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Engineers Without Borders - Gateway Chapter - Minutes - July 2009
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EWB Gateway Professional Partners Chapter

General Membership Meeting

July 8, 2009

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Engineer’s Club

 

1.         Welcome and Introductions

The meeting attendance list is attached to these minutes.

 

2.         Budget Report

Bill Kremer was not in attendance so a budget report was not provided.

 

3.         EWB National Report

Upcoming conferences:

Midwest Regional Workshop, Ames, Iowa

October 23 through 25th.

2010 EWB-USA International Conference, Denver, Colorado

March 18 through 21st

If interested in attending either conference please contact Jonathan Jump.

 

4.         Washington University Student Chapter

Washington University’s student chapter has two projects they are currently working on:

·         Guatemala – Cook stove project to design a stove that burns clean.  Anticipated travel in December 2009 or over spring break in 2010.

·         Haiti – Nutritional Peanut Butter project.  Developing a system to make peanut butter for malnourished children.

 

5.         SIUE Student Chapter

SIUE is currently assisting with the Pimienta, Honduras Infrastructure Improvements, with the design of retaining walls, and latrines.  In addition the SIUE student chapter will be working on a bridge/culvert design for Pimienta, the Puente La Nana Project, and utilize this project for a senior design project.

 


6.         2009 – 2010 Elections and Nominations

The fall election process has begun and nominations are being accepted for positions of Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, University Chapter Liaison 1 (Univ. of Missouri, MS&T) and University Chapter Liaison 2 (Washington Univ., S. Illinois Univ.).

A handout was distributed which describes the process and duties of each position.

Nominations are due by August 11, 2009 to Vicki LaRose.  A nomination form and handout on the process is attached to these minutes.

Ballots will be distributed via email after August 11, and will be due by September 9th.

 

 

7.         Fundraising

            Rotary – A Rotary Matching Grant Application was submitted on July 2 with all signatures, cost estimates, and pledges from Rotary clubs in San Pedro, St. Louis, and others.  This grant will be for approximately $28,000 to construct a 4-inch PVC water main in Pimienta, Honduras.

            Tetra Tech – An application was submitted to Tetra Tech Grant for EWB-USA Projects.  Notice of any grant funds awarded should be announced in the next few weeks.

Cardinal Game – The next General Membership Meeting in August will consist of a short meeting at the Old Rockhouse of St Louis, in combination with attending a Cardinal Game.  The time and date of this event will be announced soon.  A block of tickets will be purchased and sold, with a portion of the ticket price to be a donation to EWB.

            Solicit Donations – develop an email to send out to businesses, etc that lists specific items we need donations for.  Items that need to be completed for this include:

-       Develop a project summary sheet and list the items we need funding for, retaining walls, drainage ditches, gutters.  VOLUNTEER NEEDED

-       Draft an email to include the project summary and develop a list of businesses, etc to send email to.  VOLUNTEER NEEDED

 

8.         Pimienta Water Line Project and Rotary Grant

A summary of the Pimienta Infrastructure project was given.  Moving forward several items need to be completed this summer:

            -  Complete Post-Assessment Report

            -  Finalize designs for Composting Latrine and Retaining Walls.

Future travel is anticipated in December 2009.  If you are interested in traveling in December please contact Gina Gansmann, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


9.         Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at approximately 1:00 pm.

 

NEXT MEETING – Cardinal Game Fundraiser

Gateway Professional Partners Chapter

August General Membership Meeting

Details to follow soon…

 

 
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