All committees are as established in the bylaws (2010) of the society. The committee membership listed below is for 2012-2013.
- SABS By-Laws [PDF]
Elizabeth Ann Bartholomew Award Committee
... shall consist of three members appointed for terms of three years, with a member appointed annually and serving as Chairman in the third year of her/his term. This award is presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves in professional and public service that advances our knowledge and appreciation of the world of plants and their scientific, cultural, and aesthetic values. Each year the committee shall solicit nominations and select the recipient of the Elizabeth Ann Bartholomew Award.
... shall consist of a Chairman and four members appointed for terms of indefinite length. The Committee shall devise and implement methods for increasing the endowment.
Members: Michael Held, Zack Murrell, Mike Dennis, Christopher Adams
... shall consist of the President-Elect, the Secretary-Treasurer, and two additional members one of whom shall be the appointed Chairman. The committee shall advise the Council on all matters regarding financial policies, commitments, and investments of the organization.
Members: Charles Horn, James Hull
... shall consist of the Past President, the outgoing member of the Editorial Board, and one additional member. The Past President shall serve as Chairman. The committee shall prepare nominations for each office vacancy for the ensuing term. One or more nominees shall be designated for the offices of Secretary-Treasurer and Recording Secretary, and two or more nominees shall be offered for each one of the other office vacancies.
Chair: Lytton Mussellman
Richard and Minnie Windler Award Committee
... shall consist of three members appointed by the President for three-year terms, with a member appointed annually and serving as Chairman in the third year of her/his term. Preference shall be given to past Castanea editors. One or more non-voting members may be appointed to the committee to serve in an advisory capacity. The recipient(s) of the Richard and Minnie Windler Award shall be the author(s) of the best systematic botany paper published the preceding year in Castanea. The committee shall select the recipient(s) and present the award at the annual meeting.
... shall consist of a chair and two members. The chair shall be selected biannually by Council at its Spring meeting and shall be for a term of at least two years. The committee shall select and present to Council potential symposium topics and speakers for approval at the fall meeting. Symposia do not need to be proposed every year.
Earl Core Student Award Committee
... shall consist of three members selected by the president, each serving a three year term and staggered such that one new member is selected each year. The recipients of the award shall be selected from students who submit a research proposal. Both the student and their research advisor shall be members of the society. The committee shall select the recipient(s) of the Earl Core Award and present a monetary award at the annual meeting.