Issue 19-33, August 1, 2019
- MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR: DPS 2019 ELECTION RESULTS
- EPSC-DPS 2019 HOTEL REMINDER
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR: 2019 DPS ELECTION RESULTS
It is my pleasure to announce the results of the 2019 DPS elections. The turnout
this year was outstanding as 41% of the membership voted in this election.
Thank you to the DPS membership for their strong participation.
The proposed amendments to the DPS bylaws were approved by 96%.
The DPS bylaws are now consistent with changes in the AAS bylaws.
Congratulations to Amy Mainzer, who is the incoming Vice-Chair and to Noemi
Pinilla-Alonso and Dana Hurley, incoming Committee members. These elected
members will begin their terms of service during the Members meeting on Tuesday
at the joint EPSC-DPS meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Division for Planetary Sciences relies on volunteers for its leadership positions
and we thank all members who were willing to run for these elected positions.
Our division exists for the purpose of advancing all aspects of the investigation
of the Solar System and other planetary systems. A special thanks to our
Nominating Subcommittee, Chair Yvonne Pendleton and members Carrie Nugent
and Matthew Knight, for assembling the 2019 slate of candidates, Secretary,
Anne Verbiscer, for running the elections and to the AAS for their technical support.
EPSC-DPS 2019 HOTEL REMINDER
For those who have made reservations through the EPSC-DPS 2019 meeting website,
here are the deadlines and policies for cancellation and payment:
GUARENTEE AND PAYMENT
Following the terms and conditions and in order to confirm your booking, we would
like to remind that your payment must be received no later than 16 August, 2019.
Any room that has not been paid by this date will be cancelled automatically.
The payment can be made either online by credit card through the link received into
the email of confirmation of your hotel option (Visa, Mastercard and American
Express) or via bank transfer.
If you do not want to confirm your option with us, simply ask us and we will cancel it.
For participants who already settled their stay, we would like to remind the
cancellation and refund policy:
Any cancellation or modification must be made in writing to Symporg SA at
• Up to Friday, 2 August 2019: Your reservation can be cancelled without penalty;
any deposit will be refunded.
• From Saturday, 3 August to Friday, 16 August 2019: A penalty of 50% of the entire
stay will be charged. In case the entire stay has been paid, the remaining balance will be refunded.
• From Saturday, 17 August 2019: The entire stay will be charged. This is also applicable
to no-shows*, changes and/or early departure.
*No-show: An expression indicating that a guest with a reservation has not checked-in
on their confirmed date of arrival.
No-show and/or early departure (reduction in duration of stay):
From Saturday, 16 August 2019, any alteration of your dates of stay will be invoiced
in case of shortening of stay, or/and early departure and in case of no-show. Your
payment will be not refunded.
Please be advised that all refunds will incur an administration fee of CHF 25.00.
If you did the payment before August 16th, and if you cancel your booking until
August 16th, therefore we will refund you with a deduction of CHF 25.00:
– If you cancel your booking until August 2, the payment of your booking is fully
refundable less CHF 25.00.
– If you cancel your booking between August 3 to August 16, the 50% of your
payment will be refunded less CHF 25.00
– If you cancel your booking from August 17, no refund will be done in case of
cancelation from this date.
Refunds are not automatic. In case you have an overpaid amount, please contact us.
Full terms and conditions are available here. Thank you, we remain at your entire
disposal for any question you might have.
The accommodation team of the EPSC DPS Joint Meeting 2019
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