SECOND 2001 COUNCIL MEETING
MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
for posting on the MSA Website
Cornelis (Kase) Klein, President
William Carlson, Past-President
Rodney C. Ewing, Vice-president
James G. Blencoe, Treasurer
David M. Jenkins, Secretary
Michael A. Carpenter, Councillor
Sorena S. Sorensen, Councillor
David L. Bish, Councillor
Jeffrey E. Post, Councillor
Craig E. Manning, Councillor
Kathryn L. Nagy, Councillor
J. Alex Speer, MSA Executive Director
Robert Dymek, Co-Editor, American Mineralogist
Lee Groat, Co-Editor, American Mineralogist
Paul Ribbe, RiMG Series Editor
Rachel Russell, Managing Editor, American Mineralogist
Peter Heaney, Meetings Coordinator
Robert Bodnar, Co-organizer of 11th Goldschmidt Conference
Note: Motions and council action items are presented in italics; SoC = Sense of Council, S = Second
The Second meeting of the 2001 Council of the Mineralogical Society of America was held in the Homestead Hotel, Hot Springs, Virginia, May 19, 2001.
1. Call to Order
(a) Dana Medal design: C. Klein presented the Dana Medal medallion to council.
(b) Mineralogical Record:
4. Secretary's report
R. Ewing moved that the Secretary should place the main action items of council and the key topics under consideration, with the names and e-mail addresses of the appropriate contact person listed. S = S. Sorensen. Motion passed with 9 for, 1 against, and 0 abstentions.
Member and Institutional subscription rates to the Amer. Mineral. and member dues were discussed.:
R. Ewing discussed the procedure by which the list of nominees for various committee membership and chairs was established. He noted that there was active participation by all members of the Committee on Committees and that there were multiple rounds input from members via e-mail.
Society members interested in serving on committees are welcome to contact Vice President Ewing (firstname.lastname@example.org) to express their interest in serving on the many committees of the society.
7. Report of the American Mineralogist Editors:
R. Dymek reported that the American Mineralogist is doing well. He requested names and suggestions for additional associate editors from members of council and introduced Lee Groat as the new co-editor.
The issue of printing in color was
8. MSA Representation on the IMA Organic Minerals working group:
Suggested representatives were discussed.
9. Short Course Committee:
It was suggested that contact information for organizers for future short courses be listed on the web along with the names of future short courses. This will be done when those web pages are updated in the next few weeks.
10. Third 2001 Council Meeting time and place:
It was agreed that the 3rd 2001 council meeting would be held Sunday, November 4, 2001, in conjunction with the GSA Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
11. Benefactor=s Committee:
12. On-line Manuscript Submission and Review:
R. Russell distributed a summary of what on-line manuscript submission and review involves, the costs, and a possible time-line for instigating this system for the Amer. Mineral..
Society members interested in the issue of on-line manuscript submission may contact Vice President Ewing (email@example.com) as Publications Director or President Klein (firstname.lastname@example.org).
13. Handbook of Mineralogy:
C. Klein discussed a proposal from Dick Bideaux to establish web page links to the Handbook of Mineralogy (HM).
Society members interested in this issue should contact President Klein (email@example.com).
14. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry:
P. Ribbe reviewed the status of the RiMG volumes, noting that the Mineral Transformations volume was the first RiMG volume, the Sulfates book is now available, and that Jodi Roso was the series editor for Molecular Dynamics RiMG volume. P. Ribbe reviewed the up-coming RiMG volumes.
15. Electronic Publications:
R. Ewing proposed that an ad hoc Task Force be formulated to look at all of the issues surrounding electronic publication.
R. Ewing presented a progress report on efforts to join with the Min. Soc. of Great Britain and Ireland on co-publishing a journal on environmental mineralogy. An ad hoc committee was assembled with the MSA members of this committee consisting of R. Ewing, D. Bish, and J. Speer.
(a) Financial support to IMA 2002:
(c) Meeting structure of the society:
It was the SoC that Peter Heaney be given the authority to propose a slate of candidates to serve on the MSA Meetings Committee to council via e-mail and to propose term limits as well for these representatives.
Society members interested in MSA representation at the meetings of other societies are welcome to contact Peter Heaney, MSA Meetings Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
18. Short Courses
J. Speer provided updates on the status of some of the short courses to take place this year.
19. New business
C. Klein asked if there was any other new business. There was none.
D. Bish moved that the 2nd 2001 Council meeting be adjourned. S = J. Post. The motion passed unanimously and the meeting was adjourned at 3:30 PM.
David M. Jenkins, MSA Secretary