October 13, 2015 Meeting

The first meeting of the 2015-2016 year took place at the National Weather Service office. This meeting was originally scheduled for September, but it had to be cancelled at the last minute due to a natural gas leak that occurred on Weather Service Drive forcing the evacuation of the National Weather Service office. During the meeting, plans for the upcoming chapter year were discussed.

Meeting Minutes

Call to Order
The first meeting of the 2015-2016 year took place on Tuesday, October 13th at the National Weather Service office in Jackson. The meeting was called to order at 7:10 pm by President Joanne Culin.

A sign-in sheet for attendees was passed around. Seven people were present.

Minutes Approval
Minutes from the last meeting of the 2014-15 year were summarized by Recording Secretary Eric Carpenter.

New Business
The business session began with a treasury report. The treasury balance carried over from last year was $100, and the balance increased to $180 after dues for four memberships were received. Regular dues remain $20, and student membership dues are $10.

Following the treasury report, Ms. Culin opened the floor for meeting ideas for the upcoming year. A few meeting suggestions and potential presenters included:

  • Invite a climatologist
  • Invite a hurricane Hunter
  • Alan Gerard (Deputy Chief of the Warning Research and Development Division, NSSL)
  • Visit a local TV station
  • Do a volunteer project
  • Visit the reservoir tower
  • Visit the Jackson Apt FAA tower and contract observer
  • Visit the French Camp Academy Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium
  • Not a meeting idea, but we would like to continue supporting Sock It To Grace Place

As is typically the case during the first meeting, fresh ideas for different venues and times were discussed, including the possibility of holding a meeting at Jackson State University. A survey was proposed and will be conducted to determine the most preferred day of the week.

Finally, ideas for officer nominations were discussed. Given the limited turn-out, we held off on formal nominations, but we discussed possible options and are looking into those prior to the next meeting. There are a few vacant positions due to folks having moved away.

The meeting concluded at approximately 8:15 pm, and it was adjourned.

Minutes were submitted by Eric Carpenter, Recording Secretary.

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