Region 3 News

CONTENTS

- SECTIONS CONGRESS 2002 will be in Washington, DC.

- IN MEMORIAM: VALDEMAR BODIN, PE
 
- Professional Development Conference 2000
 
- TCEB, TRIANGLE COALITION ELECTRONIC BULLETIN
 
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SECTIONS CONGRESS 2002 will be in Washington, DC.
 
Since the last Region 3 Committee meeting we have established Region 3
CO-Coordinators for Sections Congress 2002. Anyone with questions about
SC'02 should contact both Dan Jackson, d.jackson@ieee.org, and Butch
Shadwell, b.shadwell@ieee.org. The intention is that Dan will become the key
contact
for Virginia, Kentucky/Indiana, Tennessee, North and South Carolina. Butch
will become key for Florida, Georgia, Alabama/Mississippi, and Jamaica.
 
An initial Region 3 funding plan for Sections Congress 2002 has been
submitted
to the EXCOM for approval, subject to change as more information becomes
available from Regional Activities. Sections should become aware of the
Region
3 plan in order to make their own financial plans. Our goal is to have all
active sections represented at SC'02. 
 
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IN MEMORIAM: VALDEMAR BODIN, PE
Valdemar Bodin. PE, respected and beloved by all, died March 13, 2000 at
Johnson-Willis Hospital in Richmond, VA at age 70, after an 11 month
battle with cancer.
Val was born April 8, 1929 to Janie Agnes Carter Bodin and the late Erik
Bodin. He was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church in Rice, VA.
 
Valdemar has held many engineering and management positions during a Bell
Systems career that spanned the years 1945 to 1983. He took some time out
to obtain his BSEE from Virginia Tech in 1949, served in the, Army and
worked several years in the blossoming TV broadcast industry.
 
After taking early retirement from the Bell system, he worked as a
consultant with the Electrical Distributors Company of Conshohocken,
Pennsylvania, and as an associate of Payne-Lendman, Inc, (now Lendman
Associate), an executive out-placemenmt firm in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
He later became a Senior Engineer with the Virginia Department of
Information Technology, which administers the state's sizeable
telecommunications network.. After retiring from the state of Virginia,
he went into private practice with John T. Moore Associates, a Richmond
consulting firm.
 
Val was active in IEEE Region 3 and served on the United States
Activities Board (USAB) in 1982. In 1984 he was chair of the Government
Procurement and Regulations Committee under USAB's Career Activities
Council. He was Region 3' Government Activities, serving on the State
Government Activities Committee and worked with the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers' state government operation as IEEE liaison.
 
His awards include the (first) Virginia Council Service Award, the Region
3 Professional Activities Award,Region Service Award, the USAB Citation
of Honor, and the IEEE Centennial Medal. Along the he served as IEEE
Richmond Section chair, IEEE Virginia Council chair and general chair of
IEEE SOUTHEASTCON `86 in Richmond. He was very active in the Virginia
Society of Professional Engineers and also active in numerous clubs and
organizations.
 
He was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church in Rice, Virginia. He was also
Past Master of Manchester Masonic Lodge #14, Past High Priest of the
Royal Arch Chapter 48, and a Shriner in the ACCA Temple. Val was also a
member of he Manchester Moose Family Center 699, where he played in the
country-western band. Val is survived by his mother Janie Agnes Carter
Bodin of Farmville, his daughter , Tyra Bowman of Rice, Virginia and two
grand children, Amber and Riley III.
 
Andrew Hargrove, PE
Chair
IEEE Virginia Council
The funeral was held at Shorter Funeral Home in Farmville on March 16
with internment at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Rice, VA. Mrs Bowman has
stated that contributions in memory of Val may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606.
 
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Professional Development Conference 2000
 
Active PACE Volunteer,
 
Have you given any thought about personally attending the Professional
Development Conference 2000?
 
I have enclosed the proposed agenda for the conference:
 
Career Planning
* Developing and maintaining a competitive career * Career preservation *
360-degree performance evaluation and career analysis * When and how to bail
out *
 
Professional Skills Management
* Interpersonal skills * Time management * Personal marketing * Communication
skills * Language skills * Building personal quality with TQM * How to
conduct performance evaluations * Building and maintaining influence in a
casual world * Personal etiquette * Negotiating *
 
Professional Networking
 
Personal Microeconomic Management Systems
* Financial planning * Retirement planning * Medical planning *
 
Entrepreneurial Skills
 
Influencing and Interacting with Customers
* Do’s and don’ts of customer social interaction * Making the deal * How to
sell ideas *
Mentorship * Finding a mentor * Being a mentor *
Applied Strategic Planning (for IEEE or the workplace)
* Career forecasting * Quality positioning (Baldrige/ISO/SEI) *
 
Organizational Ethics and Diversity
Influencing Public Policy * Community action * Government education * Public
awareness *
 
Want more information about the conference? See the web page:
http://www.ieeeusa.org/prodevcon/index.html
 
What would it take to get you in the middle of this experience?
Do you know others at your company that would benefit from this experience?
Share this information with them.
 
Send me an email if you are interested.
Thanks,
Don Hill
PAOC Chair Region 3
d.w.hill@ieee.org

 

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TCEB, TRIANGLE COALITION ELECTRONIC BULLETIN
 
Dear Fellow I.E.E.E. Members:
 
Following the presentation of my Educational Activities
Committee Report to the Florida Council at the Nashville
Southeastcon'2000, I've received a number of requests
asking me to share the where abouts of obtaining a weekly
email subscription to the TCEB, TRIANGLE COALITION ELECTRONIC
BULLETIN. So, what follows is that requested information:
 
The TCEB is a newsletter provided to members
of the Triangle Coalition. Members may forward
individual articles or the issue in its entirety
providing that credit is given to the Triangle Coalition,
and all of the following contact information
is included in any republication.
 
For TCEB subscription or membership information, contact:
Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education
1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005
phone: 800-582-0115 fax: 202-289-1303
e-mail: tricoal@triangle-coalition.org
www.triangle-coalition.org
 
To submit information for possible inclusion in TCEB, contact:
Joanne Van Voorhis, Target Marketing, Editor
tcebeditor@aol.com
 
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THE MISSION OF THE TRIANGLE COALITION IS
TO FOSTER COLLABORATION AMONG LEADERS
IN EDUCATION, BUSINESS, AND GOVERNMENT
TO IMPROVE SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS,
AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION.
The Triangle Coalition membership includes business,
labor, education, science, mathematics, technology
and engineering organizations, and community
and state-based alliances.
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Sincerely,
Carl Leonard Hussey, P.E., Chairman
Educational Activities Committee of the
Florida Council/Area 4
 
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Updated 04/29/2000