The association was founded in 1973. It is under the direction of the ARO Council that consists of a President, a Past President, a President-Elect, a Secretary-Treasurer, an Editor, a Historian and three Council Members At-Large, all of whom are elected from and by the membership. The functions of the organization are established by bylaws carried out with the help of the following committees and often with counsel from past presidents.
If you have any questions that relate to a particular committee, please contact the chair of that committee.
The MidWinter Meeting is held each year and is the primary meeting of the society. At this meeting an Award of Merit is given to a scientist for recognition of outstanding scientific achievement. The Award of Merit recipients were duly recognized at ceremonies highlighting both their life and their science.
As of April 1, 1997, the association has been managed by Talley Management Group, Inc. that maintains an ARO office in Mt. Royal, New Jersey, USA. All publications, meetings, committee reports, communications and financial functions are coordinated through this office.