Council Meeting Held at Lehigh University Packard Lab Room 325
1. Bob Abbott called meeting to order at
2. Roll Call of Attendees
Bob Abbott, ASCE, ASHE Bernard Telatovich, ASCE
Michele Stuart, IIE, SWE, SME David Toler, SAE
Brad Osborne AIChE Dan Hallowell, SME
Minutes of the
4. Treasurer’s Report
Michele reported that Tom now has possession of everything. “Pitcock” still owes money from banquet, Brad to call his contact there. Michele reminded that P.O. box should be checked regularly.
5. Engineer’s Week Banquet
5.1 Brad gave an update on
locations for the banquet. Symphony Hall
may not be feasible due to price and conflicting concert. David also suggested Hampton Winds at
Note: Date for banquet set for
5.2 Speaker should be chosen before October. Availability and potential topics of SWE President was questioned. Michele will get in touch with local chapter to try and establish contact.
Bernie mentioned that ASCE is publishing a list of noted female engineers, if we need to look into other potential speakers.
5.3 Task volunteers
a. Bernie and Dan will head up EPBJ
b. Need volunteer for programs
c. Need volunteer for sponsors
d. Bob will head up Invitations/Awards
e. Bernie ( & Bernie’s wife) will find a suitable gift for speaker
f. As usual vice-chair gets to coordinate reservations
6. Other LVEC activities
Need an update on golf
outing. Still some time until “Math
Everyone happy with what Agnes has been doing
8. Old Business
The by-laws may have to be amended to allow for the change in annual member fees to the calendar year. Bob will .pdf the by-laws for distribution.
Donation of frequent flyer miles to EWB was never coordinated.
9. New Business
LVEC ad in EPBJ needs to be updated. For the price we pay it should be more eye-catching & informative.
By October or November we should decide what goals to set for LVEC. Do we want to get involved in more activities, include more societies, include more student projects, support our other valley societies through communication, stay status quo? Other things that were mentioned: educate the public of what an engineer is, educate employers as to what an engineer can offer. Bob will consider a “master plan”
The idea of bringing in a marketing consultant was mentioned to give ideas on how to make LVEC more visible. This might be a topic our member societies would be interested in. The success of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce was discussed as an example of what LVEC (and our member societies) could accomplish.
10. Next Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 8, at at Telatovich residence. Contact Bernie for directions. Meeting adjourned at .