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Technology Club of Syracuse

aka Technology Alliance of Central NY   |   Syracuse, NY   |  http://www.tacny.org/

Mission

Our mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

Ruling year info

1944

President

Diane Plumley

President Emeritus

Howard R Hollander

Main address

PO Box 5531

Syracuse, NY 13220 USA

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Formerly known as

Technology Club of Syracuse

EIN

16-6046635

NTEE code info

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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Our programs

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TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique, a program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions between scientists and students about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere and seeks to encourage students to consider careers in these areas. Students must be accompanied by an adult and can explore the MOST at no cost after the event.

Population(s) Served
Preteens

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series, a program founded in 1913, is now called the Sweet Science Series and features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere for adults of all levels of technical understanding. A minimum of six free and open to the public presentations are held each year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Annual recognition of leading technologists, technology companies and programs, and STEM educators around Central NY.

Population(s) Served
Adults

In 2022, TACNY rolled out our initial summer program for students entering 6th-9th grades, STEM Trekkers, with a focus on robotics. The program is free and open to any student with interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or math. The goal of STEM Trekkers is to offer a comprehensive, unique, and rigorous STEM interactive educational experience that piques students interest in STEM, and that incorporates local businesses and organizations. STEM Trekkers additionally seeks to highlight the crossover between industry and education in our community. Programming in future years will consider student interests, availability of space, and partner organizations.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Preteens

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire, started in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these makers come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

Featuring local makers, Maker Faire Syracuse is a family-friendly celebration featuring all kinds of making and creating from traditional arts & crafts to high tech creations. It was first held in 2022 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College, followed at LeMoyne Colleges Henninger Athletic Center in 2023. Beginning in 2024, TACNY will host Maker Faire Syracuse, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Sustaining Our Community award 2019

GreeningUSA

How we listen

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.)

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Technology Club of Syracuse

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Diane Plumley

Gino Duca

Chris Perrine

Diane Plumley

Louis Ragonese

Svetla Todorova

Stephen Karon

Sara Martin

Michael Masingale

Bruce Nichols

Fred Price

Susanne Sobon

Joann Campbell-Maher

Kerry-Ann Crumbie

Howard Hollander

Samantha Nedrow

Mark Walker

Yvonne Scott-Younis

J.T. Ryan

Colleen Stevens

Andrea Parker

Pauline Shostack

David Voorhees

Mike Cimino

James VanDusen

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No