ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS ATLANTA PROFESSIONAL CHAPTER MEETING MINUTES – GENERAL MEETING NOVEMBER 6, 2008, 7:00 PM --- GA TECH SEB BLDG, ROOM 122 ATTENDANCE Eric Chang, Ganesh Krishnan, Heather Bowman, Byers Rogan, Thioro Ndiaye, Eddie McCallum TOPICS DISCUSSED Website: Ceci attempted to upload the new website content but ran into technical problems. EWB Regional Workshop: Eric Chang, Xiah Kragie, and Anne Marie Spexet will attend the EWB regional workshop in College Park, MD over the weekend of November 8-9 2008. EWB Student Chapter Updates: The Georgia Tech student chapter is planning an assessment trip to Cameroon for a water project. Andrew Tsivoglou and Eddie McCallum evaluated student travel applications. The West Lake High School chapter held its annual induction ceremony on October 15th. The Mercer University chapter has been approved as an official EWB-USA chapter. EWB-USA Investments: Krishna asked whether professional chapter funds can be invested in order to receive interest. EWB-USA said that this is not allowed. 2009 Executive Committee: Nominations for next year’s executive committee are ongoing. Anyone who is interested is welcome to nominate themselves. If you would like more information, contact Eric Chang ERIC.CHANG@GAPAC.com . Elections will be held at the December General Meeting. Haiti Project: No news. Andrew Parks could not attend due to knee surgery. JAMAICA PROJECT GSPE Presentation: Eric Chang and Heather Bowman are scheduled to give a presentation to the Middle Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers on December 2nd. The president of Mercer University EWB has also been invited. Rotary: Pete Romocki called his Rotary contacts but has not received a reply. Sheila Carman Visit: Sheila served with the Peace Corps in Jamaica and she was the one who initiated the Jamaica road project. She currently lives in Lowell, MA but she will be in Chattanooga over the holidays and will possibly visit Jamaica in January. We should schedule a time for her to meet with people who are active in the project while she is in the Atlanta area. Additionally, if there are any tasks for her to complete while in Jamaica, we should be planning for these now. Sheila is currently working on a funding proposal that will be sent to Delta Air Lines. New Member: Ganesh Krishnan is a water resources engineer with Geosyntec consultants. This was his first EWB meeting. He offered to help with drainage design on the Jamaica project. Material Quantities: Thioro Ndiaye has calculated material quantities as well as the amount of cut and fill required. This information will be posted to the Yahoo Groups account. To join, go to groups.yahoo.com and search for EWB-ATL-Jamaica . UPCOMING EVENTS General Chapter Meeting December 4th at 7 PM. GA Tech SEB room 122. Minutes sent on 11/7/2008 by email@example.com .