69th annual business meeting Minutes of the 69th Annual Business Meeting 29 January 1989—Anaheim, California President Braham called the meeting to order at 7:05 P.M. Councilors and Officers of the Society during the year end- A quorum was present. ing 31 December 1988, done in the proper conduct of the President Braham discussed some of the activities of the business of the Society, are hereby adopted, approved, and Society in 1988, which was highlighted by the beginning confirmed. of Executive Director Hallgren's term. President Braham read the list of members whose death Past President Smagorinsky read the report of the Ballot became known to the Society in 1988 (see Secretary-Treas- Tellers, printed elsewhere in these pages, including the se- urer's report), and the members present stood in silent trib- lection of James R. Mahoney as President-Elect and ap- ute to those no longer with us. proval of a revised Constitution and By-Laws. Past President President Braham read the list of members whose deaths Smagorinsky then read the list of Fellows elected in 1988, became known to the Society in 1988 (see Secretary-Treas- which list is included in the accompanying report of the urer's report), and the members stood in silent tribute to Secretary-Treasurer. President Braham presented certifi- those no longer with us. cates to those of the new Fellows present. President Simpson spoke briefly, seeking the support and Secretary-Treasurer Spengler distributed a written version assistance of all. Her special objectives will be the forging of the secretarial portion of his report for 1988; the financial of new partnerships: a uniting of the earth sciences to deal portion was not ready, as there was insufficient time to with global problems and a uniting of research and services complete the audit. in atmospheric sciences. Commissioners Ryan, Orville, Houghton (with Orville act- Upon a motion duly made and seconded, it was voted ing on his behalf), Rasmussen, and Murino presented brief to adjourn at 8:08 P.M. reports on the activities of their Commissions in 1988. All five commissions were quite active, and highlights on pub- lications, meetings, and certification programs are included in the accompanying report of the Secretary-Treasurer. Past President Droessler moved, and the motion was duly —KENNET H C . SPENGLER seconded and approved by voice vote, that the acts of the Secretary-Treasurer Report to Membership by Prof. Roscoe R. Braham, Jr., President, at the Annual Business Meetingiof the American Meteorological Society, Anaheim, California, 29 January 1989 the Council's request to serve as Secretary/Treasurer, the Ladies and Gentlemen, I call to order the Business Meet- post formerly held by Dr. David Landrigan. Ken continues ing of the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Meteo- to work actively in the Boston Headquarters. rological Society. This meeting provides the forum for your Dr. Hallgren has been working literally night and day to elected officers, your commissioners, and your Boards and learn details of the many different things in which the So- Committees to report on things we have done on your be- ciety is involved. W e have used the opportunity created by half during the preceding year. It has been an event-filled this change in leadership to make changes in some of the year for our Society. W e will hear reports from the Council procedures used by the Executive Committee and Council Secretary, Secretary/Treasurer of the Society, and our Com- in caring for Society business. These changes will increase missioners. Prior to those reports, I would like to bring to the effort required of Councilors and increase the effective- your attention a few specific highlights of the past year. ness of the Council. Overall, this has been a very good year for the AMS. On A major activity which began in earnest last April was May 1, 1988, Dick Hallgren came on board as our Exec- the preparation of what we call the "Awareness Paper." utive Director. Ken Spengler has been trying to retire ever Looking forward to the Presidential and Congressional elec- since, but as some of you had foretold, his knowledge of tions, we foresaw a possible opportunity to increase aware- the Society and of its members have been absolutely es- ness of the new Administration and Congress to the sential during this transition period. Ken kindly acceded to Bulletin American Meteorological Society
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jun 1, 1989
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