Greetings –I hope everyone is having a great summer. IEEE activity seems to quiet down somewhat during the summer months. Kids are headed back to school. Colleges and universities will be starting classes shortly.
As for the Region, we are set for our second face-to-face Region 3 Meeting of the year. It will be held 15 – 17 October 2004 at the Hilton Atlanta Airport.
More details are located at http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/3/excom/meetings/2004-10/. Please note that the agenda will vary somewhat from a “traditional” Region 3 Meeting. We hope to spend more time letting Section Representatives and R3 Committee Members discuss problems & issues and share solutions & successes.
A major focus of the breakout and plenary sessions will be to develop plans and issues for IEEE Sections Congress 2005. The theme is “Promoting a World Class Volunteer Community”. SC 2005 will be held in Region 3 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside. The dates are 14 – 17 October 2005. Visit SC 2005 at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/sc/2005/ where you can see Session Descriptions and other information. There is also a web form for nominating a speaker –you may want to nominate/volunteer yourself.
There will be a Region 3 ExCom Econference prior to the Region 3 Meeting. The Econference will be held on 11 and 13 October from 9 - 11pm EST. Please submit your reports prior to the ExCom Meeting for review and discussiononline, and we can devote the majority of our actual Region 3 Meeting to program and issue development for Region 3 Sections/Chapters and for SC 2005. Region 3 Secretary, Dave Green, and I will be sending out reminders, but start preparing your reports now.
Mark your calendars and make your travel plans. I hope every one of Region 3’s sections will be represented at the Region 3 Meeting. It’s your voice not heard and your vote not counted if your section is not there!