The elections for all Chapter Executive Committee po- http://pages.prodigy.net/jlast/ams. Smith agreed to sitions followed. Elected were Bruce Entwistle, presi- check on the availability of a more permanent home dent; Dan Nietfeld, vice president; Jim Johnson, for the Web site. secretary; and John Purdy, treasurer. Gerard moved The next order of business dealt with the first pub- into the past president's position. lic meeting of the chapter. It was decided the next A final proposal was made to prorate chapter mem- meeting should coincide with Wisconsin's Severe bership dues. Bruce Entwistle said this would take an Weather Awareness Week scheduled for 19-23 April. amendment to the chapter constitution. He stated that After further discussion, the meeting was set for 20 the proposal should be submitted to him for possible April at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. The inclusion in the constitution.—Bruce Entwistle. topics will be a retrospective of the 1998 severe weather season in central and northeastern Wisconsin Packerland and basic severe weather spotting techniques. Speak- ers will include Pool and Last. The final topic of the The Packerland chapter has been reactivated to 23 March meeting concerned the frequency of club serve the meteorological community of northeast and meetings. It was decided that meetings would be held central Wisconsin. every other month beginning after the April meeting. Formerly known as the Northeast Wisconsin chap- ter, and after several years of inactivity, the first plan- The first public meeting of the chapter was a great ning for the new chapter was held at the Green Bay success. Approximately 170 people were in atten- NWS office on 23 February 1999. Fifteen prospective dance, composed of students from the University of members from the professional meteorological com- Wisconsin—Green Bay and the general public. The munity attended the meeting with two expressing their initial presentation covered the severe weather season opinions and suggestions via electronic mail. All in at- of the previous year and was prepared by Last and tendance expressed an interest in a nonexclusionary copresented by Pool. The second presentation of the approach to the new chapter. To achieve this goal it night was a basic overview of severe weather spotting was decided the chapter should appeal to both techni- techniques presented by Last. Following the meeting, cal and nontechnical weather enthusiasts. While some the executive committee met briefly to discuss future future meetings would deal with technical topics (e.g., meetings and topics.—Jason Pool.* detailed case studies of specific severe weather events), other meetings would introduce topics in childhood education, general aviation, and weather broadcasting. Once a basic charter was established, nominations for club officers were held. From a list of potential candi- dates, a silent vote was taken. The newly elected of- ficers come from a variety of professional backgrounds and give the club a well-rounded perspective within the meteorological community. The officers are Jeff Last, president; Bruce Smith, vice president; Jason Pool, secretary; and Joe Moran, treasurer. The second meeting was held on 23 March at the NWS office in Green Bay. This meeting dealt prima- rily with the details of reactivating the club and set- ting the date/time of the first public meeting. Last 1053 Ryan A. McPike 1999 reviewed the club constitution and the procedure re- 1054 Aaron B. Tuttle 1999 quired to reactivate the chapter. Membership forms 1055 Kevin S. Lawrence 1999 were handed out to all present and dues were set at $10 1056 Evan C. Stewart 1999 for members and $5 for student members. Moran rec- 1057 David J. Snider 1999 ommended a savings account to handle the clubs fi- 1058 Janine D'Adamo 1999 nances. A recommendation was made to further 1059 Timothy D. Drum 1999 investigate the benefits of tax-exempt status. Last cre- ated a chapter Web site, temporarily located at Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 1187
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Published: Jun 1, 1999
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