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1 The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Presents: “The Future of Northwest Weather Prediction” Featuring Dr. Cliff Mass, Author & Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington Saturday, May 12 th 2012 OMSI - Portland, Oregon

2 Current 2011/12 Oregon AMS Executive Council President – Steve Pierce Vice President – Bobby Corser Secretary – Mark Nelsen Treasurer & Web Master – John Rinier Councilors – Tyree Wilde, Charlie Feris & George Miller

3 Oregon AMS Mission Statement “The purpose of this society shall be to advance professional ideals in the science of meteorology and to promote the development, exchange and application of meteorological knowledge.”

4 AMS Election Notice If you have an Oregon AMS election ballot in your hand right now, please stand up and drop it off with AMS Secretary Mark Nelsen immediately. If you are an Oregon AMS member who has allowed your dues to lapse, you can renew your dues right now with AMS Treasurer John Rinier for just $7 (cash or check) and you will immediately receive a ballot for today’s election from Mark. You must fill your ballot out immediately, sign it and hand it back to Mark. Candidate statements are available from Mark, upon request. If Mark did not send you a ballot via last month, please go see John Rinier about your dues first. You can still vote at this mornings meeting, per our by-laws. New members who sign up today can NOT vote until next year.

5 Oregon AMS Updates Oregon AMS yearly membership dues are only $7 per year! Please see John Rinier (AMS Treasurer) to renew you dues or to join today. We are continually seeking new members. The Oregon AMS is now the single largest AMS chapter in the country with 165 currently paid members. We host 8 monthly meetings per year along with the annual “Winter Weather Forecast Conference” now in it’s 20 th year and a great summer picnic. We are on and we are also on Facebook at: facebook.com/oregonams. Our web site is easily found on any search engine. Just type “Oregon AMS!”

6 Oregon AMS Updates If you are a non-AMS member who simply appreciates these educational and free meetings put on by the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, please note that your kind monetary donations, coupled with AMS membership dues is what brings great speakers like Dr. Cliff Mass here today. Please see AMS Treasurer John Rinier at the back table if you care to donate. We appreciate the promotional efforts of our media partners – KATU, KOIN, KGW, KPTV, KEX, KXL, KPAM, The Oregonian, The Columbian and many more!

7 Oregon AMS Updates The final meeting of the 2011/12 season is one month away! Tuesday, June 12 th pm (Social Hour 6-7pm) Annual Oregon AMS Dinner Meeting Guest Speaker: Kathie Dello, Deputy Director of the Oregon Climate Service (OCS) in Corvallis Meeting Title: “What’s New with the Oregon Climate Service” Location: The Old Spaghetti Factory in Clackamas. RSVP’s will be required and will be going out via to all current Oregon AMS members next week. Don’t miss this great meeting!

8 Oregon AMS Updates The “Revised” Annual AMS Summer Picnic Is Back! The Oregon AMS Executive Council recently allocated funds for food, beverage and fun this year, so bring your appetite and your family and/or significant other. When: Saturday, July 14 th 2012, beginning at 3pm Location hint: “What happens here, stays here!” Members only event! So, sign up today! More details to come next week via ! Stay tuned!

9 Oregon AMS Updates Other Great Meetings We Are Planning for Next Season Wednesday, September 12th 7:00 PM Dr. Nate Mantua – The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) Location: OMSI Saturday, October 13th 10:00AM Columbus Day Storm 50th Anniversary Location: OMSI Saturday, November 17th 10:00 AM 20th Annual “Winter Weather Forecast Conference” Location: OMSI

10 Who Wants to Win a $300 Davis Home Weather Station?

11 Who Wants To Win a Dr. Cliff Mass Weather Book, Calendar or DVD?

12 Who’s Familiar With “Storm Tracker” Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel?

13 Who Would Like To Meet “Storm Tracker" Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel?

14 ** Special Announcement ** The Oregon AMS is proud to announce the following special information from our national AMS headquarters in Boston…

15 Today’s Rundown Steve Pierce, Oregon AMS President 10:00 – 10:10 Jim Todd, OMSI 10:10 – 10:20 Dr. Cliff Mass, Headlining Speaker 10:20 – 11:20 5 Minute Stretch Break (Raffle, Book, DVD and Calendar Sales, New Oregon AMS Member Sign Ups & Renewals, Last Call For Election Ballots) 11:20 – 11:25 Open Floor Q&A with Cliff 11:25 – 11:45 (Raffle Ticket and Book Sales Can Continue Quietly) Raffle 11:45 – 11:50 (Must Be Present To Win) 2012 Executive Council Election Results with Oregon AMS Secretary, Mark Nelsen

16 Now A Quick Update From OMSI Planetarium Manager Jim Todd

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