Society Council Meeting II
San Diego Paradise Point (Princess) Resort
June 25, 1998
meeting was called to order at 5:20 PM PT on June 25 1998. In attendance
were Tony Scialli, Bob Seegmiller, Ken Jones, Dave Wise, Nancy Dieter,
George Daston, Phil Mirkes, Rick Finnell, John Rogers, and Barbara
Hales. Tony presided over the meeting.
Logo-Tony: There is a need for a new logo, one that represents
the Society well. Barbara and Rick mentioned logo designers. George
suggested that we are not going to get a consensus on this issue
unless it comes from something ad hoc and that it be credible to
the general membership. Tony asked Phil to reconvene the Strategic
Planning Committee to consider if a logo change would make a name
change unnecessary. Tony will consider requesting logo ideas in
the next issue of the Newsletter.
Membership-Tony: Consider honorary member, whether member of
the Society or not. The criteria is someone who had made a substantial
contribution to the field of teratology. Barbara suggested that
we establish a procedure for nominating such honorary member. Required
is unanimous vote by Council and a simple majority vote at the Annual
Business Meeting. This issue was referred to the Membership Committee
Dues: Phil moved that associate member dues equal the cost of
the journal plus $10.00. Dave seconded, motion carried. Carol Kimmel
and Mason Barr continue to represent the Society at IFTS, George
moved to ask them again, Rick seconded, motion carried.
Business: Tony suggested that a policy be established for compensating
guest speakers. George proposed that non-members who are invited
to be a symposium speaker be given two compensation nights lodging,
up to $50.00 per diem expenses for two days, $200 honorarium, registration
fee and air fare. Dave seconded, motion carried.
proposed that members who are invited to be symposium speakers receive
a $200 honorarium and one compensation night. Phil seconded, motion
moved that members who are invited to be symposium speakers get
one compensation night and no honorarium, Ken seconded, motion carried.
proposed that non-member Continuing Education Speakers be given
$200 honorarium, two compensation nights, two days per diem expenses
up to $50 and air fare. Phil seconded, motion carried.
proposed that members who are Continuing Education Speakers be given
$200 honorarium and compensation nights equaling the number days
of the course. Barbara seconded, motion carried.
reported that 377 individuals registered plus 38 on-site registrants
equals 415 total registrants.
will talk to George, read the contract about raising rate, sold
to member at price determined jointly by Wiley Liss and Society.
$49.00 price is up this year after three years. Our contract with
them will continue until 2004. Phil recommended that Tony get legal
advice. Council advised that we are not in a position to accept
a rate increase to $60. because we are not filling page budget and
it is too late to raise the member's dues.
inquired about MARTA becoming affiliated with the Teratology Society
as a regional Society, to be called Middle Atlantic Teratology Society.
Council saw no problem, and saw mutual benefit with such arrangement.
for Interim Meeting: Interim Council Meeting will be held in
Baltimore Maryland, November 6, first Friday in November, starting
early in the morning. Phil suggested developing an agenda ahead
of time and circulating it among Council members. Tony suggested
that if conditions are such, business could be conducted via conference
to adjourn at 6:30 PM.
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