We are asking...
The Botanical Society of America finds itself in
an interesting position. Throughout our history, we
have successfully supported the botanical sciences,
the dissemination of botanical research & information
and fostered the next generation of plant scientists.
We have evolved in a manner that allows us to clearly
make a difference in our community. We are delivering
on our mission as a Society more effectively than
at any time in our history. We have reached this point
due to the foresight and commitment of the leaders
and members who have gone before us.
Today we find ourselves nearing a historical crossroad.
We are not alone, as all scientific societies face
similar environmental changes. At the forefront of
these changes are the evolution of the internet and
the manner in which we deliver on our mission and
share our members' research.
The coming changes present our Society with both
significant threats to our financial freedom and considerable
opportunities in our ability to deliver on our mission.
In particular, we have the opportunity to lead by
example by taking control of our financial future,
providing us with the ability to decide how we use
our assets to serve our members, botany and science.
We ask you to play a role in the future of the Botanical
Society of America. Below we outline some of the accomplishments
of the Society over the past few years, several ways
you can become involved, and thank you in advance
for considering to do so.