[meteorite-list] LAUNCH OF GLOBAL METEORITE ASSOCIATION, INC.
From: Paul Harris <paul_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:22:31 -0800
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On 1/15/2021 11:02 AM, Mendy Ouzillou via Meteorite-list wrote:
> Dear meteorite community,
> After years being a part of and serving our community, I have gotten a
> chance to meet in person and virtually collectors, dealers, hunters,
> meteoriticists/researchers and collection curators from around the world.
> Though we may share different goals and perspectives related to meteorites,
> I believe that we all desire to grow our community, expand knowledge about
> meteorites and create a strong organization that will represent our common
> Today, I am happy to announce the official launch of the Global Meteorite
> Association, Inc. (GMA). The GMA is a nonprofit 501c6 dedicated to serving
> and bringing our community together. Many, many hours have been put into the
> formation of this organization and many aspects have been guided or
> suggested by you in the past. The GMA is here for you and the Board's Golden
> Rule is "The Board operates for the benefit of and is accountable to the
> membership, its volunteers and staff."
> You can read all about the new organization in the www.gmeta.org/about and
> www.gmeta.org/discover-meteorites sections, browse the home page and other
> links to give you an idea the direction we are going in. Though the website
> is still in early stages, we are ready to review applications for Collector
> and Business memberships (we have 4 membership classes including a free
> membership for kids). Also as a quick note, we have reached an agreement
> with Marc Fries and will host his Galactic Analytics content on the website
> (previously on FB).
> After reviewing the website and its content, feel free to contact me with
> ideas, suggestions and even concerns. There are many people to thank for
> getting to this point and many can be found on our
> gmeta.org/about/leadership page.
> Please feel free to repost this message in any forum you are a member of
> EXCEPT that of any competing organization. Also, the GMA does not restrict
> membership in other meteorite organizations - you can become a GMA member
> and still be a member is other associations. I personally encourage everyone
> to be a member of the Meteoritical Society.
> Regards to all,
> Mendy Ouzillou
> GMA Founder & President
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Received on Fri 15 Jan 2021 03:22:31 PM PST