SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
8 October 2015
Volume 16 Issue 10

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Jail & Bail Returns to Salt Lake City!

Ruth Hull, Chair of the SETAC North America Endowment Committee Trustees

Jail and Bail
Two academic generations in jail at once. Maybe we can get three generations in SLC?

Do you want to see someone behind bars? Did you miss the chance at SETAC Vancouver to put your professor, supervisor, student or colleague away? Or, did you have so much fun doing it that you want to do it again? Be sure to fill out an arrest warrant during the SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting Jail & Bail from 1–5 November in Salt Lake City, Utah! This will be your last chance to have someone arrested while raising money for the SETAC North America Endowment Fund. Just make a donation to put someone in jail (located near SETAC Central in the exhibit hall), and they (or their friends) can make a donation to get out of jail. You can even make a donation to keep someone in jail.

If you want to be sure to avoid jail time, consider purchasing diplomatic immunity. It is only $100. Contact Linda Fenner or make your payment online, and stay out of jail for the entire week! Purchase your immunity now and your Diplomatic Immunity Card will be in your registration package when you arrive in Salt Lake City.

Jail and Bail
Don’t let this be you! Get your Diplomatic Immunity today!

We appreciate contributions of all sizes. Remember, it isn’t how much you give but that you give. A donation of $50 will be recognized with a SETAC North America Endowment Fund pin, a commitment to make an annual donation of any size will earn you a sticker that says “I Pay it Forward Every Year,” and with an accumulated donation of $1,000 or more, you become part of the Legacy Society. In 2014 we welcomed five new members to the Legacy Society: Kurt Maier, Charlie Menzie, Glenn Suter, Bill Goodfellow and Allen Burton.

This year, the Endowment Fund is supporting the Sonny Mayer Ph.D. Student Presentation Awards Program and three student travel awards for the Salt Lake City meeting. As the fund grows, we can provide more distributions in support of our SETAC North America activities (e.g., workshops, training programs). We are limited only by available funds and our thoughtful imaginations. To learn more about past distributions, please visit the SETAC website.

Jail and Bail
Jim Orris and Phil Dorn sporting stripes during the Jail and Bail fundraiser at SETAC Vancouver. View more pictures on the SETAC Flickr account.

We are also fortunate that, through people's gernerosity, we have been able to celebrate and encourage even more contributions to grow your SETAC North America Endowment Fund. Herb Ward, for example, has repeatedly issued “Challenge and Matching Grants” to double significant contributions to the fund on nearly an annual basis. Others have made significant contributions to recognize the important scientific contributions of members that have passed away. There are many ways to support the fund!

If you have any questions about the fund or would like to help us with our activities, please contact Ruth Hull, chair of the Board of Trustees, Gene Mancini, founder of the Endowment Fund, or Greg Schiefer, SETAC North America Executive Director. Visit the fund's web page to follow our progress, read testimonials from people who have received support from the fund, and to see how you can contribute.

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