Organizations, Activities

I've been the captain of an APA Billiards league for the last 12 years. It's sanctioned by the American Poolplayers Association and every session there is a chance to go to Las Vegas for the national Championship. We haven't been yet, but we're hoping it might happen soon. There are four sessions each year and I haven't missed one in about 13 years or so. My current team has a good time playing and it's a fun night out each week to play pool. The website is below, man that Jeanette lee is smoking hot! She's also been a world champion pool player for many years, now.

I've been a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers or IEEE for the last four years. To take a direct quote off of their website

" IEEE, an association dedicated to the fostering of technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, is the world’s largest technical professional society. It is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization. IEEE’s roots, however, go back to 1884 when electricity was just beginning to become a major force in society. There was one major established electrical industry, the telegraph, which—beginning in the 1840s—had come to connect the world with a communications system faster than the speed of transportation. A second major area had only barely gotten underway—electric power and light, originating in Thomas Edison’s inventions and his pioneering Pearl Street Station in New York."

This organization is internationally known for setting all kinds of industry recognized standards in all areas of electrical and electronic areas. Networking, cabling and others are used throughout the world. They're informational emails are many and hard to keep up with, with my busy schedule

I've also been a member of the Central Connecticut State University chapter of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers or ASME for 2 years. This organization has been around since 1880 and is one of the premier organizations for Mechanical Engineers. They hold seminars on campus at times, two that I've been to in the last month including one on navigating the patent process and another with a representitive from UTC Power who spoke on Fuel cells for industrial use. The ASME has databases and webinars, seminars and all kinds of things going on. The magazine 'Mechanical Engineering" is published by them and deals with up and coming and current technology.

I'm a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, an organization dedicated to preserving nature in all its glory. To take a quote from their website regarding their history

"Since 1876, AMC has promoted the protection, enjoyment, and stewardship of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. We are the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization"

This organization has many different locations to camp out or stay in cabins or huts, some with three meals a day, all in pristine nature settings

Some of my other interests range from working on cars, restoring old cars and motorcycles to hiking and more. I'll update this page more in the future