From the Chair

From the Chair – Arthur Willetts

From the Chair – Arthur Willetts

You are reading the twenty-fourth and final installment of the From the Chair report which I have presented to the Chapter every month during my two terms of being Chairman. Next month, you’ll get a fresh perspective from the new Chairman, Marty Hadfield. More on that later in this column. Let me get the business…

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From the Chair – Arthur Willetts

From the Chair – Arthur Willetts

If you didn‘t read or hear me say it, allow me to express myself once again by saying thank you to the Members who voted in the June election for the 2014-15 term Board Officers.  We had another great election this year.  Since 2011, the move to all-digital voting has been a good choice for…

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From the Chair – June, Arthur Willetts

From the Chair – June,  Arthur Willetts

The other day, I was catching up with some friends of mine whom I had not seen in a couple of years.  During our conversation of what each of us have been up to, I informed them that I had become the Chairman of SBE Chapter 16 since the last time we had met.  I…

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From the Chair – Arthur Willetts

From the Chair – Arthur Willetts

While watching a local morning show one day, I noticed that it must have been a slow news day when one segment featured an introspective look of the newsroom by giving viewers a visual tour around the live production studio, consequently… “proving that filler material can come from anywhere!”   However, with serious thought I realized…

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From the Chair – April

From the Chair – April

When you set out upon any of life’s adventures, you make plan.  One aspect of your plan might be to surround yourself with others seeking out the same desire as yours.  The arena of knowledge and experience enlarges to allow for more possibilities of your own discovery.  This is especially true in the broadcast engineer…

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From the Chair – March

From the Chair – March

Arthur Willetts, Chairman – I predict that in the future, everyone will have 15 seconds of fame.  It seems like that way, doesn’t it?  With the fast pace of communications and signals traveling at the speed of light, who would have imagined – in the early 1960’s when Andy Warhol made that similar-sounding line famous…

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From the Chair – February

From the Chair – February

Arthur Willetts – I keep telling myself that this is going to be a good year.  So far, it has been good.  I hope that it has been the same for you too.  Are you sticking to those resolutions you made last month?  Whether you are or you aren’t, it is good practice to keep…

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From the Chair – January

From the Chair – January

Arthur Willetts, Chairman A new year, a fresh start.  It may take all of January to get going again after the whirlwind of holiday activities.  For those of you who attended the 8th Annual SBE Chapter 16 Christmas Party, you know exactly what I’m taking about.  What a great time we had!  You can read…

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From the Chair – December

From the Chair – December

Arthur Willetts, Chairman – Where did the year go?  It seems like it was just yesterday that we were standing in the middle of Safeco Field for our June Chapter meeting.  You would think that living on a rock that circulates around the sun at 67,062 mph (while not falling off!), that the passage of time would…

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From the Chair – November

From the Chair – November

Arthur Willetts, Chairman – By the time that you read this, Halloween will be a memory.  One particular memory that seems to be recalled around this candy-filled holiday is a one of a famous radio broadcast on that night, seventy-five years ago.  The broadcast that I’m talking about is the H.G. Wells dramatic production of…

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