INTRODUCING THE 2020 - 2021 MBGS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
President – Chris Christensen, Michigan Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy
Vice President – Vacant
Secretary – John Yellich, Michigan Geological Survey
Treasurer – Mike Pozinak, Arcadis
Business Manager – Peter Rose, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Past President – Jennifer Trout, Western Michigan University
MBGS is looking for candidates for MBGS officer positions: VP, treasurer, secretary and Field Trip Director. Please contact an executive committee member if interested or if you have suggestions for good candidates.
Passing of Dr. Paul A. Catacosinos (see below)
MBGS E.Z. MANOS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE
The entire US has been impacted this year and we regret any inconvenience, but scholarship funding for students is important to MBGS. The Michigan Basin Geological Society will award two scholarships of up to $500 to students conducting graduate or undergraduate research in geology related to Michigan. The scholarships will be awarded at an upcoming MBGS meeting and winner(s) will be notified In December 2020. Candidates should complete and submit the Michigan Basin Geological Society scholarship application form by October 16, 2020 and email completed form to John Yellich and insert MBGS scholarship application in the RE: subject line.
.."thanks for the MBGS $500 scholarship, this allowed me to collect and analyze 4 more samples which were critical to my thesis work..." past scholarship recipient
OTHER NEWS: MBGS HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON USB FLASH DRIVES (8GB).
2020‐2021 Membership Dues It is time to submit the 2020‐2021 MBGS membership dues. Annual membership is $35 for members and $10 for students. Please fill out the appropriate membership form (included in newsletter) and mail in with payment.
MBGS Publications ‐ There are two (2) new publications available! See details on the Publications page and in the newsletter on page 7