7 Jun 2021 Meeting Minutes

June 23, 2021

7 Jun 2021

PSEC via Google Meet

Attendees
George Bondor SAE
Dave Butcher IEEE
Andrew Gall SME
Sam Gheesling ASME
Paul Grant ASCE
Luis Leon ASM
John Schaufelberger WSPE Seattle
Kathi Showmake ASHRAE

Call to Order
Kathi called meeting to order at 6:06 pm

Agenda
Approved

Approval of Minutes
Approved May meeting minutes

Around the Room
Each attendee reported on the status of their respective Society activities

Treasurers Report
Dave reported a checking account balance of $17506.26
No changes from May

Calendar
No action

Engineering Fair
Postponed to 2022

Engineering Banquet
Postponed to 2022

Mentor Nights
Mentor nights are complete. Next activity will be in the Fall of 2021

ISOW
Postponed until Fall of 2021
Discussed potential dates of 11 Sep, 2 Oct or 23 Oct
Agreed that 2 Oct . Will consider a hybrid format of both in person and “Zoom”
Kathi agreed to coordiate

Election of New Board
Postponed until Sep 2021 meeting
May do a digital election in August

Adjourned
at 6:36 pm

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3 May 2021 Meeting Minutes

May 25, 2021

3 May 2021

PSEC via Google Meet

Attendees
George Bondor SAE

Dave Butcher IEEE

Andrew Gall SME

Sam Gheesling ASME

Luis Leon ASM

Regina Long IIS

John Schaufelberger WSPE Seattle

Kathi Shoemake ASHRAE


Call to Order
Called to order by Kathi at 6:07 pm

Approval of Agenda
Approved

Approval of April Minutes
April meeting minutes approved

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

Treasurer Report
Dave reported our account balance at $17508
Dave presented an examination of our historical year end bank balances and recomended a 50% reduction in 2021-2022 dues for next year. After much discussion the 50% reduction in next years dues was approved

Website Updates
Dave agreed to continue as our website administrator. However he is still looking for a volunteer to assume the duties

Engineering Fair
Postponed until 2022

Banquet
Postponed until 2022

Mentor Nights
The Seattle colleges mentor nights went well with many mentor volunteers. It even had some High School student attendees. Many thanks to all the mentors. Need to work on the transitions from one mentor to the next.

Intersociety Officers Workshop
Having an in person meeting does not appear to be doable at this time. It would have to be virtual. Discussed postponing this and having it in Sept or Oct of this year. Agreed that choosing a date with no Husky home football game would be critical

Action Item Review
Discussed next year’s Board
Andrew Gall agreed to be Pesident
Dave Butcher agreed to continue as Treasurer
George Bondor agreed to continue as Secretary

Adjourn
Adjourned at 6:53 pm

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1 Apr 2021 Meeting Minutes

April 21, 2021

1 Apr 2021

PSEC via Google Meet

Attendees
George Bondor SAE
Dave Butcher IEEE
Andrew Gall SME
Sam Gheesling ASME
Paul Grant ASCE
Luis Leon ASM
Regina Long IIS
John Schaufelberger WSPE Seattle

Call to Order
Andrew called meeting to order at 6:08

Agenda
Approved

Approval of Minutes
Approved March meeting minutes

Around the Room
Each attendee reported on the status of their respective Society activities

Treasurers Report
Dave reported a checking account balance of $17506. One check written to Drop Box
Dave will prepare comparitive yearly expense numbers for the May meeting in order to discuss/decide on possible dues reduction for 2021-2022 period

Calendar
The 29 Apr Mentor night event needs to be posted to the calendar. Luis will send info to Dave

Engineering Fair
Postponed to 2022

Engineering Banquet
Postponed to 2022

Mentor Nights
The 1 Apr 2021 UW Bothel event went well with plenty of Mentors. Luis reported the three Seattle colleges are set for 29 Apr 2021. They need more Mentors

ISOW
We need to determine if there is any society interest in a workshop this year before we proceed with plans. Societies need to report back for our next meeting

Adjourned
at 6:35

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1 Mar 2021 Meeting Minutes

March 19, 2021

1 Mar 2021

PSEC via Google Meet

Attendees

Charles Beard          AIAA

George Bondor         SAE

Dave Butcher            IEEE

Andrew Gall                SME

Sam Gheesling           ASME

Paul Grant ASCE

Luis Leon                   ASM

John Schaufelberger WSPE Seattle

Kathi ShoeMake ASHRAE

Call to Order 

Kathi called meeting to order at 6:03

Agenda

Approved

Approval of Minutes

Approved February meeting minutes

Around the Room

Each attendee reported on the status of their respective Society activities

Treasurers Report

Dave reported a checking account balance of $17638.37

Andrew reported that SME has voted to not pay PSEC dues due to precarious chapter finances.

