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Engineers Without Borders - Gateway Chapter - Minutes - July 24, 2007
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July Minutes (July 24, 2007)


Elections
Check website for details. New officers will take in effect October and elections can be made via email.

Committee Structure
Membership, Fundraising, & PR Committees need to be reestablished and reactivated.  Tom L. made a list of responsibilities for fundraising.  Newsletter & GRANTS need to be assessed and researched for projects.  (Seek opportunities through corporations and other organizations) Ambassadors (liaisons) speak to universities and attend university meetings, as much as possible. (SIUE, UMR, WU, MU..)

Marketing
Ryan with Ameriprise has raised $100, so far.  Please contact him with any events, seminars, company/ employee financial planning, or any other ideas. His email is This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This is an opportunity for us to accrue some additional funds.

Gala
Raised $12,000-13,000

General meeting times
General Membership Meetings will be conducted as a Lunch and Learn on the first Wednesday of each month. (STARTING SEPT 5TH)
The Engineers Club will provide sandwich lunch.  Members would only pay for lunch and nonmembers will be charged extra.  Must RSVP for meetings to plan for lunch costs! (20 people minimum)  Someone needs to prepare speaker line up.  (1st Speaker on Systems Engineering in October?)

**** Starting September 5th Meeting!!!**** (no speaker this month) .. No August 28th meeting!

New Schedule for L&L:
11:30-Meet and Socialize at Engineers Club
12:00-Lunch is served
12:30-Guest speaker (every quarter)
1:00- Meeting Adjourned
   
**Concerns: Hwy 40 construction, students attendance during lunch time
**Committee meeting times-->Committee decides location and time, students invited to committee meetings; Committees split up for project development and organization structure.
**Executive Committee meeting times->Discuss new marketing ideas for Ryan; Line up for Speakers, 10 minute presentation on EWB for new L&L meetings..
          
Honduras

Santa Rita Water Distribution & Storage Capacity-
It is necessary to assess how much water the village is using. Flow meters need to be installed and equipment needs to be obtained.  It was suggested to buy the meters here and ship them on one of WOM’s containers. We are thinking a side trip in Fall / Winter to Honduras for installation & assessing projects if time permits.  We can work with USAID engineers to retrieve any related data regarding similar water projects & check the EWB site.  We will have someone translate the report once it’s finalized to send to officials so they can see how much funding and resources are viable.  For now, we need to discuss committee structure (Structural Design committee-design of tanks; Hydraulics Committee-design of pipe distribution; Construction Committee-Labor and Cost estimate, site evaluation)  More will be discussed at our September meeting with developments from village. Attached are some documents regarding the report.  (Elevation Profile )

Santiago Water Distribution Project with UMR
We will be mentoring UMR students with the water distribution project. They are going down for another site assessment visit over Christmas Break (tentatively). The students will return in fall and we will discuss our next steps then.  We need some individuals to volunteer to work with the UMR students on these projects & attend their meetings.
     
W.O.M. Plans
Construction crew is working on rehabilitating multifamily housing in Sulaco, Cortez, Honduras.  This location is a far distance from Santa Rita, Copan, Honduras & from Santiago, Cortes, Honduras (water project with UMR).  They have done work in this area in ’99 & decided their mission this year was to make improvements on existing structures.   BEANS & RICE BALL, their annual fundraiser is held Saturday, November 17th.  Tables of 8 can be purchased or individual tickets, as well as, a silent auction. Please see their website for further details.
      
      
Other related news..
Susan McKnight needs host families for deaf students from August 8-September 8.  These students would be attending full time classes at Florissant Valley Community College.


 
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