ExCom Minutes

Feb 2023 Excom Tentative Agenda. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for new agenda to be added.

6:30     Chair calls the meeting to order

            BUSINESS MEETING: Parliamentary Procedure Will be used

6:30     Approval of Past Minutes (by consensus and without objection)

6:33     Adoption of Agenda by consensus

6:35     Status of Previous Business Meeting Action Items

6:40     Chair’s Report:

6:45     Vice-Chair’s Report

6:50     Treasurer’s Report—present and approve 2023 budget

6:55     Secretary’s Report—

7:00     New Business—Any Chapter requests for funds or resources not already in the budget or requests for actions by the ExComm

            NWSE Science Fair

7:10     Introduction to Naznin

7:15     Close Business meeting

            Remaining items

7:45     Chapter Reports (5 minutes Each):

           

Circuits and Systems Society

Communications Society

Computer Society

Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

Electronics Packaging Society

Industry Applications Society

Microwave Theory and Techniques & Electron Devices Joint Chapters

Nanotechnology Council

Power & Energy Society

Product Safety Engineering Society

Robotics and Automation Society

Solid-State Circuits Society Oregon Chapter

Technology Management Council

Student Activities

Women in Engineering

Consultants Network

Young Professionals

            Focus Presentation

            Reading of Business Meeting and non-Business Action items

            Next Meeting

8:00     Adjourn

Jan 2023 Excom minutes inserted in the agenda

 

6:00     Members arrive and socialize during dinner

6:30     Chair calls the meeting to order

            BUSINESS MEETING: Parliamentary Procedure Will be used

Attendees: Dan Goodrich (chair), David Silver (treasurer), Ed Perkins (vice chair), Diwakar Agarwal (secretary), Richard (SS ckt chair), Sorab, John Prohodsky (past chair), Daniel Engle (webmaster), Deepak (SS ckts vice chair), Lee Oien (past treasurer), Jose Garcia (PES chair) Michael Bates (Computer Society)

6:30     Approval of Past Minutes (by consensus and without objection)

                        No significant agenda to post

6:33     Adoption of Agenda by consensus

            + Science fair added to agenda

            + Sustech

6:35     Status of Previous Business Meeting Action Items

6:40     Chair’s Report:

  • Plan for future meetings: January in person; February, March and April virtual, May in person, June and July virtual, August social in person, September in person, October and November virtual, and December awards and social in person.  Do we want to meet in person in March? Diwakar to find a location in Beaverton and some good food.The March 14th Meeting will also be the Chapter Chairs meeting, so the budget is $2,000.
  • Plan for meeting agenda: We will have the formal business meeting first, following Robert’s Rules of Order, and the goal is for it to last 30 minutes or less.
  • 2023 Goals: Please start thinking about your Chapter’s goals.
    1. Chair: All are focused on the two goals of IEEE:  Get back to in-person meetings, and increase membership: 
      1. Business meetings end by 7:15pm
      2. Resurrect Young Professionals
  • Resurrect at least one Student Chapter
  1. Represent at Rising Stars, OpComm and Sections Congress Conferences
  2. Set up a functional digital storage space (Diwakar?)
  3. Follow up – should section send out emails for membership renewal (AR Dan, Diwakar)
  • Confirm with Rick Smith as Professional activities chair (AR Diwakar)
  1. Chapters: Examples include X number of meetings, Y number of in-person meetings, finding a Treasurer, ?
  • Does the Section own anything physical, like promotional items or a speaker for meetings?

Projector – Tugrul, speakers – John prohodsky,

 

7:15     Vice-Chair’s Report

            NW Science fair judges needed (Dan will contact Heidi to coordinate judges)

https://stemoregon.org/nwse-needs-online-judges-for-science-fair/  The High School competition will be April 3rd, and the Middle School will be April 21st.  Stephanie Jones is the contact, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

7:20     Treasurer’s Report—present and approve 2023 budget

            Budget approved with 12 Yes, 0 No

7:30     Secretary’s Report—where do we enter new officer info? – figured it out.

