I just returned from
Washington DC where I attended the Sections Congress.
More than 800 Primary delegates from around the world
met and participated in the different activities and
on the Regions Caucuses.
This is the meeting where the
decisions about the future programs and services of
the IEEE are decided. The caucuses compile all the
issues and concerns of the membership and at the end
of the congress, we voted the issues in order of
importance, establishing the priorities for the
institute for the next three years.
At the opening ceremonies, we
heard presentations by W. Cleon Anderson and John R
Reinert among others.
The keynote speaker for the
closing ceremonies was Dr. Curtis Carlson from SRI
International and our James Howard, Director for
Region 3, invited us all for the next Congress in
2005, which will be held in Tampa.
One of our recommendations
made priority two in the overall list of priorities to
be addressed over the next three years.
The year is coming to an end,
and we are still looking for some volunteers to
reactivate the UFFC chapter, if you or anyone you know
is interested in investing some time on their career
and volunteering for this chapter give me a call or
send me an Email, we will be glad to give him or her
all the necessary support.
Our last meeting was a joint
meeting and we toured the AT&T Internet data
center. Attendance was very good, especially from the
student branch side; it turned out to be a very
educational visit and I want to recognize Joe Jusai
and Tom Wandelosky for their efforts in organizing the
Students are a very important
part of our organization; they are our fresh blood,
and new ideas, they are our future leaders and as such
we are to support them in all ways possible especially
We are in the candidate
nomination process for the 2003 EXCOM, if you would
like to get involved and volunteer a few hours every
month, please contact the any of the members of the
nominations comittee: Dr. Flinchbaugh, Mr. McClure and
Next EXCOM meeting we will
have Ms. Joey Duvall talk to us about GOLD. "Graduates
of the Last Decade" is the affinity group dedicated to
recent graduates. I invite you all to participate on
this interesting presentation. It will be Tuesday, the
5th of November in Rm. 288 Engineering Building UCF at