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LONGTIME ATTENDEES & NEWS · Torch:U.S. · Fall 2017

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Attending their 21st convention:

LAURIE COVINGTON, VA

KYLE SMITH-LAIRD, CA

DAVID LEE JOHNSON, TN

Their 22nd convention:

MELISSA BURGESS, OH

PHIL POWER, IN

DENNIS WEBB, LA

SHANNON O’NEIL, FL

Their 23rd convention:

IAN ANDERSON, WA

NEHA PATEL ANDERSON, LA

BARI CLEMENTS, KY

SUZANNE CLIZER, MO

JANET FILLION, MA

JENNIFER JORDT, IL

RITCHIE RAULERSON, FL

CAMERON WARD, GA

Their 24th convention:

KEN ANDINO, VA

DEBBIE BROOKS, VA

BRIAN COMPTON, OH

JIM PEZZULO, CT

Their 25th convention:

WILLIAM LEE, TX

SHANNON SLOAN, TN

SARAH PALUMBO, AZ

Their 26th convention:

DAVID VOLK, ND

AURELIA OGLES, FL

Their 27th convention:

MARTHA ALTIERI, CA

TOM REED, VA

AMY ELIFRITS, OH

Her 28th convention:

CHRISTINE CONKLIN, VA

Their 29th convention:

CHRIS SLOAN, TN

DOBBIE VASQUEZ, CA

Their 31st convention:

STEVE GENTLE, OH

RANDY THOMPSON, TX

Their 32nd convention:

GERI DUTRA, OH

STEVE TACKETT, TN

Their 33nd convention:

JEFF COKER, FL

KATHY ELIFRITS, KY

TONY MARTIN, IN

Their 35th convention:

MEG COOK, ME

CATHERINE STURGILL, FL

Their 36th convention:

ED AND LAURA LONG, TN

His 37th convention:

SHERWIN LITTLE, OH

Their 39th convention:

LIZ BOUIS, GA

JIM O’NEIL, MA

Her 40th convention:

SUE ROBERTSON, VA

His 41st convention:

RON FOLDS, GA

Her 43rd convention:

SUSAN MARQUIS, MO

His 51st Convention:

ROBERT HARPER, TN

Her 57th Convention:

SUSAN SCHEARER, VA

Those Who Have Attended More than 20 Conventions

National Committee News

Bylaw Amendments

This year, the position of Publications Chair of the NJCL Committee was open for election. Although Ms. Caitlin Johnston was eligible to seek a second term, she decided not to run because of her busy work schedule. NJCL wishes to thank Ms. Johnston for her six years of outstanding service, and we wish her all the very best in the future.

At NJCL convention in Troy, Kurt Ristroph of Louisiana was elected as Ms. Johnston’s successor as Publications Chair. Mr. Ristroph served previously as NJCL Editor.

He also served as NSCL Editor, Vice-President, and President. Mr. Ristroph is currently a doctoral student in chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University. His term as Publications Chair will be for four years.

Two proposed amendments to the NJCL Bylaws were approved at the NJCL Convention. The first amendment, to Article V, Section A, retitled the section to match the wordings of sections B through G. Section A refers to duties of the president, and sections B through G refer to the other offices’ duties. The second amendment affected Article V, sections A, B, and E. All instances of pronouns referring to the officer (‘he shall,’ ‘she shall,’ etc.) have been replaced by the title of the office.

'Team Editor' founders. From left, Trace Turner, Kurt Ristroph and Caitlin Johnston. Photo: Steve Gentle.