President's Message - March 2003

Brian G. Redmond

The OAC has officially entered the "Internet Age" with the fully electronic publication of our Newsletter. This first "E-issue" is still a bit simplistic, given that we are still trying to decide how best to present the content. It is also a bit "thin" since I received no submissions of articles or news from the membership. This, I hope, will change as our members become used to accessing the OAC website for their news and information.

The OAC Board of Directors met on February 27 to discuss a number of important issues, which included plans for Archaeology Week 2003, the election of a new Trustee position on the Board, the publication of our conference volumes on the Early Woodland, Archaic, and Historical periods, and proposed revisions to the Code of Regulations. You will be given updates on all these issues and more during our next membership meeting on Friday, May 16 in Columbus. In addition, President-elect Bob Riordan has prepared a very interesting program on CRM Archaeology for the spring meeting, so please plan to attend.

Finally, we were all saddened when Sandy Yee announced her resignation from the Board. She has begun a new position as Guam Office Manager for the International Archaeological Research Institute. Linda Whitman has agreed to take over the chair of the Education Committee, and Matt Purtill was selected by the Board to assume the remainder of Sandy's Trusteeship and will serve as chair of the Grants Committee. As many of you know, Sandy has been a very dedicated and hard-working member and Trustee of the OAC. One of her most significant contributions was the founding of Ohio's Archaeology Week. Thank you, Sandy.

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