Dhaka, December 29, ‘12. On behalf of GNOBB and on my own behalf we wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year. May the coming year 2013 bring more and more laurels to you and fulfill all your cherished desire in the academic and personal life. To old and new members, we wish to tell how much we depend on you for all round success of this web based organization which is slowly but surely gaining popularity among its members and well-wishers. Pl remember that GNOBB is your site and any improvement of this medium is our combined effort and NOT any individual’s.
Last year our desire was to make the website more user-friendly and attractive and we succeeded to fulfill that objective mainly because we were able to introduce payment of membership fee through PayPal and received enough revenue to pay for the changeover to the Interactive site. However, so far we have received payment only from 15 out of 366 members (click users in the left hand side of the panel website to see the list of members) and we do hope that the remaining expatriate members will take advantage offered by PayPal.
The membership fee of $10 was initially fixed in 2006 because the founder members felt that the amount would not be difficult for the members to pay annually. However, if the members feel now that the amount should be reduced to $ 5 for expatriate members and Tk 400/- for local members, it can be done. After all it is your site and it’s your wish that the present GNOBB management must respect. If the payment is made by all members @ $5, the amount would annually come to $1830 which in terms of local currency will amount to much above one lakh annually. With that budget we may launch a number of activities such as
Again we convey to you all Godspeed and all the best for the coming New Year, 2013. May your research output turn out to be more innovative and enrich the biotech world making us all proud of you?