Some membership changes occurred which were affirmed during the last Board meeting at Kew. Dr. Aprilani Soegiarto, while remaining on the Board for his term, resigned as chairman, because he will retire before the next meeting. With regret the Foundation accepted Dr. Aprilani’s decision, but is most grateful to him for so actively chairing the Board from its start in 1991 onwards. By acclamation Dr. Mien Rifai has been appointed as the new chairman.