March General Meeting

Our guest speaker this month was Marcus Landon Aydlett from NWS Guam. He talked a little bit about NWS Guam and some of the weather that they deal with. Their forecast office is built to withstand the worst – they don’t evacuate when tropical storms come through their area. He then talked a little bit about his path to being a meteorologist at NWS Guam including a mini-geography lesson about Guam and its islands. 

He then shifted into talking about tropical cyclones including the largest and smallest typhoons to impact Guam – Super Typhoon Tip and Tropical Cyclone Tracy respectively. He gave us some info about some of the products they issue and some of the wordings they use and how they communicate this information. He talked about some of the key issues with communication such as false speculation from the public and panic. Impact-Based Decision Support Services (IDSS) aims to help minimize public panic and help core partners make the right decisions. There are four phases to IDSS – Relationship Building, Readiness, Delivery, and Assessment. 

If you have any questions, you can email him at

After Aydlett was done presenting, Leia gave our general announcements and talked about our upcoming events.

The Big Event is this Saturday (April 2nd) from 10AM-2PM at Hall Park HOA. If you weren’t at the meeting and need to pick up your shirt, please contact your class rep or one of the other officers. 

Nominations for the 2022-2023 Elections open on April 9th and close on April 16th. Voting will then begin April 17th and end April 14th. You must be a met major to run for President or VP. Graduate and Freshman Class Rep elections will take place in the Fall. There are some appointed positions including Historian/Webmaster, Outreach Coordinator, Deputy of Media, and Apparel/Fundraising Chair. 

The next DEI Training is Friday, April 22 from 2PM-3:30PM in NWC 1313. This is only for students. 

Our next General meeting will be on April 25 at 6PM. We are hoping to have a broadcast meteorologist panel. This is our last general meeting of the year. We will announce the election results and give away a prize to somebody with perfect attendance – a Weather Themed Gift Basket! We will also have our normal attendance prize which will be a Galileo Thermometer or a Storm Glass. 

We had our attendance drawings which were won by Andrew Kenny and Lily Raye. 

March Officer Meeting

This was our first officer meeting in person since Covid started! We opened the meeting with some ice breakers for us to do something fun at the beginning.

We then started by going over and voting on three new amendments to add to the constitution. The first amendment was the Vice President Co-Positions amendment. The amendment states as follows:

First: Co-Positions

This provision cannot occur regarding the office of the President, Vice President of Internal Affairs, and Vice President of External Affairs of the OU SCAN Board. All other elected positions can select this option.

This amendment passed 11-0, with one board member absent due to class obligations.

The next amendment we voted on was the Transitional Fundraiser Period Amendment. This amendment states as follows:

“If the need for a fundraiser arises in the transition period of the boards the two boards will hold a meeting to discuss how they wish to spend their funds and/or conduct a fundraiser.”

This amendment passed 11-0, with one board member absent due to class obligations.

The third amendment we voted on was the Freshman and Graduate Representative Elections amendment. This amendment states as follows:

Nominees for Class Representatives should be members of the curriculum class they are running for by the fall semester of the same year. Representatives can only be voted on by members of their respective classes. Freshmen and Graduate Representative elections will occur via a virtual vote.  The nominations will begin on the day of the meeting and close exactly one week later.  The following day, voting will open and will close one week from that day. Voting will be held in the fall semester by a simple majority of active members of their class who are in attendance at the meeting.

  • Note: This allows both freshmen and graduate students to understand the conditions of being a student leader within OU SCAN and allows them to learn about the position to decide if they want to commit to the leadership position.”

This amendment passed 11-0, with one board member absent due to class obligations

Our March social event will be on March 25th. We will be playing Family Feud and have Pickleman’s catering for food. March 28th is our General Meeting with Landon Aydlett, and we will be catering Olive Garden. 

Nominations for next year’s board will open on April 9th and Voting will begin on April 17th. 

The Big Event is April 2nd from 10 am – 2 pm and the Spring game does not conflict with it. If you haven’t signed up, be sure to do so before March 11th at midnight!

Our next officer meeting will be on April 13th at 7 PM.