honorary membership A Statement of Policy Procedures a s adopted by the Council on 26 September 1986 an d amended on 27 September 1990 contributions have very significantly reached in from other Qualifications anc 1 Conditions > fields. In keeping with the Society's international scope, Honorary Membership should be awarded for high emi- nence irrespective of nationality or country of residence. The addition of a new name to the roster of Honorary From Constitution, III.5: "Honorary Members shall be Members should be as much an honor for the Society as it persons of acknowledged preeminence in the atmospheric is for the individual. or related oceanic or hydrologic 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 exempt from all dues and Procedures assessments." Nominations can be made by any honorary or regular Analysis 5 of Past 1 Honorary Membership 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. Of the 58 individuals elected to Honorary Membership Curriculum vitae may be attached, and additional letters of between its inauguration and the present, 26 are still living; recommendation may be sought by the Secretary of the and of those, 13 are U.S. scientists and 13 foreign scien- Council. tists. Most of the names are readily recognizable as those Nominations are invited and will be solicited for discus- of exceptionally distinguished contributors to the atmo- sion at the winter Council Meeting. The Executive Commit- spheric and related sciences. tee, at its subsequent interim meetings, will discuss and In order to more firmly fix its unique place in the hierarchy screen these nominations. The screening process will of recognition that the Society can bestow, we first note that consist of a check on the satisfaction of minimum qualifica- Fellows should "have made outstanding contributions tions as stipulated in the Constitution and on the complete- . . . during a substantial number of years." The Honorary ness of the dossier. The Executive Committee will recom- Membership is meant to delineate and to acknowledge a mend to the Council for its fall meeting, in priority order, rarer distinction, comparable to or exceeding that de- nominees for election to the grade of Honorary Member. manded by the Society's highest awards. Written documentation on the nominees will be forwarded to the Council approximately two weeks before the election. It should be for accumulated distinction over a number The process is designed to ensure careful and equitable of years rather than for a single accomplishment. It is an consideration of each nomination. especially appropriate recognition for individuals whose Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 1471
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Published: Aug 1, 1994
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