAFS EXCOM                                                     Report # 44

TO:          Robert L. Curry, President, Southern Division American Fisheries Society
FROM:        Thomas J. Lang, 2007 Urban Fishing Symposium
DATE:        December 8, 2006

Office/Committee:           2007 Urban Fishing Symposium Steering Committee
Officer/Chair:              Thomas J. Lang, Chair

Motion Report:                      Nothing to report

Activity Report

A.    Charge or Annual Program of Work:

      The overall goals of this symposium are as follows: To hold a nationwide urban fishing
      symposium in conjunction with the AFS annual meeting in San Francisco in 2007. To
      provide a forum for urban fishing and aquatic education professionals to present research
      and case studies on urban fishing and aquatic education programs in oral and poster
      formats. To have invited presentations by respected colleagues revisit topics from the
      original urban fishing symposium. To provide a collective published reference on urban
      fishing topics, research, and case studies in the form of a peer reviewed proceedings. To
      facilitate an atmosphere where professional relationships between urban fishing
      biologists can form. To stimulate interest in urban fishing and to encourage research in
      the field of urban fishing.

B.    Summary of Outcomes and Accomplishments Organized by Focus Area detailed in The
      Strategic Plan of the American Fisheries Society, 2005-2009:
      http://web.fisheries.org/main/images/stories/afs/sp.pdf

Focus Area 1, Aquatic Stewardship: AFS and its members will be leaders in promoting the
sustainability and sound stewardship of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems.

      Goal AS 2: Stewardship Education

          Portions of the symposium and proceedings will be devoted to aquatic education. A
          session will be specifically devoted to aquatic education case studies and partnerships
          between aquatic education and urban fishing. Finally, the idea of working with the
          California Department of Fish and Game’s San Francisco Fishing in the City Program
          (Urban Fishing Program) to hold a kid’s fishing event on September 1 is being
          discussed as a possible public relations event for AFS.

Focus Area 2, Information Transfer and Outreach: AFS and its members will be recognized
by decision makers and natural resource professionals as an important source of science-
based information about fisheries and aquatic ecosystems and their conservation,
management, and sustainable development.


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      Goal ITO 4: Information Network

          A 2007 Urban Fishing Symposium website has been developed and is available at:
          http://www.uaex.edu/uapbstudent/UrbanFishing/2007.htm, it includes a full list of
          sponsors (and links to their pages), committee members, and full lists of both poster
          (~16-17 presentations) and oral (~35-36 presentations) presentations (abstracts will
          added soon). The book proposal for the symposium Proceedings was accepted on
          April 7, 2006 by the parent society and a target publication date has been set for July
          of 2008 (list price has been set at $69).


Focus Area 3, Member Services: AFS will provide excellent, cost-efficient services,
operations, and support for its members.

      Goal MS 2: Science Based Information

          Thirteen AFS members have been serving on either the steering, editorial, or special
          projects committee to make the symposium a success. We have acquired our full
          funding goal of $25,000 and thus are able to provide our necessary portion of
          publication costs to AFS and provide travel grants to students, invited authors and
          committee members. Since many authors and committee members have turned down
          travel grants we are able to provide a social event, first authors a copy of the
          proceedings, and cover additional miscellaneous costs. The symposium is expected to
          make up a significant (~250-300) portion of the annual meeting’s attendance.

C.    Recommendations or Suggestions for Future Consideration:

          None to Report

Financial Status

          Financial status report to be submitted separately to Greg Summers at
          gsummers@odwc.state.ok.us.




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