Lehigh Valley Engineering Council Meeting

Minutes of November 6, 2008

Council Meeting Held at Lehigh University, Packard Lab, Rm. 324



1. Elizabeth Horahan called the meeting to order at 6:06 P.M.


2. Roll Call of Attendees:


            Elizabeth Horahan – SWE, AIChE               David Toler – SAE

            Daryl Callan – EWB USA                            Mike Basta – PSPE                          

            Ben Guthrie – ASCE                                      Bob Walp – SME

            Don Talhelm – IEEE                                                John Hyland - ECLV


3. Minutes from the last meeting Oct. 9, 2008 were approved.


4. Engineer’s Week Banquet –

-         Menu chosen

-         Will need a table for the cheese/fruit during cocktail hour

-         Mike Basta will report next time on speakers

-         Daryl has reported that we will have LINcream during the cocktail hour


5. Sponsored Activities:

            STEM – need to register by November 11


6. Treasurer’s Report (T. Reilly) – Tom was not present. We will get the update next time.


7. New Business –

            Go Green/Save Green event – Mike Basta to report on next time.  Our potential speakers will be speaking at the event.

            PSPE – PSPE Annual Conference and NSPE Northeast Region Conference to be held at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie Oct 15-17, 2009.  This Conference is a great opportunity to get continuing education credits.

            IEEE – meeting on Mobile Robotics on Nov. 19.

                        Presentation to Southern Lehigh High School on forensic engineering

            EWB – meeting November 19. Professional and Student chapters memo of understanding. In the process of choosing their charity.

            PPL building is LEED – Mike has a contact who can get information on tours.   


8. Meeting adjourned at 6:42 PM.


9. Next meeting – January 8, 2009, Lehigh Packard Lab Room 324