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On February 28, APS held its annual Unit Convocation for officers of its Divisions, Topical Groups, Forums, and Sections. Eighty-three officers, representing all 39 units, attended the event at APS headquarters in College Park, MD. About 50 of them arrived a day early to participate in visits to Capitol Hill to lobby for science. In the picture, during one of the breakout sessions, APS Director of Membership Trish Lettieri (left) explains the intricacies of enhancing unit membership to (l to r): Noemie Koller, Chair-elect of the Forum on International Physics; Chris Fasano, Chair-elect of the new Prairie Section; and Terry Sheridan, Chair-elect of the Ohio-region Section.