MINUTES OF THE 2000 ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING OF THE
MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
The 81st annual Business Meeting of the Mineralogical Society of America
was held in Ballroom E of the Atlantis Casino Resort, Reno, Nevada, on
Tuesday, November 14, 2000.
1. Call to Order
President C. Klein called the meeting to order at 5:05 PM, Tuesday,
November 14, 2000. C. Klein announced the newly appointed editors of the
society, Andrea Koziol, who will be the new editor of The Lattice,
and Lee Groat, who will be the new co-editor of the American Mineralogist.
2. Secretary's report
Dave Jenkins read the Secretary's report for the 2000 council year.
His report included: membership statistics; newly appointed fellows of
the society, award recipients for next year; change in name from the Mid-Career
Award to the Dana Medal; upcoming short courses and publications; on-line
access to the American Mineralogist for individual members; Best Paper
award for 1999; change in editorship for the Lattice and Amer. Mineral.;
MSA Lecturer-series lecturers for next year; names of those members who
died this past year with a moment of silence to mark their passing; K-12
education outreach development of the MSA website; and announcement of
the officers and councillors elected in the spring ballot election. The
full text of the report will be published in The Lattice.
President Klein asked if there were any questions for the Secretary.
L. Annovitz asked if Amer. Mineral. would be made available on-line to
institutional subscribers. D. Jenkins answered no, not at the moment. There
were no further questions.
3. Treasurer's report
Brooks Hanson read the Treasurer's report. His report included: the
major role played by J. Alex Speer and the Financial Advisory Committee
in conducting the financial affairs of the society; that MSA is in some
way a major business with ~ $1 Million annual budget and cash flow; annual
deficits run about 5%, though the society ran a slight profit in 1999,
it will probably have a small deficit (~$20 K) in 2000 and a projected
deficit of ~ $60 K in 2001. These deficits are covered with the income
of the investments, which is the purpose of many of the investments. Amer.
Mineral. editors have helped keep costs losses down which may allow redirection
of more investment income to expansion of the RiMG volumes or lectureship
program. B. Hanson concluded on a personal note indicating that it was
an honor and privilege to serve as Treasurer. He also mentioned that he
sees mineralogy as a vibrant field and hopes that we bring many other people
into our discipline. The full text of the report will be published in The
President Klein asked if there were any questions for the Treasurer.
There were no questions.
4. Editorsí of American Mineralogist report
Bob Dymek read the Editor's report. His report included: timely publication
of all eight issues of the 2000 volume of Amer. Mineral.; increase in the
number of papers published (~30) despite a slight reduction in total number
of pages printed (~1900 pages); complete conversion to desktop publishing
last year; use of PDF versions of manuscripts to speed proof reading; statistics
on manuscript submission and a plea for more submissions from North American
authors; publication of the Lattice switching over to the editorial office;
recent turn-over in the production-manager staffing; publication of the
Tony Morse issue in the November-December issue; no special issues of Amer.
Mineral. planned for 2001 but possibly two special issues in 2002; recognition
of the newly created Publications Director position assumed by the Vice
President, Rod Ewing; and the desire to make Amer. Mineral. and all-color
journal in 2001. The full text of the report will be published in The Lattice.
President Klein asked if there were any questions for the co-editor.
There were no questions.
Pres. Klein adjourned the meeting at 5:35 PM
David M. Jenkins, MSA secretary.