The following photos are included to show the diversity of work that members perform, and to promote a sense of camaraderie emanating from participation at Chapter meetings and on Chapter projects.
Wayne Bennett incoming President for 2003, presents Kathy Guindon-Tisdel the
outgoing President's plaque.
and posters to provide up-to-date research findings, management program results
and food for thought on emerging issues relative to Florida's fisheries
resources are at the heart of every meeting.
listen to a broad array of presentations and pose intriguing questions
reflecting their own backgrounds and responsibilities.
Lunch is provided at the center and provides a great opportunity to discuss the morning's presentations.
Evening recreation includes horseshoes, basketball, ping pong, pool and the
nightly bonfire. All great opportunities to meet old friends and make new
acquaintances among Florida's fisheries professionals and the students that will
lead the way tomorrow.
The 2002 ExCom (left to right) consisted of Dr.
Wayne Bennett, (President Elect, Professor, University of West Florida);
Peter Hood (Past President, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission), Ms. Kathy Guindon-Tisdel
(President, Florida Marine Research Institute; and
John Benton, (Secretary-Treasurer, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
THE MID-TERM 2001 MEETING
ENDED WITH PETER HOOD PRESENTING DOUG HAYMANS A SPECIAL "TRAITOR-SCUM" PLAQUE AS HE DEPARTED FOR GEORGIA
Posters are becoming an increasingly important way to share information at Chapter and Division meetings.
Oral presentations or research and management findings are typically scheduled for 15 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions and anwers. Martin Wunderly of UWF is shown here answering questions following his talk.
Student involvement is critical to the future of our profession and chapter. At the Southern Division mid-term meeting in Jacksonville (2001), Dr. Wayne Bennett of the University of West Florida was accompanied by many of his 13 grad students who actively participated in presenting oral presentations, posters and with supporting Chapter activities. Left to right are Bridget Tiffany, Dr. Wayne Bennett, Jodie Rummer, and Nann Fangue.
Students unwind at the raffle/social following a busy day at the 2001 Southern Division Mid-Term meeting. Left to right are Kevin, Jenny Downes, Carissa.
Students help staff the raffle booth as a way to pay for a travel grant to cover registration costs. Raffle funds go to a student travel scholarship fund that help pay for room and board at chapter meetings. Left to right are a UF student and Cheyenna Reber from UWF.
Glenda Kelley of IGFA has been one of the stalwarts of the student raffle, here pictured with Bob Wattendorf in front of one of the grand prizes--a framed Diane Peebles Print.
Tom Maher and Cheyenna Reber set up for the raffle.
Florida's ExCom for 2000 with AFS President Carl Burger and Executive Director Gus Rassam.
The Florida Chapter's ExCom for 2001 with AFS President Carl Burger.
2000 were President Doug Haymans, President Elect Peter Hood, Secretary
Treasurer Kathy Guindon-Tisdel, Past President Bob Wattendorf. Pictured left to right are Bob Wattendorf, Kathy Guindon-Tisdel, Doug Haymans and Peter Hood.
Bonding at the Bonfire, a Chapter Tradition.
Peter Hood, past newsletter editor, displays the raffle grand prize. Raffles annually generate thousands of dollars for student travel to the Chapter meeting.
Doug Haymans, Secretary-Treasurer, and his side-show act stir up the action at the raffle, which supports student travel.
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