Date: Monday, October 3
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Razzis Pizzeria 8523 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle WA 98103
|Art & Jude Moss
- Introductions & Updates on Member Societies Events: All
- See attendance above
- Approval of Agenda: All
- Approved with no modifications
- Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes: All
- Approved with no modifications
- Treasurer’s Report: Julie Bennett (SWE)
- No changes from last year’s budget
- Dues notices will go out in October
- First check for banquet will go out this month as well.
- Website Updates: Stan Dyck (IEEE)
- See linked report
- Portland Student Banquet: Mark Powers (IISE)
- Mark presented a document with 4 recommendations for going forward with a student banquet.
- Some points:
- It would be a good to use as outreach to other societies
- Recruitment is key. There needs to be a strong interest
- It was suggested that maybe individual societies could spearhead the effort and to narrow the focus
- Mark agreed to make a more formal proposal for next month.
- Banquet: Sam Gheesling (ASME)
- A speaker has been invited but we are still waiting for a response. A secondary choice has also been identified.
- The contract with the Museum of Flight has been initiated
- After the venue is confirmed Sam will work on the catering
- The menu will be the same as last year with the same price.
- Awards: John Schaufelberger (WSPE)
- Nomination forms email was sent out.
- Everyone should get the word out and nominate worthy candidates.
- The deadline for nominations will be December 17th
- Mentor Nights: Jason Salazar (ASME)
- Schedule is on the Mentor Nights page
- There is some space on the Fall calendar. It’s a difficult time for schools to schedule. Discussion about moving the Seattle Central event from January to November and Bothell event might be slotted for Fall but not until next year.
- Seattle Central is looking for more diversity in the mentors. Also a wider selection of disciplines.
- New volunteers are always welcome.
- Jason is looking to create a general signup sheet so that mentors can be kept informed about all events
- ISOW: Dave Butcher (IEEE)
- John suggested May 6th as the date. This was agreed to by the Council.
- We will try to get the student chapters to participate this year.
- AIAA Tech Symposium: Chris Roberdeau (AIAA)
- Bill Van Valkenberg gave a presentation to the group about this event on November 19th.
- This is a one-day seminar at the Museum of Flight for $150 and a steep student discount.
- Please let your society members know about the event.
- Open Discussion: All
- Luis reports that the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is having a conference here in Seattle on November 2-6.
- There was some discussion about what to do with the money that we have in past years given to students for the First Robotics competition.
- An extended conversation about the website home page. Stan made some suggestions about what could be done and suggested that conversation be continued on the Website Subcommittee
- Action Items from Previous and this Meeting Review: All
- See action items below
- Make sure we have the photo on home page updated [Stan]
- Send website hosting bill to Julie [Stan]
- Contact Steve Allen about Society directory [Steve]
- Create Student Banquet presentation [Mark]
- Return Mark’s USB key [Stan]