Minutes of the IEEE Buffalo Section Board Meeting

September 26, 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, September 26, 2013,

at 6:30 p.m.

 

PRESENT:

 

Ashish Shah, Chair

Gregory C. Koch, Vice Chair

Thomas M. Heckmann, Treasurer

Paul Ardounis, Secretary

James R. Bates

Mary J. Christ

Marlin R. Gillette

Philip M. Henderson II

Judith M. Moskal

Joseph S. Ott

 

 

Secretary’s Note:
None

Call to Order 6:30pm

 

Review of June 2013 Minutes:

Remove titles from board member names.

Minutes passed by motion:

            Tom Heckmann

            James Bates

 

Treasurer’s Report:

 

Tom reviewed accounting balances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Reports Program & Arrangements:

 

Summer Social - July

Dock at the Bay – Thursday, July 18th

15 members attended

Very nice event

 

August Meeting

Tonawanda Engine Plant Tour

 

September Meeting

Yahoo Tour – September 19th

30 people attended

26 attended dinner

Very secure facility

UB was represented

Mohawk Valley Chair / Students present

Technical tour

Infrastructure / Building / Power

Yahoo – 120+ employees

1 million circular discs (servers)

More people wanted to attend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Events

 

October Meeting

Big Becky Tour (Greg) – October 26, 2013

Impact of Big Becky will be discussed

Niagara on the Lake Dinner

 

November Meeting

                Speaker from Purdue University (Marlin)

                Dr. Douglas Gotham – Energy Storage

                November 8th

                Thursday / Friday Event at UB

1.       UB Students @ 3pm

2.       Holiday Inn at NFB @ 6pm

 

Abstract to Marlin / UB / IEEE

 

Cost:

UB – Air Fare

IEEE Buffalo – 2 nights Hotel

Other Travel – 50/50 UB/IEEE

 

December Meeting

Speaker

Stanford University Skype (Marlin)

Backup PowerPoint over phone

 

Tour

Kom Automation Robot Arm (Judy)

Dekter (Robot) – Programming

 

 

National / Region 1 / Western Area        Update (Ashish)

 

 

 

Societies Chapters

 

Computer – none

Control Systems – none

Communications – none

Engineering Management – none

Gold – none

Microwave Theory & Techniques – James J. Whalen, remove from Newsletter

 

Antennas & Propagation – none

 

Power Engineering – none

 

Industry Applications – none

 

TSC – March 20, 2014 Meeting (Judy)

ASME – Conference IEDC Meeting (Judy)

 

PACE – Consultants Training Session in Chicago – October 26, 2013 ($40 + Travel)

 

EPICS – Projects with High Schools

-          Grants $3-4K

-          Buffalo / Amherst

-          Proposal needed for 10 weeks

-          ~ 1hr/week – 25 kids

-          10 projects

 

Old Business

 

Gold – Forms provided by Judy; recruiters

 

Buffalo section archive – No Report

 

Buffalo section website – No Report

 

LinkedIn/Facebook – No Report

 

PACE – None

 


New Business

 

2014 Officers

·         Jim Bates – Collect names for IEEE Buffalo Section nominations

·         Joe – Voting online

·         October Meeting have volunteers for Board

Advertise RAM Consulting Software in IEEE Buffalo Newsletter for Sale

·         Sandy Mathisen requested

·         Arc/Fault Calculation Software

·         1st – Selling Software Legal?

 

1st Motion by Judy for donation to Bob Mathisen’s Church in his Memory

2nd Motion – Greg

Abstain from voting – Tom Heckmann

 $100 to Church of Nativity

 

Need to acquire more laser pointers and cups for guest speakers. (Judy)

·         Purchase 5-10 laser pointers

·         Re-order cups

 

Review Action Items

Judy – Online Paying: vline

 

Greg – Big Becky Flyer

 

Marlin – Stanford Skype

 

Mary – EPICS

 

Judy – IEEE Award for Chris

 

Jim – Nominations for 2014 IEEE Board

 

Judy – Cups / Laser Pointers / Thank you gifts

 

Tom – Memorial Fund Donation: Bob Mathesin

 

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

October 17, 2013, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. [2]

The meeting adjourned at 8:31 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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