IEEE Dayton Section

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March 23rd, 2015

TOPIC:  Communicating Your Value Throughout Your Organization

SPEAKER:   Deb Norris, Vice President, Workforce Development & Corporate Services, Sinclair Community College

DATE:    Wednesday, April 1, 2015
TIME:    11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
PLACE:  Tec^Edge 5000 Springfield St #100, Dayton, OH 45431


IEEE Members: FREE
non-IEEE member: $5 (cash only at event)
Must RSVP by 30 March 2015 at

Lunch includes tossed salad, lasagna (both meat and vegetarian versions), garlic bread and dessert.


ABSTRACT:          In today’s tough economic climate, it is increasingly important to be able to communicate your value to your organization. However, being able to communicate your value begins with having the ability to specifically describe how your unique style, skills, strengths and experience add value to your organization. This can only occur after you have an awareness and understanding of your passion and your work style. Come join us for this highly interactive professional development session focused on learning more about yourself and then how to apply these learnings to being more effective in your role.


BIO:       Deb was appointed by President Johnson as Sinclair’s first workforce vice president in 2006. She oversees a team responsible for understanding the workforce needs of employers and then developing a wide range of services to meet those needs. She has more than 25 years of extensive business experience including business development, strategic planning, and marketing in a variety of business environments. Deb also oversees many of Sinclair’s regional and state workforce initiatives including UAS, Fuyao, and the launch of Sinclair’s Corporate College at Austin Landing.Currently, Deb serves on the Board of Trustees of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She was selected as an Honorary Commander at WPAFB as well as being an Ex-Officio Member of the Board for Dayton Defense. Deb is a graduate of Leadership Dayton and is a member of Dayton Rotary. Deb was named a Dayton Daily News Top Ten Woman in 2006, chosen as a “Woman of Influence” by the Dayton YWCA in 2008 and in 2014 was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in the Dayton region by the Dayton Business Journal. She holds a BS and an MBA from the University of Dayton.

January 31st, 2015

All IEEE Dayton Section members (and prospective members)  are invited to the following upcoming section meetings:

25 Feb 6:00pm
Dayton Section Meeting
Affiliate Societies Council,
4801 Springfield St


25 March 6:00pm
Dayton Section Meeting
Affiliate Societies Council,
4801 Springfield St
Pizza Provided at this meeting for those that register here:

Chapter representatives are invited to attend the 25 March meeting to provide 2015 plans/updates


Save the date for Dayton Section Annual Awards Banquet:

25 April 2015

Banquet speaker will be Dr. Michael Deis, Director, Advanced Research & Development at Wright State Research Institute, Wright State University

We hope to see you there!

December 21st, 2014

Greetings, IEEE Dayton Section Members!

The Dayton Section is soliciting your recommendations for the following Executive Officer positions in 2016:

- Dayton Section Chair

- Dayton Section Vice Chair

- Dayton Section Secretary

- Dayton Section Treasurer

The terms of office shall be for two years starting on January 1, 2016. An individual must be of Member grade or higher or a Graduate Student Member to be eligible to hold elected office. Any member eligible to vote in the Dayton Section elections may nominate an individual for office, and nominating yourself for an office is strongly encouraged. Any individual nominated for office should be willing to serve for the full 2 years; we therefore recommend discussing the nomination with the individual prior to submission. The duties for each position are defined in the MGA Operations Manual, which may be found at the IEEE website (, but a brief summary is also included below.

Here are some important dates for this nominations and elections process:

- The call for nominations starts the week of January 15 and closes March 14.

- From 15 Mar – 14 Apr Nominations are vetted by nomination committee and bios collected

- From 15 Apr – 31 May Candidate bios are available for review on Dayton section website

- The voting starts 1 June and closes 15 June.

- The 2016 Executive Officers will be announced by 1 August 2015.

Please submit all nominations by sending an email to  You may send an email to this same address if you have any questions regarding the annual nomination/election process.


Officer duties


Section Chair/Vice Chair *

  • Presides at meetings of the Section and the Section Executive Committee.
  • Operates the Section to maximize satisfaction of Section member needs with the resources available.
  • Develops and presents plans for meeting members needs to the Executive Committee for review.
  • Identifies appropriate volunteers and presents their appointments to the Executive Committee for review.
  • Prepares an annual report of Section Activities for submission to the Region.
  • Represents the Section at all appropriate IEEE gatherings.

* The Section Vice Chair fulfills the duties of the Chair in his or her absence, and assists and supports the Chair as required/assigned.

Section Treasurer

  • Accurately maintains financial records for Section.
  • Maintains bank accounts of Section funds.
  • Prepares the annual budget for submission to the Section Executive Committee.
  • Makes disbursements in accordance with the approved budget.
  • Refers expenses outside the budget to the Section Chair for action.
  • Ensures that all Section expenditures and disbursements are made in accordance with IEEE policy.
  • Prepares financial reports for the Section Chair, Section Executive Committee and Regional Director.
  • Submits annual report of financial activity to the IEEE Operations Center and provides follow-up where necessary to confirm that the report has been approved.

Section Secretary

  • Accurately records minutes of all Section meetings.
  • Distributes agenda and meeting notices for all Section meetings.
  • Reports all Section and subunit meetings to the IEEE Regional Activities Department using the proper forms.
  • Notifies the IEEE Regional Activities Department of all changes in Section and subunit Officers.

We look forward to hearing from you!