Wednesday , October 16, 2013
Charting the Course for the Group
11:30 AM Doors open, registration
ABOUT THE MEETING
The meeting will start with a review of the activities of the Oakland/East Bay Life Members Affinity Group since its inception three years ago. The Group has focused on Issues in Education, Energy, and Environment (IEEE). Talks on some of the issues have been considered controversial by some of the Groupís members. These topics included climate change in the area of Environment and nuclear power in the area of Energy. Most members of the Group have supported the inclusion of talks on these topics.
After the review, the meeting facilitator will lead a discussion to determine what course the Group wants to take over the next several years. For example, does the group want meetings just for social purposes? Do they want talks on recent technical achievement? How many meetings per year do they want? When is the best time to hold meetings? The facilitator will be looking for active input from the attendees. A questionnaire asking for input from all members will be sent out prior to the meeting.
At the conclusion, election of officers for next year will be held. The current officers have been in their positions for the entire three years. It is time for new volunteers to take over.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Dr. L. Lynn Cleland worked for many years at the University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he served in several research and management positions, and retired in 2007. His last position was Site Operations Manager with about 1800 people. Throughout his career, he has led a broad spectrum of professional and trades employees including scientist, engineer, medical, security, construction, operations and maintenance personnel, and he regularly interacted with numerous Federal, State and local agencies. He worked as a Professor at Purdue and in several private companies before joining the Laboratory. Lynn earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University in System Theory in 1968. He is enjoying his retirement days with golf, gardening, traveling, and being an author of a new book called Save Our System, How and Why 'We the People' Must Reclaim Our Liberties Now!