We are starting off a new year with officer elections! The positions available are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and University Chapter Liaison. Elections will be held at The District in Waldo on Monday, January 25th at 5:30pm.
EWB-KC General Meeting
Monday, August 17th at 5:30pm
Our next EWB-KC general meeting will be at Black & Veatch (8400 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO).
The general meeting will have a new format this month. We will quickly go through our normal reports and announcements followed by breaking into international projects, local projects, and fundraising teams to discuss/plan upcoming events.
The international project team will work on closing out our past project. There will also be updates on the search for a new international project. The local projects team will start planning the next event: Christmas in October. The fundraising team is currently planning Sandtastic, our annual sand volleyball tournament.
Who: EWB members, potential new members and guests
What: Bocce Ball Happy Hour
Where: Pinstripes in Prairiefire - 13500 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
When: Friday, July 24th from 5:00-7:00
We currently have 3 bocce lanes reserved from 5:00-7:00. The cost is $10 per person/hour to play bocce ball which can be paid individually on the 24th to Pinstripes. Check out their menu here: http://pinstripes.com/overland-park/menus/
If sports are not your thing, don't worry, bocce ball is easy and fun for everyone. A short overview of the rules will be provided prior to the game, but if you want to review in advance: http://www.wikihow.com/Play-Bocce-Ball
Please RSVP using this survey so that we can release lanes or reserve more depending on the number of people: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GZKJXY9.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Our next EWB-KC general meeting will be at Black & Veatch (8400 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO). World Water Relief, an NGO committed to providing long-term sustainable water projects in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, will be presenting about the work they do. We will also provide updates on the search for our next international project along with updates about our local projects, student chapter mentorship opportunities, and more! For more information about World Water Relief: http://www.worldwaterrelief.org/
Are you a a member of the the EWB Kansas City Professional Chapter interested in traveling with the K-State team on the implementation trip over Spring Break 2016 or early summer 2016?
The K-State Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-KSU) is currently completing the design of a school and bathroom for a community in Joyabaj, Guatemala and is in search of a professional mentor to help. Click here for details.
We are excited to work locally with Historic Green in KC! The project is associated with the Affordable Retrofit on Tracy (ART) House. See below for project timeline:
May 2nd: Demolition and site prep workday
May 9th: Lead and asbestos safety orientation/Window restoration workshop
May 16th: Rim joist and ceiling insulation workshop/Deck construction and repair
May 23rd: Plaster repair/Exterior painting
May 30th: Tile installation/Trim repair and installation
June 6th: Interior painting/Wood floor finishing
June 13th: Site landscape installation/Finishing touches
June 15th: Ribbon Cutting and Open House!
NOTE: RSVP to Jeremy Knoll for any of the above dates, and some dates are subject to change! Please see the Facebook page to stay updated: https://www.facebook.com/groups/902177983146964/
The EWB-KC Happy Hour for May will be at Snow & Co. in the Crossroads district starting at 5:30 on Thursday, May 7th. Come join us for tasty food, frozen cocktails and great company. Check out their menu and other information in advance at http://www.snowandcompany.com (If you sign up for their emails in advance they will send you a coupon for $5 off your bill.) We hope to see you there!
What: EWB-KC May Happy Hour
When: May 7th at 5:30 - we will have officers at the location from 5:15 until at least 7:15
Where: Snow & Co. @ 1815 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, MO 64108
Who: You and any of your friends that are interested in meeting other EWB members.
EWB-KC will have a Happy Hour at the Well in Waldo from 5:30-7:00 on Thursday, March 19th. This is a great opportunity to meet other EWB members and potential members, but we will also be discussing opportunities to get involved and brainstorming ideas for more activities in the future. We hope to see everyone there!
Who: EWB-KC members and others interested in the organization
Where: The Well, 7421 Broadway, Kansas City, MO
When: Thursday, March 19th 5:30 - 7:00 or later if there is interest
We have a very exciting event coming up March 4th. Greg Sauter, the 2014 past president of EWB-USA is providing his time to give a talk on all things EWB. This is going to be a great opportunity to catch up on Engineers Without Borders and find out a lot more about its foundation and where it is going. Furthermore, this will be a great time to network with EWB members and Kansas City area professionals.
Please join us March 4th at the Kansas City Room of the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. The reception starts at 5:30pm with refreshments provided. The program will start at 6pm.