50 YEARS AGO

50 YEARS AGO Coast communities continue to grow at unprecedented The rainfall contest ended 22 May 2000 with the rates. official Santa Barbara rainfall of 21.38 inches. Pete At the conclusion of the talk, Leatherman enter- Rodgers was the winner with 23.00 inches. tained questions from all attending members and At the May 2000 meeting, election of officers for guests.—Chris Sisko and Fiona Horsfall. next year were held. Elected were Bill Reid for presi- dent, Mark Rochin for vice president, Sally Cappon Sant a Barbara/Ventur a for secretary, and Tom Johnston for treasurer. The The final meeting of the 1999-2000 was held in bank balance on 31 May 2000 was $515.63.—Tom Carpenteria on 31 May 2000. There was a total of Johnston. seven chapter meetings during the year. Twenty-six Universit y o f Sout h Alabam a members paid their dues including several new indi- viduals. The two science fairs, Ventura and Santa Bar- The first meeting of the chapter was held on 1 Sep- bara counties, were again attended by Kent Field to tember 1999. Jason Pyron, chapter president, gave an judge weather-related projects. No Santa Barbara overview of the purpose and goals of the chapter and award was made due to there being no appropriate discussed several projects for the forthcoming year. projects. In Ventura, two awards were granted to Following the inaugural business meeting, Keith Daniel Kuciel of Oak Park and Chelsea Brossard of Blackwell, assistant professor of meteorology at the Simi Valley. Each received a cash award of $25 and a University of South Alabama, gave a presentation on year's subscription to Weatherwise magazine. Hurricane Georges and its effects on the Chevron oil HHH I H E zizzizizzzzzizzizzziizizizzzz::^ ^ The Society's Ne w Headquarters at 3 Joy Street ZZZII^^^^^^IZIZZIZZZIZIIIIIIZZZZZIII^^^ Z No one can appreciate comfortable working quarters more than the em- ployees who live in the machinery of an office. In the spring of 1950 it was realized that a critical period had been reached in space and weight in the three small rooms which constituted the Society headquarters for four years at 5 Joy Street in Boston. [. . .] The thought occurred to us that 3 Joy Street, where the Society has its offices for the Compendium of Meteorology project, would be ideal. The build- ing is expectedly old but well maintained, enjoys excellent janitor service and an elevator. All of the offices of the building are occupied by nonprofit organizations similar to our own Society. Fortunately for us, the Executive Secretary of the Twentieth Century Associa- tion, owners of the building, felt that our organization was an appropriate group to occupy the "Town Room" which might be available in the fall of 1950. After a few months of negotiations and final approval of repairs and additions by the Association's Council, to be made by the As- sociation, we were able to move in as early as July 9. Moving is never pleasant and office files can be as annoying as household china. But buoyed by the anticipation of a better office for the coming summer, we heartily donned our work clothes for Saturday's operation. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 31, 307. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 2339 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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Coast communities continue to grow at unprecedented The rainfall contest ended 22 May 2000 with the rates. official Santa Barbara rainfall of 21.38 inches. Pete At the conclusion of the talk, Leatherman enter- Rodgers was the winner with 23.00 inches. tained questions from all attending members and At the May 2000 meeting, election of officers for guests.—Chris Sisko and Fiona Horsfall. next year were held. Elected were Bill Reid for presi- dent, Mark Rochin for vice president, Sally Cappon Sant a Barbara/Ventur a for secretary, and Tom Johnston for treasurer. The The final meeting of the 1999-2000 was held in bank balance on 31 May 2000 was $515.63.—Tom Carpenteria on 31 May 2000. There was a total of Johnston. seven chapter meetings during the year. Twenty-six Universit y o f Sout h Alabam a members paid their dues including several new indi- viduals. The two science fairs, Ventura and Santa Bar- The first meeting of the chapter was held on 1 Sep- bara counties, were again attended by Kent Field to tember 1999. Jason Pyron, chapter president, gave an judge weather-related projects. No Santa Barbara overview of the purpose and goals of the chapter and award was made due to there being no appropriate discussed several projects for the forthcoming year. projects. In Ventura, two awards were granted to Following the inaugural business meeting, Keith Daniel Kuciel of Oak Park and Chelsea Brossard of Blackwell, assistant professor of meteorology at the Simi Valley. Each received a cash award of $25 and a University of South Alabama, gave a presentation on year's subscription to Weatherwise magazine. Hurricane Georges and its effects on the Chevron oil HHH I H E zizzizizzzzzizzizzziizizizzzz::^ ^ The Society's Ne w Headquarters at 3 Joy Street ZZZII^^^^^^IZIZZIZZZIZIIIIIIZZZZZIII^^^ Z No one can appreciate comfortable working quarters more than the em- ployees who live in the machinery of an office. In the spring of 1950 it was realized that a critical period had been reached in space and weight in the three small rooms which constituted the Society headquarters for four years at 5 Joy Street in Boston. [. . .] The thought occurred to us that 3 Joy Street, where the Society has its offices for the Compendium of Meteorology project, would be ideal. The build- ing is expectedly old but well maintained, enjoys excellent janitor service and an elevator. All of the offices of the building are occupied by nonprofit organizations similar to our own Society. Fortunately for us, the Executive Secretary of the Twentieth Century Associa- tion, owners of the building, felt that our organization was an appropriate group to occupy the "Town Room" which might be available in the fall of 1950. After a few months of negotiations and final approval of repairs and additions by the Association's Council, to be made by the As- sociation, we were able to move in as early as July 9. Moving is never pleasant and office files can be as annoying as household china. But buoyed by the anticipation of a better office for the coming summer, we heartily donned our work clothes for Saturday's operation. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 31, 307. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 2339

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