Host Resolution - 66th Annual Meeting, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

WHEREAS, the 66th annual meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists was held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on 15-19 June 1986; and

WHEREAS, in spite of initial threats we enjoyed outstanding weather; and

WHEREAS, the view of whitecaps, sail boats, and sunbathers on Lake Mendota was enjoyed; and

WHEREAS the Madison drivers repeatedly tried in vain to expand the collections of the Zoological Museum by adding road-killed mammalogists; and

WHEREAS, an attempt was made to sell University of Wisconsin jogging suits by diverting luggage to parts unknown; and

WHEREAS, our scholarly papers competed successfully with jugglers, dancers, musicians, vendors, and other free spirits around The Fountain of Knowledge; and

WHEREAS, we all contributed to the study of maze-learning behavior in the Memorial Union; and

WHEREAS, the trophic complexity of mid-morning snacks was rivaled only by the species diversity of barley beverages; at least early in the evening; and

WHEREAS, we survived the "wurst" of Wisconsin;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the American Society of Mammalogists express its heartfelt thanks to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Local Committee, and particularly to our colleagues John Kirsch and Frank Iwen for a memorable meeting.