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CCAMS Meeting Minutes for September 3, 2015


Shaun Howe and Carolina Bieri – Co-Presidents

-$20 cash to Shaun, Carolina, or Matt Grieco (Treasurer)
-Pay by September 17th

Weather in a Tank
-Alex Burrows (Grad Student in Atmospheric Science) and Professor Gang Chen (Atmospheric Science) looking for students interested in doing presentations/demonstrations at the Museum of the Earth and Science Center with the “Weather in a Tank”
-Also looking for students possibly interested in research
-Contact Shaun or Carolina for more info

AMS Membership
-Think about joining!
-Special student rate: $20 a year!

AMS Conference
-Annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society
-If you want to attend, let Shaun or Carolina know!
-You MUST be an AMS member to attend the conference

Possible Off-Campus Activities
-Mini-conference at the Binghamton National Weather Service 9/23 – 9/24
-Forecasting presentations will be shown there.
-Very good resource for learning more about New York State weather
-Let Shaun or Carolina know if interested!

-Wild Weather Weekend 9/26 – 9/27 (Museum of Science in Boston)
-Talks by Boston area broadcasters as well as interactive weather events
-Let Shaun or Carolina know if interested!

Chair/Officer Introductions
-Ethan Burwell (Education Outreach Chair)
-Focusing on education outreach this year
-Club Outreach
• “Where from Here?”
• Compiling careers to see what meteorology students would be interested in
• Weather Discovery Sessions
• Everyone finds something they are very interested in, in terms of the weather. Find a scholarly article about it, and give a presentation to the group
-Campus Outreach
• Eco Fest
• Homecoming Table on September 19th, interacting with alumni and parents
• Snow Fall Contest, October - fundraising event where people guess what will be the first day an inch of snow will fall on
• Safety Shaun Video
• Flood safety
• Spring ClubFest, tabling at the club event in the Spring
• Themed tabling - always an option, show the campus what we are about.
-Community Outreach
• Apple Fest
• October 3rd
• Downtown Halloween
• Late October
o Outreach to Children
• Lansing Middle School & DeWitt Middle School
• Inspiring a weather club at DeWitt
• Activities at the Ithaca library
-Making it happen
• “Education Outreach Developers”
• Connect with campus and community resources
• Gain leadership and organizational experience
• Explore your passion
• Contact Ethan at if interested in being involved with this

-Victoria Cavaliere (Broadcasting Chair)
-Broadcasting nights
-Practice broadcasting skills weekly
-Green screen and graphics – creating TV reels
-For more info, email
-General practice with communication skill
-Possibly doing broadcasts for campus events

-Jessica Hubbard (Secretary/Historian)
-Ithacation – bi-yearly weather publication created by CCAMS
-Start thinking about weather topics to submit
-Freshman should send in a short blurb about themselves
-Deadline late October/early November
-Email articles or if you are interested in helping out, to

-Thai Munroe (Social Chair)
-Potluck next Friday (9/11) at 6:30 PM
-Let Thai know if you have any ideas for social events (

-Brett Wiley (Forecasting Chair)
-Fridays at 5pm starting next week
-Email if you would like to help out

-Send an email to
-Make sure the subject line is blank
-Enter “join” in the body of the paragraph
-Parking tickets: Give receipts to be reimbursed for parking at last week’s hike to Shaun or Carolina

Meeting adjourned