The Annual Business meeting for 2005 was held on July 9 in Tampa, Florida, USA
in conjunction with joint meeting of the three large American herpetological societies (HL/SSAR/ASIH). The meeting took place with the traditional shared luncheon by members and guests. Ten members attended the meeting.
The plan for an observation of Carl Linnaeus' 300th birthday that will occur in 2007 was discussed under Other Business. The meeting encouraged the idea of commemorating Linnaeus with a special symposium of Linnaeus contributions to herpetology and with an exhibition of original printed material by Linnaeus. The joint HL/SSAR/ASIH meeting that will be held in Saint Louis, USA was proposed as the place for the ISHBH assembly and symposium. The executive board members should form a steering group to pursue the idea.