E-mail sent by Scott Martin, Thursday, March 12th, 2020 @ 4:33pm
We have decided to cancel the first chapter meeting for the year to ensure the well-being our our members and guests. At this point, the rest of the year looks to be in great shape as we already have a venue set up for each event, along with a few guests already lined up. We apologize for having to cancel this meeting, but we want to select the best avenue that will help protect members and guests from the threat of the CoronaVirus.
I still believe that the weaknesses of mobile/manufactured homes in severe weather events is a very important topic that we need to hear more about. I will try and see if we can have the same meeting set up for our June 9th date.
E-mail sent by Scott Martin, Friday, March 6th, 2020 @ 5:54pm
*** Rescheduled to March 31st as Dr. Roueche will be in Tennessee evaluating damage from the tornadoes that struck on Monday night, March 2nd. ***
The Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association will hold its first meeting of 2020 on Tuesday evening, March 31st at Vulcan Park. The guest speaker for the evening will be Dr. David Roueche, assistant professor of civil engineering at Auburn University. He will be speaking on the findings of his and his team's research done on mobile/manufactured homes and other weak-framed housing issues in Alabama when dealing with severe weather. This will be an important topic as over the past 15 months, we have seen numerous deaths occurring in mobile/manufactured homes during severe weather events.
The meeting will be held in the conference room on the bottom floor of the Vulcan Museum, located off to the left of the base of Vulcan's Pedestal. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and we'll have a short meet and greet time with light snacks and soft drinks before the meeting comes to order at 7:00 pm. We should be finished by 8:00-8:15 pm.
The address for the meeting is:
1701 Valley View Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
If you are a member of the chapter and would like to renew your membership for 2020, or if you would like to join the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association, dues are $25.00. If you are currently a student and would like to join/renew, we are still offering a discounted rate at $15.00. We'll do signups/renews as you enter into the conference room.
The leadership of the chapter is also working hard on lining up guests for the remaining three meetings for the year, including a roundtable discussion with the chief meteorologists from each news channel in Birmingham on winter weather in Central Alabama and the Fall Severe Weather Season. We would love to see you there... and be sure to pass the word to your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Each meeting will take place at Vulcan Park.
First of all, we the leadership of the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association would like to thank you for your support. Whether you have been a member since 2013, or just jumped aboard as recently as December, your participation and financial support are greatly appreciated.
We would love for you to continue with your participation and financial support for 2018. We have maintained our annual membership dues at $25.00. While there are many excellent speakers right in our backyard, we occasionally like to invite experts from around the country, and your membership dues gives up that opportunity. And don’t forget to earmark an addition amount for the Chapter Scholarship! All monies donated will go straight into the scholarship fund.
Student Membership Available
A student rate that makes it even more affordable for you to join in the networking and learning afforded by the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. The new student rate is $15/year.
The Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association was founded in 2001 and is based in Birmingham, AL. The objective of the organization is to promote the science of meteorology through networking of individuals with a common interest in weather.