Council Meetings

Last Modified: April 28, 2016
by Stan Dyck

PSEC meetings are held monthly on the first Monday of the month from September through June. The September meeting is normally the second Monday since Labor Day also falls on the first Monday. You can always check the PSEC calendar to see the time and location of the next meeting.

Attendees are the Council executive committee and one or two PSEC Representatives from each member society. Member societies are responsible for designating a representative to attend as a voting member.

Agendas for the meeting are posted here roughly a week before the meeting. Make suggestions and corrections in the comments field of the agenda document.

  • Meeting Minutes, May 1 2017

    Date: Monday, May 1, 2017
    Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
    Location: Razzis Pizzeria 8523 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle WA 98103
    Next Meeting:  Monday, June 5, 2017


    Stan Dyck IEEE
    Sam Gheesling ASME-WWS
    Louie LeFevre SAME
    John Schaufelberger WSPE-SEA
    Luis Leon ASMI
    Frank Portello, Turner Joy Bremerton Historic Ships Assoc.
    John Hanson, Turner Joy Bremerton Historic Ships Assoc.
    Jason Salazar PSEC Volunteer
    Paul Grant ASCE
    Kathi Shoemake ASHRE
    Art & Jude Moss ASQ
    John Hicks Guest


    1. Introductions & Updates on Member Societies’ EventsAll
      • See attendance above. Sam ran the meeting.
    2. Approval of AgendaAll
      • Agenda approved with some rearranging.
    3. Approval of Prior Meeting MinutesAll
      • Minutes approved as written
    4. Turner Joy Presentation: John Hanson, Frank Portello
      • John and Frank gave a presentation and an introduction to the programs they run on the USS Turner Joy. They offer classes that target the 5th-7th grade level students that present STEM topics.
      • The seek a partnership with the PSEC perhaps using our Mentor program as a resource.
      • Some discussion ensued. Louie agreed to present a more formal list of ideas to be brought to the next meeting.
    5. Treasurer’s ReportJulie Bennett (SWE)
      • Julie was not in attendance. Some report will need to be delieverd for the June meeting.
    6. By-Laws Update: Julie Bennett (SWE)
      • John sent out an email before the meeting with the suggested language changes in the bylaws required to maintain our tax status. Some rearranging of the text was made (PSECBylaws-2017 revision proposal -May 1).
      • John agreed to collect the changes and send it out with the goal of voting on the changes at the June meeting.
    7. Website UpdatesStan Dyck (IEEE)
      • Stan updated the registration for the domain for another year.
    8. ISOW: Kathi Shoemake (ASHRAE)
      • To be held this weekend. An announcment has gone out. RSVPs were requested.
      • Kathi will work to get an announcement on the website.
    9. Mentor NightsJason Salazar (PSEC)
      • 2 more events in May
      • Jason repoted on the Bellevue event. It was the largest such event yet there with 70+ students and 9 mentors
      • Luis reported on the Highline College event. It had around 50 students and 10 mentors. He got a good list of recommendations/feedback which he will use for future events.
      • Luis also reported that the upcoming Seattle Central event has about 66 students and 14 mentors signed up so far. He will send out another message to solicit more.
      • Art reported on the Everett event. There were around 7 mentors and lots of students in attendance.
      • An SPU event was added for October 17th.
    10. 2017-2018 Officer Elections: Sam Gheesling (ASME)
      • A new slate of candidates was approved for election at next months meeting. They are
        • Chris Roberdeau – President
        • Charles Beard – President Elect
        • Dave Butcher – Treasurer
        • Kathi Shoemake – Secretary
    11. Open DiscussionAll
      • Art reported from the AmCon show. There was a lot of 3D printing displays this year. Art will bring leftover materials to the ISOW
      • Stan reported that he will not be able to attend the June meeting. Kathi agreed to handle the secretary duties.
    12. Action Items from Previous and this Meeting ReviewAll
      • See below

    Action Items

    • Look into getting a new Outreach Coordinator [Chris/Dave]
    • Ask for volunteers for k-12 STEM coordinator
    • Add some banquet photos to website [Stan]
    • Add ISOW announcement to website [Kathi]
    • Get treasurers report from Julie [Stan]
    • Send revised bylaws to John for distribution [Stan]
    • Ask Dave to bring the trifold to the ISOW [Kathi]

Previous Meeting Minutes

Minutes are posted usually within a week after the meeting date.

  • Meeting Minutes, May 1 2017 May 11, 2017 The May meeting featured a nice presentation from the USS Turner Joy over in Bremerton. This was also the last meeting before the ISOW. There are bylaws changes for you to look at and vote on next month. Finally, the new slate of officers for next year is up.
  • Meeting Minutes, April 3, 2017 April 17, 2017 Dave and Chris were out so Stan got to take the reigns. The ISOW is the last major item on the program year agenda. Click for details.
  • Meeting Minutes, March 6, 2017 March 20, 2017 Date: Monday, March 6, 2017 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM Location: Razzis Pizzeria 8523 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle WA 98103 Attendance Stan Dyck IEEE Dave Butcher IEEE Jason Salazar PSEC Volunteer John Schaufelberger WSPE-SEA Sam Gheesling ASME-WWS Art & Jude Moss ASQ Steve Snelling IISE Katie Elliott SWE Kathi Shoemake ASHRE Luis Leon ASMI Paul Grant ASCE Chris Roberdeau AIAA John Osborne SAMPE Agenda   Introductions & Updates on Member Societies’ Events: All See attendance above Approval of Agenda: All Approved as written Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes: All Approved as written Treasurer’s Report: Julie Bennett (SWE) Julie was not ...
  • Meeting Minutes, February 6, 2017 February 7, 2017 The meeting at Razzi’s was cancelled due to weather but Chris set up a conference call to discuss the Banquet this Saturday.
  • January 9, 2017 Meeting Minutes January 16, 2017 The first meeting of the year is also the last meeting before the Engineers Fair. Preparations are finalized but volunteers are still appreciated. The Banquet plans are also being finalized and we need volunteer mentors.
  • December 5, 2016 Meeting Minutes December 13, 2016 The weather kept many away this month but we still got a full list of agenda items.
  • November 7, 2016 Meeting Minutes November 21, 2016 The second Council meeting of the year includes a visit and presentation from the folks at SAME. Also, if you have young members looking to help we are looking for help at the ISOW for this summer.
  • October 3, 2016 Meeting Minutes October 18, 2016 The October minutes include a report from Mark about the Student Banquet proposal, Nomination forms for the Awards Banquet are ready, and an interesting event put on by AIAA in November. Please have a look.
  • September 12, 2016 Meeting Minutes September 19, 2016 The minutes for the first meeting of the year have been posted. Dave presents his goals for the year, Mark Powers introduces us to the Portland Student Banquet and John tells us it’s not too early to start thinking about nominations for the PSEC Awards. Special thanks to Steve for writing up the minutes in ...
  • June 6, 2016 Meeting Minutes June 20, 2016 The minutes for the final meeting of the program year.

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