Posted by Ansel Dooley on Mar 12, 2018
 
Our guest speaker today was Ava Kiblaw of The Society of Women Engineers.
 
 
President John Kowalski rang us in on time today after a Fundraising Committee meeting, and the following are a few announcements:
 
  • Sat., April 14th at 8:00am-12:00pm is District Assembly.  Check the link for details and let John or Sue know if you want to go. Deadline to register is April 6th.  We will register as a Club and not individually.
  • We had a good turnout for the Youth Exchange Luncheon and Tour last Saturday and it was well received by the host families there.
  • Members are reminded that the Area 5 Ghana school project is still accepting donation items.
  • Arrangements with the Optimist Club are underway for the next Liberty Fest.  Members may want to learn a few basics by visiting their general web site here: http://www.optimist.org/
  • A reminder that the club grant application is due May 30th. 
Ava Kiblaw and Dr. Alan Cooper visited our club today to update us on the 2018 activities of the Women Society of Engineers here in Southeast Michigan.  Ava started the presentation with the SWE Annual Report for 2017 that covered a membership of about 400.  She then gave the club a bit of her history and experience with Consumer's Energy as a Chemical Engineer.  Ava then discussed many active areas of the SWE that included their outreach events, skills training, professional development conferences, Girls Exploration Day, partnerships with local colleges and universities, new scholarship programs, and the benefits to members and organizations of those members.
 
We then had a vivid Q/A session following and the club made a $500 donation to the organization for 2018.  We thank Ava and Alan for joining us today.
 
Ansel was our Sargent today and we had a good St. Patrick's day trivia history session.
 
Meat Ravioli was our lunch special.