Those who saw my earlier post on the IEEE Computer and Communications T&T Chapter would know that the inaugural meeting was held on the 12th of January. The meeting was smaller than I had hoped, but did expect. Member apathy is one thing that we really need to overcome. The executives for the period 2008 – 2010 are:
- Chair – Sachin Ganpat
- Vice-Chair – Prof. Mansour H. Assaf
- Secretary/Treasurer – Gifton Caesar
I think we have a very good team here, and I am extremely excited. Below was my address to the small gathering:
Good Morning fellow members, IEEE Executives and fellow professionals.
I would like to thank you for coming out today, taking time from your usually busy lives to come to this our first chapter meeting. And the first of many.
The IEEE is one of the world’s largest volunteer organizations. As such, it is through the work of the local Chapter officers that the work of the IEEE and its Societies is accomplished. To accomplish its goals, the IEEE and its societies are dependent on the involvement of its members through the local Chapters. This means that the future success of the Chapter, the Section and the IEEE as a whole depends on you, fellow members. [Read more…]