chapter news News from AMS Headquarters collecting an d performing th e initial screenin g of appli- Th e local chapter breakfast was held 27 January cations for the AMS Minority Scholarships, thereby 1994 during AMS' s 74th Annual Meeting in Nashville, helping to select the scholarship recipients. Tennessee . Approximately 50 people attended, rep- It wa s suggeste d that if a n AM S membe r is traveling resenting 24 chapters. John T. Snow, chairperson of in the United States, the member should contact the the Education and Huma n Resources Committee, led local chapter in that area for a possible speaking the discussion. Attendants were welcomed by AMS engagement . Headquarters can provide the name of 1994 President-elect Warren Washington. a contact person for the local chapter. Man y topics were discussed, and several ideas A decision was made to include phone numbers wer e suggested as to how the relationship between an d e-mail addresses in the chapter directory pub- Headquarter s and local chapters can improve. The lished in eac h August' s Bulletin. Chapter officers were main item of discussion was a Chapter Officers' reminde d to regularly update Headquarters with new Handbook , which is currently being developed by addresse s and phone numbers. Headquarter s with input from members of th e A d Hoc At the conclusion of the breakfast, attendants filled Committe e on Local Chapters. The handbook is de- out a questionnaire that the Ad Hoc Committee on signe d to present a set of guidelines for chapters to Local Chapters had created. The purpose of the follow. It will include information on the history and questionnaire was to obtain ideas as to how the organization of the AMS , membership, programs and relationship between Headquarters and local chap- publications, awards given by the AMS, rules and ters can be improved. procedures for the formatio n of local chapters , organi- zation, duties of the chapter, guidelines for the chap- Northeast Oklahoma ter, support from Headquarters, participation of chap- Chapte r members met at the Hardesty South Re- ters in AMS programs, a listing of chapters and gional Library in Tulsa on 26 January 1994. Atten- officers, and program ideas for chapters. danc e wa s low sinc e several member s wer e attending Other topics discussed included a chapte r leaders' the AM S Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. newsletter to be issued from Headquarters, educa- Dick Faurot, meteorologist for KOTV Channel 6, tional activities that chapters can initiate, chapter wa s the guest speaker. Faurot gave a presentation awards, and poster presentations by chapters at the about the impact of Hurricane Andrew on the Louisi- 75th Annual Meeting. an a coast. He addressed the meteorological setting It wa s mentioned that a group of local chapters is an d methods used to predict the track of Andrew. He Weather Bureau Stations to Close In orde r to compl y with Public Law 90-364, whic h requires reduction in federa l employmen t and expeditures, thirteen Weather Bureau stations will be closed by 30 Jun e 1969. Thes e are in addition to four stations closed previously for the same reason. ESSA News reports that ESSA took the step reluctantly after reviewing its overall operations and taking all possible actions to reduce employment . Thes e actions include the elimination of som e reimbursable programs conducte d for other Government agencies, the holding of vacan- cies throughout ESSA, and the deferment of certain programs authorize d by Congress for the current fiscal year. ars age Th e 13 stations to be closed are Cape Henry, Va.; Rome, Ga.; Vicksburg, Miss.; Houghton Lake, Mich.; Reading, Pa.; LaCrosse, Wis.; Laredo, Tex.; Stockton, Calif.; Mansfield, Ohio; Pensacola, Fla.; New Haven, Conn.; Alexandria, La.; and Elko, Nev. Th e affected employees will be placed in other positions within the organization as vacancies occur. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 50,277. 65 2 Vol. 75, No. 4, April 1994
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Apr 1, 1994
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