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New board positions, annual meeting site announced

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Kristi Bugajski, Associate Professor of Biology at Valparaiso University, has been voted in as MES President-Elect for the year ahead. Kristi previously served as Lead Scientific Editor for our journal, The Great Lakes Entomologist, and remains as an Associate Editor.

The President-Elect is responsible for planning the upcoming annual meeting. Kristi recently announced that the 2024 Annual Meeting will be held on Friday-Saturday, October 18-19, in the beautiful community of Zeeland, MI (adjoining Holland, the ‘Tulip City’, near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan). More details will follow soon!

To make this task less daunting, the Governing Board recently approved the formation of a new, permanent Annual Meeting Arrangements Committee, whose role it will be to assist in the planning and execution of our in-person annual meetings. The committee will consist of several members, drawn from among the Members-at-Large and the general membership. The members’ terms of service will remain fluid, and the committee’s tenure will collectively exceed each President-Elect’s term of office. Mark VanderWerp, Past President of MES, has stepped up to serve as Chair of 2024’s start-up committee. Mark is also filling the open position of Recording Secretary.