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I had one minor thought about "what to do for now": there are many  
very basic areas of knowledge related to global warming, alternative  
energy, hybrid cars, the pros and cons of biodiesel, how water pumps  
work etc etc that we should all be up on. What if we came up with a  
list asked each member to take on one topic and be prepared to talk  
for ten minutes on it at an upcoming meeting?

Mike


Quoting Jacqueline Elizabeth Bell <[log in to unmask]>:

> We should definitely be involved with E-week, but I don't think that we
> will go to the Vermont Air National Guard hangar as a group.  It is
> during the day and we would need to miss class.  I really cannot miss
> class at all, I feel so behind if I do.  I know a lot of engineers that
> feel the same way.
>   I can forward it to the listserv and if anyone does not have class or
> wants to go, they can contact Dawn and go as a big group of volunteers;
> instead of as a club.
>   I emailed ewb-usa about a project and they said that we would not be
> able to apply for a project until after we go to the international
> conference april 11th.  So until then the only thing that we can do is
> discuss fundraising.  I emailed ewb-usa about buying organic fairtrade
> coffee to sell and fundraise; I have not heard back.  I also asked them
> if they knew of someone in the area affiliated with ewb-usa that could
> come to speak to our group; no response.  Another girl in ewb-uvm,
> katelyn, is trying to contact nearby student chapters that we could
> work with.  Clarkson is also very new like us and need help as well and
> we have not heard back from ewb-unh.  I am kind of lost for ideas and I
> need some help.  I really want the next meeting to have something
> affiliated with ewb-usa directly.  Should we have a meeting the last
> week in January or wait until february?
>   Thanks for your input
> Jacquie
>
> Quoting "Michael J. Rosen" <[log in to unmask]>:
>
>> Very nice work.
>> Remind me when our next scheduled meeting is, please.
>> Also, do we have an involvement in the Engineers' Week event on Feb 2
>> at the Vermont Air National Guard hangar? Did you see the note on that
>> from Dawn Densmore? I assume she knows abour our chapter and you're on
>> her mailing list.
>> Happy New Year.
>> Mike
>>
>>
>> Quoting Jacqueline Elizabeth Bell <[log in to unmask]>:
>>
>>> Yay! we are an official EWB student chapter, congratulations!
>>>
>>> ----- Forwarded message from [log in to unmask] -----
>>>   Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 10:40:53 -0700
>>>   From: Tracy Beavers <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Reply-To: Tracy Beavers <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Subject: EWB-USA-UVM
>>>     To: [log in to unmask]
>>>
>>> Congratulations! You are now an official chapter of EWB-USA. We   
>>> received you
>>> chapter agreement. I am including an invoice for the chapter fee,   
>>> an officer
>>> contact form, and a membership list. Please fill in all the criteria and
>>> email back to me so that you can receive your new chapter packet. I look
>>> forward to working with you.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Tracy Beavers
>>>
>>> Professional and Student Chapter Coordinator
>>>
>>> Engineers Without Borders-USA
>>>
>>> 1811 Lefthand Circle, Suit A-1
>>>
>>> Longmont, CO 80501
>>>
>>> Phone 303-772-2723
>>>
>>> Fax 303-772-2699
>>>
>>> <http://www.ewb-usa.org/> www.ewb-usa.org
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity.
>>> ~Oprah Winfrey
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- End forwarded message -----