AMS/NWA Memphis Minutes

December 7, 2010

 

 

Before the meeting, we had a dinner in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the chapter.

 

Erik Proseus, President, opened the meeting with a brief history of the chapter that started 40 years earlier.  It started as an AMS Chapter and a couple of years ago it became a joint chapter of the AMS and NWA.  He passed around several documents from the chapter that were saved by the past officers.  Erik also read a letter from Dave Brown, Chief Meteorologist at WMC-5 here in Memphis.  In the letter, Dave Brown shared some of the things he remembered since joining the chapter.

 

The chapter has $653 in checking, and $227 in the scholarship fund.

 

Erik mentioned that a scholarship committee is needed for this year’s scholarship and if you are interested contact him.  Last year, we were able to give a MSU student a $500 scholarship.

 

The next meeting will be in January.

 

Ron Pryzbylinski, Science and Operations Officer of the National Weather Service in St. Louis, provided a fantastic talk about the history of research on bow echoes. 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Tom Salem, Secretary

 

Approved,

 

Erik Proseus, President