The Society is instituting a new procedure for recognizing and remembering our colleagues who have passed away in the previous year. This new procedure will ensure that our colleagues' passing will be appropriately recognized in several ways, while also ensuring that adequate time will remain for the other business of the Society that needs to be discussed or transacted at the annual business meeting.
Remembrances will no longer be delivered from the floor during the annual business meeting each October. Members who want a colleague's passing to be recognized at that meeting should send that colleague's name by e-mail to the AFS Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than October 1. The President of the Society, or her/his designee from the Executive Board, will read these names at the business meeting and will ask for a collective moment of silence to recognize these colleagues and mark their passing.
Members who want to prepare informal remembrances for the AFS web site may send them at any time to John Laudun of the University of Louisiana, Lafayette (email@example.com), editor of the AFS Review section of the site, for online publication. Members will also be able to add their comments and responses to those remembrances online. The editors of the Journal of American Folklore will at their discretion solicit full obituaries for publication in the Journal.