1) VOLUNTEERS TO PRESENT? Who wants to present an in-progress paper or research proposal this semester? This is terribly self-interested of me to mention, but I know that I would benefit tremendously from having a chance to talk through some preliminary ideas for projects.
2) STEERING COMMITTEE? Who would be interested in serving on the AY 2008-2009 steering committee? We need to secure a pipeline of new leadership as the old crew is stepping back for others to get more involved. Being on the steering committee is a very low-demand responsibility (it can include volunteering your living room to host meetings, initiating meetings, bringing new members on board, or updating the blog or facebook group, and being the list moderator who adds/deletes email subscribers).
3) BLOG CONTRIBUTORS? Who else would like to be invited to be a blog contributor? Visit http://www.madisonmigration.
4) FIRST MEETING DATE? We should have one some time in September. Please send a list of preferred times/days of the week (e.g., late afternoons, Fridays; early evenings, Tuesdays, etc.; we can be family friendly!)
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