October 5th, 2020 Meeting Agenda

October 2, 2020

Our meeting will be on Monday, October 5th Webex meeting online, at 6pm.

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes of September 14th meeting
  4. Around the Room
  5. Treasurer Report
  6. Calendar
  7. Website Updates
  8. Engineering Fair Report
  9. Banquet
  10. Mentor Nights
  11. InterSociety Officers Workshop
  12. New webmaster candidate, Sergio Moraes, introduction and election vote
  13. Swearing in of 2020-2021 Officers
  14. Action Item Review
  15. Adjourn
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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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1 Jun 2020 Mtg Minutes

September 10, 2020

PSEC via WebEx due to COVID 19 

1 June 2020 

Attendees

Kathi Shoemake ASHRAE

George Bondor SAE

John Schaufelberger WSPE Seattle

Charles Beard AIAA

Dave Butcher IEEE

Regina Long ISE

Luis Leon ASM

Sam Gheesling ASME

Eugene Brown ASME

Call to Order

Kathi called meeting or order at 6:02

Approval of Agenda

Approved

Approval of May meeting minutes

Approved

Treasurer Report

Dave Butcher reported that late checks for the banquet have been received. We are stil not quite at the break even point. A sponsor is still needed.

Website Updates

Dave requested we send any suggestions for the PSEC website appearance improvements to him

ISOW

Due to COVID 19  group ageed to defer the next ISOW until June  2021

2020-2021 officers

Andrew Gall has agreed to be chairperson. 

Open Discussion

Luis has located the Boeing weblink that give instructions on how to obtain support. With our 501C3 qualification he will attempt to sign us up.

Kathi will contact Razzis to reserve room for 14 Sep 2020 meeting (if open)

Adjourned at 6:43

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September 14th, 2020 PSEC Board Meeting Agenda

September 6, 2020

Our first meeting of the 2020-2021 year will be on Monday, September 14th Webex meeting online (meeting notes at next page), at 6pm.

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes
  4. Around the Room
  5. Treasurer Report
  6. Calendar
  7. Website Updates
  8. Engineering Fair Report
  9. Banquet
  10. Mentor Nights
  11. InterSociety Officers Workshop
  12. Action Item Review
  13. Swearing in of 2020-2021 Officers
  14. Adjourn
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June 1, 2020 – PSEC Meeting

May 31, 2020

The June PSEC meeting will be held online on June 1st at 6:00pm. If you don’t have the meeting information contact Dave Butcher (email treasurer at pseconline.org).

  • Introductions
  • Approval of agenda
  • Approval of prior meeting minutes
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Website update
  • ISOW
  • Mentor Nights
  • The Year in Review
  • 2020-2021 Officers
  • Open discussion
  • Action item review
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4 May 2020 PSEC Meeting Minutes

May 29, 2020

4 May 2020 Meeting Minutes

PSEC via WebEx due to COVID 19 

4 May 2020 

Attendees

Kathi Shoemake ASHRAE George Bondor SAE

John Schaufelberger WSPE Seattle Eugene Brown ASME

Dave Butcher IEEE Paul Grant ASCE

Luis Leon ASM Sam Gheesling ASME

Call to Order

Kathi called meeting or order at 6:02

Approval of Agenda

Approved

Approval of March meeting minutes

Approved

Around the Room

Each attendee reported that most society activities have been suspended due to COVID 19

Treasurer Report

Dave Butcher reported we are almost at breakeven for the year with a current $900 deficit. Compared to past years the difference is that we need a Banquet sponsor. With our IRS status established, Luis is making inquiries in Boeing to detemine if they are willing to restablish as our Banquet sponsor. Luis will also confirm if Boeing will reimburse to PSEC Boeing employees PSEC volunteer time. 

Website Updates

Dave confirmed our Drop Box capacity has been increased and that our website will be backed up to the Drop Box

Banquet

One society has not paid for table yet and is asking for and invoice. Dave will handle this

Mentor Nights

The 5 Mar 2020 mentor night at North Seattle College was successful with 7 mentors and 22 students

The 14 Apr 2020 mentor night at Highline College was cancelled due to COVID 19

Luis provided the year’s Mentor Night counts summary:

University Date Mentors Students

Seattle U 10/14/19 20 65

Green River 1/15/20 14 133

Seattle Central 1/30/20 15 165

Shoreline 2/19/20 6 20

UW Bothell 2/27/20 18 45

North Seattle 3/5/20 7 21

Highline 4/15/20 Cancelled

ISOW

Due to COVID 19  group discussed the possiblitiy of doing a virtual meeting. Decided that a physical face to face is much more effective. Decided to cancel the Jun 2020 meeting and possibly push it out to Sep 2020

Next years officers

The current Treasurer (Dave Butcher) and Secretary (George Bondor) agreed to continue in that capacity for next year. No official agreement for Chairperson yet.

