The AGU Council met May 17 at the Spring Meeting in Baltimore. All sections were fully represented by their elected officers or duly authorized proxies. Most of the newly elected officers were also in attendance. They had participated in the Full-Day Leadership Conference on Sunday preceding the AGU Spring Meeting, where they learned about the organization and operations of the Union and the aims of the major committees and programs. They also discussed section and Union ojectives for the coming biennium. The discussions at the Leadership Conference help set the stage for the activities of the Planning Committee, who will submit their plan to Council in December.