WHEREAS, the Local Committee made arrangements to provide significant terrestrial and aquatic diversity, including a gator in every pond, within the campus community; and
WHEREAS, these arrangements were accompanied by the promised dramatic climatic conditions; and
WHEREAS, unique programs involving the blood, sweat, and tears of numerous individuals, some of whom pedalled many miles to participate, were initiated to raise research funds; and
WHEREAS, the scientific papers, posters, and symposia, the atmosphere in which they were presented, the excellent refreshments and extended discussion periods, and the proximity of all facilities were of such quality as to heighten the success of these proceedings; and
WHEREAS, the State Museum of Florida provides a beneficient setting for education, research, barbecue and beer for boisterous bibulous biologists; and
WHEREAS, the local committee succeeded in scheduling the launch and return of Challenger II to coincide with pre- and post-meeting activities;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members and guests of the American Society of Mammalogists in attendance at the 63rd annual meeting enthusiastically extend their thanks to Stephen R. Humphrey, Charles A. Woods, and the University of Florida, Baja Georgia, for making 19-23 June 1983 an enjoyable and intellectually rewarding experience.