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Minutes: General assembly 10 Mar 2019

Participating:

Minutes taken by: Daniel Lee

Actions from previous meeting

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1

Satzung unterschreiben

25.8.2017

Alle

Done

2

Erstanmeldung eines Vereins zum Vereinsregister unterschreiben

25.8.2017

Frederic, Carmen, Daniel

Done

3

Beglaubigung der Dokumente

1.9.2017

Daniel

Done

4

Anmeldung des Vereins beim Amtsgericht

8.9.2017

Daniel

Done

5

Eintragung des gemeinnützigen Status des Vereins beim Finanzamt

25.8.2017

Daniel

Done

Agenda

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Meeting procedures

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Review of what we did since last meeting

  • New courses by African teachers
  • 80 students in April on AIT campuses, topics: ultrasonic sensor, custom board, various interfaces, drivers, Alfred demo
  • 30 students in July at Pinnacle College, topics: Repeat of previous workshop at new venue. 
  • Basura Smart Trash Can project
  • Used successfully in Accra. Students were excited but not enough time was available for them to familiarise with the system. Challenges will be issued in the coming months to deepen their understanding; in the future, the workshop should be extended by a day where the students work alone.
  • Further support promised by AIT and the ARC has elected officers in order to provide further support to the new students in preparation for coming activities.
  • New schools visited
  • Togo: University of Lomé (Nico and Freddy): The group already had basic familiarity with Python. The workshop was composed of half-days on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The students asked for an extra session, which is why Friday was also a workshop day. 7 very motivated students.
  • Congo Republic (contact maintained by Luzabu Group, workshops co-led by Luvick and Daniel), each with ~70 students
  • Ecole Nationale Superieure Polytechnique, with Luzabu Group, Brazzaville
  • Institut Universitaire de Technologie d'Afrique Centrale, with Luzabu Group, Pointe Noire
  • Old schools visited
  • Accra Institute of Technology - met with president, very excited, wants to expand with lab. New ARC committee has been chosen - Stevy, Samuel, Alex. Oswald, Rovincy and Giscard are also interested in helping. Finding a woman to help represent the club is a priority for Q1.
  • Projects of special import conducted by students
  • Nil: Soil humidity sensor
  • Nil, Luvick, Dwomoh Sarpong: Non-invasive glucometer and pulse oximeter
  • Sidibe: Intelligent fault detection system in an optical fibre
  • Mazarine, Sevick: Smart walking stick for seeing impaired people
  • Marvelous, Emmanuel (also shown at PyLadies): Contraction monitor for pregnant women
  • Maximillian: Smart trash can
  • Alex and Samuel: Environmental greenhouse monitor

Election of executive committee

According to the club statutes the executive committee is composed of 2 chairpersons and 1 treasurer. Previous chairpersons:

  • Frederic Afadjigla
  • Daniel Lee

Previous treasurer: Carmen Köhler

The entire club and in particular the executive committee extend their heartfelt thanks to Carmen's important contributions over the past 2 years and hope for a continued productive collaboration in the future.

The new members nominated for election are:

  • Frederic Afadjigla
  • Daniel Lee
  • Kwame Yeboah (treasurer, deputy: Daniel)

The present club members unanimously supported the new composition of the management board.

Membership fee

The club statutes dictate that membership fees are decided by the general assembly. Those assembled agree that the yearly membership fee should be:

0 EUR for European members

0 EUR for African members, to be paid in their local currency

The membership fee structure was adopted by the members present.

Outlook for this year

The reconstituted Management Board will meet and create a plan in view of the following factors:

  • Survey resources in terms of teachers, funds, developers, communications (with potential sponsors, the world at large and students) and coordination of cooperation
  • Improve communications plan involving hierarchical WhatsApp groups, regular communications on development activities in Europe, training in Africa
  • Improving the website: Showcased student projects, history of past operations at FSE, possibility of using website as forum for students
  • Create improved workshop guidelines
  • Enhance cooperations with local schools and other organisations, and utilise resources they allocate for us effectively
  • Enhance cooperation between African educational institutions
  • Any other points deemed relevant

These points will be captured as Key Performance Indicators and announced on the FSE website. European travel plans to Africa will be established in a meeting to take place later on in late Q2 2019.

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