From: Kelly G. Savoie [kgarvey@ametsoc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 10:32 AM
To: regularchapters
Cc: Beth Farley
Subject: Become an AMS Member!
[Beth Farley, Director of Member Services has asked me to circulate the following message. Please address all comments and questions to her (contact information is listed below). Sincerely, Kelly G. Savoie - AMS]


November, 2005
 
Dear Chapter Officer:
 
There's never been a more exciting time to be a member of the AMS!  Over 1300 professionals, students, and weather enthusiasts joined the AMS in 2004 because they believed that their annual dues was a smart investment.  And I think that you and your fellow chapter members will too.  Here are a few reasons why:
 
Bulletin of the AMS (BAMS)
BAMS, the flagship AMS publication, contains news on Society activities and programs, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed articles, membership news, conference information and summaries, book reviews, and more.  Members tell us that they have never enjoyed reading BAMS as much as they do now - often reading it straight through from cover to cover.  Visit the AMS Web site at www.ametsoc.org to view a list of recent articles.
 
Weatherwise
magazine
By agreement with Heldref, the publishers of Weatherwise, AMS members can now subscribe to this exciting magazine at a discounted price.  Written for a general audience, Weatherwise offers a non-technical look at the latest discoveries in meteorology and climatology.  The magazine's annual Photo Contest is a breathtaking gallery of prize-winning photography.  Check out the Weatherwise Web site at www.weatherwise.org to view the latest table of contents.
 
Special access to our new Career Center online
Use our new Career Center to create an online resume, view available jobs, and manage your career search online.  Our database of resumes lists AMS members first and only AMS members have exclusive viewing rights to the newest job postings!
 
Great benefits for Associate Members
Our Associate Member benefits package includes a subscription to either BAMS or Weatherwise, substantial discounts on journal subscriptions and meeting registration fees, access to information for members only, and much more.  Annual dues are just $55 per year. 
 
If you or any of your fellow chapter members do not belong to the Society, I invite you to give AMS membership a try.  Our Associate Member category is open to any person regardless of educational or professional background and is an excellent way for weather enthusiasts to become a part of the Society.  Our full Member category is intended for individuals that have a science degree or have completed a minimum amount of coursework in meteorology (see Interpretive Memorandum for specific requirements).  Members enjoy full voting privileges and the highest member discount on journal subscriptions and meeting registration rates.
 
Applying for membership in the Society is easy.  Simply download a membership application from our Web site and return it to us by fax or by mail.  If you have any questions regarding membership or the application process, or if you would like to receive additional copies of the membership application by mail, our Member Services department is available by email at amsmem@ametsoc.org or by phone to 617-227-2425 to assist you.

Beth Farley
Director, Member Services
American Meteorological Society
45 Beacon St.
Boston MA 02108

PHONE:  617-227-2426, ext. 214
FAX:  617-742-8718



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