June - SME Leadership Event


June 2017 Meeting #2

SME Leadership Event

John Deere Museum – Waterloo, IA

SME’s Cedar Valley Chapter 186 would like to invite you to the Second of THREE scheduled June events! If you’ve been wondering what benefits come with being a member of SME, you won’t want to miss this event!

The guest speakers will cover a range of topics, including:

Leadership and Chapter Organization

    • Officer Job Descriptions

    • Areas of officer interest

    • Communications, Public Speaking, Soft Skill Development

    • Supporting teams and subsets of chapters

    • Content: Programs, events, learnings/trainings

    • Recruiting volunteer leaders (nominating committee)

    • Succession Planning and Process

    • Funding

    • Collaborations – other chapters and societies, associations

    • Annual forms for chapter registrations

    • Strategic Planning: Mission, Vision, Purpose


    • Member Roster and purpose

    • Prospecting for retention

    • Membership committee

    • Community collaboration and relationships

    • Key Theme Events: Manufacturing Day, Engineers Week, area community events, school activities

    • Companies; Plant tours: why, what, where, when, who, how

    • Student Chapters and support

Guest Speakers

Mark J. Price

Chapter Development/Relations Mgr.

Wayne Frost

2015 SME Past President

Date – Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dinner/Speakers Location – John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, 500 Westfield Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701


4:30 pm Arrival Time @ Museum

4:30 - 4:45 Welcome / Registration

4:45 - 5:30 Presentation

5:30 – 6:00 Dinner (concurrent speaking)

6:00 – 7:00 Continue Presentations

Click on the below link or paste it into a web browser for directions to the tour and dinner locations:


Dinner Menu

Pizza & Pop from Pap Johns

Dinner Costs

Members – Free

Retirees – Free

Students – Free

Non-Members – Free

We encourage Spouses, Friends, and Significant Others to attend.

For additional information or questions please e-mail the chapter at:


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