MSA members across the country have established 25 local affiliated societies (LAS). These LAS hold regular meetings, and social events and publish newsletters to provide regional networking and outreach opportunities for the local microscopy community. Please join a local society or renew your membership in 2023. Find out more about your local microscopy society and its activities on the LAS community page at http://microscopy.org/communities/local.cfm.
The Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (MMMS) will be hosting a workshop “The Art of Making Antique Microscope Slides” at the Hooke College of Applied Sciences (Westmont, IL) on September 29, 2023. For further information visit: http://midwestmicroscopy.com/ or download the flyer: http://midwestmicroscopy.com/PDF/MMMS-MeetingSep2023.pdf
The Appalachian Regional Microscopy Society (AReMS) will be hosting its fall meeting at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN) from October 12 – 13, 2023. For further information visit: https://arems.org/fall-meeting-info
LAS Quarterly Business Meeting
The next LAS meeting will be held virtually on September 14, Thursday 1 -2 PM ET.
We share ideas for event organization, fundraising, and tips on publishing newsletters and boosting membership during these meetings. All are welcome.
Updating LAS Webpage
If you have a new president taking over the leadership in your society please let me know (Bernd_Zechmann@baylor.edu) so we can update the LAS directory on the MSA webpage.
MSA provides LAS support with Tour Speakers, Grants-in-Aid, and Special Meeting grants. If you are planning any activities for your LAS, please consider applying for one of these funding sources. Details can be found at http://www.microscopy.org/communities/programs.cfm.
If you are interested to start an Affiliated Society in your region or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at Bernd_Zechmann@baylor.edu