Summary of the motions and key items discussed at the
FIRST 2001 COUNCIL MEETING
MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
for posting on the MSA Website
Cornelis (Kase) Klein, President
William Carlson, past-President
Rodney Ewing, Vice-President
David M. Jenkins, Secretary
James Blencoe, Treasurer
Michael A. Carpenter, Councillor
Sorena S. Sorensen, Councillor
David L. Bish, Councillor
Jeffrey E. Post, Councillor
Kathryn Nagy, Councillor
Craig Manning, Councillor - absent
J. Alex Speer, MSA Executive Director
John M. Ferry, past-President
Brooks Hanson, past-Treasurer
Robert W. Luth, past-Councillor
Robert Dymek, Amer. Mineral. Editor
Paul H. Ribbe, Series Editor, Rev. in Mineral.
Note: Motions are presented in italics; SoC = Sense of Council,
S = Second
The First meeting of the 2001 Council of the Mineralogical Society of
America was held in the Reno Hilton Hotel, Reno, Nevada, November 12, 2000.
1. Call to Order
President Klein called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM, Sunday, November
2. Proposed 2001 budget
S. Soresen moved to adopt the Proposed 2001 budget as detailed
in Appendix B of the Treasurerís report to the Third 2000 Council meeting.
= R. Ewing. Motion passed unanimously.
J. Post moved to authorize the MSA Treasurer, James Blencoe, to
conduct the financial affairs of the Society, to authorize the Administrator
(Executive Director) J. Alex Speer to write checks and make other forms
of payment and transfers on the Societyís accounts as directed by the Treasurer
and Council actions, and to authorize the Secretary, David Jenkins, to
sign the Certified Resolution for Depository Authorization for Non-Profit
Organizations (corporate resolution) to First Union National Bank of the
District of Columbia. S = S. Sorensen. Motion passed unanimously.
4. Committee appointments for the 2001 Council year
M. Carpenter moved to approve the suggested committee member and
committee chair assignments contained in the report of the Committee on
Committees made to the Third 2000 Council meeting and as amended by the
Third 2000 Council meeting. S = S. Sorensen. Motion passed unanimously.
5. Appointment of Editors for 2001
(a) Approval of new co-editor for American Mineralogist:
C. Klein briefly reviewed the history of the search for a new editor
of the Amer. Mineral. to replace the out-going editor A. Hofmeister.
J. Post moved to approve the appointment of Lee A. Groat as the new
co-editor of the American Mineralogist. S = J. Blencoe. Motion passed
(b) Appointment of Editors for 2001:
W. Carlson moved to approve the appointment of Robert F. Dymek
and Lee A. Groat as co-editors of the American Mineralogist, Paul H. Ribbe
as Editor of the Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry series, Andrea
Koziol as Editor of The Lattice, and John B. Brady, Donald B. Dingwell,
Martin Dove, Frank S. Spear, and Allan H. Treiman as co-editors of Geological
Materials Research. S = K. Nagy. Motion passed unanimously.
6. Authorization of Mail, Telephone, and E-mail Ballots
S. Sorensen moved that mail, telephone, and e-mail ballots may
be used whenever necessary to conduct the affairs of the Society. S
= R. Ewing. Motion passed unanimously.
7. New Business items
(a) Senior membership category
C. Klein inquired if MSA has a category for senior members. J. Speer
answered that this category exists.
(b) Council meeting times
Discussion ensued on various options for the Fall meeting times and
length of meetings.
It is the SoC that the next fall council meeting, in conjunction
with the GSA annual meeting in Boston, be held on the Sunday before the
GSA meeting but designed to conclude by 3:00 PM. A meeting room will be
reserved for Tuesday night if the Council needs additional meeting time.
(c) Goldschmidt Conference, Spring 2001
P. Ribbe noted that the venue for the Goldschmidt conference this
spring may have to move from its originally scheduled location (Roanoke)
to another location. W. Carlson noted that the presentation of the Dana
Medal will be the center piece event for MSA at the Goldschmidt conference.
8. Future of MSA
(a) Materials Research Society (MRS):
C. Klein initiated discussion on how MSA should interact with MRS.
It was the SoC that Banfield and Navrotsky be contacted about the
possibility of having MRS co-sponsor the short course Nanocrystals
in the Environment and Technology.
(b) Membership involvement:
Council discussed the issue of getting more of the society membership
involved in committee work and in getting more students involved in the
S. Sorensen moved that the 1st 2001 Council meeting be adjourned.
S = R. Ewing. The motion passed unanimously and the meeting was adjourned
at 5:05 PM.
David M. Jenkins, MSA Secretary.