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1 The System Safety Society Tennessee Valley Chapter Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products and Services Executive Council Meeting Report for Tennessee Valley Chapter Don Swallom Vice-President, Tennessee Valley Chapter August 22, 2005 The Westin Horton Plaza San Diego, California

2 The System Safety Society Tennessee Valley Chapter Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products and Services August 22, 2005 Tennessee Valley Chapter2 President - Gary Braman, Immed. Past President - Dave West, Vice President - Don Swallom, Secretary - Beth Baslock, Treasurer - Jim Blanteno, Chapter Officers for

3 The System Safety Society Tennessee Valley Chapter Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products and Services August 22, 2005 Tennessee Valley Chapter3  Planning program to meet the SSS and Chapter’s Goals  Officer’s Meeting each quarter and as needed (met on 7/6/05)  Chapter Meetings  Continue lunch time, 3 rd Wednesday of each month as a baseline  Submittal of Chapter information  Chapter Annual Report and Financial Statement  Chapter News Inputs to the JSS  Chapter Newsletters and Meeting Minutes (Highlights) to Director of Chapter Services and Headquarters  Disseminating the Society’s EC News to Chapter Members  Plan to continue coverage at chapter meetings, special s, and newsletter coverage General Chapter Progress to Date

4 The System Safety Society Tennessee Valley Chapter Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products and Services August 22, 2005 Tennessee Valley Chapter4  Membership Activities  Contact of “Non-Renewal” Members  Continuing aggressive contacts via the Secretary and other members  Welcome and mentor New Members  Continuing to seek new members via contacts at various area companies and government agencies  Maintain a Chapter Membership Roster and List  Secretary maintains a list of current and past members via constant monitoring and updating General Chapter Progress to Date (cont)

5 The System Safety Society Tennessee Valley Chapter Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products and Services August 22, 2005 Tennessee Valley Chapter5 Chapter ActivityGoalAchievementComments Chapter Meetings 1011 Attendance50%21% Ave 15 members and 5 guests per meeting Peak meeting attendance: 29 of 75 = 39% Chapter Newsletters 118 Seeking a dedicated newsletter editor Special Events 45 Science Fair, Moonbuggy Race, Eng Week Dinner, Visit DC Chapter, HATS Dinner Promotional Activities 57 New Members 52 Awards Program 88 3 Local Chapter awardees; 4 nominations for Society-level awards; 1 member on SSS Awards Committee Presentations and/or JSS Articles 46 2 full articles and 1 opinion article for JSS 8 papers at 21 st ISSC Summary of Activities for

6 The System Safety Society Tennessee Valley Chapter Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products and Services August 22, 2005 Tennessee Valley Chapter6 Chapter ActivityGoalComments Chapter Meetings 10 Plan to at least match the 12 of last year Attendance 50% Difficult goal, but will try to increase attendance by topics and location (different sites) Chapter Newsletters 11 Seeking a dedicated newsletter editor Special Events 4 One plant tour in the planning stage, canvassing members for ideas Promotional Activities 5 Many of the 2005 activities will continue in 2006 New Members 5 Special emphasis on the “inactive” and new comers to the area Member Recognition 8 Chapter has two internal awards, HATS Award, and National Awards Presentations and/or JSS Articles 4 Off to good start with Papers and Tutorials at this year’s ISSC Summary of Plans/Goals for

7 The System Safety Society Tennessee Valley Chapter Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products and Services August 22, 2005 Tennessee Valley Chapter7 Utilization of Chapter resources to promote System Safety within the community Provide “Value Added” Information and Services for the Chapter Members Accommodate remotely located members Promote interaction, joint activities with other organizations (e.g., ASHMM, ASSE, NSC, HATS) Issues and Challenges

8 The System Safety Society Tennessee Valley Chapter Professionals Dedicated to the Safety of Systems, Products and Services August 22, 2005 Tennessee Valley Chapter8 Large base of System Safety practitioners Diversity of members’ fields/employers Regular, interesting meetings Frequent communications with members Provide valuable information and services to members Make non-members aware of the benefits of membership Involved, dedicated, and hard-working officers and members Keys to Success


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