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45 BEACON LETTE R FROM HEADQUARTERS MEMBERSHI P IN "OU R PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY e have been having a lo t o f discussions around I joined the AMS as an undergraduate student in AM S Headquarters these days about mem- meteorolog y when one of my professors came into bershi p issues. The Ten-Year Vision Study class one day and passed out AM S membership appli- (no w undergoing its midterm review) noted that the cations wit h a directive t o fill the m out and send the m in. It was simply expected that w e would all join the numbe r of professionals in meteorology and the re- lated sciences wh o could and should be AMS mem- AM S and, as individuals moving into a profession, it made sense t o us all that w e would want t o be part bers was much largerthan th e actual membership, and tha t the pool of potential members grew much larger o f our professional society. I d o not think any of us asked, "Wha t do w e get as a member?" (But I suspect still if yo u included individuals wh o wor k http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-84.11.1589
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Abstract

LETTE R FROM HEADQUARTERS MEMBERSHI P IN "OU R PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY e have been having a lo t o f discussions around I joined the AMS as an undergraduate student in AM S Headquarters these days about mem- meteorolog y when one of my professors came into bershi p issues. The Ten-Year Vision Study class one day and passed out AM S membership appli- (no w undergoing its midterm review) noted that the cations wit h a directive t o fill the m out and send the m in. It was simply expected that w e would all join the numbe r of professionals in meteorology and the re- lated sciences wh o could and should be AMS mem- AM S and, as individuals moving into a profession, it made sense t o us all that w e would want t o be part bers was much largerthan th e actual membership, and tha t the pool of potential members grew much larger o f our professional society. I d o not think any of us asked, "Wha t do w e get as a member?" (But I suspect still if yo u included individuals wh o wor k

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Nov 1, 2003

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