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More than 30 committees and task forces are presently constituted in SAA. These bodies -- which generate ideas, guide action plans, develop recommendations for Executive Board review, and collectively move the society forward -- are propelled by the energy of the 300+ members who volunteer to serve. Most SAA committees operate on an annual cycle that runs from July to June, and need some new members each year as terms expire. If you're interested in contributing to -- and influencing -- the society through committee service, please complete this form and return it to SAA headquarters. Thank you for choosing to be involved! Mail to Ralph Johnson, SAA, 900 2nd Street N.E. #12, Washington, D.C. 20002- 3557, or fax (202) 789-0284 by May 1, 1995.

___ I'd like to serve on an SAA committee or task force. I prefer to commit to an assignment that runs ___ one year ___ two years ___ three years ___ as needed.




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Please indicate your first, second, and third choice for the committee or task forces on which you'd like to serve:

___ Book Award Committee: selects a recipient for the award

___ Bylaws Committee: recommends bylaws changes and examines proposed bylaws changes

___ Ceramic Studies Award Committee: selects a recipient for the award

___ Committee on the Status of Women in Archaeology: addresses issues confronting women in archaeology

___ Crabtree Award Committee: selects a recipient for the award to an avocational archaeologist

___ CRM Award Committee: selects a recipient for the award

___ Distinguished Service Award Committee: selects a recipient for the award

___ Ethics in Archaeology Committee: developed the draft "Principles of Archaeological Ethics" and makes recommendations for SAA statements on ethics

___ Finance Committee: oversees the society's financial status, and makes recommendations for future directions

___ Fryxell Award Committee: selects a recipient for the interdisciplinary research award

___ Fundraising Committee: develops strategies for the society's fundraising efforts

___ Gene S. Stuart Award Committee: selects a recipient for the award for the best newspaper article or series focusing on archaeology

___ Government Affairs Committee: tracks issues of interest and areas where significant policy changes could adversely affect American archaeology

___ History of Archaeology Committee: undertakes an active program of keeping records on and tracking the development of the discipline and ensures that society records are being archived

___ Lithic Studies Award Committee: selects a recipient for the award

___ Membership Committee: advises about ways and means of enlarging membership and about specific services the membership would find useful

___ National Historic Landmarks Committee: reviews and sometimes prepares nominations for archaeological National Landmarks designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior

___ Native American Scholarships Committee: develops application and award procedures for the scholarship fund

___ Poster Award Committee: selects a recipient for the award

___ Professional Relations Committee: oversees formal society relationships with other scholarly and professional societies

___ Public Education Committee: addresses public education in its many aspects, including programs for the general public and for schools

___ Public Relations Committee: focuses on how the society can achieve more favorable and widespread press as well as how archaeology may be promoted in a positive framework

___ Public Service Award Committee: selects a recipient for the award to recognize important contributions of non-archaeologists to the protection and preservation of cultural resources

___ Publications Committee: advises on editorial policy and other matters relating to publications, and evaluates requests for new society publications

___ Student Affairs Committee: focuses on student issues and actively develops ways to involve students in the annual meeting

___ Task Force on Consulting Archaeology: develops recommendations on ways the society can more fully serve consulting archaeologists

___ Task Force on Information Technology: develops recommendations on utilizing information technologies in the delivery of services to members

___ Task Force on Latin America: explores ideas and develops recommendations about how SAA can help broaden the avenues of communication between archaeologists in all parts of the Americas

___ Task Force on Meetings Development: reviews meeting policies and procedures, and recommends new meetings and/or formats that foster professional development and public awareness

___ Task Force on Native American Relations: works to foster better relations between Native Americans and SAA

___ Task Force on Repatriation: tracks legislation, testifies when necessary, and represents the society in discussions on these issues.

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