As of July 1, the Detroit SMPTE Section is in “limbo” status with the national SMPTE organization. For the recent Election period this pastÂ spring, we were unable to field a slate of candidates for Section Officers (Chair and Secretary/Treasurer), and had a minimum number for openÂ Manager positions.
Since we as a group have not met for about a year, there will be an “unofficial” meeting of the SMPTE Detroit Section onÂ Monday, October 9Â at 7:00 PM, at the Art Institute of Michigan, 28175 Cabot Drive in Novi (north of Twelve Mile just east of M-5). Besides being an opportunityÂ for some networking and socializing, our primary agenda will be to discuss the future of SMPTE in Detroit. Should we:
- Continue, possiblyÂ with altered formats and schedules for meetings and programs?
- Form new liaisons with other industry groups, local and regionally?
- Become aÂ non-SMPTE-affiliated Professional Technical Interest Group (without having to meet the many organizational requirements for SMPTE Sections)?
- Or, ifÂ lacking sufficient interest or potential participation, after many decades of existence, let the Detroit SMPTE Section do a graceful Fade toÂ Black?
Whether you are working or retired, Active, Student or Lifetime Member, or even a still-interested former member, please consider attending thisÂ meeting. Your input will be most important. Please let us know if you areÂ able to attend; this willÂ help with seating arrangements, and we will know to whom to send any updated information.
If unable to come, please send thoughts and suggestions on the matter using our Contact form.