4 Jan 2021

PSEC via Google Meet


Charles  Beard AIAA

George Bondor SAE

Dave Butcher IEEE

Carmen Cejudo ASHRAE

Gail Cornelius SWE

Sam Gheesling ASME

Paul Grant ASCE

Luis Leon ASM

Beth Mende APWA

John Schaufelberger WSPE Seattle

Kathi Shoemake ASHRAE

Call To Order

Kathi called meeting to order at 6:08 pm

Approval of Agenda

December meeting minutes approved

Around the Room

Each attendee gave the status of their society and/or plans for this month’s meeting


Dave noted links to ASHRAE, SWE, joint SAMPE/ASMI, and AIAA retiree’s meetings are on the PSEC events calendar

Treasurers Report

Dave reported that there are four societies that have not paid dues

Engineering Fair Report

Beth and Carmen gave a Cliff Notes description of what they propose for a virtual Engineering Fair project. The group felt it would be quite a project. That coupled with many people (esp students) getting “Zoomed” fatigued might be too much. Beth will send a written copy of the proposal to Kathi who will distribute to the Board to be voted on. 


Sam verified that the Museum of Flight is holding a date for us in June 2021. The group discussed this at length concerning the rate of vaccine inoculation, the rate of reduction in COVID cases and the lead times required to firm up the banquet. The board decided to cancel the 2021 Engineering Banquet and look forward to the 2022 banquet.

Mentor Nights

The Seattle Central Zoom meeting with breakout sessions on 29 April 2021 is the only Mentor night currently scheduled.  Andrew Gall is pursuing having  North Seattle and South Seattle join in on this. UW Bothel is also looking into a possible similar meeting. Gail reported that all three UW campuses are organizing a similar virtual mentor meeting.

Intersociety Officers Workshop

Decision postponed to the April board meeting

Meeting Adjourned at 6:50 pm

Meeting Adjourned at 6:50 pm