Minutes of the High Plains AMS/NWA Chapter
January 27, 2009
meeting began with a lunch gathering at the Town and Country Kitchen on
east side of Norton, KS, at 11:30 AM.
There were 15 members in attendance, 2 which were joining our
that day. Introductions were done in a
round robin style. Following the meeting, Mike Umscheid/DDC was our
speaker, presenting material from his November 10th, 2008
chase in Southwest Kansas.
Call to order. President
Rick Ewald/GID called the meeting
to order at 12:25 PM. Secretary Tim
Burke/DDC then read the minutes from the previous Chapter meeting of
Treasurer’s Report. Treasurer Matt
Masek/LBF reported we
started on 12/03/2008 with $3524.78 in our treasury.
There were Deposits of $1.63, no Expenses,
with an ending Balance on 1/27/09 of $3526.41.
The Jim Johnson Scholarship fund started with $1450.00, had a
Deposit, for a Balance on 1/27/09 of $1650.00.
The check book balance was $1876.41 ($3526.41-$1650), as of
Old Business. Letters were going out
from each office,
announcing the Jim Johnson Scholarship, due back to each office by
April 1st. The letter will
spell out that the High
School seniors will need to be intending to pursue a major in one of
Physical Sciences. President Rick
Ewald/GID shared the plaque from our NWA Chapter of the Award with the
NewBusiness. New Officers were
elected, from ballots sent
from members at various locations. The
ballots were sent to all members via email, prior to this meeting. The 3 offices of Vice President, Treasurer,
and Secretary were unopposed, and are: VP Dave Floyd/GLD, Treas Matt
and Sec Tim Burke/DDC. The President’s
position was a very close race, ending in a tie. A
coin flip was used to settle the tie, and
our new President is Mike Umscheid from DDC.
Masek from North Platte gave an update on our next Conference. There are two possible dates, Aug 12th-14th
and Aug 27th-28th.
It will be at the area Community College and will be a Thursday
Friday conference, with a possible gathering on Wednesday afternoon
the conference. A call for papers will
go out by Mar 1st. They have
3 good speakers lined up, and will try to get a speaker from the Vortex
project, which will have just finished in June, prior to our conference.
Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at
12:45 PM. The next meeting is up for
could be another teleconference.
Rick Ewald, President
Tim Burke, Secretary