Host Resolution - 69th Annual Meeting, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska

Whereas, the 69th annual meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists was held at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks on 11-15 June 1989, and

Whereas, out of respect to the Exxon Valdez fiasco we will refrain from crude comments; and

Whereas, we found the beach activities really slick; and,

Whereas, we found the quantity of libations at the social sufficient to provide vocational training for a skipper for an oil tanker; and,

Whereas, we found the volume of food at Lola Tilly Commons and Sourdough Sams to provide optimal foraging for a long winter hibernation; and,

Whereas, considering the consumption of reindeer sausage we wonder who will pull Santa's sleigh this Christmas; and,

Whereas, the latest molecular techniques, especially PCR and mitochondrial DNA, were required to determine that Alaskan mosquitoes were not derived from large airplanes; and

Whereas, the assignment of multiple groups to a single dorm room provided a test of the significance of huddling behavior by unrelated individuals; and,

Whereas, the dorm rooms provided excellent appreciation of life inside a small igloo; and

Whereas, the human/turtle crosses in the courtyard: (A) worked; (B) failed; (C) blew Elmer Birney's mind; (D) all of the above; and,

Whereas, the local committee provided super festivities including boat rides, bag pipes and large game safari with perfect weather; and,

Whereas, like the British Empire, the sun never set on the 69th annual mammal meetings; and,

Whereas, Terry Bowyer and David Klein ran a local committee that was a well "oiled" machine;

Therefore be it resolved, that the American Society of Mammalogists expresses heartfelt thanks to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, the Local Committee, and especially our colleagues Terry Bowyer and David Klein for a truly memorable meeting.