[Coral-List] 9ICRS proceedings non-recipients

Nicholas Polunin N.Polunin at newcastle.ac.uk
Mon May 3 13:57:44 EDT 2004

Dear coral-listers 

As you may know, some weeks ago the ISRS paid an extra subsidy to the Indonesian Local Organising Committee (LOC), responsible for 9ICRS registration and distribution of the proceedings, to mail out the remaining proceedings copies due to those who had paid. I was informed by Indonesian colleagues that this had happened. Because many of these had to be sent by surface mail, it should not be surprising if many have yet to arrive. As you will have noticed, Pedro Alcolado (Cuba) only received his copies last week.

As it happens only this week the ISRS agreed in addition to ship 400 remaining copies of the 9ICRS proceedings from Jakarta to Allen Press in Lawrence (Kansas, USA) with a view to eventual sale. Our idea is that people will be able to purchase copies in Okinawa at the 10ICRS, and also through the Society's Web site. But because of the particular configuration of the 9ICRS, the ISRS may in due course be prepared to send copies to registrants who did not recive copies for which they paid and gave the correct address. This is not an obligation of the Society and is not easy for a volunteer body of limited means to contemplate, because some of the non-receipt may be attributable to errors of the registrants (e.g. address) as well as on the part of the 9ICRS LOC and agency. 

I propose as follows: by 30 June 2004, any 9ICRS registrants who still have not received proceedings for which they paid (i) should write the ISRS Vice-President by regular mail at the address Dr Rich Aronson, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, AL 36528, USA (ii) giving evidence of their 9ICRS registration (iii) stating that they have not received the proceedings at the address given with the order and signing with their own hand (iv) giving the complete name and postal address to which the volumes should be sent TOGETHER WITH THE RECIPIENT'S TELEPHONE NUMBER. ISRS will check details against the Indonesian LOC database. If all is OK and the volumes have arrived in Kansas, Allen Press will then send the copies by courier.

Nicholas Polunin, 

ISRS President 2003-06

School of Marine Sciences and Technology
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, United Kingdom

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