Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 10:41:28 -0500 (EST) From: DCC4
Subject: Director's Report To: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: AOL (http://www.aol.com) To: EXCOM From: Dale Caston Subject: Director's Meeting Report First, I would like to thank each of the EXCOM Members for agreeing to serve our IEEE Region. All of the positions are filled and now is the time to roll up our sleeves and begin work! The financial reports from the Board of Directors meeting in November show that the IEEE is in a healthy financial position. Each of the member entities accepted the challenge to budget undertakings using existing revenues with no dues increases. In fact, in 1997 a 30 percent decrease was approved for student dues. This dues decrease is being published to the students with the belief that more students will become members. Some of the goals and objectives that I have for this year are stated below. These were given to the Strategic Planning Committee and that Committee will help formulate G&O for our EXCOM. A. Encourage and support formation of Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) groups in Sections. B. Reverse the trend of student membership to have positive gains in the next two years. C. Increase the awareness of Educational Activities and Technical Programs available in the IEEE. D. Utilize the Region 3 Web page to fulfill Region objectives and promote growth of members. E. Increase the awareness of Region 3 IEEE using all avenues of public media that are available to this organization. Each EXCOM Member is encouraged to put down specific, measurable goals and objectives for his or her chair responsibility. After that is done, then put the list in priority order and work on the most important ones first. Think of processes and intermediate steps that will help obtain the goals and make periodic reveiws to judge the progress. Then at the end of 1998, your summary report will be easily written. I have attended a planning retreat for IEEE-USA and will attend another retreat for the Regional Activities Board. A vision statement has come from the IEEE-USA retreat that is " To contribute to U.S. prosperity through advancement of public and electro-technology policy and to be the technical professional's best source for achieving life-long career vitality." We in Region 3 can support that vision by having the best sections, areas/councils and Executive Committee possible to serve our members. Join with me to make this a great IEEE year. Dale Caston P.S. If you have not sent your report by E-Mail, please try to do so early as Dave Green has suggested or bring about 30 copies of the report to the meeting.