Minutes of the IEEE Buffalo Section Board Meeting

June 27, 2013

 


A meeting of the IEEE Buffalo Section Board was held at the University at Buffalo Davis Hall, Room 230A [1]  in Amherst, N.Y., on Thursday, June 27, 2013,

at 6:30 p.m.

 

PRESENT:

 

Ashish Shah, Chair

Gregory C. Koch, Vice Chair

Thomas M. Heckmann, Treasurer

 

Christopher L. Mierzwa, Committee Director, Power Engineering, and Committee Director of Industrial Applications

 

James R. Bates, Committee Director of Membership Development, Committee Director of Engineering Management

 

Marlin R. Gillette, Former Chair, Buffalo Section, Committee Director of Microwave Theory & Techniques Society, and Antennas & Propagation Society

 

Norman E. Schweitzer, Committee Director, Computer Society, and Control Systems Society

 

Philip M. Henderson II, Committee Director of Advertisement and Contributions

 

Judith M. Moskal, Committee Director, Communications Society

 

Mary J. Christ, Committee Director of PACE

Jesuita Christ, Guest

Joseph S. Ott, Embedded Software Engineer, DSP/VoIP

 

 

 

Secretary’s Note:
None

Call to Order 6:30pm

 

Review of May 2013 Minutes:

Remove Philip Henderson from attendance.

Minutes passed by motion:

            Tom Heckmann

            James Bates

 

Treasurer’s Report:

 

 

Tom reviewed accounting balances.

 

Committee Reports Program & Arrangements:

 

June Meeting

 

Lithium Ion Battery Meeting

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

August Meeting

 

            Tonawanda Engine Plant Tour

            Motion to Tour / Meet at 5:30pm

                        Jim Bates – 1st motion

                        Tom Heckmann – 2nd motion

            Group Tours? – No

           

            Amendment on motion passed – Ashish

            Send Tour information to Judy

 


Summer Social

 

                Dock at the Bay – Thursday, July 18th

                $15/person

                Contact Judy to RSVP

 

September Meeting

 

  1. Speaker from Stanford (Marlin)

Dr. Charles Barnhart

  1. Yahoo Tour (Mary)
  2. Lockheed Martin Speaker (Marlin)
  3. Big Becky (Greg)

 

Marlin moves motion for Section Laptop

 

 

National / Region 1 / Western Area        Update

 

 

 

 

 

Societies Chapters

 

Computer – none

Control Systems – none

Communications – none

Engineering Management – none

Gold – none

Microwave Theory & Techniques – none

Antennas & Propagation – none

Power Engineering – none

Industry Applications - none

 

 

 

Old Business

 

Gold – No Report. (Paul)

 

Buffalo section archive – No Report

 

Buffalo section website – No Report

 

LinkedIn/Facebook – Greg

·         Update/hits

·         Advertise next 4 months

·         Review Post Views

o    GM Plant Tour – 98

o    New Student Chapter – 50

·         FB - $50 every two months

·         $100 – Advertisement

·         Added to FB

o    Promote Successful Engineering to attract more members

 

PACE – None

 


New Business

 

2014 Officers

·         Tom Heckmann – Treasurer

·         Jim Bates – Collect names for IEEE Buffalo Section nominations

 

IEEE USA Meeting

·         1-4 August

·         Portland, Oregon

·         R1: $400-$800 subsidie

·         July 6th deadline

·         Possible $2,500 to Portland

·         Let Ashish know by weekend

 

Board of Governors Meeting

·         Region 1, 24th August

·         Friday – Saturday : Ashish

 

 

 

Review Action Items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next meeting of the Board would be held at Davis Hall, Room 230A, University at Buffalo, North Campus on September 26, 2013,

6:30pm – 8:38pm. [2]

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

___________________________

Paul G. Ardounis
Secretary


  1. The Buffalo Section Meeting was held at Davis Hall, Room 230A, Amherst, NY: http://www.buffalo.edu/buildings/building?id=davis.  Return to text
  2. The Buffalo Section Meeting will be held at Davis Hall, Room 230A, Amherst, NY: http://www.buffalo.edu/buildings/building?id=davis.  Return to text

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