Presentation on theme: "NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Delaware Area Chapter General Body Meeting."— Presentation transcript:
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Delaware Area Chapter General Body Meeting
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Agenda Introductions and Safety Communication 1 Officer Reports 2 Committee Reports 3 Regional and National Items 4
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Introductions Name Where you went to school Who you work for What brought you to the meeting
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Officer Reports Secretary President Vice- President Treasurer Parliamentarian
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Safety Communication
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Ladder Safety On average, 220,000 people in America make a trip to the emergency room because of a ladder related incident. Ensure that the ladder feet are secure every time you position a ladder. Always use a ladder that is long enough for the task at hand. A great number of ladder accidents are the result of using a ladder that is too short. Don't carry equipment while climbing a ladder. Invest in a tool belt or have someone hand the equipment to you. Face the ladder when climbing up and down; keep your body centered between both side rails. While up on the ladder, don't overextend your reach. Make sure you keep your weight evenly distributed.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Lawnmowers Always wear substantial shoes when you mow Don’t mow wet grass--you may slip & lose control of the mower Beware of hot surfaces around the engine-- especially when fueling or restarting the mower Fuel the mower in a well ventilated area Be alert to your surroundings--objects in your path, children, etc. 57,000 people in the U.S. are treated annually in emergency rooms for injuries resulting from lawn mower use
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Grilling Never use any flammable liquid other than barbecue starter fluid to start a charcoal barbecue. Never add lighter fluid to the coals after they have ignited. Never burn charcoal inside of home, vehicles, tents or campers. (carbon monoxide) Always check the coals to be sure they are completely out before storing, cleaning or disposing. Give your grill a spring cleaning--clear deposits & ensure that the burners are in good condition; replace if needed Always check for leaks when connecting a fuel tank; make a ‘snoop’ solution with dish soap Maintain the electric igniter. Replacements are cheap, easy to install & safer than alternatives Never light with the lid down. An apron, mitts, and long- handled grilling tools are appropriate grilling PPE Charcoal Grills Propane Grills
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Work/Play Acclimation Start out with daily, short workout sessions; back off when you’re sore, increase effort as you improve Pace yourself on a project. If you’re turning over your victory garden, shovel for 15 min per night rather than 4 hours on a Saturday. Muscles and tendons lose strength when they’re not used. Bear this in mind as you dig into your garden or break out the basketball this Spring. Condition yourself Listen to your Body Have the discipline to stop when you begin to fatigue. Your chances of injury dramatically increase as you approach you limits.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Sun Don’t forget your shades! Prolonged exposure to sunlight may increase your risk for cataracts (as do diabetes, smoking and alcohol use)
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS President’s Report Strategic Plan Objectives Delaware Area Chapter Members Student Support Professional Community National Programs Financial Long Range Plan
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Vice President’s Report Status of Committees Currently none have been formed. Committees needed - Membership PCI & Collegiate Affiliations Community Outreach Personal/Professional Development Finance Communications Update on PCI/Collegiate activities
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Secretary’s Report Held Executive Board Meeting Saturday, March 4, 2005 Brainstorming session to discuss strategic plan for the chapter Future meetings Membership 10 Paid Members 1 unpaid
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Treasurer’s Report Scholarships Encourage to apply UD membership NSBE, Jr. membership Assist with completing applications Company Solicitations Target different companies than collegiate chapter Companies at which AE membership is employed if not already a NSBE BCA Company Fundraising Membership Dues Profits from sponsored/co-sponsored events Social Professional Talk to local businesses about certain days where NSBE-AE can collect a portion of their profits Mentoring and receive a donation to NSBE-AE
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Committee Reports Pre-college/Collegiate Initiative Personal and Professional Development Communications Finance Membership Community Outreach Your NSBE
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Committee Strategic plan Set goal(s) for committee Include timeline for achieving goal Might need everyone to be part of committee until a chair and members for committee are assigned Monthly progress report on committee Identify which committees should have higher priority and hence immediate attention 1) Membership, 2) PCI/Collegiate relations, 3) Personal & Professional development, 4) Community Outreach, etc.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Regional Update Strategic Planning Meeting Retaining Membership Identifying Benefits of Membership Communications Adhering to the NSBE Mission What needs to change Ability of AE to communicate needs to the students Mandates on Professional Development necessity on the Regional and National Level Document how student/alumni relationship should work Change perception of AE in NSBE. Currently AE is viewed as the junior component
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Regional Update Regional Elections Chair Chair-Elect Secretary Treasurer Finance Chair GEN/Finance Conference Manager Telecommunications Chair Pre-College Initiative Chair Try-Math-A-Lon Coordinator Parliamentarian Publicity Chair Professional Development Chair
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS National Update National Convention Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania March 29 – April 2, 2006 Workshops Include: Climbing the Ladder: Building a Successful Career Accelerating the Next Technology Revolution Special Interest Groups: The Future of NSBE Technical Professionals Roundtable: From Engineering to Management Where to Position the See-Saw in Work/Life Balance Developing Mentoring Relationships That Work! How to Start a Technology Consulting Company Roundtable: Corporate Politics: Do I Have to Play Their Game Business Opportunities Considering an Overseas Assignment
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS Questions & Answers