Executive Committee Meeting Agenda
Room 3309 Temple Building
Virginia Commonwealth University
Saturday, 6th May 2017
Meeting – 9:00 AM- 1:00PM
Breakfast available at 8:30 am.
As Chair of the SERMACS 2017 awards chair to solicit award nominations. We seek nominations as specified in the attached documents, on the SERMACS 2017 web page or the sermacs.org web page. Please ensure that this information is communicated within your local section and ask colleagues to nominate deserving candidates for the SERMACS awards. In particular for the CHED award, I would ask you to reach out to your local high school communities. Please keep in mind that your help in the nomination process is crucial to confer the SERMACS 2017 awards.
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