A message from Aaron Bauer, SSAR President:
Our Treasurer, Ann Paterson, who has served in her current position since January 2013, has indicated to me that she will be stepping down from this responsibility as of December 31, 2016. Ann has done a tremendous job as Treasurer and has worked tirelessly to improve our accounting, rationalize our banking, improve our online security, and bring us into compliance with ever changing and ever more complex regulations. She has also taken the lead in working with Christy Classi to take over our membership management. In short, Ann has invested her heart and soul into SSAR. Quite understandably this work load for SSAR has cut into other aspects of her professional life and with new responsibilities at her home institution, she will not be able to continue on in her present role.
Having said this, Ann has graciously agreed to be fully available through 2017 to help train a new Treasurer and to make the transition as smooth as possible. This will certainly be a great help to us, as 2016-2017 will also see our shift to the new membership management system and the transition to a new publications secretary. Thus, it is critical that we identify a possible replacement for Ann as Treasurer as soon as possible. To this end, I ask all of you to consider whether you have the skills, time, and interest to take on this important volunteer position, or if you can suggest an SSAR member who you think might be the right person for the job. Please spread the word as quickly and widely as possible. Anyone interested or having a suggestion should contact Ann (firstname.lastname@example.org) or me (email@example.com).
Please join me in thanking Ann for her many years of service!
Aaron Bauer, SSAR President