FAMU-FSU NSBE6TH GENERAL BODY MEETING Thursday, November 12, 2009 7:30 p.m. B211
OPENING PRAYER Ms. Renee Gordon 2009-2010 Chaplain
MISSION STATEMENT NSBE’s Mission is: “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
(BLACK) HISTORY FACTS • Yesterday was Veterans Day!! • Proclaimed on November 11, 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson • Originally called Armistice Day • Famous Black Veterans • Ice T, Rapper/Actor (Army) • Morgan Freeman, Actor (Air Force) • Montel Williams, Talk Show Host (Marines) • Bill Cosby, Actor/Comedian/Humanitarian (Navy) • Sinbad, Comedian (Air Force)
FRC RECAP • Event Breakdown • Friday • Opening Session • iFair (3rd Place!!!) • Entertainment • Saturday • General Session • Workshops & Career Fair • Closing Extravaganza • PARTY!! • Sunday • Worship & Feedback session
FRC RECAP • TESTIMONIALS!! • 2 first-time FRC attendees!! • Chapter FRC Video!! • Special Thanks to Ms. Makita Phillips, 2009-2010 Graduate Student Liaison!!
NSBE SUGGESTION BOX Mr. Brian Johson 2009-2010 Telecommunications Chair
NSBE SUGGESTION BOX Make your voice known! Suggestion box is on the NSBE FAMU-FSU Chapter website http://www.eng.fsu.edu/nsbe/comments.phpclick on “Feedback” link at the bottom of the page Suggestions can range from an event proposal on how to reach new members and current members Can be completely anonymous (email address is optional)
MEMBERSHIP ZONE ACTIVITY Mr. Avery Martin 2009-2010 Membership Chair
JAM B4U CRAM!!! Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Skate World!! • 2563 Capital Circle NE • 9:00-11:30 p.m. • Admission with Skates: $7
FINANCE ZONE SEGMENT Ms. Briana Causey 2009-2010 Treasurer Mr. Maynard Yates 2009-2010 Conference Planning Chair
CONFERENCE PLANNING: BEHIND THE SCENES • Cause/Effect • Setbacks from FRC have caused the chapter to adjust the budget for the year • Unable to provide food for tonight’s meeting • Chapter dues “help” • A comment box will be placed on the chapter’s website (www.eng.fsu.edu/NSBE) for you to voice you questions and concerns
CONFERENCE PLANNING: BEHIND THE SCENES • For Future Reference • If there are questions or concerns, please address them to your Conference Planning Chair, Treasurer, or President as soon as you have them • During Conference season, please make your decisions as soon as you possibly can. • Planning is easier with a definite number (or a relatively close count) of participants to ensure the chapter doesn’t lose a large amount of money
CONFERENCE PLANNING: BEHIND THE SCENES • Conference Preparations • Fall Regional Conference (FRC) • Chapter accommodations include only hotel and travel • Food is generally not provided unless you are a graduating senior (luncheon) or PCI student • National Convention • Same as FRC, chapter provides you with a package deal for hotel & round trip transportation • NSBE does not provide food, but there are several hospitality suites, lunches, etc. that are company-sponsored
WHY SHOULD YOU PAY FOR CHAPTER ACCOMMODATIONS? The stress of planning your own trip is eliminated Travel & hotel are PACKAGED together so you pay one set price It provides a time for the chapter to bond with each other It brings the price down for everyone else that is going Travel & hotel are PACKAGED together so you pay one set price
CLI: COMING AT U 1 MO GIN! • Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 9 a.m. in B135 • Administration & Programs • Speaker: Valerie Thomas • National AE Programs Chair • Region 3 Programs Zone Advisor • Former Region 3 Vice Chair • Project: E-board Selection • Positions must be selected unanimously • Be ready to present & explain why each person was selected for their respective position
NATIONAL CONVENTION • March 31st-April 4th 2010 in Toronto, ON, Canada • http://convention.nsbe.org/convention2010/ • Registration - $95 for Early Bird • $140 after December 31st • Volunteer: 3 hrs/day for 3 days = $45 reimbursement • Hotel - $200/per person • Passport • Start process ASAP • More info coming later
PASSPORT INFO • 1st Time • You must apply in person • Birth Certificate or proof of citizenship • $100 processing fee • 2 photographs • Identical • In color • 2 x 2 inches in size • Taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance • Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background • Between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head • Taken in normal street attire
USEFUL INFORMATION • Monster Diversity Leadership Program • www.monsterdlp.com • GEM Fellowship • www.gemfellowship.com • Deadline is November 15th (SUNDAY!)
TRIVIA TIME!! • What U.S. President declared Veterans Day in 1919? • Woodrow Wilson • What was Veterans Day originally called? • Armistice Day • Name a famous Black Veteran and their branch of the military (2 people) • Ice T, Rapper/Actor (Army) • Morgan Freeman, Actor (Air Force) • Montel Williams, Talk Show Host (Marines) • Bill Cosby, Actor/Comedian/Humanitarian (Navy) • Sinbad, Comedian (Air Force) • In what competition did FAMU-FSU place 3rd at FRC and who was the chairperson from our chapter? • iFair, Emil Muhammad
ANNOUNCEMENTS • Looking for a NSBE Week Chair!! • Generally in February • Benefits: Leadership building, networking, EXTRA POINTS!!!
CLOSING PRAYER Ms. Renee Gordon 2009-2010 Chaplain
THANK YOU ! NEXT MEETING: Thursday, December 4, 2009 Same Time, Same Place!!!