Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 13:18:14 -0600 From: Billy Allen
Subject: TN Council Report To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com RE: IEEE TN Council Report Region 3 EXCOM Savannah, GA 01/17-18/98 From: Billy Allen Past Chair, TN Council The Tennessee Council had two meetings on Saturday, November 22, 1997, in Knoxville . We conducted a PACE meeting during the morning session and had the Council EXCOM meeting during the afternoon after lunch at a local restaurant. Both sessions were well attended with Section Chairs and/or Delegates representing six of the seven Tennessee Sections. Three project proposals were discussed at the PACE meeting. The first proposal is the production of a short video promoting professional engineering licensure. The target audience would be engineering students and young professionals. The video may be professionally produced by utilizing facilities and resources at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The second proposal involves video-conferencing P.E. (Electrical) Review courses currently offered in Knoxville and/or Memphis to provide real-time access to members at up to seventy sites across the state. If successful, additional professional development short courses could be added in the future. The third proposal is a compact and professional-looking portable display promoting IEEE. The display could be used during National Engineers Week at inter-society functions, at High School Science Fairs, at "Engineering Day at the Mall", and other IEEE functions. The Women in Engineering Committee had a similar display at Sections Congress '96. During the afternoon Council EXCOM meeting, each Section presented reports on their activities during the past year. Other discussion included the IEEE Concentration Account for Section checking accounts, the EWH server for posting Section Web pages, and the Section problems of lack of volunteerisn and corporate support. Also, the Council decided to more actively encourage Section participation in the Region 3 Awards Program in 1998 instead of promoting a separate Council Awards program. Finally, the Council conducted an election in December. I am pleased to welcome the new Council Officers for the two-year 1998-1999 term. They are: Chair - John Liegeois (Nashville), Vice Chair - Brian Swail (Oak Ridge), and Secretary/Treasurer - David Bower (East Tennessee).