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BOARD MEETING-ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON
BOARD MEETING-ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON GEOGRAPHERS
Neil Sorenson, President
Pat Buckley, Vice President
Tom Chow, Treasurer
Moses Lai, Director
Fred Matteuci, Director
David Jeschke, Director
General Membership Meeting Schedule for 2001
The Future of the AWG Web Site
The Board decided on two meetings for 2001.
Pat Buckley and the WWU Geography faculty will develop the details for the spring meeting.
The board provided general guidelines:
Subsequent to the Board meeting, the University of Washington has been contacted. The UW Geography Department has agreed to hold the fall meeting. The Geography Department is working on details as soon as they are available they will be posted on the web site and will be included in the first of the year flyer.
All Board members were very positive about the role the web site has played in keeping the membership informed and on its role as a resource for geographers.
There has been a problem of getting geography departments to submit information/news on there programs. The board will make a point of contacting department and asking for inputs.
The Board discussed the "Board Discussion" site. Since no one present at the Board meeting was actively checking the board site, it was agreed that if it requires the Web Master to spend time in maintenance the site should be closed. [This site has already been disconnected for several months (WebMensch)]
Several Items related to increasing membership were discussed.
The idea of decreasing dues to encourage more people to sign-up was discussed. It was decided the dues are low enough they should not be a deterrent and the dues will remain at $5.00 for students and $10.00 for other members.
The idea of eliminating members who failed to pay dues in 1999 and 2000 from the membership roster was discussed. It was decided that mailing flyers and other wise getting information to the delinquent members was a good way to advertise events and encourage people to pay dues.
Since mailing flyers is a major expense, it was decided that there would be a major drive to obtain as many email addresses as possible. Email addresses will allow us to send information to the membership without a heavy expense.