ington, D.C., area. He stated he has noticed that when O'Neil , Teresa Peachey, Dave Plummer, Dick he asks a group of kindergartners how many like math Reynolds, Jim Wagner, and Skip Wright. and science, all the children raise their hands. How- Peachey also thanked the corporations and individu- ever, when he asks middle-school kids the same ques- als who sponsored the science fair award winners and/ tion, very few hands shoot into the air. Educators, or donated student gifts for the awards banquet: Gen- parents, and the scientific community need to be most eral Sciences Corporation (Nancy Harris and Jeff watchful of kids in their middle school years and fos- Chen); Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics ter their love of math and science. Laboratory; the National Weather Service; NBC4 Humphrey said he became interested in meteorol- WRC-TV Weather Department; NPOESS/IPO; PRC, ogy when he realized that he was not cut out for foot- Inc. (Tony Baltz); Systems Management, Inc. (John ball. When this realization hit him, he fell back on what Lasley); Weatherwise Magazine and Heldref Publica- he liked best—math and science and a fascination for tions; and Grant Aufderhaar, Duane Cooley, Laura weather. He stressed to the elementary through high Cook, Jim Cooper, Tom Fraim, Ida Hakkarinen, Floyd school science fair award winners at the banquet that Hauth, Pete Kirchoffer, Bud Littin, Sheryl McCarthy, when selecting what they want to do for their life's Dan McMorrow, Craig Nelson, Greg Neuschafer, Lau- work, they need to keep in mind what they like and raleen O'Connor, Teresa Peachey, Jim Pomerleau, what they are good at. Steve Short, and Bob Showalter. Following Humphrey's talk, Chapter Representa- Humphrey, Peachey, and McMorrow handed out tive-at-Large Teresa Peachey thanked those members Science Fair Award Certificates and gifts to all of the who judged the local science fairs: Randy Ashby, science fair winners present. McMorrow then handed Celso Barrientos, Barry Baxter, Ken Campana, Mike out Certificates of Appreciation to the outgoing chap- Churma, Bill Collins, Duane Cooley, Joe Fiore, ter officers: Dan McMorrow, Angela Held, Libby Michael Fortune, Tom Fraim, Ida Hakkarinen, Fred Haynes, Lauraleen O'Connor, Teresa Peachey, and Klein, Marsha Korose, Thomas Laufer, Bryon Bryon Lawrence. Lawrence, Don Leonard, Lorraine Leonard, Dan McMorrow also thanked those who screened the McMorrow, Craig Nelson, Greg Neuschafer, Hugh AMS Minority Scholarship Applications: Andrew Humphrey, Jim Cooper, and Julie Campbell. Last, McMorrow announced the names of the of- ficers for next year: John Lasley, chairman; Angela Held, vice chair; Laura Cook, treasurer; Bryon Lawrence , corresponding secretary; Lauraleen O'Connor, recording secretary; and James McNitt, representative-at-large. Lasley stated that he looks for- 39. VOTED, to adopt the following procedure ward to upholding the rich traditions of the chapter in when money or exchange is arranged so that the next millennium.—Lauraleen O'Connor. membership applications can be entertained from Germany or Ja- Omaha-Offutt pan: that the President of the The chapter held its first officer meeting on 20 July American Meteorological Soci- 1999. Those present at the meeting were Ken Carey, ety will notify the chiefs of the president; Juan Yee Fong, treasurer; Tammy Farrar, meteorological services and ap- recording secretary; Steve Byrd, representing NWS propriate scientific institutions and sitting in for Dave Theopilus, corresponding sec- in the countries involved of their retary; Ben Novograd, chapter historian; and Bruce eligibility for membership and Telfeyan, outgoing president. ask that the information be passed to all prospec- The meeting took place at Carey's home and tive members of these countries. opened with a dinner he had prepared. Carey presented an overview of the evening's discussion topics, which Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 30, 296. included a proposed meeting schedule and guest speaker list, ways of getting TV weathercasters more involved in chapter activities, starting a chapter news- I I letter, and goals and visions for the year. Vol. 80,, No . 10,, October 1999
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Published: Oct 1, 1999
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