A Statement of Policy Procedures as adopted by the Council on 2 6 September 1986 and amended on 2 7 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 Nominations can be made by any honorary or regular ANALYSIS OF PAST HONORARY member of the Society in good standing. The nominations MEMBERSHIP will be in the form of a supporting letter addressed to the Presi- Of the 67 individuals elected to Honorary Membership dent of the Society, as Chairman of the Council. Curricu- between its inauguration and the present, 31 are still liv- lum vitae may be attached, and additional letters of recom- ing, and of those, there is an approximately even split be- mendation may be sought by the Secretary of the Council. 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 In order to more firmly fix its unique place in the hier- discuss and screen these nominations. The screening pro- archy of recognition that the Society can bestow, we first cess will consist of a check on the satisfaction of minimum note that Fellows should "have made outstanding contri- qualifications as stipulated in the Constitution and on the butions . . . during a substantial number of years." The completeness of the dossier. The Executive Committee will Honorary Membership is meant to delineate and to ac- recommend to the Council for its fall meeting, in priority knowledge a rarer distinction, comparable to or exceeding order, nominees for election to the grade of Honorary Mem- that demanded by the Society's highest awards. ber. Written documentation on the nominees will be for- It should be for accumulated distinction over a number warded to the Council approximately two weeks before the of years rather than for a single accomplishment. It is an election. The process is designed to ensure careful and eq- especially appropriate recognition for individuals whose uitable consideration of each nomination. f x 1686 Vol. 82,, No. 8, August 2001
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Aug 1, 2001
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