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November 2011 – President Message

Hello to all Industrial Engineers and Friends of Industrial Engineers,

Welcome to our November Newsletter.

Please note that a joint meeting announcement with WINFORMS originally went out with the wrong date on it. The correct date is Wednesday, November 16th for our joint Social Networking meeting at BLACKFINN.  This should be a great evening. It is geared for our younger members, but if you are young at heart, you are certainly invited.

It is that time of year. We need volunteers. We want volunteers. Please volunteer for a Board of Director position. Today we have great volunteers on our board, but we can always use more volunteers. If we had more volunteers; we could accomplish more and greater things for our members, our community, our chapter and or organization. Send an email to any board member if you have any questions. If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please contact Patrick Foxworthy.

Remember! Volunteers are the key to our success. Volunteering will not consume all your energy; I promise you this. The key to successful volunteering is:

  1. Volunteer for those activities that “move you”.
  2. Don’t overextend yourself; if it doesn’t “move you” and it is a great idea, it will “move” someone else.
  3. Once you have committed; you must delivery or we all fail.
  4. Everyone is there to help you succeed, but we all succeed.

Our current board consists of:

  • An octogenarian
  • A half dozen who are or could be a grandparent
  • A half dozen under the age of 35
  • 2 retirees
  • 3 who own their own business
  • 2 new parents
  • 2 with twins
  • Most are volunteers for multiple organizations

And we all try very hard to make this the best Senior Chapter in IIE. Wouldn’t you like to be an active part of this!

Until next month,
Russell Wooten
President IIE National Capital Chapter

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