IORC has six members plus the Secretary. Members serve staggered three year terms, so that every year there are two terms expiring, and we are at that time of year when we are nominating individuals for election to fill these terms. Our bylaws stipulate that nominations come from the current IORC membership, but I want to encourage all of you to send suggestions of individuals you think would do a good job on IORC either to me or to one of the current Members (Matt Fraker, Walter Marcisz, Keith McMullen, Adam Sell, Doug Stotz, and Paul Sweet). The IORC bylaws note the qualification for membership as follows: "Anyone is eligible to become a Voting Member if, in the estimation of the existing Members, that person has demonstrated an expert ability in and knowledge of field identification and distribution of the birds likely to be reviewed by the Committee." IORC's bylaws are available for your review at http://geoffwilliamson.info/iorc/IORC_bylaws_2017-02-12.pdf
I welcome especially suggestions of individuals who, should they be elected, would improve the diversity of the IORC membership.
Good birding, Geoff Williamson IORC Secretary
-- Geoff Williamson Chicago (Cook County) <geoffrey.williamson.21...>