First, let me wish a Happy New Year to you and your family. This will be the last Newsletter for 2023.
AAPS dues notices have been emailed to all members, and your 2024 dues are due before the end of 2023. If you can't find your dues notice, please send me an email and I'll resend it.
The 2023 Tucson Guide to Fossil Dealers and Events is currently being printed and will be available at all the shows where dealers/members are set up. The 2024 Guide will be available at the Welcome to Tucson Table and counters at the Tucson International Airport starting on Monday January 22nd, when your buyers start to arrive. Here is a link to the 2024 guide, please share it with your customers; https://aaps.net/pdf/2024-AAPS-guide-lr.pdf
Please call my cell phone or email me if you would like copies for your room to hand out to customers.
I will email out the board member and scholarship ballots by the 3rd week of January and the ballot will remain open for at least 7 days so that you have a chance to vote. To participate in the ballot, your 2024 dues must be current. We will announce the winners during the annual meeting. There will be two separate email ballots, one for the election and the other to choose the grant and scholarship recipients. Please look for the emails coming from eballot.com
Lastly, a final reminder that our annual meeting, dinner and auction is at a new location for 2024, The Four Points by Sheraton at 7060 South Tucson Boulevard Tucson, Arizona during the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Shows. The meeting will be held on Saturday February 3rd, 2024 at 7:00 PM, doors to the ballroom open at 6:30 PM. The general public is invited to the meeting and there will be a cash bar. https://www.aaps.net/meetings.htm
Have a safe and prosperous New Year, I look forward to seeing you in Tucson.
The Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences, AAPS, is a public charity registered in the state of Utah as a Non-Profit, and with the IRS under section 501(c)(3). As such it is tax exempt for income tax purposes and is permitted to receive tax deductible gifts pursuant to the Internal Revenue Service. It is also able to receive tax deductible bequests for Estate Tax purposes. Donations to any of our scholarships and Grants are totally tax deductible here in the United States. 100% of all Scholarship and Grant donations are used solely for those purposes. Specimens donated for our annual auction may also be deductible, check with your tax and estate planner.