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July Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes  July 14, 2021 Attendees: President-elect election (Tiffany) Only one candidate so has agreed to run so far. President-elect cannot run unopposed, according to FITS bylaws. Please contact Tiffany (Tiffany.Hopper@tpwd.texas.gov) if you know of anyone interested or if you would like to self-nominate. Leadership transition (Paul)... Read More

June Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes June 9, 2021 Attendees: Tiffany Hopper, Rebecca Krogman, Paul Venturelli President-elect election (Tiffany) One potential candidate identified, need at least one more. If you know someone, talk to them and nominate them! Can also review Governing Board members for up-and-coming folks, see if they want... Read More

May Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes                                                       May 13, 2021   Attendees: Paul, Bryan, Kayla, Rebecca Welcome Webmaster Bryan Minihan (Paul) Bryan is working with Grant to get more access that he needs for wordpress Kayla to start forwarding the list of current members so that Bryan can help with updating... Read More

April Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes April 21, 2021 Attendees: Chelsea, Rebecca, Tiffany, Paul Communication and Outreach Coordinator (COC) update (Chelsea) Chelsea held a meeting with volunteers Sam and Hannah. She developed a drop box where volunteers can add content and create a schedule for posting. Volunteers have not received credentials... Read More

March Executive Committee Meeting

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes March 10, 2021 Attendees: Rebecca, Chelsea, Tiffany, Kayla, Paul Communication and Outreach Coordinator (COC) update (Chelsea) Chelsea has Obtained social media credentials from Sarah Grasty (Twitter and Facebook) Chelsea has developed an idea to post to social media regularly with “Vendor alert” posts to highlight... Read More

February Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes February 10, 2021 Attendees: Kayla, Paul, Tiffany, Chelsea, Rebecca Communication and Outreach Coordinator (COC) update (Chelsea) Working on learning how FITS systems work Rebecca to make a video for posting on wordpress to share with ExCom and future volunteers. Chelsea mentioned that the emails look... Read More

January Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes January 8, 2021 Attendees: Kayla, Paul, Tiffany, Rebecca, Chelsea Introductions Update on filling volunteer positions (COC, Resource Policy, ESAB) COC: Chelsea Myles-McBurney, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Discussion of COC priorities Social media: Facebook and twitter accounts Ideas: member highlights, interesting new technology/papers, Fisheries... Read More

December Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes December 4, 2020 Attendees: Tiffany, Rebecca, Paul CFTC Development (Rebecca) Have a reasonable number and diversity of products. Can use this to send targeted letters to specific vendors. Rebecca to draft a letter Member volunteers to recruit vendors and encourage reviews (Kayla) Call to student... Read More

November Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes November 13, 2020   Attendees: Kayla, Paul, Tiffany Virtual Annual Meeting reflection/discussion FITS-related symposia Letter of appreciation and shout out in newsletter and social media (Paul) Vendors/CFTC Need Volunteers to help recruit vendor and encourage product reviews (Kayla) FITS Volunteers needed Reach out to student... Read More

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SEPTEMBER MEETING MINUTES 2020

AFS Fisheries Information and Technology Section Executive Committee Meeting Minutes September 11, 2020 Attendees: Kayla, Paul, Rebecca, Tiffany, Dan Virtual AFS meeting FITS Related Symposia Action Item (Paul): Send reminder to members about FITS related symposia Big Data symposium (Dan) “Merging Data Science and Fisheries and Aquatic Science to Solve Big Problems” No live session... Read More