November 2, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Published: November 9, 2015
by Dave

Meeting Minutes

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Razzis Pizzeria 8523 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle WA 98103


Tricia Thomson AWPA
John Schaufelberger WSPE-SEA
Paul Grant ASCE
Rich Doremus ASHRAE
Ray Willaford INCOSE
Arthur Moss ASQ
Glenn Landguth WSPE-LW
Steve Snelling IIE
Leann Kostek IEEE
Paul Kostek SAE
Steve Marth SME
Tony Nguyen APWA
Dave Butcher IEEE
Jason Salazar ASME
Sam Gheesling ASME
Rosie Pham SWE
Agnieszka Miguel ASEE
Peter Opsahl SEAW
Luis Leon ASMI
Stan Dyck IEEE

Meeting Agenda

  1. Introductions & Updates on Member Societies’ Events: All
    • Largest attendance so far
  2. Approval of Agenda: All
    • Agenda approved. Motion by John, second by Steve
  3. Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes: All
    • Minutes approved. Motion by Steve, second by John
  4. Treasurer’s Report : Chris Roberdeau (AIAA)
    • Chris did not attend. Dave reported that a check was written for the banquet deposit.
  5. Website Updates: Stan Dyck (IEEE)
    • See linked report
  6. Washington Regional, Future Cities Competition: Leann Kostek
    • Leann gave an overview of Future Cities competition.
    • Donations and volunteers/judges are welcome.
  7. Committee Chairs: Sam Gheesling (ASME)
    • Gary Foss has agreed to head of the education outreach committee
    • The entire slate of committee heads is now in place
  8. Engineer’s Fair Committee: Chris Roberdeau (AIAA)
    • No report as Chris did not attend though Sam reported that the booth price structure will be the same as last year.
  9. Banquet Committee Report: Sam Gheesling (ASME), Peter Opsahl (SEAW)
    • Sam is finalizing the signatures on the contracts
    • The speaker is still being identified. Looking at some Boeing executives.
  10. Mentor Nights: Jason Salazar (ASME)
    1. Seattle Pacific University: Paul Grant (ASCE)
      • See the linked report
    2. Future Mentor Nights: Jason Salazar (ASME)
      • Jason talked about the Mentor Nights page
      • Luis reported that the Bothell event will probably not occur this year but perhaps next year.
    3. Mentor Night Scheduling: Peter Opsahl (SEAW)
      • Peter expressed concern about mentor volunteer coordination. The SEAW has its own volunteer coordinator and the issue is that SEAW members may not know to whom to go to sign up, the Eventbrite site or the SEAW coordinator. Peter decided that the SEAW coordinator position is not needed.
  11. Events Calendar for 2015-2016: Sam Gheesling (ASME)
    • Seattle Central Mentor Night date is set (January 21st)
    • AmCon conference is set for Februrary 16th and 17th
    • Everett Community College Mentor Night is set for April 8th
  12. Open Discussion: All
    • Art Moss asks that you let your societies know about the AmCon conference in February. Volunteers for manning the booth are requested.
    • Steve brought up the possibility of a Mentor Night event at Shoreline Community College. He will look into it.
    • Peter announced some SEAW events that they want to publicize. He will get with Stan to get an announcement on the website.
  13. Action Items from Previous Meeting Review: All
    • Items Completed
      • Send latest bylaws to Stan [Sam/Luis]
      • Look into rustling up the Rep attendance [Steve]
      • Send out draft email to mentor coordinators to send out to volunteers seeking mentor coordinators [Jason]
      • Inquire about Education Outreach Chair with Gary Foss [Sam]
      • Contact Luis for updates to name tags [All]

Action Items

  • Look into reconnecting with UW Bothell for Mentor Night [Paul/Luis]
  • Talk to your society about seeking Mentor Night coordinators [PSEC Reps]
  • Check Societies Page to make sure it is correct [All]
  • Schedule updates for the various focals
    • UW-Bothell Mentor Night [Paul]
    • YEPPS Event [Steve]
    • North Seattle College Mentor Night [Jason]
    • Highline College Mentor Night [Luis]
    • Bellevue College Mentor Night [Dave]
  • Verify if we everything for the Boeing Banquet Donation [Chris]
  • Send deposit for Banquet Catering [Chris]
  • Send bios of banquet speakers to banquet committee [Luis]
  • Find name of Seattle U Mentor Night university rep [Agnieszka]
  • Find out about status of YEPPS event [Steve]
  • Send email to Jason about AmCom that he can forward to Mentor coordinators [Art]
  • Talk offline about Shoreline Mentor Event [Steve/Jason]
  • Work with Stan to publicize SEAW events [Peter]
  1. Stan Dyck says:

    Corrections made per Paul, Jason and Steve

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