A Statement of Policy Procedures as adopted by the Council o n 2 6 September 1986 and amended on 2 7 September 1990 QUALIFICATIONS AND 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. From Constitution, III.5: "Honorary Members shall be persons of acknowledged preeminence in the atmospheric The addition of a new name to the roster of Honorary or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, either through Members should be as much an honor for the Society as it their own contributions to the sciences or their applica- is for the individual. tion or through furtherance of the advance of those sci- ences in some other way. They shall be exempt from all dues and assessments." PROCEDURES Nominations can be made by any honorary or regular member of the Society in good standing. The nominations ANALYSIS OF PAST HONORARY will be in the form of a supporting letter addressed to the MEMBERSHIP President of the Society, as Chairman of the Council. Cur- Of the 63 individuals elected to Honorary Membership riculum vitae may be attached, and additional letters of between its inauguration and the present, 28 are still liv- recommendation may be sought by the Secretary of the ing, and of those, there is an approximately even split be- Council. tween U.S. and foreign scientists. Most of the names are Nominations are invited and will be solicited for dis- readily recognizable as those of exceptionally distin- cussion at the winter Council Meeting. The Executive guished contributors to the atmospheric and related sciences. Committee, 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 mini- note that Fellows should "have made outstanding contri- mum qualifications as stipulated in the Constitution and butions . . . during a substantial number of years." The on the completeness of the dossier. The Executive Com- mittee will recommend to the Council for its fall meet- Honorary Membership is meant to delineate and to ac- ing, in priority order, nominees for election to the grade knowledge a rarer distinction, comparable to or exceed- of Honorary Member. Written documentation on the ing that demanded by the Society's highest awards. nominees will be forwarded to the Council approximately It should be for accumulated distinction over a num- two weeks before the election. The process is designed ber of years rather than for a single accomplishment. It is to ensure careful and equitable consideration of each an especially appropriate recognition for individuals whose nomination. contributions have very significantly reached in from other K 4 v \ 180 6 Vol. 77, No. 8, August 1 996
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Published: Aug 1, 1996
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