Minutes of the High Plains AMS/NWA Chapter Meeting

August 27, 2009

The High Plains Chapter met during the High Plains 13th Conference (HP13), at the end of the first day, starting at 5:10 PM.  There were 24 members present, the most we have had during any recent meeting.

Call to order.   President Mike Umscheid/DDC began the meeting by stating how pleased he was about how the conference was going.  We had viewed numerous presentations covering a wide variety of meteorological topics.  Secretary Tim Burke/DDC read the minutes from the July 20th meeting, which were accepted as read. 

Treasurer’s report.
  Treasurer’s report was delayed until after the conference is completed, to update the checkbook balance to account for any conference income and/or expenses.

Old Business. 
Thanks go out to our 5 volunteers who worked together to select the Jim Johnson Scholarship winner.  The committee consisted of Jennifer Ritterling/DDC, Chris Foltz/GLD, Teresa Keck/LBF, Aaron Johnson/GID, and Bill Eckrich/DayWeather.  Good job gang on selecting Jennifer Uhrich, a senior at North Platte High in Nebraska.  She is planning to major in Meteorology at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  The HP13 was quite a success, with over 77 attendees, and a great time was had by all.  Dodge City will host the 2010 High Plains conference.

New Business. 
Jim Johnson notified the President via e-mail that he may attend the AMS national meeting in Atlanta, to be held in January 2010.  Christina Henderson/GLD and President Mike Umscheid will work on putting a poster together for Jim (or whomever else) to present at the national AMS conference, and any other upcoming AMS or NWA national gatherings through 2010. 

Adjournment.  The meeting ended at 5:30 PM.  The next meeting will be around the first week of November.

Mike Umscheid, President
Tim Burke, Secretary