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IEEE Orlando Section Monthly
http://www.ieee.org/orlando/
SCOOP, November 2003
http://www.ieee.org/scoop

Biannual issue for IEEE Section Chairs and Treasurers

Vicki Waldman, Editor; Tracy Hawkins, Manager Section/Chapter Support


IN THIS ISSUE:


TRAINING NEW OFFICERS (www.ieee.org/officers)
This is the time of year that most IEEE Sections hold elections and will soon have next year's officers ready to take over the management of the Section. If you need job descriptions and material for training incoming officers, you can go to http://www.ieee.org/officers. There are links for presentations, forms and information for the training of incoming officers.

GOING GLOBAL WITH EWEEK (www.eweek.org)
In the United States, National Engineers Week 2004 will be celebrated February 20-28. National Engineers Week celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to our quality of life and helps create the future engineering and technology work force by promoting pre-college interest in math, science and technical literacy.

National Engineers Week headquarters is interested in learning aboutEngineers Week or similar activities outside the United States. They realize that engineering is a global venture that can be celebrated worldwide and would like to lay the groundwork for National Engineers Week to connect outside the United States. You can help them learn more by answering some questions on the E-week web site at http://www.eweek.org.

Scroll down to the link by the third bullet under "What's New."

RECRUITING AND RETAINING VOLUNTEERS, PART III
What volunteers need: "A specific manageable task with a beginning and an end*." When you have a position to fill, be sure to have a job description available so you can let your potential volunteer know exactly what they are being asked to do and approximately how much of their time it will take (job descriptions for many Section positions can be found at http://www.ieee.org/officers.).

If you wait for people to offer their services, you may have a long wait,
so ask them! But try to avoid doing this as a general announcement at a meeting, in your newsletter or by passing a sign-up sheet around the room. This communicates that anyone can do the job. You will get better results with a one-on-one contact. The "personal touch" has worked successfully for the IEEE Buffalo Section.
Try to collect as many sources of potential volunteers as possible and
don't limit yourself to friends and current volunteers. Refer to resources such as meeting attendance sheets and results of interest surveys.
(*from "Volunteers: How to Get Them, How to Keep Them" by Helen Little; page 20-28, Panacea Press, Inc. Naperville IL., 1999)

IEEE GRANTS THROUGH THIRD QUARTER 2003
During the first three quarters of 2003,the IEEE received 35 grants,
contracts, and cooperative agreements totaling US$886,376 in support of its many conferences and programs. Grants were provided for activities such as IEEE conferences for student and invited speaker travel, publications, and registration subsidies, Standards Development Support and more.
To see a full list of grants received year to date, visit
http://www.ieee.org/services/financial/grants. If you are interested in
learning more about seeking grant support for an IEEE program or
conference, please contact Karen Galuchie, IEEE Development Operations Manager, telephone +1 732 562 3915.


FINANCIAL ADVANTAGE PROGRAM EMAIL ALERT
The IEEE Financial Advantage Program (FAP) is now offering an additional service for IEEE members. Members now have the option of subscribing to an opt-in quarterly email newsletter that will keep them notified of changes or additions to a variety of programs, including life, health, automobile, home insurance, and credit cards. These email alerts will contain information to help IEEE members structure their benefits to meet their individual needs.

To register to receive the E-FAP newsletter, go to:
http://imlc.ieee.org/./notifyme.jsp?ini=/webapps/ieee/config/e-fap.ini. To learn more about Financial Advantage Program, visit the FAP Web site at http://www.ieee.org/fap.

 

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