MINUTES OF THE 1999 BUSINESS
MEETING OF THE
MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
The 1999 annual Business Meeting of the Mineralogical Society of America
was held in the Colorado Convention Center, rooms C102-106, in Denver,
Colorado, on Tuesday, October 26, 1999.
1. Call to Order
President William Carlson called the meeting to order at 4:50 PM,
Tuesday, October 26, 1999, and requested that the Secretary's
report be read.
2. Secretary's report
Barb Dutrow read the Secretary=s
report for the 1999 council year. Her report included: membership statistics;
award recipients for next year; upcoming short courses and publications;
MSA Lecturer-series lecturers for next year; change in coordinators for
the lecture series; names of those members who died this past year with
a moment of silence to mark their passing; MSA=s
participation in the Goldschmidt conference next year; the new website;
thanks to those active on committees; recognition of those award recipients
honored earlier today at the awards luncheon; announcement of the officers
and councillors elected in the spring ballot election; and the top 10 things
she has learned while in office. The full text of the report will be published
in The Lattice.
3. Treasurer's report
Brooks Hanson read the Treasurer=s
report. His report included: the savings to the society brought about by
the editorial office converting to desk-top publishing; growth in the society=s
budget despite a deficit in the operating budget over the past 4 years;
change in personnel for MSA=s
website; large number of Reviews in Mineralogy volumes proposed for 2000
and 2001; and the loss of international library subscriptions at a rate
of about 30/year. The full text of the report will be published in The
4. Editor of American Mineralogist report
Robert Dymek read the Editor's report. His report
included: American Mineralogist realized an expansion in the size of the
journal in 1999 to 8 issues per year and to about 2000 pages; there was
a greater participation by international authors; the submission-to-publication
time decreased despite the increase in size of the journal; noted the special
issues that have appeared or will shortly appear in American Mineralogist;
manuscript submission and rejection statistics for 1999 were cited; and
that the editorial office has now completely converted to desk-top publishing.
The full text of the report will be published in The Lattice.
5. Questions and Discussion
Pres. Carlson opened the floor for questions from
Some discussion ensued about the issue of obtaining
reliable reviewers for manuscripts submitted to the American Mineralogist.
Pres. Carlson adjourned the meeting at 5:18 PM
David M. Jenkins, MSA secretary.