Since PM, the ACES Annual General Meeting has occurred, and Hannah Klug is the new Atlantic Ambassador. I have been focused on my duties as Vice President Services since then, primarily the NEM Project.
I have been doing a lot of work on the NEM Project since PM, and even more so since ACES AGM. I have contacted every provincial group about their potential involvement in the project (prizes, marketing, etc.), but I have received very little feedback from them. I am in contact with Glenn Martin, Practice Lead, Marketing and Outreach of Engineers Canada to gain their partnership in the event. This partnership could leave to more effective promotion of the event, as well as a source of prizes for the winners.
The National Engineering Month Pre-Package will show that a lot of the preliminary administrative work has been taken care of. I have included a timeline of the event that describes when things should be happening from Congress to April 1st. This includes when to organize elementary school contacts, when to have connections established, when to expect more materials from the CFES, and submission dates. Not all of these dates are set in stone, however I would strongly suggest that the submissions as set in the Pre-Package be firmly kept. This is explained in detail in the Pre-Package. The timeline section also explains why the other dates are suggested, and why the specific milestones are set.
I have also prepared written communications for members to distribute to the elementary schools to establish the aforementioned connections. This will ease the organizational load on the members’ side of the event. Included in these are e-mails to be sent to teachers, as well as a written explanation of the event to verbally delivered to the elementary students by the teachers.
I have included a section on what to expect still from the CFES in the Pre-Package, which mostly is the finalized promotional materials (posters) and confirmation of prizes for each level of competition. Other than this, I have done most of the preparatory administration work as outlined in the National Engineering Month Pre-Package. I have sent in the text of the pre-package to be translated. I look forward to hearing the members’ feedback at Congress.
Outside of the NEM Project, I have been discussing with the commissioners in my portfolio about their position description as outlined in the Policy Manual. The Commissioner of Corporate Relations, as well as myself, have suggested changes to their position, and they will be approved by the BoD on November 25th, 2014.
Lastly, the Commissioner of Information Technology has been working very hard to collect the members’ information. A form will be sent out to collect information that will help the CFES keep in contact with the members for the remainder of the year, and hopefully for years to come.