1. The Executive Board of SWST has made a decision to extend your 2014 dues for another 6 months!

This means that your 2015 dues are not due until July 1, 2015 and will continue through June 30, 2016. We wanted to incorporate our dues timing to our International Convention because another change we made is to include the cost of your dues in the registration of the Convention. If you attend the Convention in June 2015 the cost of the registration includes your 2015-2016 dues! If not, then your dues will be payable by July 1.

The dues have not changed this year.

Full members: $100
Retired members: $50
Student members: $35
Emerging Country Full Members: $20
Emerging Country Student Members: $10

2. The Registration for the 2015 SWST International Convention is open! You can register at


You can find all the details about the Convention at http://swst.org/meetings/AM15/index.html where you can also reserve your room accommodations.

Those of you who have submitted abstracts for the Convention will be notified by January 1 as to whether you have a poster or oral presentation. Thank you for all your support of the Convention.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you! Thank you for all you do for your Society!

Victoria L. Herian
Executive Director
Society of Wood Science and Technology
P.O. Box 6155
Monona, WI 53716 USA
PH: 1-608-577-1342
email: vicki@swst.org
url: www.swst.org/wp