Strategic Planning Committee Report1. Region 3 Spring
meeting- will be held in Atlanta, 6-8 March 2009, at the Crowne Plaza
hotel. The section chair (or proxy) should plan to attend. Registration
and hotel reservations can be made at www.sec09.com. The hotel rate is
$115/night plus tax. The slate of candidates for Region 3 Director-Elect
for 2010-2011 will be considered at this
2. Meeting listings –
Central Florida Business is now printing our meeting notices. Future
notices should include at least the section web site and a contact telephone
number. E-mail announcements, at least one week before publication to: email@example.com.
Include time, date, complete address, cost and contact
3. Meeting reports -
Geographic units do not have to wait until the end of the year to submit their
meeting reports. Units are strongly encouraged to use the meeting
report form available on the IEEE web site http://www.ieee.org/L31.
A Life Member Group petition has attained the required six signatures of
life members, to form a Life Member Affinity Group. Section approval will
be sought tonight.
5. Membership Materials
– Have been updated and should be available at every section/chapter
meeting. The Reg. 3 Membership chair holds monthly e-conferences with
section membership chairs. L.firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Howard is MD
chair for the Florida Council.
speeches – Each officer chairing a meeting within the section should open
with a 30 second welcome, pointing out that meetings are available to all, and
that membership is encouraged to gain full benefits from IEEE (including
Financial Advantage and the Employment Navigator, with free access now for all
IEEE members). The video library (11 topic areas) plus books are available
on a loan basis to members. Some are tapes of video conferences that run for
several hours. Membership materials should be available at each
7. Updates Needed to Section Roster – Some
of the student branch officer listings now include only name and office –
no way to contact these students. Email addresses and phone numbers should
be added for both UCF and DeVry.
8. Section Event
Advance Announcements- Feedback about the Christmas party showed that some
members were unaware of it, especially life members. At least one mailing
each year should go to all members, and the postcard announcing a major event
could be the vehicle selected.
9. Volunteers Sought for
RFID Conference – Volunteers signing up for at least four hours will receive
a free lunch, access to the exhibits, and a CD of the conference proceedings.
See the notice in the section newsletter urging student participation.
Life members can be another resource. Dates are April 27-29 at the Disney
Swan and Dolphin hotels.
Please send ideas, reactions, comments or
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