Lehigh Valley Engineering Council Meeting
Minutes of April 3, 2008
Council Meeting Held at Packard Lab 324 Lehigh University
1. Agnes M. called the meeting to order at 6:01 P.M.
2. Roll Call of Attendees:
Elizabeth Horahan AIChE, SWE Daryl Callan EWB, ASME
Agnes Muranyi-Walp SME, SWE Joe McCarthy - PSPE
John Cirucci - EWB David Toler - SAE
Don Talhelm - IEEE Bob Walp SME
Ben Guthrie ASCE Ken Lawrence SME, ISA
Tom Reilly ASME, SAE
3. MOTION to approve minutes from last meeting on January 10, 2008. MOTION PASSED.
4. Engineers Week Banquet Evaluation + Suggestions for Improvement
EPBJ free supplement worked well. Deadline was on the LVEC website for 10 days prior to EPBJ deadline. John Moore is the EPBJ contact.
LVEC Booklet doing the booklet a week or so in advance worked well.
Sound Equipment Test equipment prior to presentation. Possibly rent equipment? Perhaps use a lavaliere microphone?
Set-up Reception Area separate from Dining Area is a good set-up, however, the reception area was very crowded this year look for a more spacious venue?
Meal Perhaps it would save time if we skipped the soup course, or the salad is already on the table, before we are seated. The banquet ran a bit long.
Location Our guest list has expanded in the past few years, and maybe we have outgrown the Silver Creek Country Club. Suggested locations: Holiday Inn Route 100, Hotel at 9th and Hamilton across the street from PPL, Iacocca Hall at Lehigh, a location that has done concerts (ample parking, larger space, sound system).
5. Next Years Officers
Chairwoman E. Horahan
Consideration for Vice Chair B. Guthrie
Consideration for Secretary K. Lawrence
Treasurer Tom Reilly
6. Sponsored Activities
STEM will continue to support
FutureCities will continue to support
Hillside School Science Fair: Thank you note distributed
7. Engineers Without Borders: MOTION to give $250 in funding. MOTION PASSED.
**Darryl Callen has contacts with a wide pool of potential volunteers. Contact Darryl if you have an event that needs volunteers.
Need to find a new hosting company. Possible that there is a virus effecting the Hosting site. K. Lawrence has contacts who may know of a good hosting company will report back.
9. Treasurers Report
Detailed report about the banquet income and expenses. Were good!
Banquet Attendance: approx 192
10. Meeting adjourned at 7:00PM
11. Next meeting Thursday May 8, 2008 at Lehigh University, Packard Lab, Room 324.