\*mw.< AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL : k SOCIETY A Statement of Policy Procedures as adopted by the Council on 26 September 1986 and amended on 27 September 1990 contributions have very significantly reached in from other QUALIFICATIONS AND CONDITIONS fields. In keeping with the Society's international scope, From Constitution, III. 5: "Honorary Members shall be Honorary Membership should be awarded for high emi- persons of acknowledged preeminence in the atmospheric nence irrespective of nationality or country of residence. or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, either through The addition of a new name to the roster of Honorary Mem- their own contributions to the sciences or their application bers should be as much an honor for the Society as it is for or through furtherance of the advance of those sciences in the individual. some other way. They shall be exempt from all dues and assessments." PROCEDURES ANALYSIS OF PAST HONORARY Nominations can be made by any honorary or regular member of the Society in good standing. The nominations MEMBERSHIP will be in the form of a supporting letter addressed to the Presi- dent of the Society, as Chairman of the Council. Curricu- Of the 67 individuals elected to Honorary Membership lum vitae may be attached, and additional letters of recom- between its inauguration and the present, 31 are still liv- mendation may be sought by the Secretary of the Council. ing, and of those, there is an approximately even split be- tween U.S. and foreign scientists. Most of the names are Nominations are invited and will be solicited for discus- readily recognizable as those of exceptionally distinguished sion at the winter Council Meeting. The Executive Com- contributors to the atmospheric and related sciences. mittee, at its subsequent interim meetings, will discuss and screen these nominations. The screening pro- In order to more firmly fix its unique place in the hier- cess will consist of a check on the satisfaction of minimum archy of recognition that the Society can bestow, we first qualifications as stipulated in the Constitution and on the note that Fellows should "have made outstanding contri- completeness of the dossier. The Executive Committee will butions . . . during a substantial number of years." The recommend to the Council for its fall meeting, in priority Honorary Membership is meant to delineate and to ac- order, nominees for election to the grade of Honorary Mem- knowledge a rarer distinction, comparable to or exceeding ber. Written documentation on the nominees will be for- that demanded by the Society's highest awards. warded to the Council approximately two weeks before the It should be for accumulated distinction over a number election. The process is designed to ensure careful and eq- of years rather than for a single accomplishment. It is an uitable consideration of each nomination. especially appropriate recognition for individuals whose K 4 r \ Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 1649
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Published: Aug 1, 1998
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