2008-09 OFFICERS AND CHAPTER LEADERS
Officers for the 2008-09 program year are:
Chair: Angela Zsidi, GM
Vice-Chair: Melani Thomas, GM
Secretary: Rick Hensley, Aleris
Treasurer: Vince Brooks, Delphi
Executive Committee: Craig Cook (Delphi), Andy Genualdi (GM), Peg Jones (GM), Dave Paluch
Committee Chairs: (THANKS!)
Career Development—Rob Tuttle, SVSU
Golf Outing—Conrad Anderson, Delphi
Technical and Education—Angela Zsidi, GM
Audit—Vince Brooks, Delphi
Saginaw Valley AFS, www.saginawvalleyafs.org
Mid-Michigan SAE, www.midmichigansae.org
Detroit ASM, www.asm-detroit.org.
West Michigan ASM http://www.databack.com/westmichigan/.
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NOVEMBER ASM MEETING
PLANT TOUR MEETING
SULLIVAN’S BLACK FOREST BREWERY
LOCATED AT: 281 HEINLEIN ST.
BREWERY TOUR AND 3-COURSE MEAL
(all you can eat steak or other selection)
NOVEMBER 12th, 6 p.m.
TICKET PRICE $20
Please make your reservations with Melani Thomas,
(989) 757-0480 or email@example.com by NOV 10th.
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2008-2009 Saginaw Valley ASM Program Preview
Dates Topic Details
Nov. 12, 2008 Plant Tour Sullivan’s Black Forest Brewery
Tour and Dinner
January Joint meeting with Pi’s Chinese Restaurant
Society of Plastics Midland, MI
February Engineer’s Week This is a family event to be held
Celebration at Flint’s Sloan Museum
March Educational Seminar To be Announced
April Student Night To be Announced
“Strange Matter” at Sloan Museum
Sloan Museum is proud to host the traveling exhibit Strange Matter and would like to
extend an invitation for industries throughout Michigan to help us spotlight materials
science processes and products. Developed by the Ontario Science Centre, Strange
Matter explores the field of Materials Science using hands-on, interactive exhibit
components. These include amorphous metals, ferrofluids, and structure and defects in
metals. This exhibit is designed for children and families. The exhibit will open to the
public on Saturday, January 24th and will close on Sunday, May 10th, 2009. The
Museum is offering space to firms to set up displays that will demonstrate the variety of
innovative products that are being developed within our region. The display would
highlight your company and would need to illustrate your products and processes. The
deadline for expressing interest in this project is November 14 th, 2008. The final
display will need to be at the Museum and ready to be installed by January 16 th. Any
business interested in finding out more about this unique opportunity should contact
Laurie Bone at Sloan Museum at (810) 237-3403.
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The 2008 Saginaw Valley ASM & Mid-Michigan SPE Golf Outing
was held on Saturday, September 6, 2008.
Thanks to everyone who sponsored and/or participated!!!
Pictured below are a few of "Charlie Willing's buddies from Flint"
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The Role of the Professional Society in Re-Engineering
the Michigan Economy
Detroit Chapter ASM International
in cooperation with
The Engineering Society of Detroit
October 2008-May 2009
This series of programs intended for the 2008-2009 Chapter year is substantially different from
programming of past years insofar as the organizing committee has attempted to address a topic of
special interest to Michigan citizens in the face of current events and challenges to the technical
community. The individual meetings are intended not so much to explore a specific technical topic, but
rather to hear from several points of view on how best the technical societies can participate in “re-
engineering” the Michigan economy. The program will be in cooperation with the Engineering Society
of Detroit, and the all interested affiliate society members are openly invited to attend. A number of
“roundtable” style events at small companies and offsite locations are also being planned for the
November 10, 2008 – Venue: The University of Michigan; Topic: “The University/Venture Capital/
Entrepreneurship Model for Economic Growth.” Panelists from the University of Michigan, Venture
Capital Collectives and local development agencies.
December. No official program. Roundtable events to be revisited in light of year’s theme.
January 12, 2009: Venue: Vladimir’s; Topic: “Materials for the Car of the Future.” The Woodside
Lecture. Joint meeting with SAE, TMS, ACerS, ACS, SPE, AFS, AWS, NACE, ES, and others. Focus
on the “next” materials technologies for the automotive industry and what are the challenges for the
next generation of materials scientists and engineers.
February 9, 2009: Venue: Next Energy (Wayne State University) ; Topic “Materials Challenges for
Alternative Energy.” Panelists from universities and companies engaged in alternative energy
development. Technical chairperson: David Nicholas, Adaptive Materials, Inc.
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March 9, 2009 : Venue: TBD; Topic: “Bio-Technology – Materials Challenges” Prosthetics,
Sensors, Engineering Materials from “bio” sources; bio-fuels and materials issues. Michigan State
University featured. Technical chairperson: Steve LeBeau.
April 13, 2009: Venue: TBD; Topic: “ Small Company and Student Focus.” Table Top/Poster exhibits,
Circulate before dinner like “job fair”. After Dinner Speakers – focus on “small, entrepreneurial, high-
May 11, 2009; Venue: TBD; Topic: “Green Manufacturing and Technologies.” Panelists from
Michigan companies specializing in “green” technologies and materials processing. Technical
Chairperson: Ron Radzilowski.
October 12, 2009: Venue: Vladimir’s; Topic: “Nano-Technology: The Promise and the Reality,”
Chairperson: Manish Mehta, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences.
Aleris International, Inc. Interested in becoming a Sustaining
Rick Hensley, Quality Mgr. Member? Contact Angela Zsidi,
2600 Nodular Dr.
Membership Chair, at
Saginaw, MI 48601
(989) 752-3050 firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Commercial Steel Treating Corp. Mittal Steel USA (formerly Inland)
Joe Bonfoey, Field Service Engineer Amber Wheatley, Technical Svcs. Rep.
31440 Stephenson Hwy 330 Dickey Rd.
Madison Heights, MI 48071 East Chicago, IL 46312-1644
(248) 588-3300 (219) 399-4647
Hi-Tech Steel Treating Inc. National Chemical Oil Corp.
Gary Schluckebier, Sales Mgr. Ernest Stacey, Jr., President
2720 Roberts St. 21251 Meyers Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48601 Oak Park, MI 48237
(989) 753-1455 (248) 548-5950
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Inside This Newsletter:
Chair: Angela Zsidi 1 CHAPTER OFFICER/SISTER SOCIETIES
email@example.com 2 SUSTAINING MEMBERS
(989) 757-1808 3 EVENTS
4 ASM PROGRAMS
Vice Chair: Melani Thomas 5 OUTING PICTURES
6/7 PROGRAMS ELSEWHERE
firstname.lastname@example.org 7 SUSTAINING MEMBERS
Secretary: Rick Hensley
Have news? Send it to Rick Hensley, Newsletter Editor,
email@example.com or phone 989 752-3050.
Address corrections? Go to www. asminternational.org,
Treasurer: Vince Brooks
sign into “My ASM” with your member number & last
name, then update your record. Or, if you prefer speaking
to humans, call ASM at 800 336-5152 and ask for Megan
Saginaw Valley Chapter ASM International®
c/o Rick Hensley
2600 Nodular Drive
Saginaw, MI 48601
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