In a message to APS members in the Gulf Coast region affected by Hurricane Katrina, APS President Marvin Cohen said, in part, " On behalf of APS, I'm writing to express my sincere hope that all of you and your families are safe, and to offer the help of the Society over the coming weeks and months as you seek to rebuild your departments, laboratories and workplaces. If we can assist you in any way in your efforts to recover from this devastating tragedy, please contact our Director of Membership, Trish Lettieri, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-209-3272. Our thoughts are with you." The full message is on the APS web site.
Those who can offer assistance to affected members of the physics community are also urged to contact Lettieri, to bring those in need together with those who can help. Anyone in the affected area with a pending APS membership renewal will have their membership fee waived for the coming year.
In addition, APS is participating with its sister societies the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Astronomical Society, in the Katrina Affected Physics and Astronomy Bulletin Board, which can be found at http://www.compadre.org/katrina.
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