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So is there a posting address where the Seismology Committee agenda is posted;
along with copies of all background information the Committee is receiving
prior to the meeting?  Also, where can a list of the Committee members be found.

What about the possibility of listening in on the Committee meeting online, 
with an opportunity to submit questions or comments via email?

James Bela
Oregon Earthquake Awareness

Shafat Qazi wrote:
> Dennis:
> John really deserves the highest compliments. In my working with SEAOC, I
> have never seen such an hard working and smart President. John,
> Congraulations for making SEAOC so good!
> Dennis, credit goes to you too. You have done an excellent job is using
> this list server and bringing forward crucial issue to we as engineers face
> everyday.
> Shafat
> At 08/06/99 09:57 PM, you wrote:
> >If you think I am going to preach the usual activist babble about the virtual
> >community's potential to institute real change in our profession you are
> >wrong. As of a few days ago, I am very pleased to announce that we have
> >gained considerable ground. The discussions and opinions posted on the List
> >have resulted in serious serious contemplation of the problems facing wood
> >structures by the Seismology committee and board members. However, our first
> >major breakthrough occured on August 3, 1999, as John Shipp, SE, President of
> >SEAOC, distributed the following email to the Chairs of each of the SEAOC
> >State committees:
> >
> >"To: seaocchair(--nospam--at) (structural engineers assn/chairs)
> >Subject: Interaction with SEAOC Committees
> >
> >The topic of how to involve the listserver community into the active
> >participation of the various SEAOC committees has become a topic of
> >significant interest/importance.
> >
> >By this email, I am asking the chairs of the various SEAOC committees to
> >review their current operating procedures and post and implement ideas to
> >allow participation of the "virtual community" who cannot participate in
> >person.  How can SEAOC promote a free exchange of up-to-date information and
> >utilize those who are passionately involved in speciality areas.
> >
> >It is far better to include/invite the members of the virtual professional
> >community into the code development versus to suffer the slings of arrows
> >and technical barbs delivered by those forced to implement code provisions
> >that they were not permitted to help develop - recall "no taxation without
> >representation".
> >
> >John Shipp"
> >
> >I hope that each subscriber to this list will join me in congradulating the
> >State SEAOC president who established a presecedence that, I believe, will
> >open institute the free exchange of ideas. This is a tremendous
> >accomplishment that must serve as an example as to how the virtual community
> >can change the course of our profession.  It also opens the doors to the many
> >specialized practicioneers of structural engineering, who wish to share their
> >unique knowledge and understanding of the materials and methods which
> >committees need to accomplish goals.
> >
> >I am confident that as the torch is passed in October, the insight that John
> >has shown will be supported by the new state president - Ron Hamburger, SE.
> >I believe that this will be so as Ron has been an active participant in this
> >list and, I am sure, realizes the value of the information and knowledge he
> >as shared with the Virtual Community.
> >
> >Once again, I wish to thank John Shipp for taking the next reasonable step
> >and establishing a precedence which will provide the challenge we need to
> >establish working guidelines for the future International code making
> >community in the evolution of the IBC.
> >
> >I also wish to thank all of the active participants in this list who were
> >passionate enough about the issues to voice their opinions, seek information,
> >use the List for peer review and even to bring a level of social value into
> >our homes and offices.
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >Dennis S. Wish PE
> >
> >