            Need to update Listserv by pulling list from SAIMEEE

7:35     New Business—Any Chapter requests for funds or resources not already in the budget or requests for actions by the ExComm

            John Prohodsky will find out about Hamid and inform Excom

            February Excom will be Monday 13th to avoid Valentine

 

            Sustech – ieee.sustech.org (19th – 22nd April)

  • Need a person to help with power and energy speakers/talks
  • Publicity needed

 

7:40     Close Business meeting

 

           

 

            Remaining items

7:45     Chapter Reports (5 minutes Each):

            Diwakar

                        10 newsletters and 10 senior members

            John

                        Organize Life member chapter

                        Feasibility of functionality programming conference           

            Circuits and Systems Society + packaging (Ed Perkins)

            Find chair/vicechair etc

Communications Society

Computer Society

            Need Secretary and treasurer

            Target – 6 talks in a year

Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

Electronics Packaging Society

Industry Applications Society (Ed Perkins)

            Dave durocher (Ed Perkins will send the contact info)

Microwave Theory and Techniques & Electron Devices Joint Chapters

Nanotechnology Council

Power & Energy Society (Jose Garcia)

            8-9 meetings

            Summer social – Hillsboro hops

Product Safety Engineering Society

Robotics and Automation Society

Solid-State Circuits Society Oregon Chapter

            Goal - 4 in person meetings

Technology Management Council

Student Activities

Women in Engineering  Dan will contact Heidi and determine what happens next.

Consultants Network

Young Professionals

            Focus Presentation

            Reading of Business Meeting and non-Business Action items

            Next Meeting

8:30     Adjourn

 

Position Title

Reported Officers ?

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 Awards (Section Awards Coordinator)

 Daniel Goodrich

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 Chair

 Daniel Goodrich,  

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 Conference Coordinator

 Edward Perkins

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 Coordinator (Member Advancement)

Position Vacant

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 Coordinator (Senior Member Elevation Coordinator)

 Diwakar Agarwal

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 Membership Development

Combine with Member Achievement

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 Newsletter Editor

Position Vacant

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 Past Chair

 John Prohodsky

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 Past Treasurer

Lee Oien

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 Professional Activities

 Richard Smith

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 SAMIEEE RECIPIENT

 Diwakar Agarwal

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 Secretary

Diwakar Agarwal

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 Student Activities

 UGONNA CHIKEZIE

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 Student Representative

Position Vacant

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 Student Representative

Position Vacant

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 Treasurer

 David Silver,  Lee Oien

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 Vice Chair

 Edward Perkins

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 Webmaster

 Daniel Engel

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 eNotice Coordinator

Position Vacant

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 vTools Coordinator

 Daniel Goodrich,  Diwakar Agarwal,  Richard Smith,  John Prohodsky,  Edward Perkins

 

December 10th:  We celebrated our achievements from 2022 at the Lucky Labrador restaurant.

Several Chapters had 5 or more meetings in 2022.

Congratulations to Ed Epp of the RAS Chapter with 17 meetings in 2022!

The existing and new Section leaders were recognized.  Thanks go to John Prohodsky, Daniel Goodrich and Lee Oien for their service the past two years.

 

Congratulations to our new officers:  Daniel Goodrich (Chair); Ed Perkins (Vice-Chair); David Silver (Treasurer), and Diwakar Agrawal (Secretary).

Our first meeting in 2023 will be January 10th.  Check the Oregon Section web site for details.

6:15     Secretary starts meeting and notes attendees:   Pradeep, Daniel Goodrich, Rick Smith, Ed Epp, Lee Oien, Ed Perkins, Sohrab Aftabjahani, Amritesh Rai, Diwakar Agarwal

 6:30     Chair calls the meeting to order

6:35     Approval of Past Minutes and status of previous action items  (John to provide Dropbox information)  Minutes from September/October approved.

  6:38 Adoption of Agenda

 6:40     Chair’s Report:  Elections:  2023 Elections:  Chair (Daniel Goodrich), Vice-Chair (Ed Perkins), Secretary (Diwakar Agarwal), Treasurer (David Silver), Event/Social Coordinator (?).  The officers were elected.

 6:45     Vice-Chair’s Report:  Not present

 6:50     Treasurer’s Report: $158k in account.  Need October meeting reimbursement.

Chapters need to provide the HOP# to receive annual Section Funds. 

Budget for 2023:  Draft 2 is complete, John asked Lee to develop a “balanced” budget, getting IEEE travelers on Concur and travel guidelines, training new Treasurer

 6:55     Secretary’s Report: Winter Social/Awards Meeting December 10th at 4pm the Lucky Labrador, 915 SW Hawthorne, Portland, https://luckylab.com/hawthorne-2020/.  Link to Register:  https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/327943

                One award for Chapter with the highest number of meetings (Robotics and Automation with 17 as of Nov 5).

