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Chapter Activity Report: National Capital Chapter Garners IIE’s 2010 GOLD Award

Our IIE National Capital Chapter earned the GOLD Award for the Chapter Activity Report (CAR) for its 2010 acheivements. CAR consists of 5 categories on which chapters are judged.

  1. Chapter Planning – We received full credit (15 out of 15 possible points) by submitting the chapter’s Strategic Plan in January 2010, which was given the top rating by our Regional Vice President and the chapter had 12 Board meetings in 2009.
  2. Chapter Programs – We received 17 out of 20 possible points, with five points for an increase in member meeting attendance while losing three points on non-members’ attendance, but achieved 11 out of 11 points on the number of chapter meetings held (9) and the meeting quality as rated by attendees on evaluation forms.
  3. Membership Communication, Growth and Retention – We received 25 out of 25 possible points by receiving the Silver newsletter award rating, linking the newsletter to the chapter website (, emailing the newsletter and chapter event announcements, linking our website to the national website, archiving newsletter issues on our website and holding joint meetings and special events such as two ballgame outings and networking mixers.
  4. Student Outreach & Community Affairs – We earned 15 out of 20 possible points, including 5 out of 5 points for providing over $500 support to student scholarships. We also received full credit for supporting school science fairs, career fairs, participating in National Engineers Week including judging the student Future Cities competition, participating in the District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies (DCCEAS), and affiliating with the Washington Academy of Sciences (WAS).
  5. Member/Chapter/Institute Support – We earned 14 out of 20 possible points in this category, by hosting a seminar or workshop, participating in IIE sponsored events, a chapter member’s article in an IIE publication (e.g. IIE Solutions), participating in an IIE webinar, attending the IIE Annual Conference, and facilitating Russell Wooten’s nomination for the honor of IIE Fellow.

Submitted by Joe Scheibeler, Chapter Secretary

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