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Call for NominationsRASC PRESIDENT, 1st VICE-PRESIDENT,& 2nd VICE-PRESIDENTAre you a leader? Do you want to see the RASC grow and excelinto the future? Do you want to contribute to that success?Here is your chance to make a real difference in our Society bygetting involved in the issues that matter!The three presidential positions (President, 1st V-P, and2nd V-P) must be filled by election or acclamation at the RASCAnnual Meeting on 2008 June 30. Names of candidates must bepresented to the Secretary at least 60 days prior to the AnnualMeeting by the RASC Nominating Committee or by a privatenomination supported by the signatures of five members of theSociety.As chair of the Nominating Committee, I invite you tosend suggestions for these positions to me for the NominatingCommittee’s consideration. Please send any suggestions byemail, no later than 2008 April 30.The duties associated to these positions are specifiedin the Society’s bylaws, which are available in the passwordprotectedportion of the RASC Web site.Peter Jedicke (pjedicke@yahoo.com)Chair, Nominating CommitteeRASC NATIONAL SECRETARYAre you looking for a meaningful way to contribute to theRASC? Why not get involved and help determine the futuredirection and success of your Society? Here’s how:The position of Secretary will be filled by election oracclamation at the Society’s Annual Meeting, scheduled for2008 June 30 during the General Assembly. Names of candidatesmust be presented to the Secretary at least 60 days prior to theAnnual Meeting, either by the Society’s Nominating Committee,or by a private nomination supported by the signatures of fivemembers of the Society.The Secretary is a member of the Society’s executivecommittee, and his/her duties include, among others, thefollowing:• Conduct the correspondence of the Society and reportthereon to Council,• Have custody of the seal and the current minutes anddocuments of the Society,• Send to all members of the Council and to the Secretary ofevery Centre the minutes of all Council meetings.The term of office for the Secretary is normally three years.More information about this volunteer position can be foundin the Society’s bylaws, which are available in the passwordprotectedportion of the Society’s Web site.As chair of the Nominating Committee, I invite you to sendsuggestions for this position for the Nominating Committee’sconsideration. Please send any suggestions by email, no laterthan 2008 April 30.Peter Jedicke (pjedicke@yahoo.com)Chair, Nominating Committee88 Building for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009)JRASC April / avril 2008

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