11:00 – 11:05 Welcome
11:05 – 11:10 Secretary/Treasurer’s report – Joyce Pierson – GIS Technician – Dart Oil Company
Treasurer’s Report and Meeting Minutes Stand as Emailed if all agree – If not, discuss and agree.
Minutes from the Last Meeting:
11:10 – 11:15 GIS JOBS – Joyce Pierson – GIS Technician – Dart Oil Company
11:15 – 11:45 – Jessica Swinney
Securing Grants Presentation – There are millions of dollars in grants that can be secured. The easiest way to secure a grant? Ask. If you don’t ask you will never get it. Planning is key to grant writing. You don’t have to be a “grant writer” to be able to secure grants. With a little planning and a few words anyone can write a grant. Wise County has been fortunate to secure a few dollars in funding over the past several years. Jessica will share some of her thoughts on securing grants in these tough economic times.
11:45 – 12:00 Networking Break- Time to allow members to have informal discussions with others.
12:00 – 12:30 Pizza Lunch / Chips / Drinks – $10 to help keep us self-supporting
12:30 – 1:00 Fall Eastern Regional TNGIC Conference Discussion – David Light
The original plans were for the Knoxville Area group(s) to host and lead the planning for the conference. However, during the last TNGIC board meeting, we were informed that the Knoxville area group(s) would not be able to devote the time required to lead the conference. Consequently, this places the East Tennessee Regional Fall TNGIC Conference at risk of being cancelled unless we can quickly pull together resources for planning and hosting the conference.
We plan to discuss the possibility of the NETGIS group attempting to plan the East Tennessee Regional Fall TNGIC Conference at our next NETGIS meeting planned for Friday August 27th. Up for discussion will be the location of the conference, speakers/presenters, seeking volunteers to help plan the event, etc. We will also discuss the possibility of canceling the event.
If you have ideas or suggestions for the conference discussion, please reply to this note and we will try to include them in the discussion.
1:00 – 1:15 Networking Break- Time to allow members to have informal discussions with others.
1:15 – 1:45 Presentation TBA
1:45 – 2:00 Business: David Light
Next NETGIS Meeting – Tentative Schedule Date – Friday, October 29th
TNGIC 2011 – April 6-7, 2011 in Gatlinburg, TN