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YP Conference call with optional screen sharing

When: 8/14/2013
2:00 PM
Where: Conference call

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Minutes of meeting - July 30th

On the phone:
Brian Kooistra
Nick Gornick
Cameron Jones

Not able to call in
Jonathon Leiman
Andrea Putz

YP News You Can Use - Brian Kooistra

YP News you can use good. Keep doing them, content was good.


Scheduling calls have already started. The student/YP details will be split over Tuesday and Wednesday. This year we may be having some cross over.
Poster session on Tuesday with free time. They wanted some time for technical sessions. The YP reception moved to Tuesday in the evening. Wednesday the toastmasters will be the technical talk followed by the Career Fair and Mock Interviews.

Career Session - Mock Interviews

We will be researching participants to be interviewers.
Nick - has some topics of things to keep on track during interviews. Nick would like to be one of  the interviewers. Interviewers - maybe have 3 - 4 interviewing rooms and maybe have one that is how not to interview.
Nick Gornick - volunteered to be an interviewer.

Lunch with the Boss

Laurie recapped that the questions have been approved and the number of people signed up so far.

Laurie recapped what is going on with NIU and they are researching a lot of data and will be making recommendations. Brian thought they were doing a thorough job of the research and was on their mid-point conference call.

Student Chapters
- Kyla is interested in getting a chapter started at NIU - she is working with the outreach committee.

- Laurie and Brian are Toastmasters. Laurie will continue to followup.

YP Summit
Who might be going?
Jonathon went in 2013, Brian has gone two times in the past.

Social Hour Opportunity
Dan Eisenhauer from Backflow Solutions and Brian tried to get some interest in the social hour. IWEA has done these events. Central States has done the same type of happy hour.

Brian to get a hold of Dan and get a fall date for a get together a date and a place. Laurie to send out an invite to any and all water associations to join in this happy hour. Its all about the water.

  • Kyla - Report on student chapters
  • Laurie - Upload a volunteer opportunity for WATERCON for interviewers.
  • Laurie - Continue to followup with Springfield toastmasters
  • Sandi - Followup with Andrea Putz on getting the information required to get IEPA credit for session and tour of South Water Plant.

Next Meeting
  • YP Summit
  • Vice-Chair
  • Social Event Date Time and Place
  • Update on Lunch with the Boss

Next meeting - August 14th - 2:00 pm
call in 605-562-3000 code 553113

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