Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 11:24:11 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: DPS Mailing #00-19: Elections, Presenter Instructions, Meeting Sites, Sec/Treas

Greetings, DPS Members-
 
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       |1) DPS ELECTION RESULTS                                 |
       |2) INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESENTERS AT DPS 2000 MEETING      |    
       |3) SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE MEETING SITES                 |
       |4) SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT SECRETARY-TREASURER, 2001-2004  |
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DPS ELECTION RESULTS

Wes Huntress will be the incoming Vice-Chair, and Dan Britt and Steve
Larson will be the incoming Committee Members.  Congratulations to the
winners, and thanks to all of the candidates for agreeing to stand for
election.  Your willingness to serve the DPS is greatly appreciated.

Alan Harris, Secretary-Treasurer
Bob Nelson, Chair

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESENTERS AT DPS 2000 MEETING

As noted in the last email news, the Program for the DPS 2000 meeting is
now available on line at:

http://www.aas.org/publications/baas/v32n3/dps2000/SL.htm

If you have submitted a paper, PLEASE CHECK TO VERIFY WHETHER YOU HAVE BEEN
ASSIGNED AN ORAL OR A POSTER PRESENTATION, and plan accordingly.  As noted
earlier, it was necessary to move some requested oral papers to poster.
Instructions for presenters (both oral and poster) can be found on the
meeting web pages at:

http://www.aas.org/dps2000/dpsmain.htm#Program

All contributed oral presentations are 5 minute talks with 5 minutes for
questions and answers, and for changing speakers.  The session chairs are
instructed to keep the program on schedule to facilitate parallel sessions.
 The cooperation of all speakers is very much appreciated. 

Each session room will be equipped with two vugraph machines, two 35mm
slide projectors, a microphone, and an LCD projector and computer (where
requested with the abstract submission).  Speakers using LCD projection
should prepare their presentation as a PC PowerPoint presentation and have
it available on either a 1.44 Mbyte PC-compatible floppy or on a 100 Mbyte
PC-compatible Zip disk.  We apologize but meeting logistics do not allow us
to provide a wide range of software and formats, and it will not be
possible to accommodate individual user laptops.  Speakers using the LCD
projectors are advised to bring backup, hardcopy vugraphs in case of
technical difficulties. 

Ample time for poster sessions has been included in the program.  Posters
will be available all week.  Poster size is limited to 4' x 4' (1.22 m x
1.22 m).  Authors may begin putting up their posters at 12:30 p.m. on
Monday, and are asked to remove them by 2:00 p.m. on Friday.  Posters not
removed on time will be discarded.  Authors are asked to bring push-pins to
attach their posters to the mounting boards.  Authors whose posters are
listed in the Program on Monday and Tuesday should try to stand by their
posters during the Tuesday poster session; authors whose posters are in the
Program on Wednesday through Friday should stand by their posters during
the Thursday session. 

DPS 2000 Program Committee:   P. Weissman (JPL), Chair;  F. Bagenal
(Colorado), J. Bell III (Cornell), A. Boss (Carnegie DTM), D. Domingue
(APL), R. French (Wellesley), P. Geissler (Arizona), O. Hainaut (ESO), M.
Hicks (JPL), W. McKinnon (Washington Univ), G. Orton (JPL), J. Pearl,
(NASA/GSFC), E. Stofan (JPL). 

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SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE MEETING SITES

Meeting locations and dates are already in place for the next two years:

November 27 to December 1, 2001, New Orleans, LA
October 14 to 18, 2002, Ann Arbor, MI

Discussions are already underway for possible sites for the next foreign
meeting, nominally in 2005, with possible sites in the UK, Portugal or Monaco.

Of urgent concern is to find a site and local host for the 2003 meeting.
Ideally, we should have a firm idea of a site three years in advance, so
details can be negotiated and firm commitments made two years in advance.
We are hereby soliciting suggestions of sites or offers to host the 2003
meeting.  Since 2001 and 2002 will be in the central or eastern U.S., a
western venue would appear most appropriate.  Please send suggestions or
offers to:

Alan Harris, Secretary-Treasurer:  awharris@lithos.jpl.nasa.gov   and/or
Bob Nelson, Chair: Robert.M.Nelson@jpl.nasa.gov

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SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT SECRETARY-TREASURER, 2001-2004

The DPS bylaws provide for the Secretary-Treasurer to be appointed by the
DPS Committee for a three year term, which is renewable once for a maximum
of 6 years of continuous service.  This is my fifth year in that position,
so a replacement appointee must be found for a term starting at the New
Orleans meeting in November, 2001.  In order to assure an orderly
transition and some training period, the Committee would like to identify
the person to be appointed as soon as possible, ideally at the time of the
Pasadena meeting.  If you would be interested in the position, or have a
suggestion of another person, please contact either or both of us.

Alan Harris, Secretary-Treasurer:  awharris@lithos.jpl.nasa.gov   and/or
Bob Nelson, Chair: Robert.M.Nelson@jpl.nasa.gov

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                      Nick Schneider, on behalf of the DPS Committee
                      (submissions to Al Harris: awharris@lithos.jpl.nasa.gov)