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April 2012 – President Message

Hello to all Industrial Engineers and Friends of Industrial Engineers,

As the typical graduation time approaches, I would like to make sure the everyone is aware of our National Capital Chapter’s policy for first year IE graduates. Any student who is a first year graduate and lives or is moving into the DC area is eligible for reimbursement of half their first year senior membership fee from our chapter. Our guidelines are:

  • Become a Senior member of IIE, the current cost is $74.50 if your first year.
  • As you become a member of IIE, identify yourself as a member of our chapter. Chapter #14, the National Capital Chapter. (You must live in or work in our chapter boundary.)
  • Provide the chapter with a copy of your paid receipt from IIE for your first year as a senior member.
  • Attend at least one monthly board meeting; in person.
  • Write one article for our newsletter. This article can be on a current IE topic or an introductory article about yourself.
  • Consider volunteering your time and talents with our chapter.

Naturally, we hope you continue to volunteer with us. The more great volunteers we have the more programs, presentations and tours we can provide for our membership.

Joe Scheibeler, our Board Secretary and Director of Fund Raisers has hit two home runs this year with games to raise money for IIE Marvin Moundel Scholarship. This year we are sponsoring two games:

  • NATS vs. Yankees – Saturday afternoon June 16
  • NATS vs. Miami Marlins – Saturday night August 4

See all the details of these two events inside our newsletter.

Be sure to register and attend the upcoming presentation on “Leadership, IIE and You”, by Professor G. Don Taylor, Jr on April 16th.

Finally, many congratulations are in order this month:

  • Board Director Patrick Foxworthy had a feature article on page 66 of IE’s magazine.
  • Vice President, Web Master and Editor of our Newsletter; Martin Franklin won Platinum Award in the IE Newsletter Competition. Also thanks to all board directors and members who provided monthly content to Martin. Martin and our chapter have won the Platinum (highest award) every year but one.
  • Our Chapter will receive the 2011 Gold Chapter Recognition Award. This is the seventh consecutive year that our chapter has received the Gold Award (highest award) based on IE standards for running an exceptional chapter. Congratulations to all our board directors and all our members.

Until next month,

Russell Wooten
President IIE National Capital Chapter

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