Minutes of the High Plains AMS/NWA Chapter
February 23, 2012
conference call was held on Thursday, February 23rd, which began at
2:30 PM CST. Rick Ewald/SOO GID served as the call organizer, and
13 other members were logged into the conference call, including the
current officers, 4 MICs, as well as several other members. The
purpose of this call was to discuss whether or not the HP Chapter
should host the annual conference this year, scheduled for Hastings,
NE. Travel budgets have been severely reduced for NWS
employees, and since most of our conference attendees have been
government employees, attendance would likely be significantly
It was the consensus from each WFO to postpone the 2012 HP Conference
until at least 2013. If we do have a conference in 2013, it will be
held in Hastings. The feeling was to wait until 2013 funds were
revealed, to decide on the fate of the 2013 conference.
Aaron Johnson/SOO DDC made the suggestion that each of us should start
thinking about creative ways to host a conference, and even regular HP
meetings, such as Webinars, Go-To-Meetings, virtual speakers,
etc. Teresa Keck/LBF suggested checking into the CART rooms
available in many colleges and libraries, to perhaps hold ITV or
The next regular HP chapter meeting will be Wed, March 14th, via an
electronic/telecom meeting. Hope to see/’hear’ you there.
Information to call or log in will be sent out prior to March
12th. We ended today’s call/meeting at 2:55 PM CST.