Meeting Topic: First Meeting of Fall Semester, 2016
Moderator Name: Frank Sheffield, Section President
Other business or activities at the meeting:
10 Section members in attendance
New Business - Electing new executive committee. Frank Sheffield replaces Mike Landivar as Section President, Ryan Carmody replaces Frank Sheffield as Vice President, Haocheng Wang continues as section Secretary, and Patricia Magliaro assumes the position of Treasurer. Votes were held by verbal acclimation, and all votes were unanimous. There was discussion about the SU AES section's new Registered Student Association status at Syracuse University. Frank Sheffield explained about the requirements to be a SU RSO, and officer training. He indicated that as a RSO, we will get funding from the university for the Section, which can be used for guest speaker expenses, conference travel, and other events. Patricia Magliaro will attend fiscal officer training, which is required to maintain the section's RSO status.
There was some discussion surrounding the upcoming AES convention in LA, and if it was to late to organize our trip there. Because of the earlier than normal timeline of the convention, the consensus was that it will be difficult for our members to pull together a trip this early in the semester. We agreed that next year, when the convention presumably happens in NYC, it will be no problem to have a large delegation traveling to represent the SU AES section.
The meeting was concluded by Pres. Sheffield asking the membership to brainstorm ideas for guest speakers and events for the 2016-2017 school year. Last, it was agreed that for this year the full section will meet bi weekly, Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm.
Meeting Location: Crouse College Room 406, Syracuse NY
Written By: James S. Abbott, Section Faculty Advisor