2011 Continuing Ed. & Fall Business Meeting
fall meeting of the Indiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
will be held on Thursday October 6, 2011 in the Union Lahman Room at
Manchester College in North Manchester, IN. The business meeting will
begin at 11am. At the conclusion of the business meeting, lunch will be
served by Manchester College Conference Services, and will consist of a
buffet‐style sandwich spread, chips, cookies, and beverages. Cost for
lunch is $7.50 per person, with $2.50 subsidized by the Chapter for an
out‐of‐pocket cost of $5.00 per member, payable at the door by cash or
Following lunch, the continuing education portion of the meeting will feature Jerry Sweeten, Ph.D. Jerry is an Associate Professor of Biology and Director of Environmental Studies at Manchester College. He is also the advisor to the newest student subchapter of IAFS. Jerry will discuss a brief history of the program leading into the present day, including a couple of habitat improvement projects involving dam removals on the Eel River.
The meeting will then hit the road for site visits to the dam removal projects discussed by Dr. Sweeten, as well as an environmental monitoring station maintained on the Eel River by Manchester College. Transportation to the River is being arranged through Manchester College in the form of 15‐ passenger vans. Once the site visits are complete, the final portion of the meeting, a hook‐and‐line sampling mixer will begin (river level dependent). Those who wish to participate should bring the appropriate gear (rods, tackle, waders, fishing license!, etc.). According to Jerry, the areas we will be visiting are good areas to find mussels as well, so the opportunity for mussel viewing and identification will also be an option. These activities will give student members the opportunity to mix and socialize with professional members, developing important connections while enjoying an afternoon of on the river. The meeting will officially end at 5pm, though participants are free to leave at their leisure, provided they have their own transportation home.
In order for us to have an accurate head count for food, please register for the business meeting and continuing education course by October 3. To register you will need your IAFS username and password. If you do not know your password please use the link provided at the login screen. If you don't think you are in our system please contact the IAFS Webmaster.
You must register to attend the business meeting and/or continuing education workshop. Please Register Here.