Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year from SRM

Happy New Year from the Society for Range Management! Wondering how to get involved in 2011? Here are some helpful hints from the Society:
  • Join a committee. Working on an SRM Committee is one of the best ways to get involved in the Society and an excellent way to get in touch with the people who share your interests. Visit the committee webpage for a committee list, including points of contact for each.
  • Attend the 64th Annual Meeting in Billings, MT, February 5-11, 2011: Transcending Borders: Landscapes and Legends. Register now – online registration closes January 23.
    • The New Member Coffee will be held Monday, February 7 at 7:30am. This is a FREE event for all new (and returning) members to learn about the structure and organization of SRM, hear tips for navigating the Annual Meeting, and learn about how to get involved in the Society. Coffee and pastries will be provided and all new members will receive a FREE one year online subscription to Rangelands.
    • The JOB Fair, held Sunday, February 6 from 10:00am – 6:00pm will be the place to be for those exploring career options or thinking about the next step. JOB Fair booths are FREE and employers should submit a registration form no later than January 14, 2011.
    • Check out An Evening in Montana while at the meeting for local food, flare, and entertainment. The event will take place Wednesday, February 9, at 7:00pm.
    • Attend networking events, such as Tapping the Top Mixer, and Agency and University Socials.
    • Visit the Trade Show to see the latest and greatest in rangelands today.
    • And much more! Check out the Annual Meeting Pre-Convention Trailboss to start planning your week in Billings.
  • Renew your membership using the new cafeteria-style dues structure. Base rates are now $70 regular, $25 student and international, with additional charges for online and printed subscriptions to journals. For a full explanation of the new dues structure, click here.
    • Did you know SRM has an apprentice membership category? A special $50 apprenticeship rate is available for the first five years after graduation to former student members. All you have to do is renew your membership before it lapses, and you are eligible for the reduced apprentice membership rate.
  • Attend the International Rangeland Congress meeting in Rosario, Argentina, held April 2 – 8, 2011.  Diverse Rangelands for a Sustainable Society.
  • Become a fan of SRM on Facebook and receive pertinent updates right to your newsfeed.
  • Attend your local Section meetings and tours. SRM Sections are the best place to start networking and take your membership to a new level. Section events (as well as other events of interest) are updated regularly on the SRM webpage as well as on the Section websites.
  • Get on the Action Update Call each month to hear from SRM leadership and staff and make your voice heard. The Action Update Call takes place the second Thursday of every month at 11:00am MST. Dial-in number: 1-213-416-6650, Access Code: 012010#.
  • Get certified! SRM offers two certification programs: Certified Professional in Range Management and Certified Range Management Consultant Program.
Have a productive, fun, and engaging 2011, and we will see you in Billings this February!

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