The High Plains NWA/AMS Chapter Minutes
10 August 2017
The NWA/AMS High Plains Chapter held an in person meeting after the conclusion of the High Plains Conference on Thursday August 10th and began around noon. There were a total of 20 chapter members at the meeting. A total of 25 presentations were given during the High Plains Conference before the meeting. Please see the High Plains Conference write-up for more information. As for the meeting, it was fairly short and consisted of the following. The first item mentioned was an update on expenses for the conference. The rental for the Little Theater in Dodge City Community College and Banquet was already paid for. The banquet meal and other incidentals still needed to be paid. The keynoters that were not part of NOAA/NWS also needed to be paid for their expenses while at the conference. Next the chapter talked about the 20th High Plains Conference in Hastings, Nebraska. A weather simulation or workshop was mentioned as a possibility. Bringing more of a social media to the conference was also discussed. We remain in contact with Northern Plains Chapter who was interested in combining both chapters for the next High Plains conference. More about the next conference will be discussed during the next chapter meeting. The Jim Johnson scholarship was brought up next. Since the funds for the scholarship remain high it was discussed if we should increase the amount given, given out to multiple applicants, or other options for the scholarship. The scholarship winner for 2017 has been selected and more information will be presented shortly. The meeting then came to a close around 1215pm. The next High Plains Chapter meeting is expected to be a face to face meeting at Norton in October.
Jeremy Martin Wesley Hovorka