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CCAMS Meeting Minutes for September 5, 2013


CCAMS MEETING 1: September 5, 2013

WELCOME ALL MEMBERS!
PRESIDENTS: Roop Singh and Zach Zambreski (rks93 and ztz2)

• Justin Cox dinner and presentation – Monday, September 9th 5:30pm
• AG Day Tabling – October – sheep flying through tornado :)
• Severe weather awareness week ? – Create a pamphlet and quarter cards; Elisa can put them in RPCC mailboxes


TREASURER – Gaige Kerr (ghk35)

• Looking into budget from SAFC, trying to get money from Cornell activities. We have some money leftover from last year

• DUES ARE DUE BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING!
$20 FOR MEMBERS EXCEPT FOR FRESHMEN!
CASH OR CHECK MADE OUT TO CCAMS

Fundraising

• Snowfall contest again
• Yogurt Crazy in Collegetown? – could be a good option
• SHOT GLASSES! Purchase them after meeting or anytime in Bradfield– shot glass is $5 and tall glass is $8
• Snowman contest – build a snowman on the Ag Quad, make it a contest with judges and charge a fee and offer prizes


SOCIAL CHAIR – Bonnie Acosta (bca37)

• Dinner with the Professors – insight from the professors at the dinner, get to know each other and the professors, pot luck dinner – TENTATIVE Oct 4th
• Movie Night – weather themed!

• Thanksgiving Dinner– more details to come as it gets closer
• Meet up with other AMS chapters, Oswego possibly
• Trip to Silver Spring, MD ? Possibly spring semester

• State Park BBQ – day trip, bring own lunch or BBQ – September 14th

IDEAS? LET US KNOW!



SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIRS – Zack Labe and Elisa Raffa (zml5 and er377)

• Get our name out there!
• Forecasting refresher meeting if anyone would like
• Facebook for juniors and seniors – more complicated
• Twitter for freshmen and sophomores – more simplistic
• Sign up sheet went around; can still sign up!
• QR Codes? How can we do that? Make business cards so they can learn of us, possibly put a code on that
• New headshots?


AMS Conference in Atlanta, GA Feb 1-6th

• Opportunities for jobs, research, what sort of field to go into
• Sign up for AMS membership! Everyone should do it! It’s $20
• We need a head count for the conference very soon – ask people who went last year! – Zack, Gaige, Molly, Zach, Roop
• An expensive trip but there are a lot of funding opportunities


ITHACATION CHAIR – Molly Smith (mbs244)

• CCAMS newsletter – one issue per semester
• Write about your internship or summer research – short paragraphs with picture
• Anything just vaguely weather related… she’ll print it!
• Interviews with meteorologists
• Ithaca weather photos are good too!
• She’ll send you a lot of emails
• Candy opportunity? MAIL JOSEPH CANDY!


FORECASTING CHAIR – Colin Raymond (csr66)

• ICTV – Elisa and Adam – Ithaca College has their own student run news station without meteorologists – we do the weather for them… good if you’re interested in broadcasting
• Julia Manchester is director – jmanche1@ithaca.edu

• Weather challenge – lots of prizes! Mostly for the interest, sign up fee of $3 – represent Cornell as a team
• Operational forecasters should do this! Interviewers will ask you about it!
• Combine Weatherphone and storm forecasting? Phone is broken. But Molly will be there!
• Storm discussions to make available, not just for Ithaca but also for everywhere!


WEB CHAIRS – Molly Smith and Carolina Bieri (mbs244 and cab478)

• Website is kinda dead. It needs updating. WE NEED PICTURES! Email them!
• Minutes can go on the website!
• Weather game


EDUCATION AND OUTREACH CHAIR – Aaron Match (alm334)

• On campus – promote weather, climate, meteorology
• Off campus – promote science
• Last year we went to the middle school and did an after school program
• Would like to travel once a semester
• Kids Day at Bradfield – have them see the building, very interesting for them
• Game Farm field trip as a group


INTRAMURAL CHAIR – Tom Scanlon (tms283)

• Flag football registration – Sept 2-10; Season: Sept 15 – Nov 6 – we pick what day works for us
• Volleyball registration – Oct 7 – 15; Season: Oct 24 – Dec 4
• Ultimate Frisbee registration – Oct 28 – Nov 15; Season: Nov 9
• Dodgeball registration – Nov 11 – 19; Season: Nov 23
• GIRLS WANTED!
• HAVE FUN AND KNOW CCAMS!


ALUMNI CHAIR – Matt Grieco (mgg63)

• More details and planning in the spring
• Fundraising for alumni weekend
• Really nice alumni


APPAREL CHAIR – Elisa Raffa (er377)

• Once in the fall, once in the spring
• Can order pretty much anything: tshirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, etc…
• SEND DESIGN IDEAS! We can have a contest to determine new design choices.
• WILL SET UP ORDER FOR AFTER FALL BREAK!


ADJOURNMENT.