Monday, June 27, 2011
Posted by: Pete Schmitt
This is from an article posted in the Puget Sound Chapter monthly publication by David Chapin, Chapter President:
In May the Puget Sound Chapter hosted a meeting of the Region Directors from the chapters that make up Region 2.
On Friday afternoon we held a workshop on rejuvenating chapters. In attendance were:
Sam Luke (from the Honolulu Chapter and Region 2 President)
Gladys Norman (from Oregon as a member at large and Region 2 Treasurer)
Lou Mills (member at large from Northern California and Region 2 Executive Vice President)
Margaret Ibbotson (from the Anchorage Chapter and Region 2 Secretary)
Barb Shaver (from Ohio and Association Awards Chair)
Harry Young (Past President of the Puget Sound Chapter and by the end of the meeting we had twisted his arm sufficiently to come back on board and fill the currently vacant position of Region Director for the Puget Sound Chapter)
Pete Schmitt (Puget Sound Chapter and Association Treasurer)
Peter Turylo (Puget Sound Chapter Executive Vice President)
Dave Chapin (Puget Sound Chapter President and sitting in as the Chapter's Region Director)
Jillian Chapin (Past Evergreen Chapter President)
Beth Pirrie (Association Secretary, past Association President, and past Puget Sound Chapter President)
Discussion included how to find/configure/advertise meetings, getting members involved, and such...
On Friday evening we held our May Chapter meeting on the campus of ITT Technical Institute and attracted 60+ to participate in a discussion on Hiring Trends in the IT Industry. We thank Ms. Christi Amend and Barb Shaver for their efforts to make this a very successful meeting. We went WAY over the scheduled time as questions kept the panel busy into the evening. Following our panel discussion we adjourned down the street to Galliano's Cucina for a most pleasant dinner and more networking.
The following Saturday morning most of the above listed cabal returned for a day long Region 2 Director's meeting cranking through the business of keeping the Region functioning.