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Comments and suggestions about the INSAM Forum!

Postby rene » Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:31 am

Hello colleagues,

pls use this thread to give us your views and suggestions. In a couple of months, we'll review your inputs and make necessary adjustments

R.
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Current President of INSAM
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
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Re: Comments and suggestions about the INSAM Forum!

Postby magli » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:19 pm

Remeber that registration to this forum is not available. Accounting is managed through the INSAM website.
Please visit the "Application for Membership" at http://www.agrometeorology.org/membership-services/applications-for-membership or http://www.agrometeorology.org/membership-services/forgot-membership-information if you forgot your credentials.
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Re: Comments and suggestions about the INSAM Forum!

Postby rene » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:13 am

Hello Massimiliano

a colleague tells me that he "joined INSAM after you told me about it, and am now waiting for the moderator to confirm my membership." I suppose once he's amember of INSAM he automatically has access to the FOrum, right?

Thanks

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gommes.net/wergosum - http://www.cropwatch.com.cn - https://gucas.academia.edu/Ren%C3%A9Gommes
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Re: Comments and suggestions about the INSAM Forum!

Postby magli » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:01 pm

Right.
A register Insam member can post on the forum (have just to wait the time needed to sync the datadases). No confirmation is needed by moderator.
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Re: Comments and suggestions about the INSAM Forum!

Postby ramechek » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:00 pm

Although we have a huge membership for INSAM, we do not have any membership number (as this is only online). I became member of INSAM almost more than a decade back, probably around 2001, but i have no record of my membership. A mechanism need to be devised. We may introduce life membership, honorary membership etc to sustain the society. This need to be thoroughly discussed at length.
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Re: Comments and suggestions about the INSAM Forum!

Postby rene » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:57 am

Many thanks, Ramachek

The suggestion about different categories of members is good... even if just 5 % of the members are in a position to pay membership dues. We could certainly improve some aspects of the INSAM offering if we had some cash available! The problem right now is that INSAM does not legally exist, i.e. it is just a website, a forum and 2100+ members. As long as we do not have any legal status as a "charity" or NGO or whatever, we are not in a position to handle cash. The first step, actually, is to design statutes which will also define how funds could be used, and for what. The statutes should also define the functions of the Steering Committee (SC), be specific about how the president is selected/elected etc.

Best regards

R

PS: The points you mention about your membership. You can always check the status of your membership in the members corner... If you forgot your password, I am sure there is a way to fix that too!
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Re: Comments and suggestions about the INSAM Forum!

Postby ramechek » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:05 pm

Dear Prof!
I agree with your comments. Yes, we need to design a fee structure.
Needs thorough discussion
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