2014's banquet will be a Caribbean buffet with three entrees: Grilled Mahi Mahi (with a spicy tomato relish), Jamaican Jerk Chicken, and Brown Sugar Roasted Pork Loin (with apples). And vegetarians... a variety of salads (including fruit), grilled vegetables, and red beans and rice also will be served. For dessert, key lime pie and coconut cream cake!
22-25 July 2014
Francis Marion Hotel
387 King St.
Charleston, South Carolina
2014's Final Program is now available! Thanks to all of the people who volunteered to moderate sessions.
There was 1-2 open sessions with no defined topic for those wishing to make a presentation at SFIWC.
The poster session and reception was held on Wednesday, July 23. Posters were to be no larger than 4' x 4'. Posters can be set up starting July 22 (Tuesday) and were displayed throughout the entire meeting.
Graduate Student Session
The Graduate Student Session was held during the afternoon of Wednesday, July 23rd. Please see the above link for presentation submission details.
A.D. Hopkins Award and Roger F. Anderson Award
Nominations for the 2014 A.D. Hopkins Award, which recognizes outstanding record of service to Southern forest entomology
The 2014 Roger F. Anderson Award will be presented to an outstanding graduate student in Southern forest entomology
Please see the above links for the "A.D. Hopkins Award" and "Roger F. Anderson Award" for detailed information on nomination submissions.
Southern Pine Beetle Working Group
The SPB Working Group Meeting was on Tuesday, July 22 and lasted for 90 minutes.
2014 SFIWC Food Drive
2014's SFIWC food drive will benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank. Please check out their website, http://www.lowcountryfoodbank.org/hope, to learn about the valuable services they provide to the Charleston community. The following are the items requested by the Food Bank: rice, tuna, grits, cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, dried or canned beans, canned fruits and vegetables, diapers, and personal hygiene products.
This year's Frustrana Cup was table tennis (ping-pong). The venue is H?M, http://www.homcharleston.com/, just a short distance from the host hotel. And most important: it is happy hour! The back room will be reserved with tables for the group. As usual, the Cup will be a double elimination doubles tournament with random team assignments. No experience required.
The Frontalis Cup golf outing was contested at the Wild Dunes Links Course in Isle of Palms on Thursday, July 24. Tee times were scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm. The Links Course (http://www.wilddunes.com/south-carolina-links-course.php) is an outstanding venue: very scenic, well prepared, and a good test of golf. The course is about a 0.5 hr drive from the Francis Marion, and transportation was provided from the hotel. The Frontalis Cup will feature a new format this year. In addition to the individual champion, we will have a 2-player team champion.