Minutes of the High Plains AMS/NWA Chapter Meeting
October 5, 2006This meeting was held during the lunch hour of the High Plains 10th Conference. About 15 members and 2 visiting members from the Wichita AMS chapter attended. The meeting was held in a vacant pool side bar of the Dodge House Hotel and Convention Center.
After much discussion on the quorum
issue, it was decided to put this topic to an email vote to members. The consensus at this meeting was to change
our current requirement of 1/2 the membership to define a quorum to 1/4
membership. Due to the large area and
travel time covered by our membership, from
David Floyd announced the creation of the “Jim Johnson Memorial
Scholarship”. Jim Johnson was the main
organizer of this chapter, 12 years ago.
He was also largely responsible for planning the 1st
One way we plan to fund part of this scholarship is to raise our Chapter dues to $15.00/year. This is the first increase in our Chapter’s dues since inception (1994). This dues increase will become effective next year. We also discussed restructuring the prize money awarded at our annual conference to winners of the student competition.
Members of the Wichita
pitched an idea to become part of our annual rotating conference
meaning each office would host the conference each 5 years, instead of
current 4. This idea met with a
favorable reception. The
At this meeting, we voted to award $500 to our first place graduate student presenter at the conference, and $200 to the 2nd place finisher. We had previously voted to award $500 to the graduate winner and $500 to the undergraduate winner. Since we had no entries in the undergraduate competition, we modified the original plan.
Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 1:10 PM. The next meeting will be held around the Dec/Jan time frame, but has not been planned.