January 3, 2012
To:†††††††††††††††††† SPEEA Council
From:††††††††††††† Ron Shoemaker, Richard Greene, Larry Wywadis, Lynn Reynolds
Membership in the Council of Engineers and Scientists Organizations (CESO) was authorized by the SPEEA Executive Board in the late 1960's and rescinded by the SPEEA Council in June 1975.
Membership in CESO was re-authorized by the Council in April 1978 with the condition that the totals per cap dues income from SPEEA not exceed 50% of the CESO annual budget.
Engineering Association (WEA) joined CESO in 1980ís and maintained that
consistently paid greater than 50% of the CESO annual dues income, in breach of
the SPEEA Councilís directive and policy for
The CESO Executive Director, Comptroller, Recording Secretary, Legal Council, as well as headquarters staff time and equipment such as computers and printing, have been SPEEA paid. Employees and assets used to maintain CESO are not under consideration for compensation for services rendered.
The Council found value in an affiliation for a number of years SPEEA will spend approximately $40,000 this year on CESO affiliation dues, travel expenses and leave with pay for trips this year, In support of a single day of lobbying in Washington DC.†
It is moved: the SPEEA Council no longer SEES SUFFICIENT member value FOR THE COST in supporting CESO. effective february 1st, 2012 WITHDRAWS SPEEA FROM CESO MEMBERSHIP.
It is further moved this motion be a published ballot.