IEEE Orlando Section
11 December 2005
- The next Region 3 Excom will be held in Atlanta, January 27-29. A Florida Council meeting will be held
in conjunction with it.
- A list of the top twenty recommendations from the 2005 Sections
posted at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/sc/2005/SC05_Recommendations.htm
- Reporting new officers. As
soon as possible, new section and chapter officers (including student
branches) should be reported to email@example.com,
to update the geographic roster on the web.
- Meeting reports, financial report. L31s should be filed
electronically as soon after the
meeting as possible. This includes
administrative meetings. The L50
financial report must be filed by March 31, 2006 (this is a change).
- Enlisting new volunteer members – Engineers typically
dislike asking for help, but to get volunteers it is necessary to
advertise, solicit, and – ask. We
have a volunteers needed page at the Web site, for the following:
Chair AES Chapter
Chair Computer Chapter
Chair, SRC Chapter
Chair, UFFC Chapter
The Computer chapter chair can be deleted, since Ken
Truong has volunteered. There is a Volunteer
Recruitment Toolkit to aid in soliciting new section/chapter volunteers, at
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/scs/volunteer/index.htm IEEE annually sends membership development
materials to the MD chair or the section chair.
- Need to continue efforts to get a regular listing in the CFB
weekly for our URL under Small Business Resources, Web Sites, and our
meetings under Technology Events, each week. Email announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week ahead of the event. Include time, date, complete address,
cost, and contact phone.
- Formation of a Life Member Group. Life Member chapters are being
reclassified as Affinity Groups, under Regional Activities. This means that their meetings qualify
for section rebate credit. Only
six signatures are required to form an affinity group. A printout from SAMIEEE of the local
life members will be helpful in getting a LM chapter started in Orlando.
- Southeastcon 2006 will be held in Memphis, TN, 30 March-April 2. A regional meeting will be
included. The robotic competition
in Fort Lauderdale was well-attended, with over 30 teams competing. High school groups also competed in a
simplified competition. Lego
Mind-Storm modular robotic kits are popular from 7th grade
level up, and could form a pre-college project for the Orlando Section if
desired. The kits cost about $200,
are reusable, and provide a vehicle for interested IEEE members to
stimulate interest in math and science among pre-college students. A Life Member chapter could take on
such a project, which could qualify for PACE project funding.
- The Orlando section could plan an S-PAC and M-PAC over the next six
months, as a service to its student members and regular members. Speakers are available, and each
qualifies for PACE shared-funding.
See http://www.ieeeusa.org/volunteers/committees/SPAC/ and http://www.ieeeusa.org/volunteers/pace/mpac.asp The Tallahassee section held one in
September, with 75 attendees. Jim Howard
is SPAC Coordinator email@example.com. Funds are available through Adeeb
Hamzey, R3 PACE chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Some key dates in 2006:
Week, Feb. 19-26 www.eweek.org
Leadership Workshop, St. Louis, March 3-5
Orlando, March 7-9
International Symposium on Power Line Communications and Its Applications
(ISPLC), Orlando Mar. 26-29
2006 and Region 3 Meeting, Memphis, Mar. 30-April 2
Robotics & Automation Conference, Orlando, May 15-19
Annual International Computer Conference, Orlando, July 11-15
- Society support for Chapters. Many IEEE societies offer financial support for chapters,
either to organize (or reorganize), to aid in obtaining speakers through
their distinguished lecturer programs, to assist with meeting expenses,
and/or for special projects that further the goals of the societies. A letter request can get the ball
rolling, and with the start of a new year almost upon us, now is a good
time to get those letters drafted.
- Section assistance for IEEE conferences. The Orlando section is well-positioned
to gain both experience and surplus through support of society conferences
planned for the Orlando area.
Check the IEEE conference directory for further information.
are welcomed, for improving services to members through the Orlando section and
its chapters. Contact information is
George F. McClure, Strategic Planning Committee
407 647-5092 email@example.com
Dec. 11, 2005