Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 19:54:39 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: DPS Mailing #05-23:  Corrected survey ready
 
 
Dear Colleagues,
This is a re-sending of the message concerning the new DPS survey.  The 
problem has now been corrected.  If you were unable to take the survey 
yesterday, please try again.  
 
Linda French Emmons
DPS Secretary
 
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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR II:  NEW DPS SURVEY
 
Colleagues,
NASA continues to work through its greatest transition since the 
beginning of Apollo. The planetary community faces great challenges  
and great opportunities.  To effectively represent our community, we 
need to learn more about the makeup of our field in 2005. The DPS, 
through its Federal Relations Subcommittee, has updated, revised, and 
expanded its membership survey. In its last, and pre-electronic, 
incarnation in 1995/96, 82% of the DPS membership responded.  We are 
hoping to well outdo this earlier response, and really hit the 100% 
bell this time. The information you provide, and the statistics we can 
compile, will prove simply invaluable in our dealings with NASA, 
Congress, and other governmental agencies. The DPS Committee urges all 
members to set aside a few minutes from their busy lives and complete 
the on-line survey. It's just a click away.
 
The survey can be found at:
 
  http://tinyurl.com/7l9l8
 
Your login is your AAS membership number which you can get from the AAS 
(http://www.aas.org) in case you have misplaced it.  (If you search for 
yourself in the Public Directory, when your entry comes up your 
membership number will be at the end of the URL).  You can participate 
in the survey even if you are not an active DPS member as long as the 
AAS still retains your membership number.  But this would be a good 
time to bring your dues current and be an active member again.
 
Sincerely,
 
Bill McKinnon
DPS Chair
 
 
Send submissions (no attachments, please) to:
Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary (lfrench at iwu.edu)
Department of Physics
Illinois Wesleyan University
P. O. Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702