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CARIBBEAN FOOD CROPS SOCIETY
Box 506 Isabela, Puerto Rico 00662
Tels. 872-2547 y 872-2390
ST. CLAIR M. FORDE
University of the West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad W.I.
Board of Directors
DARSHAN S. PADDA
College of the Virgin Islands
P.O. Box L, Kingshill
St. Croix, USVI 00850
College of Agricultural Sciences
University of Puerto Rico
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00708
Maracay Aragua 2101-A
Barclays Bank DCO
JOSEPH R. SUAH
UWI Mona Campus
I. A. NICOLAAS
Seroe Pita #4
Plant Breeding Station
Isabela, Puerto Rico 00662
MIGUEL A. LUGO-LOPEZ
Isabela, Puerto Rico 00662
NEWSLETTER MARCH 1985
Report of the XXMeeting St. Croix The XX Annual
Meeting of the Caribbean Food Crops Society (CFCS) was
held successfully at Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin
Island, from October 21-16, 1984. The meeting was
attended by 220 members representing most of the
caribbean countries, U.S. and Canada.
New Board of Directors During the annual meeting the
President and the members of the Board of Directors were
elected. The new president of the Society is Dr. St.
Clair M. Forde, Director of the Caribbean Agricultural
Research and Development Institute (CARDI) in Trinidad
and Tobago. The new Board of Directors appears at the
left side of this page.
Next Meeting Trinidad Tobago
CARDI has undertaken to host the 21st. Meeting of
the CFCS in Trinidad. It promises to be significant as
it coincides with the 10th Anniversary Celebrations of
CARDI and a possibility of a jointmeeting with the
American Society for Horticultural Science Tropical
Region. The meeting has been scheduled to be held
during the week of September 8-13, 1985. All of you will
receive the details of the meeting directly from the local
Organizing Committee in Trinidad and Tobago.
Call for Papers This is the first call for papers.
Those who plan to present papers are reminded that the
preferred style and format, officially adapted by CFCS
in 1975 is the same as that of TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (The
Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University
of the West Indies (formerly the Imperial College of
Tropical Agriculture). Also be reminded that the authors
must be a CFCS in good standing (with the exception of
requested invitational papers). The paper may be pre-
sented in any of the official languages of the Caribbean
(English, Spanish, French or Dutch). All papers must
have an English abstract. Papers that have been presented
and/or published elsewhere will not be accepted for
presentation nor for publication in the CFCS Proceedings.
Deadlines are as follows:
May 30, 1985 Deadline for submitting titles
June 30, 1985 Deadline for submitting abstracts
August 9, 1985 Deadline for submitting final copy of
September 9, 1985 10-25 copies of papers to be delivered
to the Chairperson, Program Committee,
at registration. Be prepared to share
prepublication copies of your delivered
paper with interested colleagues, who
"AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE SERVING THE CARIBBEAN"
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CFCS Proceedings We are glad to announce that the Proceedings of the Venezuela
(1981), Barbados (1982) and Puerto Rico (1983) meetings are already published
(vols. 17, 18 and 19), thanks to Alejandro Ayala, Miguel Lugo-L6pez, Carlos Cruz
and to the Agricultural Extension Service of the University of Puerto Rico.
Thanks are also extended to Ronald Baynes, Francis Chandler, Winston Small and
Kay Donawa from Barbados and to Freddy Leal, Graciela Cabrera and Omar Garrido
from Venezuela. If you paid your dues for the corresponding year and still you
have not received yours, please send a notice to the Secretary.
New Members More than 100 persons have joined CFCS during the past year, most
of them during the St. Croix Meeting. We extend a most hearty welcome to all of
them. Now the CFCS membership is more than 400 professionals.
New Constitution and Statutes Official Notice from the Secretary
I certify that the Constitution and Statutes of the Caribbean Food Crops
Society were duly approved at the Business Meeting held in San Juan, Puerto Rico
on September 16, 1983.
If you did not obtain your copy of the constitution in St. Croix, please write
to the Secretary, copies are available.
I am glad to inform that a Chapter of the CFCS has been formed in Barbados.
The Board is integrated by:
Mr. Coleridge Pilgrim Chairman
Mr. Victor Ojeda Secretary
Mr. Louis Chennery Treasurer
Mr. Ronald Baynes Representative
Dr. John Elwin Floor Member
We would like to see more Local Charters formed. According to Section 14 of
the new Constitution and Statutes a Nationai. Chapter of the Society may be established
in each country of the Caribbean Basin for the purpose of strengthening the Society
and improving communication between the Board of Directors and the members. Member-
ship of National Chapters shall be restricted to members of the CFCS. A minimum of
ten (10) members is required to constitute a chapter. The National Chapter may
adopt appropriate statutes of the Society. Each Chapter will elect a national
representative whose duties will be to: (a) Maintain links with the President of
the Society and the Board of Directors and to execute missions which the Board
recommends, (b) Promote the Society and sustain the spirit of the Society, through
the implementation of all authorized activities, (c) Facilitate the duties of the
Secretary and the Treasurer, (d) Represent the views of the Chapter to the Board of
Directors and at the Annual Meeting of the Society acting as the official delegate
of the Chapter to which he/she belongs.
Membership Dues Active members dues are still only US $10.00. Please send your
check or money order to the Treasurer, Dr. Miguel A. Lugo-L6pez, Box 506, Isabela,
Puerto Rico 00662.
Carlos Cruz ---
Secretary r. .
Dr. Peter H i I der br a nd
University o f~ Florida
Gai nesv:i. e, FL..
US(A, N. .A,, 32611