Calendar

Mentor nights are being posted to the calendar

Engineering Fair

Kathi shared survey results of the virtual fair proposal. There was not much enthusiasm by our member societies. There will not be an Engineering Fair this year

Engineering Banquet

Postponed to 2022

Mentor Nights

UW Bothel virtual Mentor night is scheduled for 1 Apr 2021. They need mentors. See the PSEC calendar for details. The three Seattle colleges are tentativley scheduling a late afternoon viirtual mentor night (4:30-7:00) on 29 Apr 2021

ISOW

We need to determine if there is any society interest in a workshop this year before we proceed with plans. Societies need to report back for our next meeting

Action Item

The board will discuss in detail considerations for 2021-2022 year dues reductions

Adjourned 

at 6:39

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1 Feb 2021 Meeting Minutes

February 23, 2021

1 Feb 2021

PSEC via Google Meet

Attendees

Charles Beard          AIAA

George Bondor         SAE

Dave Butcher            IEEE

Matt Clegg                 SME

Gale Cornelius           SWE

Andrew Gall                SME

Sam Gheesling           ASME

Neal Jacques             WSPE  at large

Luis Leon                   ASM

John Schaufelberger WSPE Seattle

Call to Order 

Andrew called meeting to order at 6:09 pm in Kathi’s absence

Agenda

In Kathi’s absence we followed the agenda of the January meeting

Approval of Minutes

Approved January meeting minutes

Around the Room

Each attendee reported on the status of their respective Society activities

Treasurers Report

Dave reported a checking account balance of $16974

Our state filing is complete and $10 fee has been paid

ASME formally requested a dues reduction due to PSEC’s event cancellations. 2 or 3 other societies have discussed this possibility. Attendees discussed this at length noting that PSEC does have other expenses other than major events. One proposal was to continue this year’s dues collection and reduce next years dues. ASME agreed to pay this years dues and wait for a final decision from PSEC. Attendees agreed to defer a final decision on this until the May or June meeting.

Engineering Fair

Will discuss when the vote tally on Beth and Carmen’s proposal is presented

Engineering Banquet

Postponed to 2022

Mentor Nights

UW Bothel is organizing one (virtual Zoom) on 25 Feb 2021. They need mentor volunteers.

The three Seattle Colleges (North, Central, South) are organizing a joint virtual mentor night in April.

ISOW

Decision deferred to March or April meeting

Adjourned at 7:02 pm

at 7:02 

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4 Jan 2021 Meeting Minutes

January 25, 2021

4 Jan 2021

PSEC via Google Meet

Attendees

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

Calendar

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. 

Banquet

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

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7 Dec 2020 Meeting Minutes

December 29, 2020

7 Dec 2020

PSEC via WebEx

Attendees

George Bondor SAE

Dave Butcher IEEE

Gail Cornelius SWE

Andrew Gall SME

Sam Gheesling ASME

Paul Grant ASCE

Luis Leon ASM

Regina Long IIS

John Schaufelberger WSPE Seattle

Kathi Shoemake ASHRAE


Call To Order

Kathi calledmeeting to order at 6:04

Approval of Agenda

Approved

Approval of Minutes

November meeting minutes approved

Around the Room

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

Calendar

Dave volunteered to figure out how to utilize the calendar function (see website update)

Website Update

Dave reported that Sergio has had some changes in his life and can no longer serve as our Webmaster. Dave will assume responsibility until a new volunteer steps up

Engineering Fair Report

Beth and Carmen are ironing out details for the online proposal. They are working on a formal writeup to present to the council

Banquet

Sam reported the Museum of Flight is kindly holding space for May or June 2021. The council voted to postpone a firm decision until the January 2021 meeting

Mentor Nights

Luis reported that Seattle Central has taken the lead  for a Zoom meeting with breakout sessions on 29 April 2021. Andrew volunteered to contact North Seattle and South Seattle to determine possible interest in this meeting. UW Bothel is also looking into a possible similar meeting. Gibson EK high school may still be interested in a college career night activity.

Intersociety Officers Workshop

Discussion postponed to the January 2021mee

Meeting Adjourned at 6:45 pm

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2 Nov 2020 Meeting Minutes

November 17, 2020

2 Nov 2020

PSEC via WebEx

Attendees

Charles Beard AIAA

George Bondor SAE

Dave Butcher IEEE

Andrew Gall SME

Sam Gheesling ASME

Paul Grant ASCE

Luis Leon ASM

Regina Long IISE

Beth Mende AWWA

John Schaufelberger WSPE Seattle

Kathi Shoemake ASHRAE

Call To Order

Kathi called meeting to order at 6:01pm

Approval of Agenda

Approved

Approval of October minutes

October meeting minutes approved

Around the Room

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

Treasurers Report

Dave reported that six societies have promptly paid this year’s dues. Our current bank balance is $14195

WebMaster

Dave reported that Sergio is on board and has already made some minor changes to our website

Engineering Fair

Beth reported that she and Carmen have had several discussions. They are working on a proposal that would involve each society coming up with an activity that could be sent out to participants. This would involve a video with instructions. Required details are still in discussion: age group, how to acquire names and addresses of participants etc. Beth will send a summary to Kathi

