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thoroughly vetted by ASA headquarters, the Publications discussions, and decisive and careful actions with regards
Oflice, the Finance Committee and other leadership. The to the Society’s finances. There is still more to be done, of
partnership provides stability and greater incentives to both course, as future ASA leadership teams explore options for
ASA and AIPP as we work collaboratively on marketing diversifying revenue streams and articulate more clearly the
and maintaining the prominence of ASA publications. Society’s financial principles, related, for example, to risk
Strengthening ties between the ASA and AIPP will help management or underwriting the Society’s activities. The
both of our organizations in the years to come, as there ideas of members on these items are welcome, particularly as
remains much uncertainty regarding the future of scholarly the ASA is about to enter the next cycle of strategic planning
publishing. for the coming three to five years.

Finally, adiscussion of ASA finances would be remiss without Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you
mention of the Acoustical Society Foundation Fund (ASFF) that I have tried to post regularly on assorted ASA topics to
and the important role it plays in carrying out the mission the online “ASA President’s Blog” (see
of the ASA (see The ASFF asa-presidents—blog) in aneffortto keep theASA membership
is overseen by the Acoustical Society Foundation Board, informed and engaged. If there are questions or areas of
currently chaired by former ASA President Iames Miller particularly interest to you that I haven’t addressed there
(2018—present). That committee of volunteers is charged or in these Acoustics Today columns, please do let me know
primarily with assisting the Executive Council in acquiring, ( I also encourage all of you
maintaining, and ensuring the correct expenditure of to become more involved with the Society by volunteering
endowment funds. Structural changes have been made over on any of our 41 technical and administrative committees.
the past few years to ensure that appropriate funds to support Please visit where you can
awards in the Society are all budgeted within the Foundation learn more about these committees and submit a form to
Fund. express your interest in volunteering.

The Foundation Board has also been leading new

fundraising initiatives in support of the strategic goals of

the ASA. A major ongoing fundraising effort is currently d‘
underway to endow fellowships for developing early- "K
career leaders in our Society, as discussed in my last i
president’s column (see—PresColumn—F18). Please i
join me and other members of the Executive Council in

donating to the Campaign for ASA Early Career Leadership An opportunity exists for graduate

(see—CAECL). A11 individual and corporate students and early career

donors will be recognized on the campaign’s website and in acousticians who are members of

a commemorative booklet, to be published at the end of the ASA to serve the Society and gain
campaign. Helping to establish these fellowships for early- experience in the pubiication of a

career leaders in acoustics is one way that we can all be good mam. Scientific magazine

stewards for the future ofour Society. Acoustics Today interns can

In summary, ASA finances are in great shape, but we have contribute in a number Of different
concerns for the future as publication models change. ways, inciuding writing articles for I
Accordingly, and in response to the Strategic Leadership the magazine or website’ working I

for the Future plan, many changes have taken place to help with Social media to feature AT i
ensure that the ASA continues to enjoy a solid financial articles’ and many other Creative ‘
base for many years to come. I am very enthusiastic about wayS_ Prospective interns should

the current momentum and positive trajectory of the Contact Dr Popper to explore ideas ’
Society with respect to financial stewardship. Thank you to ' '

the many members who have served on Executive Council I
over the past four years for their honest assessments, frank

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