Chapter two of the Society of Broadcast Engineers held it's annual Christmas party and meeting at the University of Scranton on December 17, 2001. The meeting was called to order by chapter Chairman Joe Glynn at 7:15 PM. Joe Glynn then gave a synopsis of the strategic planning meeting held on December 12, 2001 at 1:00 PM. Joe stated that the meeting was to discuss the scheduling of regular meetings, alternating between lunch and evening times and the nominations for next years chapter officers.
Treasurer Mark Rutkowski arrived after the business meeting had concluded so no formal treasurer's report was given.
Charles Sakoski, CSBE reported that the nomination for 2002 chapter officers are unchanged from the previous year. They are:
Chapter Chairman - Joseph Glynn, CSTE
Vice-Chairman and Treasurer - Mark Rutkowski, PE
Secretary - Joseph Scheff, CBT
Chuck then asked for nominations from the membership, none were given and the chapter secretary recorded that the nominations were approved are read.
Joe Glynn then introduced the speaker for the evening Mark Humphrey. Mark is the Director of Engineering for WPLY and is our chapter liaison to the national SBE. Mark gave an update on national issues including frequency coordination, SBE certification, SBE awards and a report on the recent national meeting.
Following the business portion of the meeting all in attendance enjoyed an extended evening of fellowship and conversation over a fine buffet dinner.
SBE Chapter Two held a strategic planning meeting at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at the Mark II Restaurant on Birney Avenue in Moosic. Joe Glynn chaired the meeting and asked to dispense with the reading of minutes. Mark Rutkowski indicated $186.50 national rebate has increased our balance from $ 882.71 to $1069.21 since the last meeting.
The meeting focused on ways of getting more members involved in scheduling programs for our meetings as well as seeking ideas for recruiting additional members into our chapter. It was decided to try to maintain a regular schedule of meetings on the first Monday of each month except for holiday conflicts. Even months would see an evening meeting at 7:00 and odd months were slated for lunch meetings at 1:00pm.
There were no suggestions for any new chapter officers for 2002. Nominations will be encouraged prior to the election next week. Our current chairperson, Joe Glynn, anticipated a decrease in his workload in the coming months and promised a more active role in chapter activities.
Chapter two of the Society of Broadcast Engineers held it's May meeting at Mark II Family restaurant, 4001 Birney Av, Moosic, PA. The breakfast meeting convened at 7:30 am on May 3, 2001. Turnout was very low and those attending decided to do away with reading of minutes of the previous meeting as well as the treasurers report. A rather informal discussion took place with those who attended the NAB Convention describing some of the more interesting of things encountered on the NAB floor.
A short discussion about the low turn out led to a decision that although breakfast meetings were worth a try, the low turn out was an indicator that we should not have anymore morning meetings. The meeting was adjourned at 08:30.
Chapter two of the Society of Broadcast Engineers held it's
April meeting at the Marvelous Muggs Restaurant in Moosic on April 2, 2001. The
meeting was called to order by Chairman Joe Glynn, CSTE at 7:40 PM. Treasurer Mark
Rutkowski, PE reported that there were no changes in the account balances from the
previous meeting, which reflected a balance in Guaranty Bank of $882.71. There were no
additions or corrections to the report and it was approved as read. Secretary Joe Scheff,
CBT read the minutes of the previous meeting, and they were also approved as read.
Under new business, Chuck Sakoski, CSBE reported that nationally 610 new SBE certifications were achieved and that the SBE certification program has had a great positive impact on our profession. Mark Rutkowski reported the concerns of the SBE on the new "Low Voltage Wiring Licensing" that some larger cities have implemented. This new law requires all Television and Radio Engineers to have this special license and does not recognize SBE certification. Joe Glynn noted that there are several new SBE members from the Williamsport area, and that they will be assigned to our chapter. Under old business, Joe Glynn reported that he gave a presentation on WVIA DT new digital transmitter to the SBE chapter 1 in Binghamton, NY. This presentation was well attended, and appreciated by all in attendance.
The program for the evening was presented by Bob Valinski, Northeast Broadcast Account Manager for ParkerVision. ParkerVision has successfully developed an automated production of a television newscast. Bob gave an interesting presentation of ParkerVision's system and described how a station can reduce the production control room down to two computer monitors with a timeline of events that can be operated by a single person. The presentation was followed by an extensive question and answer period. Previous to the presentation, everyone enjoyed a buffet dinner courtesy of Bob Valinski of ParkerVision.
The March meeting was postponed until April.
Chapter two of the Society of Broadcast Engineers held it's
January meeting at the Mark II Family Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre on January 29, 2001. The
meeting was called to order by Chairman Joe Glynn, CSTE at 7:00 PM. Treasurer Mark
Rutkowski reported that the balance in Guaranty bank was $ 882.71 reflecting an income of
$ 200.00 and expenses of $ 342.41. There were no additions or corrections to the report
and it was accepted as read. Secretary Joe Scheff, CBT read the minutes of the previous
meeting, and they were approved as read.
The program for the evening was presented by Chapter Chairman Joe Glynn, CSTE, Vice President and Director of Engineering for WVIA. He gave a presentation of WVIA's new EMCEE/ABS digital transmitter instillation. The presentation included a video of the antenna and transmission line assembly, and an extensive question and answer period. During the presentation, everyone enjoyed a buffet dinner courtesy of Jim Zaroda of EMCEE/ABS. Following the presentation and dinner, everyone traveled to WVIA's transmitter site on Penobscot Knob where Joe Glynn gave a tour of their new digital transmitter.
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