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President's Message

July 2, 2018

Dear SRI Colleagues,

Welcome to another year of SRI Membership. For those of you who have renewed your membership dues, I would like to say thank you! With a new year of your membership beginning, what better time than now to remind yourself of the benefits that you receive as a member of SRI. While discounts to the Annual Meeting and a complimentary online subscription to Reproductive Sciences are fantastic benefits, the global network of elite scientists that you gain as a member has proved to be an unmatched benefit.

Another benefit of membership is having the privilege to vote for the future leadership of the Society. When the nominations process opens in July, you will have the opportunity to nominate an individual who you believe will make a significant impact on the future of our Society. It is important when nominating your future Council member and President to consider the great diversity of our Society. We, as the leaders of SRI, want to ensure that the leadership remains as diverse and representative of our membership, as well as the world. We have prepared an historical reference for who has served in the capacity as Council Member and President over the past five years.

In the next few weeks, make sure you keep an eye on your email as the abstract submission period for the 2019 Annual Meeting will open later this month. I’m looking forward to sharing some exciting annual meeting updates in my next President’s Message!

Finally, Past Presidents have tried to personalize their messages in various ways. I have decided to do so by adding a quote at the end of my messages –either partial or in full although all can be found easily. Since I am a few messages behind I will start with two.

  1. No man is an island,
    Entire of itself,
    Every man is a piece of the continent,
    A part of the main. 
    ………………………..
    Any man's death diminishes me, 
    Because I am involved in mankind, 
    And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; 
    It tolls for thee.
    -John Donne

     
  2. Matthew 19:14 King James Version

Sincerely,

Murray Mitchell, DPhil, DSc
SRI President, 2018-2019