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IEEE Orlando Section Monthly
http://www.ieee.org/orlando/
SCOOP, February 2004
Published for IEEE Section Chairs
Vicki Waldman, Editor; Tracy Hawkins, Manager Section/Chapter Support
Contents:
PROVIDE INPUT TO SECTIONS CONGRESS 2005 PROGRAM
 
The Regional Activities Board will present IEEE Sections Congress 2005 in Tampa, Florida, USA, 14-17 October 2005. The theme of the event is "Promoting a World-Class Volunteer Community." As part of the planning process, Program Committee Chair Dave Green has asked that current and recent Section leaders provide feedback on a number of suggested topics.
 
To that end, please visit http://www.surveysolutions.com/ieee/sc2005b.htm
and complete the survey. Your answers will help determine what program sessions would be most valuable to the Section leaders attending Sections Congress.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Dave (d.green@ieee.org) or Tracy Hawkins (t.hawkins@ieee.org).
 
 
EWEEK REMINDER
 
The IEEE is serving as lead society for National Engineers Week (EWeek) this year, 22-28 February, and is helping to pave the way for expanding the celebration around the world. For more information on how you can get involved in EWeek, visit http://www.ieee.org or www.ieeeusa.org/eweek. An EWeek engineer volunteer kit is available at http://www.eweek.org/site/Engineers/kit.shtml.
 
 
RECRUITING AND RETAINING VOLUNTEERS, PART VI
 
What volunteers need: "written instructions*." Written instructions can be helpful for both recruiting volunteers and retaining new volunteers. If you have a simply written job description available when you approach someone to invite him or her to volunteer, he or she may be more likely to agree if they have a clear idea of what they are being asked to do. Without written instructions, an individual may volunteer to do a job, but misunderstand exactly what it is he or she agreed to do and later back down.
 
What can you do?
1) Have a brief job description of each position that needs to be filled. There are some already written for you on the web at
http://www.ieee.org/officers (click on link to "officer job descriptions").
2) Follow-up verbal commitments with a thank you note that includes a summary of the agreed upon task.
 
(*from "Volunteers: How to Get Them, How to Keep Them" by Helen Little; page 40, Panacea Press, Inc. Naperville IL., 1999)
 
 
NOMINATE A DESERVING PRE-COLLEGE EDUCATOR FOR AN AWARD
 
Help recognize current pre-college classroom teachers who have inspired an appreciation and understanding of mathematics, science and technology and the engineering process in students and have encouraged students to pursue technical careers by making a nomination. Candidates must be current pre-college classroom teachers. Nominations are due by 30 April 2004. The award consists of $1000 US and a brass and walnut plaque. To learn more about this award or to submit an application, go to
http://www.ieee.org/eab/EABAwards/awardprecollege-2004.htm.
 
 
CALL FOR 2004 EAB AWARD NOMINATIONS
 
The IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) is accepting nominations of IEEE members for the following annual awards: Meritorious Achievement Award in Accreditation Activities, Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education, Major Educational Innovation Award, Pre-College Educator Award, Meritorious Service Citation, Employer Professional Development Award and Section Professional Development Award. The deadline for nominations is 30
April 2004. For award descriptions, honorarium details, and nomination packets, visit
http://ieee.org/organizations/eab/arc/awards/callnominations.htm. For more information, contact Rae Toscano, IEEE Educational Activities at r.toscano@ieee.org.
 
 

 

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