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The purpose of the contest is to help gauge the interest of engineers and programmers into considering these industries for employment opportunities.
The theories presented by contest participants will help both industries in their future recruiting efforts (NOTE: Companies will begin to set up profiles and list internship opportunities in February).
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As I am sure you all aware, the terms for the current officers of the chapter expires on the last day of this month. Before the new officers can begin their terms on February 1, we need to actually elect them! Granted, this is seems to be a mere technicality this year, given that we currently have (at most) one candidate for each position.
Here are the requirements, as laid out in the chapter bylaws:
we need to hold an election meeting, in a publicly accessible place, announced in writing at least 7 days in advance;
the meeting must be attended by a majority of the voting members of the chapter (where a voting member is a member of the chapter with an active ACM membership);
officers are elected by a plurality of votes (of the voting members in attendance).
So, please consider this to be an official announcement that the chapter will hold a meeting to elect new officers, on a date no earlier than Thursday January 29 and no later than Friday January 30, in a room (yet to be determined) at Polacksbacken.
To the best of my knowledge, we currently have five (5) voting members, so we need to have at least three (3) of the following members in attendance:
All members are welcome to attend, either to venture an opinion or run for office if so motivated. I assume we would accept nominations by e-mail, in the case that someone desired to run for an office but was unable to attend. I very much doubt that we will require more than 5 minutes to complete the process, but its probably safest if we allow for 15 minutes, just in case.
On this same issue of MemberNet mail, our member Virginia Grande was mentioned in the article “Council of European Chapter Leaders Progress Report: Mentoring, F2F Networking Key to Growth” because of her great work with European chapters.
Thank you to all chapter members for doing such a great work!
There is a new list of ideas that we could do. If you would like to volunteer for any of those, or even for your own brilliant idea, please! Do not hesitate to contact us! 🙂 We also welcome your ideas, so feel free to comment!