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The spring business meeting of the GP Section was held during the GP Luncheon on Tuesday, May 20, 1986, in Baltimore, Md. Outgoing President Neil Opdyke introduced the newly elected officers: President Subir Banerjee (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis), President-Elect Ron Merrill (University of Washington, Seattle), and Secretary Laurie Brown (University of Massachusetts, Amherst). Announcements to members included upcoming workshops on rock magnetism and deep sea drilling (further details available elsewhere in the GP Compass) and the formation of a group to study the earth's core and lower mantle (the International Study of the Earth's Core and Lower Mantle, or ISECALM). The intention of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Earth Sciences Division to have deadlines of August 15 and January 15 for proposal submission was also announced.