Our members are the Puget Sound Chapters of the:


American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


American Institute of Chemical Engineers


American Public Works Association


American Society of Civil Engineers


American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air – Conditioning Engineers


American Society of Mechanical Engineers


American Society for Quality


American Welding Society


ASM International


Engineers Without Borders


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


Institute of Industrial Engineers


International Council of System Engineers


Society for the Advancement of

Material and Process Engineering


Society of American Military Engineers


Society of Automotive Engineers


Society of Manufacturing Engineers


Society of Plastic Engineers


Society of Women Engineers – Pacific Northwest Section


Society of Women Engineers – South Puget Sound Section


Structural Engineers Association of Washington


Washington Society of Professional Engineers – Lake Washington Section


Washington Society of Professional Engineers – Seattle Section


Washington Society of Professional Engineers – Mt. Rainier Section


Young Engineering Professionals of

Puget Sound

To:       PSEC Member Societies’ Representatives and Alternates


From:  John Schaufelberger, PSEC President, 2013 – 2014



     I.            Meeting Announcement

Date:        Monday, February 3, 2014

Time:       6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: A Terrible Beauty Irish Pub and Restaurant, 1001 Fairview Avenue North, #1700, Seattle, WA 98109

Next Meeting:  Monday, March 3, 2014



  II.             Meeting Agenda

  1. 1.            Introductions & Updates on Member Societies’ Events:  All

Members in attendance Chris, Greg, Peter, Art, Steve, John, Colleen, Sam, Paul, Glenn, Kevin, Luis, Jason, Neil and Stan

  1. Sam for ASME:  Focus is on the upcoming Engineer’s Week and banquet.
  2. Neil for WSPE, Mt. Rainier Chapter & Treasurer: No mtg planned in Feb.
  3. Luis for ASM Intl: Event at Ivar’s on Lake Union Tues. Feb 4th
  4. Glenn for WSPE Seattle: Voluteers are needed for Mathcounts.  Seattle Chapter competition date was 2/8 at UW.  North Puget Sound Chapter is 2/22.  They need test proctors, graders, etc.  Contact Roy Yang  510-735-6458  See webpage for more details   http://mathcounts.org/users/ryang-2
  5. Steve for IIE: no Feb mtg
  6. Colleen for SWE: lots of events as usual.  Sunday Feb 8th Role Models Matter Workshop from Techbridge, minimum of 35 attendees
    2/12 -2/13 Lynnwood Science Fair judging
    Sunday Feb 16th and Sat 2/25  Explore Engineering Workshop with the Girl Scouts
    Region J Conference Feb 28-March 2 in Portland OR
    Mentoring program March 4th   at UW
    Listing PSEC North Seattle mentoring night as March 6th (erroneous dates in red)


  1. Chris for AIAA: busy supporting Engineers Fair
  2. Paul for ASCE: 2/12 at McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside for a presentation about the Skagit River Bridge replacement.  Two speakers are: Todd Harrison is the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Washington Department of Transportation in the Mount Baker Area; Jay Drye is the Engineering Manager for the Washington Department of Transportation in the Mount Baker Area.
  3. Art for ASQ: 2nd Thursday mtg is 2/13 @ the Coast Bellevue Hotel.  Subject is Improving the Decision-Making Process.
    Also we were sorry to hear of Art’s recent heart attack and happy to see him.
  4. Kevin for YEPPS: Had a very successful January event with 10 speakers and ~100 attendees.  http://pugetsound.aiche.org/YEPPS
  5. Greg Brown for IIE Puget Sound & Chapter President: Greg was welcomed
  6. Peter Orsahi for SCAW: nothing to report


  1. 2.            Approval of Agenda:  approved
  2. 3.            Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes:  approved with corrections  
  3. 4.            Review of Open Action Items from Last Meeting:  John Schaufelberger (WSPE)
    Tribal Knowledge capture: will be focus at next mtg.  John to create list & template.  Jason to begin to write and create discussion points.
    FIRST has 3 requests for $500.  Possible further request for 4th.  Work thru Kalan for now.


  • 5.            Treasurer’s Report : Dave Butcher (IEEE)
    Dues are paid from ASCE, ASHRAE, ASMI, IEEE, IIE, SAMPE, SEW, SME, SWE, WSPE-LW, WSPE-Seattle.  AIChE, SAE,
    Societies still needing to pay their dues: AIAA, APWA, ASQ, AWS, SAME, SPE, WSPE-MR  The form for payment is in the PSEC bylaws.



  • 6.            Website Updates:  Stan Dyck (IEEE)  Photos of the banquet speakers needed. Award recipients are listed with their bios.  Will get NSCC event posted.  Engineers Week proclamation from Inslee posted.


  1. 7.            Engineering Mentor Nights:   
  2. 8.            Engineers’ Fair:  Chris Roberdeau (AIAA)
    Saturday 2/8/2014, 10am-4pm.  19 booths; could easily do +10 more booths.  9-930 set up time.  AIAA working thru Boys and Girls club to publicize.  Luis will bring display.  Brochures, signs, etc. all organized
  3. 9.            Engineer Awards:  Steve Snelling (IIE) Plaques being made now.
  4. 10.        Engineers’ Week Awards Banquet:   Sam Gheesling (ASME)
    Saturday 2/15/2014 Meal will be Salmon, Beef or Vegetarian.  53 guest signed up
  5. 11.        Open Discussion:    
    1. 12.        Action Item Review:  

a. Seattle Central Community College, Jan. 30th, 2014:  Luis Leon (ASM) Had very successful event with 23 mentors and 120 students.

b. North Seattle Community College, March 5, 2014:  Jason Salazar (ASME)
Working to determine event for next mtg.  Saturday lunch?  ~ mid-April

c.  Highline Community College, Date TBD:  Luis Leon (ASM)   Jason has ideas for combining with a 2nd event.

d.Everett Community College, April 10th dinner:  Luis Leon (ASM)   Contact Amy Felt

a. Programs:  Dave Butcher (IEEE)  Proof available Thurs to approve.

b. Governor’s Proclamation:  John Schaufelberger (WSPE) Framed.  Will need a table to display.

PSEC Banner:  John Schaufelberger (WSPE) Chris will bring to banquet.

c. Nametags: Neil and Art will take care of.


d.Speakers Gifts: Sam will do.

Please send comments or corrections to Colleen McClure at cmomcclure@gmail.com