Western Region Chapter Presidents:
Thank you all for either joining our April conference call or contacting me individually.
Here are the critical highlights from our call:
IIE Western Region
April 9th, 2012
4:00 PM Pacific
Future Presidents’ Call Schedule
July 9th, 2012 @ 4:00 PM Pacific
October 8th, 2012 @ 4:00 PM Pacific
January14th, 2013 @ 4:00 PM Pacific
April 9th, 2013 @ 4:00 PM Pacific
Michael, Western Region
Khaled, Silicon Valley Chapter
Greg, Puget Sound Chapter
Erin, Orange County Chapter
Deadline (professional chapters): June 15, 2012
Complete chapter financial report and IRS e-Postcard filing. Full details available at http://www.iienet2.org/Details.aspx?id=630
Chapter Development Fund
Next deadline (all chapters): May 1, 2012
Quarterly, professional chapters may apply to receive up to $1000 from CDF to fund chapter activities intended to increase membership recruitment and retention (student chapters may request up to $250). Allow up to 90 days for CDF application review. One grant per chapter within a 365 day period. Selected Chapters must submit an activity report to the RVP and CDF Committee within 90 days of using the funds. Full details available at http://www.iienet2.org/Details.aspx?id=633
2012 University Conference
What members from your chapters would be interested in speaking or hosting tours?
What companies in your membership might become corporate sponsors?
Please let me know if any members express interest in the above opportunities.
2012 Conference Recap:
The students at OSU put on a great conference. In support of the theme, “So you’re graduating… Now what?” conference sessions compared and contrasted what students entering graduate school and entering the workforce could expect.
The Saturday keynote was an alumni of the school who spoke about the importance of lifelong learning. OSU organized a set of plant tours. Two speaker sessions were available at any given time.
One of the elements the OSU students added to the conference this year was a team competition. Student teams completed the MIT Beer Game supply chain simulation.
Cal Poly Pomona was the only school that submitted technical paper competition entries and the top entry will be representing the region at IIE Annual in Orlando.
Biggest cost drivers: