The year 2000 was a year full of elections, and the • Educate the membership. Does everyone know local chapters of the AMS were among those busy how to become a chapter officer? What are the par- choosing their officers. ticular responsibilities of each position? Does the Why hold elections within a local chapter? The best secretary know that meeting minutes need to be sub- answer may be to participate in all the benefits one's mitted to the Manager of Marketing/Special Pro- professional organization has to offer. The election of grams at AMS Headquarters on a regular basis (and do they know this is part of the consideration for officers for your chapter assures the continuance of an the Local Chapter of the Year Award)? Is an enthu- AMS presence in the chapter's geographic area. siastic local member and potential officer not a na- Local chapters are the lifeblood of the AMS, creat- tional member? If no, why not? Maybe a member ing a forum where like-minded people in meteorology would like to be an officer and is reluctant because and related fields can gather—both professionally and they are unaware of what it entails. Chapters should socially—to learn and
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jun 1, 2001
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