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Volume 15 Number 3
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October 2000

Past-Directors Report
Fall 2000

Dale Caston
IEEE Region 3 Past-Director

Looking back at the year 2000 and Dick Riddle’s first as Regional Director, two important events standout. One occurred in January when the first ever Region Executive Committee meeting was held through e-conference. This was a successful venture that broke new ground plus it was a time saver for the participants and economical for our region. The Strategic Planning Committee and other committees like Communications are commended for paving the way by having earlier e-conference meetings. Dave Green as facilitator along with Bill Ratclift and Charles Lord played important roles that made this have a favorable outcome. To all these and to each of the Region 3 Executive Committee members who participated in the e-conference our hats are off for a job well done.

The second event is one currently happening, that is the Region electronic Newsletter. To my knowledge, this is the first in any region. The jury is still out on its success, but by early impressions, the electronic newsletter will achieve its goal of getting the information out quickly and have cost savings to our Region. It is expected that other regions will follow our lead. Dick Riddle, we thank you for your leadership in promoting these programs and expect they will have continued success in future years.

This year as Past Director, I have served as mentor for the Finance Committee. Charles Hickman, Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer, has monitored the budget, paid the bills and has the Region in good financial order in his usual efficient manner. Finally, two reminders; first, be sure to vote in the IEEE election and second, this is the time to renew your membership which can be done on the internet.

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