- Books, Literature, and Writing
My Pending Projects
I have been involved with several projects since my retirements. Here is a summary of my projects...
- Feb. 2018
- Write my autobiography
- Volunteer at the Westchester County Archives
- IBM Archives donations
- Personal digital archive
- Digitize my personal photo albums
- Friends of CCNY Fencing
- Volunteeer board member of CCNY Asian Alumni Group
- Creating an Archive for the Fencers Club
- Assist with the Lamont Hall Restoration project
- Research family history
- Maintain Lee Family Tree on Tribal Pages
- Publish on HubPages
- Prepare house for downsize
- Manage personal IRA investing
- Plan reunion for IBM Research
- Reaching out and connect with old teammates
- Greenburgh Writers Group
Status of Projects...
- Completed autobiography in 2016.
- Completed article on the Benefits of Joining a Sports Team, published in the CCNY Beaverbeat Magazine Jan. 2018.
- Completed IBM Research Reunion Aug. 2017
- Family Tree created and maintained on TribalPages.
- Volunteered to serve on the CCNY Asian Alumni board - Sept. 2017
- Member of Greenburgh Writer’s Group since 2016.
- 2018 Year of the Dog Annual Asian Alumni Dinner held successfully.
Restoration of Lamont Hall - Lamont Dogherty Earth Observatory - Columbia University
My newest project is to help promote the restoration project at LDEO.
This happened by chance. I have been attending the weekly colloquiums at the campus. On one occasion, I was walking around the campus and noticed Lamont Hall which was the location of the campus library. To my surprise, the building is closed for rennovation. After asking around, I discovered it had been closed for quite a while. The library was relocated off campus, The building, which was the summer house of Thomas W. Lamont, was part of the original donation back in 1950 of the property that is the LDEO today. The current building is to be rennovated and upgrated to a conference center and the Director’s office. It would have a modern geothermal heating system. This project is just starting and I am helping by getting the word out. There are many Columbia alumni who would be interested in preserving this part of history. The targeted fund to be raised is $7 million.
Please help contibute to this worthwhile endeavor by going to the donate page and be sure to specify the Lamont Hall Restoration Fund in the drop down menu.
The Fencers Club Archive - Jan. 2018
I am going through some storage boxes and identifying some old documents of significance. I plan to digitize them and convert them to PDF files and also print them as photobooks. I intend to include some artifacts from the trophy case and the wall hangings around the club and the various posters and plaques.
Two Olympians - 1952
Researching My Family History
Having created a family tree a while back, I am in the process of finding out more detail information on some of the more prominent members. Here is a few of my relatives.
Earnest Hemmingway and My Grand Uncle 1941
My Personal Archive - Donation to IBM Archives
In the process of downsizing, I am creating a personal digital archive of some of my memorabilia from my many projects at IBM. I have found an easy way to capture and digitize my collection. This is my process. I intend to donate some of my artifacts to the IBM Archives.
Serving on the CCNY Asian Alumni Board - 9/2017
I volunteered to serve on the Asian Alumni board. One of our big fund raising event is the annual New Years Dinner. It is held late February or early Match in line with the Lunar New Year. This year, we will be handing our two scholarship awards to two well deserved students. Each will receive a check for $1500. We also use the occasion to honor some local Asian leaders of the community.
This year, we are lucky to have the newly appointed President of the College Dr. Vincent Boudreau to appear.
Betty Lee Sung - Professor of Asian Stidies CCNY (retired)
Friends of CCNY Fencing
My efforts to help the CCNY Women's Varsity Fencing Team. I created a website to keep our members informed on our progress. Here is the link to my webpage.
You can help by donating to the CCNY Fund and specify the target to "Athletics" Department. In the comment section, stipulate the fund is to help the Women's Varsity Fencing team. Here is the CCNY donate page.
My list of projects are keeping me busy since retirement. Besides these projects, I am staying fit by returning to fencing practice. It is a great exercise and it is also very good for social interactions.
© 2018 Jack Lee