Chapter Activity at EMC 2007

Francesca Maradei of the University of Rome, “La Sapienza,” Chapter Coordinator for the EMC Society, organized a “Chapter Retreat” in Hawaii. This full day event was held on Monday, July 9, and featured several presentations. Dave Staggs, Vice President for Member Services, gave a presentation on the structure of the IEEE and EMC Society, on membership development at the Chapter level and the Senior Member program. Andy Drozd, President of the EMC Society, gave a presentation on leadership recruitment and RAB/TAB Section/Chapter support. John Norgard, Vice President for Technical Services, gave a presentation on the oopportunities for involvement in the technical activities of the Society. Chapter representatives in attendance each reported on their respective activities and on the best practices to make the Chapter successful.


It was a full day of information for the Chapter Chairs attending the retreat in Hawaii. Chapters from all over the world were represented at the retreat, including (front row from left) Andres Pavas (Columbia), Dave Staggs, EMC Society Vice-President for Membership, Francesca Maradei, Irina Kasperovich (Mohawk Valley), Boris Shusterman (Central New England), Mike Oliver (Pittsburgh), Vesna Roje (Croatia), Peter Leung (Hong Kong), You-gang Gao (Beijing), Hiroshi Echigo and Iroshi Hinoue (Sendai). (Back row, from left) Frank Gronwald and Frank Sabath (Germany), Doug Parker (Huntsville), Hans Mellberg (Santa Clara Valley), Bruce Crain (Melbourne), Tony Zimbalatti (Founder), Kye Yak See (Singapore), Franz Schlagenhaufer (Australia), Mike Royer (Central Texas), Barry Wallen, and Colin Brench (Central Texas).

EMC Society Founder Tony Zimbalatti (left) addresses Chapter Retreat attendees as Chapter Coordinator Francesca Maradei looks on.

Barry Wallen (far left), EMC Society Vice-President for Conferences, gave a presentation at the Chapter Retreat related to global EMC conferences.

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