October 9, 2014 Meeting

The first meeting of the 2014-15 year took place at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Jackson. During the meeting, officers were elected and plans were made for meetings during the chapter year.

Meeting Minutes

Call to Order
After a one year hiatus, the first NWA/AMS meeting of the 2014-2015 year took place on Thursday, October 9th at WFO Jackson, MS. The meeting was called to order at 7:08 pm.

Rolls
The recording secretary, Eric Carpenter, passed around a sign-in sheet for attendees. 13 people were present.

Minutes Approval
There were no minutes to be approved.

New Business
The business session began with officer nominations and elections. The following is our new officer line-up:

NWA:
President: Joanne Culin
Vice-President: Jason Brand

AMS:
President: Alan Gerard
Vice-President: Vincent Webb

Treasurer: David Cox
Recording Secretary: Eric Carpenter
Corresponding Secretary/Digital Outreach: Daniel Lamb

Following the elections, we discussed ideas for potential meetings and speakers. Some of these ideas included:

-TV stations, local, NWN, TWC
-Liaison office between the NWS and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers MS Valley Division
-DEQ
-Fire Weather experts, IMET
-National Data Buoy Center

This was followed by discussion about having more daytime meetings. Past daytime meetings were a nice change of pace and allowed greater participation from those who normally cannot make it to evening meetings.

Finally, dues were collected ($80) and this added to the initial balance of $130 gave us a total of $210 in the treasury. Regular membership dues remain $20 and student membership dues are $10.

Adjournment
The meeting concluded at approximately 8:00 pm and it was adjourned.

Minutes submitted by Eric Carpenter, Recording Secretary.

October 2014 Meeting

Chapter president Joanne Culin leads a discussion at the first meeting of the chapter year.

For more pictures from this meeting, click here.

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