IEEE Sendai Section
the Establishment of New Sections
- The Purpose of New Section Establishment
To realize the improvement in service, particularly to the local members, and
to increase our membership, while urging activation of the IEEE movements in
Japan by dividing the Tokyo Section of about 10,000 members and founding new
IEEE sections in various areas.
- New Section Establishment Examination Committee
In order to examine the establishment of new sections, the section establishment
examination committee, which consists of eight representatives from local districts,
four from Tokyo section, and four Chapter representatives, was established,
and the first meeting was held on February 18, 1998. As a result of further
examination, the seven-new-section establishment plan was proposed and approved.
- The Petition and Recognition of New-Section Establishment
Establishment preparation was advanced based on the report from the examination
committee, the petition of seven-new-section establishment was submitted to
the headquarter of IEEE in October,1998, and establishment was formally recognized
at the executive officers meeting in November of 1998. The names of new sections,
areas, founders, and membership (as of February, 1999) are as follows.
Tokyo Section now has about 6,430 membership which covers
Kanto and Shin-etsu areas.
- Establishment of Japan Council
As an organization representing the eight sections
mentioned above, the Japan Council and the Japan
Council Establishment Committee constituted with
17 persons, including representatives from the sections,
were established. The first meeting was held on January
19, 1999, and detailed rules of Council Bylaws and
Management were discussed. The purpose of Japan Council
is to promote the role of IEEE activities, the exchange
between each section, the activity support of each
section, and the activities covering the whole region