Minutes Council of North American Map Societies (CONAMS)
Minutes of Meeting October 12, 2009
Members Present: John Docktor, Bill Warren, William Brandenburg, Howard Lange, Wes Brown
The meeting was called to order in
Howard Lange reported that the Washington Map Society reported that they are considering establishing a presence on Facebook. Jeff Katz is researching this for the society. An issue they are weighing is how open a forum it should become; should they let anyone on it or restrict its use some how.
Bill Warren reported that the California Map Society has added a popular event. It is called the Bay Area Map Group where interested map enthusiasts meet at someone’s home on a Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm. Attendees must be members. The event rotates locations. This meeting has been occurring three or four times a year and is an excellent social addition to the California Map Society that only has formal meetings twice a year.
Wes Brown reported that owing to
the economy and a paucity of dealers willing to fly to
Wes Brown reported that the society
had participated in three different map exhibits recently including one at the
Denver Public Library and one at the American Alpine Museum in Golden. The
third was actually mounted by the members themselves in conjunction with the
A question was raised as to what
were current levels of annual dues for map societies. They are as follows:
The next CONAMS meeting will be during lunch on Saturday, January 30th in Miami.