A Statement of Policy Procedures as adopted by the Council on 26 September 1986 an d amended on 27 September 1990 comparable to or exceeding that demanded by the Society's Pnrmnl Racic ruillld l Paofo highest awards. It should be for accumulated distinction over a number of years rather than for a single accomplishment. It is an especially appropriate recognition for individuals whose Authority—Constitution, 111.3: contributions have very significantly reached in from other "The Council shall elect members to the grades of mem- fields. In keeping with the Society's international scope, bership for which they are deemed qualified within the Honorary Membership should be awarded for high emi- requirements specified in this Article. The Council may nence irrespective of nationality or country of residence. delegate the election to no voting grades, except to the grade of Honorary Member, to such constituent body or The addition of a new name to the roster of Honorary elective or appointed officer as it may deem appropriate." Members should be as much an honor for the Society as it is for the individual. Qualifications and Conditions—Constitution, III.5: "Honorary Members shall be persons of acknowledged preeminence in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydro- Procedures logic sciences, either through their own contributions to the sciences or their application or through furtherance of the advance of those sciences in some other way. They shall be Nominations can be made by any honorary or regular exempt from all dues and assessments." member of the Society in good standing. The nominations will be in the form of a supporting letter addressed to the President of the Society, as Chairman of the Council. Cur- riculum vitae may be attached, and additional letters of recommendation may be sought by the Secretary of the Council. Analysis of Past Honorary Membership Nominations are invited and will be solicited for discus- sion at the winter Council Meeting. The Executive Commit- Of the 55 individuals elected to Honorary Membership tee, at its subsequent interim meetings, will discuss and between its inauguration and the present, 22 are still living; screen these nominations. The screening process will con- and of those, 12 are U .S. scientists and 10 foreign scientists. sist of a check on the satisfaction of minimum qualifications Most of the names are readily recognizable as those of as stipulated in the Constitution and on the completeness of the dossier. The Executive Committee will recommend to exceptionally distinguished contributors to the atmospheric the Council for its fall meeting, in priority order, nominees for and related sciences. election to the grade of Honorary Member. Written docu- In order to more firmly fix its unique place in the hierarchy mentation on the nominees will be forwarded to the Council of recognition that the Society can bestow, we first note that approximately two weeks before the election. The process Fellows should "have made outstanding contributions...during is designed to ensure careful and equitable consideration of a substantial number of years." The Honorary Membership each nomination. is meant to delineate and to acknowledge a rarer distinction, Vol. 74, No. 8, August 1993
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Aug 1, 1993
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