Donations and membership dues from the Friends of the BPRC organization assist the Byrd Polar Research Center in supporting ongoing research needs. In the past, Friends helped to defray some of the costs incurred when hosting meetings and workshops at the Center. The group also supports the Goldthwait Polar Library by assisting in funding acquisitions.
Membership includes receipt of this newsletter and regular meeting announcements. Friends members are invited to attend all BPRC functions, including special lectures and meetings and are welcome to use the Goldthwait Polar Library.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Friends, the membership dues are $10.00 annually for students and $25.00 annually for all other members. To join Friends or renew your membership, please complete the form included with this issue of Ice Sheets and mail to the attention of Lynn Lay (Acting Secretary for Friends).
Donors who contribute $100 - 249 receive the "New Polar Explorer" award. Donors who contribute $250 or more receive the "Old Polar Explorer" award.