It is near the end of March as I write this, and I see in Rochester (I am in Orlando, Florida as I write this) it is snowing and hopefully spring will arrive soon. Our RES board meeting for March 27th is scheduled to take place online as many of us are doing now. We have many decisions to discuss with the cancellation of many events including the 118th RES Gala. Be sure to verify any events on the calendar before attending as many are getting cancelled or postponed.
We have held a few programs this year and hope to continue to do so once things get back to a normal schedule. Be sure to learn about these programs on our website and calendar, and in our magazine, The Rochester Engineer.
As mentioned, the RES Board will be meeting virtually on Wednesday to review the safest time to hold an event to honor many of our award recipients. We are considering doing a special presentation at our Annual Meeting at the end of May. In all likelihood, we may have no choice but to also cancel the Annual Meeting.
The Engineering Symposium (PDH Fest) has been rescheduled to September 22, 2020. The registration will re-open around August 1st. With the cancellation, Chris Debries, Symposium Chairman emailed the people already registered the option of a refund or keeping their registration active for September. When additional details are available, details will be on the website at www.roceng.org.
As part of the year-end end process, we have a slate of officers that we will be introducing and voting on at the Annual Meeting scheduled for May 27, 2020 at the RMSC. See the next page for those names and details.
Our tutoring and Science Fair efforts at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy were thrown into a tizzy with the recent layoffs instituted by the Rochester City School District. With the COVID-19 crisis the Science Fair this June has also been cancelled.
If you have any concerns or input, or would like to volunteer feel free to contact the RES via the website at roceng.org or me directly at email@example.com. As always, I hope to see you at one of our RES events, or the Symposium on September 22, 2020.
Joe Dombrowski, RES President
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