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




Erik Proseus, President