  Region 6 meeting report:  Two priorities:  Declining enrollment and Getting back to in-person meetings

                Conferences 2023:           Rising Stars January 3-5 in Las Vegas https://ieee-risingstars.org/2023/   (register by Nov 13, suggest we send 1 person, Amritesh Rai)

Region 6 OpComm in early February in the San Francisco Area https://ieee-region6.org/  (Send Chair, Vice-Chair, all others join virtually)

SUSTECH Sustainable Technology April 19-22 in Portland https://ieee-region6.org/2022/sustech-2023/  (Ed P and Rick S are on the committee, should we register others?)

Antennas and Propagation International Symposium and USNC-URSI Radio Science July 23-28, 2023 in Portland  https://2023.apsursi.org/  (which Chapter is that? Support?)

Sections Congress August 11-13 in Ottawa, Canada https://www.facebook.com/IEEESC/  (up to 4)

GHTC Global Humanitarian Technology Conference October 12-15 in Philadelphia https://ieeeusa.org/events/list/?tribe-bar-date=2023-10-01 (send 1 person)

                                 In-Person Meeting ideas:  January (to start the year off), May (wrap up the school year and prepare for Summer), August (summer social), September (post-vacation, back to school), December (social and awards).

                                                                                Location options:  Ideally where parking is free and we don’t have to order pizza.  PSU, a restaurant in Portland, a restaurant in Tigard/Hillsboro/Beaverton

 7:00     Chapter Reports (5 minutes Each)

         WIE:  Not present

         Solid State Circuits: Richard Dorrance gave an e-mail report.  They are planning a distinguished lecturer in early December

 Signal Processing Society:

         Nanotech:  Ed Perkins: Meeting scheduled and is on vTools.  Contact Ed if you are interested in helping.

 Professional Activities: Rick Smith

         Computer Society: Sohrab:  Technical Webinar on Antivirus Hardware, 11 attendees.  They had 7 presentations this year, two in collaboration with other chapters.  Intel fund matching hours is mid-December.

         PES:  Not present.

         RAS: Ed Epp:  Working on tutorials with students.

         Young Professionals:  Amritesh will be the new leader for 2023.

 SUSTECH 2023:  Papers due November 15th.  The budget was approved.

 Comsoc: Pradeep:  Five meetings and four joint meetings.  He shared his youtube channel, and has gotten hundreds of views.

 Student Activities: Ugonna:  WSUV presentation on how to find employment.  He is working on re-activating the non-functioning Chapters.  WSUV is fully re-activated.  Andrew Greenberg (?) is a good contact at PSU.

 Webmaster: Daniel Engel: Not Present.

 7:50     New Business:

  • Elections: Officers approved for 2023-24.
  • ExComm meeting in December? Try to get business done by e-mail. John will provide e-mails to Lee and Lee will send out the final draft of the budget.
  • Purpose of the Section discussion.

 7:55     Reading of Action Items

 8:01     Next Meeting Winter Social/Awards December 10th       Where should we meet in person January 10th?  PSU?

We met at the Firehouse Restaurant.  Attendees:   Daniel Engel, Pradeep, Diwakar, Sohrab, Ugonna, Daniel Goodrich, Richard Dorrance, Ed Epp, Ed Perkins, Lee Oien, David Silver

There was a general discussion about future meetings.  The consensus was to have a mix of in-person and web meetings.  We will not have hybrid meetings for now, due to the cost and logistical challenges.  However, we might have a cell phone speaker on for in-person meetings, if there is someone who could not attend but has important business to discuss.

The frequency of in-person meetings was not finalized, here are some ideas:

1) Every other meeting is in person

2) Meet in person during critical months: January, May, August (social), September and December (social)

The format for in person would be to conduct formal business relatively quickly, then allow time for social interaction.  The location has not been decided, perhaps we can contact PSU.  We also might meet on the west side (Beaverton) since many officers live/work in that area.  Ed Epp asked that we not have pizza at every meeting, and many others agreed.

The Winter social/awards meeting will be December 10th at the Lucky Labrador on SE Hawthorne at 4pm.  We will give one award to the Chapter that met the most in 2022.  Dan G will determine the actual award.  Invitees will be all chapter Chairs and one guest.