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Conference call - 605-562-3000 code 553113

When: January 20th, 2015
9:00 am
Where: Conference call
Contact: Laurie Dougherty

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December meeting cancelled - next meeting - January 20th 


Minutes of meeting on November 18th
On Call:

Lara Biggs
Kristin Rehg
Laurie Dougherty
Kyla Jacobsen
Greg Swanson
Ann Witmer
Randy Vanderwerf

U of I Student ChapterLast Saturday morning met for breakfast – Super Charged Workshop. The students put up posters and we did social media. We had about 12 students – we were expecting 30. Students did a great job – came up with great ideas regarding issues and problems – assigning roles of board members, responsibilities, etc . Randy Vanderwerf came during lunch and we did a question/answer session with the students.

Ann: Has heard good things back from the students that were there. Felt empowering. Lance, the current President is done at the end of this calendar year. Do we know who the next president will be? Amanda.

Randy: Thought the facilitation looked very professional and looked like the students were well engaged.

Thanks to all who participated .Looks like this was a huge success. They have another event coming up – Billy Nichols will be speaking on what it is to be a new engineer in the water field. Kristin will reach out to Lance & Amanda both - hopefully Greg can be at their January meeting to give them information on WATERCON.


We will need several judges for the Poster Competition. YP Committee to help here.

We need to work on mapping out setup and details for the "career fair”. We want to cater to the right needs. Communications are the pre-conference brochure right after Thanksgiving; rest are by email.

8 am - YP Breakfast With The Boss - and make it a networking breakfast in round tables Use the same information we used for earlier this year. We still need to identify who these people will be. Looking for 3-5 people

We need to reach out to our contacts at Universities/Colleges. Kristin has a one page flyer summarizing advantages of attending WATERCON, along with Scholarship opportunities.

To Do
Kristin –
Contact Lance & Amanda to set up time for Greg to visit and give information to them on WATERCON.
Laurie– Put together package for WATERCON/Alternative Spring Break (before the end of semester – Laurie will have done by next week)
Kristin– send Laurie # of volunteers and hours they need to work.
Laurie– set up Volunteer schedule on line.
Kristin– Put together protocol for Poster Session Judging.
Kristin– Will put together mapping out setup and details for the "career fair”. before next meeting; will try to have to committee before Thanksgiving deadline.

Next meeting
Outreach Committee  - January 20th  10am
Dial:605-562-3000, Code: 553113#

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