Inaugural Meeting of the Newly Established ACT LMAG
Ambarish Natu, Chair for IEEE Australian Capital Territory Section.
The ACT Section Life Member Affinity Group (LMAG) was recently established in the month of March 2022. Dale Siver is the current chair of this affinity group. The inaugural activity for the IEEE ACT LMAG was held on 20th April 2022. The location for its inaugural meeting was the central village of the National Arboretum. Three members attended this inaugural meet and greet event. This is the same location where Region 10 Director eventually dedicated a tree to IEEE members and volunteers on 9th July 2022. Region 10 and all Australian Sections including the Australia Council contributed funds to make this event possible.
Upcoming events that life members may be interested in attending were discussed, including the regular RENEW Meetings held at the Ian Ross Building ANU, usually on a Wednesday 7:30pm. Other conversations included upcoming conferences such as TENSYMP 2023. All life members are welcome to attend such activities and events and may be asked to volunteer for planning or organizing as needed.
The Arboretum was very busy due to school holidays and the parking lot and cafe were full of a variety of people and families. The cafe is perfect venue for catch ups because of the view overlooking Lake Burley Griffen, Civic and some National icons near Parliamentary Triangle. We hope to have more coffee catchups in the future and continue developing ideas for other activities, and the possibilities of generating Life Member newsletter worthy articles to be forwarded to IEEE Region 10 and head office.