Adjourned at 6:41

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2 Mar 2020 Meeting Minutes

April 30, 2020

2 Mar 2020

PSEC meeting at Razzis

Attendance:

Kathi Shoemake  ASHRAE Sam Ghessling ASME

Andrew Gall          SME Regina Ong IISE

Luis Leon ASM George Bondor SAE

Butcher IEEE

Call to Order:

6:04  Kathi called meeting to order

Approval of Minutes:

February Minutes not yet posted on website 

Around the Room:

Each participant stated their society affiliation and upcoming meeting status

Treasurers Report:

Reviewed with no changes

Calendar:

Reviewed what is currently on the calendar and highlighted the ISOW event in June. Details are forthcoming

Website:

No comments

Engineering Fair:

Discussed a possible date change to 6 Mar 2021. The popsicle bridge competition which draws a large number of high schoolers is changing to that date. We as a group agreed it would be in our best interests to change the Engineering Fair date to 6 Mar 2021. Kathi suggested we create a list of technically related groups/activities aimed at High School and below students and actively promote the Fair to them.

Engineering Banquet:

62 meals served at this years banquet. After discussion agreed that 8 attendees per table is the best configuration. Next years banquet is tentatively scheduled on 13 Feb 2021

PSEC Awards

Agreed that PSEC needs to promote greater participation in nominating potential recipients

Mentor Nights:

Shoreline College:  on 19 Feb  6 mentors/20 students

UW Bothel: on 27 Feb  18 mentors/45 students

North Seattle College: upcoming on 5 Mar  possibly 13 mentors

ISOW: 

Still evolving. More info to come soon

New Topics:

PSEC President plans to attend society Board Meetings to pitch PSEC

Action Item Review:

Shared Storage Unit with ASHRAE  also possibly with Engineers Without Borders. No decision

Boeing sponsorship of Banquet: With our recent IRS status in hand Luis will pursue Boeing

Group voted to expand our dropbox to 1-2 terabytes. This will cost $100 per year

Next meeting:

on 6 Apr 2020

7:15Adjourned 

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3 Feb 2020 Meeting Minutes

3 Feb 2020

PSEC meeting at Razzis

Attendance:Kathi Shoemake  ASHRAE

John Schaufelberger    WSPE Seattle

Paul Grant            ASCE Luis Leon ASM

Matt Clegg  SME Dave Butcher IEEE

Sam Ghessling         ASME George Bondor SAE

Andrew Gall          SME Tony Huan-Wong IEEE

Call to Order:

6:12 Kathi called meeting to order

Approval of Minutes:

Both December 2019 and January 2020 minutes were approved 

Around the Room:

Each participant stated their society affiliation and upcoming meeting status

Treasurers Report:

Additional societies have paid dues

The Banquet is paid for

Luis volunteered to pursue Boeing for future Banquet Sponsorship

Calendar:

Verified that following Mentor nights are on or will be added to calendar

19 Feb Shoreline Community College

27 Feb UW Bothel

5 Mar North Seattle College

Website:

Temporary offline today as the ISP transfers us to a different server

Engineering Fair:

Good to go.

Kathi will be at PSEC booth all day and Luis and Andrew will be part time 

Engineering Banquet:

Luis presented status of reservations, table purchases and seating

Dave Butcher said programs are ready to go to printer

John Schaufelberger has the award plaques ready

Sam Ghessling has the scripts ready

Discussed number of people per table seating

Mentor Nights:

Green River College 15 Jan went well with 85 students and 17 mentors

Seattle Cental College 30 Jan went well with 100 students and 15 mentors

ISOW: 

No updates, still on for 6 Jun

Needs to be added to calendar

Next meeting on 2 Mar 2020

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May (5/4/2020) PSEC Meeting Agenda

April 29, 2020

We will be virtual for the May PSEC meeting. The meeting will be Monday May 4 at 6:00pm via WebEx. Invites were sent out via email to PSEC representatives on April 29. Please contact Dave Butcher if you did not receive the WebEx information.

  1. Agenda
  2. Call to Order
  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. Approval of Minutes
    1. Approval of March Meeting Minutes
  5. Around the Room
  6. Treasurer Report
  7. Calendar
  8. Website Updates
  9. Engineering Fair
  10. Banquet
  11. PSEC Awards
  12. Mentor Nights
    1. North Seattle College Report, March 5th, 2020
    1. Highline College, April 14th, 2020 – cancelled
  13. InterSociety Officers Workshop
    1. Virtual meeting, In-person distance meeting, cancel.
  14. New Topics
    1. New Officers
  15. Action Item Review
  16. Adjourn
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April PSEC Meeting Canceled

March 25, 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the April PSEC meeting is being canceled on Monday April 6.

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