The Michigan Section’s current account balance as of October 1, 2002 was $5,150.48; last year’s October 1 balance was $5,242.33, and on October 1, 2000 the balance was $5,039.97. The figures indicate that we have a fairly stable balance of income and expenses.
One of the major expenses, which benefits the entire mathematical community in Michigan, is the printing and mailing of the Section’s Newsletter. It is mailed to all faculty in mathematical sciences departments in Michigan colleges and universities, in addition to MAA members in Michigan. Another major expense is the annual Section meeting in the spring, to be held next at Saginaw Valley State University, May 2–3, 2003. The Section also provides financial support for the Michigan Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, to be held next at the University of Michigan-Dearborn on February 15, 2003.
The Section’s income derives mostly from voluntary dues payments of the Section’s members, supplemented by an occasional grant and by a $1,000 annual contribution from the national MAA. The annual request for Section dues was sent out to each member of the MAA in Michigan in early October. The time to send in your dues, if you have not already done so, is NOW. The dues structure is the same as last year, a real bargain: $15 for a regular individual membership, $30 (or more) for a contributing membership, and either $40 or $70 for an institutional membership, depending on the size of the institution. You will find a dues form on page 28 of printed Newsletter as well as on the section's web site. Please encourage your colleagues, especially new department faculty, to support the activities of the Section by paying Section dues.
Margret Höft, Secretary/Treasurer
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