Conclave Dates and Location
The 48th Annual Conclave of the Association of Southern Forestry Clubs will be held at the Nacogdoches County Exposition Center in Nacogdoches, TX, on March 10-12, 2005. Many of the events will be held in the arena which is open air but covered. A pdf map of Nacogdoches showing the location of the Exposition Center is attached (
view map). A map of the Exposition Center Grounds, showing location of events will be available soon.

Future Conclaves
The schedule for hosting Conclave was set years ago but due to several unforseen circumstances it is now in need of serious revision. Alabama A&M has been admitted to the ASFC and LSU has withdrawn its participation. Oklahoma State dropped out before they were scheduled to host it in 1998 (they have since re-joined); Virginia Tech was supposed to host in 2005 but they volunteered to replace OSU in 1998 and thus did not want to repeat as host in 2005. La Tech was supposed to follow Virginia Tech in rotation but they indicated they could not host in 2005 on such short notice. Tennessee was next in line but they too declined to take the early opportunity to host in '05. The Sylvans of SFA were scheduled to host in 2008, but since you are reading this from SFA's website, you know that SFA stepped up and volunteered as your '05 Conclave host. We are pleased to do so but will not host on our regularly scheduled turn in 2008. Therefore, the following rotation is proposed:

Stephen F. Austin State University
Louisiana Tech University
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
University of Florida
Alabama A&M University
University of Arkansas-Monticello
University of Georgia
Oklahoma State University
North Carolina State University
Auburn University
Virginia Tech University
Texas A&M University
Mississippi State University
Stephen F. Austin State University

A vote on this proposed host schedule will be taken during the Thursday evening business meeting of the Club Advisors.

Housing and Accommodations

There are numerous motels/hotels in Nacogdoches. Visitor information can be accessed through the Nacogdoches Visitor and Convention Bureau. There are not any public campgrounds close to Nacogdoches. Camping will be allowed in designated areas within the grounds of the Exposition Center. There are several large covered sheds and current plans are to utilize these for camping; you would set your tents up under the sheds!

ASFC Constitution
The ASFC Constitution is published in every edition of The Southern Forester. As many of you are aware, the Deans/Department Heads of the universities represented by the member clubs have requested that the constitution be revised to include language specific to the handling of situations where disciplinary actions may be warranted. To that end, a subcommittee of the Faculty Advisors has addressed the concerns expressed by the Deans and submitted the revisions to the advisors of the member clubs for their approval. the attached revised Revised ASFC Constitution has been approved by the advisors and approval by individual club presidents is being sought. A vote on this issue will be conducted by email vote in January, 2005. Please click here to see the Original ASFC Constitution.

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