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  • President’s Message: Next Year’s Program

    In mid-September the Board officers met and set out our program for the coming year. We reviewed the FY ’18 budget to ensure not only fiscal responsibility, but that all five goals of the District’s Strategic Plan are being supported (student initiatives, career development, technical excellence, social/networking, and promoting the profession). Among the initiatives for more >
  • President’s Message: WesternITE Goes International

    This summer was quite busy for your ITE Western District Board!  Following our own great Annual Meeting in San Diego this past June, six Board members and several Committee Chairs attended the ITE International Annual Meeting that took over 1,300 attendees to Toronto, Canada.  This year, the ITE International Annual Meeting continued the format more >

Earlier Posts

  • President’s Message: State of the District Address

    By Mark Spencer, District President It’s been my privilege to serve as our District President this past year. This past year we were able to accomplish quite a lot.  I have been particularly focused on engagement with our members as a cornerstone of my Presidency.  Communication takes many forms.  In addition to the personal more >
  • See you in San Diego!

    It’s been my privilege to serve as our District President this past year.  The Board was quite active all year, allowing us to achieve several accomplishments.  The Student Endowment Fund reached its initial goal of $500,000, allowing us to expand the Student Initiatives Program and award annual regional travel scholarships.  Membership is up; we more >
  • President’s Message: Trivia Time!

    This month’s E-News features a Spotlight Article from our Oregon Section and updates on the upcoming Western District Annual Meeting in San Diego.  We are just over a month away from the Annual Meeting that begins June 17.  The Local Arrangements Committee (LAC) has been working hard on this year’s conference, which will feature more >
  • President’s Message: San Diego Here We Come!

    All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey.  Now that spring is around the corner, longer days and baseball come to mind for some.  For others, it’s a time for renewal and perhaps California dreaming.  So how can ITE help in this area?  Well, the ITE Western District Annual Meeting is designed more >
  • President’s Message: The New ITE

    The Western District had a great 2016!  Beginning with the Student Leadership Summit in Pomona, followed by the Western District Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, and then the ITE International Annual Meeting in Anaheim.  And throughout the year, our Sections and Chapters hosted meetings, social hours, and conferences of their own, and many of our more >
  • President’s Message: Engagement

    There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west.  And in the ITE Western District it’s pretty good!  But it makes me wonder, how can we do better?   This year I am focused on engagement with our members and ways of increasing our levels of engagement.  Each month I will be writing more >
  • President’s Message: ITE International Meeting Edition

    August was a busy month for your ITE Western District Board!  Six of the Board members attended the ITE International Annual Meeting that brought over 1,000 attendees to Anaheim.  The Local Arrangements Committee was chaired by Rock Miller along with Zaki Mustafa, Carlos Ortiz, John Lower, and over a dozen other local members assisting more >
  • President’s Message: The Power of ITE

    “The power of ITE compels me”…well I’ve taken a little liberty with a quote from a 70s horror flick, but it expresses my feelings about the last few months.  I’ve always been an active member of ITE and looked for ways to serve the organization and my fellow members.  Volunteering my time and efforts more >