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Invitation Two Chapter Meeting Tennessee River Piedmont Chapters

Upcoming Piedmont Chapter Meeting Dates December 5, 2008 -------- Columbia, SC February 13, 2009 -------- Charleston, SC May 7 - 8, 2009 ------------ Greer, SC


Date: September 5, 2008 Time: 8:00 AM (Come at 8:00 for Registration, Coffee & Doughnuts) Location: Celebration Hall, Lake Logan Episcopal Center, 154 Suncrest Mill Road, Canton, NC 28716 (800) 616-0095 or (828) 646-0095 AGENDA 8:00-8:30 8:30-8:40 8:40-10:00 Registration Welcome & Announcements by Chapters 12:00-1:00 1:00-2:10 Lunch  Provided!

25 Years of Troubleshooting Vibration Problems  Nelson Baxter,
President ABM Technical Services Inc. 3 hour presentation

Bearing Damage Analysis  Jim
Adams, SKF Bearing Reliability Systems 2 hour presentation

2:10-2:30 2:30-3:20

Break & Vendor Time

Bearing Damage Analysis  Jim
Adams, SKF Bearing Reliability Systems Drawing for Door Prizes & Conclusion

10:00-10:20 Introduction of Vendors & Break 3:20-3:30 10:20-12:00 25 Years of Troubleshooting Vibration Problems  Nelson Baxter, President ABM Technical Services Inc.

REGISTRATION Three convenient ways to register: Online, at our Web Site – By mail. Please send your registration to: Beth Sistare – PO Box 401 Catawba, SC 29704 By telephoning or e-mailing any of the 2008 board officers below.

Meeting fee:

Payment $35.00 Vibration Institute Members $45.00 Non-Members $50.00 Vendor Charge per Table (Vendor Tables must be pre-paid and fee does not include individual’s meeting fee) Remember to reserve early, as tables may be limited!

Vendor fee:

Each person is responsible for his/her own meeting fee which is payable at registration Friday, September 5th. Receipts will be given at that time. Payments must be made by either cash or check. No credit cards are accepted at this time. When registering, be sure to attach a list of other attendee’s names you know of. List your name(s), Company, mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number. Make checks payable to Piedmont Chapter #14 – Vibration Institute and mail to Beth Sistare – PO Box 401 Catawba, SC 29704

Vendor exhibits will be set up during breaks and lunch Take advantage of this great opportunity to see the latest technology!

Chapter 2008 Officers
Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary Treasurer Membership Chairman Past Chairman Sandy White Tim Irwin Barry Cease Beth Sistare Jim Berry Stan Riddle 828-646-2497 803-427-0791 843-200-9705 704-829-2416 704-333-9011 336-469-8159 Program Chairmen: Russell Huggins Jim Maddrey Ricky Lee Badger Bruce Weathersby Clay Boyd David Kesler 843-552-8053 336-486-1110 803-647-3365 704-636-6000 x4767 704-382-3608 704-333-9011

Nominations for Piedmont Officers 2009 will be held at this meeting.

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER - Do you know that attendance at a Chapter meeting will earn you Professional Development Hours (PDH)? Attendance is one PDH per hour of technical session. A presentation is 2 PDH's per presentation hour. Also serving as an officer (board member) earns 2 PDH's per year. We need participation and input from everyone involved to keep this chapter strong! Presentations Needed! Members and vendors are needed to present case histories, new technologies, analysis techniques, and other related topics during chapter meetings. All should focus on improving maintenance practices or on enhancing maintenance related programs. All presentations must be void of product promotion. If you or someone you know could make a presentation at one of our future meetings, contact one of the Program Chairmen today! Also, please let us know of any ideas or suggestions for presentations. Local Hotels: Per our host’s suggestion, please ask for the Vibration Institute rate for possible discounts to the rates listed below. Comfort Inn Of Canton 737 Champion Drive Canton, NC 28716 Ph: (828) 648-4881 Vib Inst Rate - $72.99/night Super 8 of Waynesville 79 Liner Cove Road Waynesville, NC 28786 Ph: (828) 454-9667 Vib Inst Rate - $89.95/night Best Western-Smokey Mtn. 330 Hyatt Creek Road Waynesville, NC 28786 Ph: (828) 452-4402 or 800-218-2121 Vib Inst Rate - $79.99/night

Directions: I-40 to Canton, NC - Take exit 31 to Champion Drive/ NC-215. Follow NC-215 all the way to Lake Logan Episcopal Center for a distance of 14.6 miles of pure country mountain roads. From Waynesville, NC - Take NC-276 South to NC-215 South to the Episcopal Center for a total distance of 11.65 mi.

Vibration Institute – Piedmont Chapter #14 PO Box 401 Catawba, SC 29704