Florida Entomological Society - About & History
- Membership Categories and Benefits
- Corporate and Sustaining Members
- Executive Committee
- Standing Committees
- Ad Hoc Committees
The Florida Entomological Society
The Florida Entomological Society was founded by a small group of naturalists at the University of Florida in 1916 to promote and stimulate interest in the field of entomology among Floridians. The Society received its official charter from the State of Florida (#709710) on October 5, 1965, and received Federal tax exempt status in 1998. Tax-deductible contributions are needed for student grants, travel to meetings, and other worthy causes.
The Florida Entomological Society with approximately 700 members is the largest state entomological society in the USA. Membership in the society includes scientists from state and federal agencies as well as industry, commercial pest control operators, consultants, teachers, students and hobbyists from Florida and other regions of the USA and many foreign countries. Entomologists from the Caribbean Region enjoy close alliance with the Society through common interests and opportunity for professional meetings. The Society vigorously recognizes students in particular by encouraging study and research in entomology and promoting their accomplishments through grants, achievement awards and special membership opportunity.
Florida Entomologist is the official journal of the Society and is recognized as "An International Journal for the Americas" in view of its broad circulation. Florida Entomologist is published quarterly, containing papers on all phases of basic and applied entomology. There are no geographical restrictions regarding publication, although priority will be given to manuscripts that reflect the fauna of the Western Hemisphere, or are of great interest to entomologists in this region.
The Society holds an annual convention in Florida and, on occasion, Caribbean conferences for the opportunity of professional information exchange, consideration of societal matters, and fellowship. Meetings are considered public forum for all people interested in entomology and other related sciences.
Membership Categories and Benefits
The Florida Entomological Society has four categories of membership.
Full members may publish in the Florida Entomologist, may attend the Annual meeting at a reduced fee, may vote for Society officers or serve as an officer, and may participate in committee activities, including the organization of annual meeting symposia, judging of student awards, and nomination of members for honors and awards.
Student members pay a reduced fee, and may participate in the Student Awards competition. Students receive all the benefits of Full Members.
Sustaining members receive all the benefits of full members. In addition, their company name is listed in the Florida Entomologist, and posted on the Florida Entomological Society web site.
Corporate members receive all the benefits of Sustaining members. In addition, their logos or other recognitions will appear in the Annual Program.
Corporate and Sustaining Members
- Atlantic Turf and Ornamental Consulting (Attn: Scott Ferguson),
2940 3rd St SW, Vero Beach, FL 32968-3285
- Bayer Crop Science (Attn: John H. Paige) - 328 Indian Lilac Rd Vero Beach, FL 32963
- Duchene Accounting, 14805 N FL Ave, Suite B, Tampa, FL 33613
- Syngenta Crop Protection (Attn: Gurpreet Brar) - 7145 58th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32967
- Syngenta Crop Protection (Attn: Clark Lovelady) - 7145 58th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32967
- Syngenta Crop Protection (Attn: Eric Rawls) - 7145 58th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32967
- Amvac Chemical (Attn: Ned French), 15200 Burlingane Rd., Little Rock, AR 72223
- Botond Balogh, 6913 Monarch Park Dr., Apollo Beach, FL 33572
- Dow Agrosciences (Attn: Joe Eger) - 2606 S Dundee Blvd Tampa, FL 33269
- Alejandro Calixto, 3708 Westfield Dr., College Station, TX 77845
- E.O. Painter Printing Company (Attn: Jeff Johnston) - P.O. Box 877 DeLeon Springs, FL 32130
- RJM Contracting, Inc., Raymond Meyers, 630 Brookfield Loop, Lake
Mary, FL 32746
- Mark B. Sivik - 16744 W. Brighton Dr Loxahatchee, FL 33470
- Slug a Bug Inc. (Attn: Douglas Vanderpoest) - 2091 North Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32935
Some of the minutes from previous years are in the following locations:
Executive Board Pictures: Current Members
2017 - 2018 Term, Revised 8/6/17
- President – Rui-De Xue
- Past President –Phil Stansly
- President-Elect –Heather McAuslane
- Vice President – Jawwad Qureshi
- Secretary - Vivek Kumar
- Treasurer/Business Manager - Teresa DuChene
- Florida Entomological Society, P.O. Box 1007, Lutz, FL 33548-1007
- FES Phone: (813)-903-9234
- Member at Large -Nancy Epsky
- Member at Large - Hugh
- Student Member - Reina Tong
- Student Member - Christopher Bibbs
- Editors of the Florida Entomologist - John Capinera, James Cilek,
Kirsten Stelinski, Gadi Reddy, and Ian Stocks
- Public Relations
- Local Arrangements
- Honors and Awards
- Student Activities
- Long-Range Planning
- Muhammad Z Ahmed (firstname.lastname@example.org), Co-Chair, Tropical Research and Education Center, IFAS, University of Florida, Homestead, FL USA
- Blair Siegfried ,
Chair, Department of Entomology & Nematology, University of
Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL.
Octavio A. Menocal-Sandoval (email@example.com), Tropical Research and Education Center, IFAS, University of Florida, Homestead, FL USA
- David Plotkin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, USACo-Chair (Florida Museum of Natural History UF/IFAS, Gainesville, FL, USA
Honors and Awards
Ad Hoc Committees
- Computer Resources
- Education & Outreach
- Pioneer Lecturer Award
- Operating Guidelines