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Announcements and Events

Next Meeting is Tuesday, January 22, Topic to be Announced

The tour originally scheduled for the November meeting had to be canceled because of unsafe conditions due to heavy construction. So our next general meeting will be on January 22, 2008 at El Gallo Mexican Restaurant in South Austin. Our social time begins at 6 PM followed by a short business meeting, dinner, a presentation, and a discussion. Students eat free and accompanying spouses pay member rates. Please email our Secretary, Stan Friend, if you plan to attend. His email is

Information on the topic and speaker will be posted in the meeting announcement as soon as a speaker has been selected.

Website Conversion
In preparation to splitting the Austin and San Antonio PES Websites, the Webmaster will be making some changes to the Website. This will change the address of the Austin Website and there will be times in the next few weeks when parts of the Website may not operate properly. The new URL for the PES Austin Website will be:

PES Austin:
PES San Antonio:

Note that this will not affect our PES chapter membership. All PES members in the Central Texas Section will continue to be members of both the Austin and the San Antonio chapters.

If you have questions, please contact the Webmaster, Don Drumtra.

Election Results

At the meeting on October 23, Austin PES chapter members elected
Bobby Speer as Treasurer and Catalina Martinez as Webmaster for 2008.

Other officers and Past Chairs will continue to serve on the Chapter Committee in in 2008 in the following positions.
- Stacy Smith Chair
- Rheuben Hair Vice-Chairman
- Stan Friend Secretary
- Don Drumtra Member-at-Large
- Mike Noth Past Chair
- Ron Brown Past Chair
- Steve Kanetzky Past Chair
- Roy Matthews Past Chair
- Walter May Past Chair
- James Mercer Past Chair

Photographs of all Chapter Committee members will be posted on the Officer Webpage as they become available.

General Topic Suggestions Welcomed for 2008 Meetings

The Chapter Committee has begun working in programs for 2008. National Electric Code classes are scheduled February. But the rest of the year is still being planned. So if have topics you would like to see presented or would like to lead a meeting yourself to provide your colleagues the latest technology at work in your company, please contact any member of the chapter committee. As always you are welcome to attend and present your ideas at the Chapter Committee meetings scheduled the second Tuesday of each month at Catfish Parlour on East Ben White.

Our Thanks to Tommy Darwin, for His Presentation on Ethics

Many thanks to Tommy Darwin for his exploration of ethics and “being ethical.” In his presentation, Dr. Darwin asked us to engage in conversation with our colleagues and others around us on what is ethical practice and how ethical issues should be resolved. He stressed that often the proper solution is not only based on our profession's ethical standards and our own personal moral values but is often dependent on each specific situation.

Dr. Darwin is a professor and the Director of Professional Development and Community Engagement, Graduate School, University of Texas at Austin. We appreciate him taking time from his teaching and administrative schedules to share his thoughts with us.

Analog Newsletter

Some attendees of our meetings have not been receiving their electronic copy of the IEEE Central Texas Section Newsletter, The Analog. If you are an IEEE member, your subscription is automatic to your profile on record at IEEE. IF you are not a member, you may subscribe. Details are provided at the Analog Webpage.

Be advised that there is not a lot of traffic on this list intentionally.  The list manager tries to keep it below 3 emails a month - The Analog, the mid-month reminder, and maybe an emergency announcement, but we prefer 2 emails a month.

Updated 2007 October 31 by Don Drumtra

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