Message from the Region 3 Directorů.

Welcome to Region 3!

Welcome to Savannah!

Often referred to as the Hostess City of the South, Savannah is rich in architectural splendor, natural beauty and old-fashioned Southern charm. Since British General James Oglethorpe landed on the historic bluff above the Savannah River in 1733 to found America's thirteenth colony, Savannah has established itself as one of the nation's most unique cities.

Savannah was one Southern city that was not burned to the ground during the Civil War by General Sherman's troops. In fact Savannah was presented to President Lincoln as a Christmas present. As legend has it... when General Sherman arrived in Savannah and assured the population of his intention to spare the city from destruction, the next question posed to him was ... What would you like to drink?

The Savannah Section was established on October 14, 1954 so 2004 is a year of celebration of change and growth, accomplishment and challenge, and the members that made IEEE these past 50 years a part of their lives. The Savannah Section serves engineers, scientists and the public at large from the southeast counties of Georgia and bordering counties in South Carolina within about a 50-mile radius. Once each month, members relax over dinner and discuss their concerns and accomplishments. The major industries in the area are Aerospace Manufacturing, Pulp and paper, Electric power, Ship Building, Software Development and Laser technology.

Again, we would like to welcome you to Region 3. Let us know if we can assist in making your stay in Savannah a pleasurable and rewarding experience.

Bill Harrison
Region 3 Director 2004-2005

IEEE Region 3 eNewsletter Volume 19 No. 2, February 2004, © 2004 IEEE
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