Houston Chapter

of the

American Meteorological Society

                                                                                                                                                 September 2006

Text Box: Notes from the President
Anthony Yanez
Six years ago my news director in Albuquerque, New Mexico, came up to me and asked what I thought about changing positions in the news room from news anchor/reporter to weather man.  Growing up in Albuquerque, I was familiar with sunny skies and warm temperatures; I figured I should give it a try.  Never did I dream that today I would be in Houston, Texas, forecasting in a place that experiences almost every kind of weather imaginable.  
I’ve learned a lot in these six years and I always strive to learn more.  That’s why a few months ago I took on the challenge of being your AMS Chapter President.  For me, attending our chapter meetings is about gaining more knowledge in order to be a more informed broadcast meteorologist.  
All of us have our own stories about how weather became our passion and how we got into the “business”.  We have NWS members, NASA employees, forecasters of all kinds representing different businesses, and of course we have weather enthusiasts.  With all of our different backgrounds, I thought we would do something a little different to start out the year.  Instead of getting right into it, we decided to have our first meeting a “meet and greet”.  We’re paying for the appetizers so the only 
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Text Box: Meet & Greet – 
Thursday 21 September
6pm to 9pm
Armadillo Palace
5015 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098-5009
(713) 536 – 9700            

Please take some time from your busy schedules to stop by and meet your new officers for the year as well as other current and new members.  Light appetizers will be served.
This is a great chance to learn more about what your local chapter can do for you, what you can do for your local chapter and share your ideas for future meetings.
We look forward to seeing you!



































Inside This Issue


Notes from the President


Meeting Information


Calendar of Events


Membership Information


Contact Information


Text Box: Calendar of Events
September Meeting
Armadillo Palace
6pm to 9pm
Meet & Greet
National Weather Association 31st Annual Meeting
Cleveland, Ohio
14-19 October
InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center
Text Box: Membership Information
The Houston Chapter boasts of one of the most diverse memberships in the country.  Due to our location we have meteorologists and scientists working for many different types of industry, government, private and media.  These people are involved in forecasting and monitoring weather world-wide, right from Houston. 
 In addition, we welcome everyone and anyone who is interested in weather and weather-related topics. 
Our dues are only $10 per year.  Funds are used to pay for dinner and thank you gifts for our speakers, and provide awards for the winners of the Houston AMS Special Awards at the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston held each spring.  
If you’d like to become a member, please fill out the form below with your most recent information, include $10 cash or check and turn it into any officer.  If you prefer, you can mail the form and money to our Treasurer.  Please see the address below.  Checks should be made out to: Houston Chapter of the American Meteorological Society
Mail to: 
Brian Planz 
c/o Wilkens Weather Technologies, Inc. 
2925 Briar Park Drive, 7th Floor 
Houston, TX 77042 
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Text Box: Chapter Website
National Website
Text Box: money you’ll need to bring is your membership dues and whatever you want to drink.  We want to hear “your story”.
Joining me this year as your chapter officers:
- Vice President, Patrick Blood, National Weather Service Forecaster  
- Secretary, Dorri Breher, MarineWatch Supervisor, ImpactWeather, Inc.
- Treasurer, Brian Planz, Client Services, Wilkens Weather Technologies, Inc.
I’m deeply grateful for all of the time our officers have dedicated to making the Houston Chapter the best in the country.  And I’m excited to get to know you, our members.  So come out and bring a friend, we’re excited to have you as a part of our group.
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Contact Information
President – Anthony Yanez
Ph: 713-778-8950
Vice President – Patrick Blood
Ph: 281-337-5074 (Ext:304)
email: pgblood@yahoo.com
Secretary – Dorri Breher
Ph: 713-947-5798
email: dorri_breher@yahoo.com
Treasurer – Brian Planz
Ph: 713-430-7100
email: penst8wx@houston.rr.com
Or e-mail the Local Chapter: houstonams@houston.rr.com
Feel free to contact any of the officers for comments, questions, suggestions or even additions to the newsletter.  We would appreciate hearing from you.