Monthly Archives: November 2022

GSW Presidential address & Business meeting (7 Dec @ 8 PM, AGU, 2000 Florida Av)

This year, unlike many previous years, we will be having our Presidential address & Business meeting at AGU Headquarters (2000 Florida Av, DC), and concurrently on Zoom. Our current president, Dr. Lawrence D. Meinert, will talk on ‘Exploration for Skarn Deposits – If Sherlock Holmes had been a Geologist’., Questions will not be entertained after Dr. Meinert’s talk, and the meeting will briefly adjourn. The annual business meeting of GSW members will then commence, with reports on our financial health and from other committees, and presentation of our annual awards. Then we will vote on the slate of officers (see below) for next year. When you come to AGU for the meetings (don’t go to the Cosmos Club!) please bring along your forehead for a temperature test, and also bring a record of your Covid-19 vaccinations. AGU will provide some snacks and drinks to tide us over. The doors to AGU Headquarters will open by 7 PM so that we can socialize before the meeting. Some previous GSW presidents will be taking Larry to dinner at the Cosmos Club before his Presidential address. Members will shortly receive the invitation for the meetings, and the Zoom link. Non-members are welcome to attend the Presidential address. If you don’t have the Zoom link, please contact Mike Ackerson for the details.

Proposed slate of officers for 2023

1st Vice President:              Dan Doctor (USGS)

2nd Vice President:             Ved Lekic (UMD)

Treasurer:                           Mark Fuhrmann

Meeting Secretary:              Graham Lederer (USGS)

Council Secretary:               Beth Doyle (NVCC)

Council Members

Ioan Lascu                            (NMNH Smithsonian)

Jonathan Tucker                 (NASEM)

MaryAnn Maliconico            (Lafayette U)

The minutes of the Bradley meeting are available for perusal.

Please let our meeting secretary, Beth Doyle, know if there are any corrections. The minutes are here.

Our 16 Nov (Wed) evening meeting will be virtual only

And will feature three talks. Learn about the evolution of life and climate with U-Pb geochronology in the early Paleozoic/EoCambrian (Nelson, Carleton Univ); about global climate in South Africa during the Karoo igneous events of the early Mesozoic (Gaynor, Princeton University); and a cautionary tale about inferring ancient temperatures from distributions of quartz with rutile (Tailby, American Museum of Nat. History, NYC). The meeting will be carried live on Zoom beginning at 8 PM on 16 Nov. Meet up with friends and colleagues beginning at 7:30. Members will shortly receive an invitation with the Zoom information. Non-members are encouraged to attend. Contact Michael Ackerson (ackersonm[at] for the Zoom link if you do not have it. Here are the Blurbs, and Biographies.