The Local Chapter Affairs Newsletter was created to help better connect local chapters to one another as well as to the national AMS. The newsletter is published quarterly and contains updates from local chapters as well as news from AMS Headquarters.
If you would like to submit news or announcements, please email an MS Word document to Tiernan Doyle. We do ask that you limit your text to 300 words or less. We also encourage you to submit a photo along with your submission. Please email your photo as a separate jpeg file. You may also submit information on upcoming chapter events, Webinars, conferences, etc. Generally, deadline dates are as follows: July 15th (August Issue), October 15th (November Issue), January 15th (February Issue), March 15th (April Issue).
- Local Chapter Affairs Newsletter Volume 12 Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2022)
Chapters are working together on more in person events since the Pandemic hit. Read about all of the work they're doing as well as plans for the upcoming year. You can also get to know the incoming LCAC Chair and hear about his plans for the Committee.
- Local Chapter Affairs Newsletter Volume 11 Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2021)
Local chapters have been roaring back into action as pandemic restrictions eased slightly. Check out all the latest news from fundraising to homecoming; community support to education and outreach. Local chapters are back to doing an amazing amount of work in their local areas.
Plus all the latest on AMS' new volunteer opportunities, the Weather Band's symposium, and more!
- AMS Local Chapter Newsletter Volume 11 Issue 1 (Summer/Fall 2021)
Find all the latest news from AMS headquarters, including a new journal and new director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. You'll also find important dates and upcoming events, as well as the summer activities of chapters from the south to the Farthest North. A huge congratulations to the intrepid chapter members in Fairbanks, Alaska who have reactivated the Farthest North Chapter of the AMS!
- AMS Local Chapter Newsletter Volume 10 Issue 4 (Spring/Summer 2021)
Read all about the great online activities AMS Local Chapters have been doing, from game nights to networking. Some chapters had guest speakers from FEMA, NOAA, as well as private companies, while others focused on internal chapter relationships and building connections and friendships. Once you're done perusing, submit your own nomination for Chapter of the Year. All nominations are due by 1 May, 2021.
- AMS Local Chapter Newsletter Volume 10 Issue 3 (Winter/Spring 2021)
Congratulations to all our chapter award winners! There's a whole slew of amazing accomplishments in this newsletter edition, from Local Chapter of the Year to all the Poster Award Winners from this year's very first virtual poster competition. All chapters continue to innovate around virtual meetings and networking opportunities and find ways to celebrate connections even in these tough times. Read all about it.
- AMS Local Chapter Newsletter Volume 10 Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2020)
Local chapters continue to create fun meetings, hold fundraisers, and expand educational opportunities even through digital meetings. Read all about the latest exploits from Zoom networking between chapters to alumni outreach and more. There are also exciting new opportunities from National AMS.
- AMS Local Chapter Newsletter Volume 10 Issue 1 (Summer/Fall 2020)
Local chapters have been adapting to the restrictions placed on in person meetings in a variety of ways. Some have chosen to suspend meetings, others have seen it as a chance to develop YouTube channels, meet with international scientists, or reexamine the role that their chapter plays in their communities. Read all about it in the latest Local Chapter Affairs Newsletter!
- AMS Local Chapter Newsletter Volume 9 Issue 3 (Spring/Summer 2020)
Our thoughts are with you all as we continue cope with the impacts of COVID-19. Learn how AMS meetings are being rescheduled and how chapters are adapting to the effects of the pandemic.
Also, learn more about the new tiered dues system at AMS and the Teacher Certification program!
- AMS Local Chapter Newsletter Volume 9 Issue 2 (Winter/Spring 2020)
Find out which Local Chapters were honored at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Boston! The poster competition was fierce, but the Local Chapter Affairs Committee managed to award three regular chapter ribbons and three student chapter ribbons.
Also, meet the new chair of the Local Chapter Affairs Committee and learn more about policy and educational opportunities with AMS...
- AMS Local Chapter Newsletter Volume 9 Issue 1 (Fall/Winter 2019)
Check out all of the exciting Local Chapter content, from corn mazes to student recruitment. Local Chapters do amazing work recruiting members and inspiring scientists both new and old.
Also, don't forget about all the upcoming deadlines for the 2020 Centennial meeting in Boston!
- AMS Local Chapter Newsletter Volume 8 Issue 4 (Spring/Summer 2019)
The Local Chapters are hopping with great activities! Find out how many chapters attended the Northeastern Storm Symposium, what community outreach looks like from California to New York City, and how the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez is rebounding from Hurricane Maria.
It's all in Volume 8, Issue 4...