Engineering Banquet

Discussion and decision postponed to December meeting

Mentor Nights

Luis reported that Seattle Central is tentatively scheduled for 21 Apr 2021. They will host the ZOOM breakout sessions

Andrew reported that Seattle University has already conducted a Mentor night

Kathi has been contacted by Gibson Ek High School in the Issaquah School District. They are interested in some kind of College Career night activity

ISOW

Discussion postponed to the January meeting

Next Meeting

7 Dec 2020

Meeting Adjournd at 6:51pm

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5 Oct 2020 Meeting Minutes

October 15, 2020

5 Oct 2020

PSEC meeting via WebEx

Attendees

Charles Beard AIAA

George Bondor  SAE

Dave Butcher IEEE

Camen Cejudo ASHRAE

Andrew Gaul SME

Sam Gheesling ASME

Paul Grant ASCE

Luis Leon ASM

Bethany Mende AWWA

John Schaufelberger WSPE Seattle

Kathi ShoeMake ASHRAE

Call to Order

Kathis called meeting to order at 6:04 pm

Approval of agenda

Approved

Approval of minutes

The September meeting minutes were approved with one exception; our September bank account balance  is actually $13300

Around the room

Each participant stated the status of their society in the current COVID-19 environment

Treasurers report

Dave reported our current account balance of $13600

WebMaster

Dave reported he has recruited a qualified volunteer, Sergio Moraes. The group approved his recommendation. Dave will proceed with bringing Sergio on board

Engineering Fair

Paul reported that the popsicle bridge competition is tentatively been scheduled for 6 Mar 2021 at the Museum of Flight. This is important to us if we want to schedule  a physical Engineering Fair concurrent with the competition.

Bethany had some thoughts for a virtual approach to our Engineering Fair. Each society would create a 10 minute video to be shown online in a virtual meeting. This might be presented concurrently with the virtual Washington State Science and Engineering  Fair (WSSEF) scheduled on 26-27 March 2021. Bethany will investigate this approach. Carmen volunteered to help Bethany with this approach.

Engineering Banquet

A decision will be made in our December meeting if we will reschedule for spring 2021 or fall 2021

Mentor Nights 

Luis had an interesting conversation with Seattle Central College. The contact there is enthusiastic about the mentor night using a ZOOM feature that provides breakout sessions. Luis will explore the capabilities of this feature.

ISOW

Postponed 

New Officers

Kathi Shoemake President

Andrew Gall President understudy

Dave Butcher Treasurer

George Bondor Secretary

This slate was approved by the Board

Next Meeting 2 Nov 2020

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm

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14 Sep 2020 PSEC Mtg

September 24, 2020

14 Sep 2020 PSEC Mtg Minutes

PSEC Mtg via WebEx

Attendees

Kathi Shoemake ASHRAE

Dave Butcher IEEE

Charles Beard AIAA

Luis Leon ASM

Sam Gheesling ASME

Carmen Cejudo ASHRAE

John Schaufelberger WSPE Seattle

Paul Grant ASCE

Matt Clegg SME

George Bondor SAE

Call to Order

Kathi called meeting to Order at 6:05

Approval of Agenda

Approved with one addition “Covid 19 considerations” after Approval of Minutes

Approval of Minutes

Approved. George will attempt to get them out sooner

COVID19 Considerations

Lengthy discussion

PSEC meetings to continue on WebEx until state puts Seattle into phase 4 (possibly phase 3) 

Engineering Banquet and Engineering Fair postponed until fall of 2021 (earliest). Solicitations for awards and venue reservations initiated in spring of 2021. All contingent on how well COVD19 is controlled.

Mentor program on hold. Luis to contact schools for input. Early 2021 possible contingent on state upgrading of phases.

SME is planning virtual seminars for students graduating in June 2021

Around the room

Each attendee reported on how their societies are coping with COVID19. Most are diving into virtual activities including monthly member meetings

Treasurers Report

Dave reported we have received the benefits of Luis’ efforts to get employee volunteering reimbursement from Boeing. Bank account balance is approximately $1300.

Calendar

Skip

Website update

Dave has not had much luck getting a volunteer to takeover webmaster duties. He will continue in that role until we have a volunteer

Engineering Fair

Paul Grant to contact ASCE student group to determine what their intentions are concerning scheduling of the popsicle stick bridge competition

Banquet

Postponed until fall 2021 (earliest)

Mentor Nights

Postponed until state upgrades phases. Luis to contact schools to get their input

Intersociety Workshop

Postponed until state upgrades phases

Action Item Review

Luis to contact schools concerning Mentor nights

Paul to contact ASCE student group concerning intentions about scheduling popsicle stick bridge  competition

Kathi to contact Andrew Gall to determine if he still on for President of PSEC

Swearing in of 2020-2021 officers

Postponed to next month

Adjourned at 7:05

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