American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators

AAPSE Membership Referendum

Election Details

Election Type Referendum
Date Completed Aug 29 2014 11:55 pm GMT -05:00, Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  The end date of the election has passed
Ballots Cast 123 of 144 - 85.4%, 0 spoiled
On August 29, 2014 03:31 PM the voting deadline was extended from August 29, 2014 04:00 PM to August 29, 2014 10:55 PM

Election Results

Are you in favor of opening up the opportunity for full membership in AAPSE to a broader range of people who provide pesticide safety education?
    • Yes: 95 - 77.2%
    • No: 28 - 22.8%
Are you in favor of opening up the opportunity for full membership in AAPSE to a broader range of people who provide pesticide safety education?
Voter Comments
From people who voted Yes:
  • Boy, this is easy!
  • With encouragement of collaborative partnership between private industry and college or land grant university educators for a same high quality goal of pesticide safety.
  • A very narrow expansion only.
  • pesticide education is the responsibility of all users.Read the label!
  • I look forward to further discussions.
  • I think exploring this option is important since there are many who are not satisfied with the current system. But the implications of expansion also must be duly weighed and evaluated.
  • Some folks retire and keep right on working usually for free but still a viable part of the system.
  • with limitations
  • I like the idea and know the BOD will do a good job of exploring options that will help forward AAPSE's mission.
  • While it seems apparent that membership could be expanded to the benefit of the organization, the range of member types should be carefully considered and well defined.
  • I support broadening full membership eligibility because I don't envision an influx of "imposters" or special interest groups to change the original goal and intent of AAPSE.
  • Assuming that the membership will have further input and vote on the final option of how full membership options will be expanded.
From people who voted No:
  • Associate membership has not been fully explored as an option. They can still serve on committees and other activities.
  • If the process opens up to industry, a check and balance needs to be implemented to protect against company self-promotion.
From people who Abstained: