May 21: Joint Lake Washington Chapter - Seattle Chapter Dinner Meeting (click for more info.)

May 21: Joint Lake Washington Chapter – Seattle Chapter Dinner Meeting (click for more info.)

Washington Society of Professional Engineers
Joint Lake Washington Chapter - Seattle Chapter Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Best Western Executive Inn -  Shaw Room
200 Taylor Avenue North
Seattle, Washington

Social:      6:30 PM
Dinner:     7:00 PM
Program:  8:00 PM

Please make reservations!

It helps us with planning if reservations are made by Noon, Thursday, May 16, 2019.
(People without reservations are welcome if space is available):
Contact Jon Mathison at


Program: “Earthquake Early Warning: Time to Act”

By Mouse M. Reusch, PhD, Regional ShakeAlert Coordinator, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, UW Seismological Laboratory, University of Washington

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network is located in the Atmospheric Sciences-Geophysics Building at the University of Washington Seattle Campus.  We last heard what “Ground Shaking” events they were dealing with at that facility in March 2006 when Bill Steele of that organization came and spoke to our Joint Chapter WSPE group at Andy’s Diner in South downtown Seattle.  The topic then was “Risk of Seismic Events in the Northwest”. Bill Steele is still involved with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and is the current Director of Outreach  and Information Services. We appreciate that Bill has again offered this opportunity to us to gain some insight to what they are currently working on at the UW facility. Based on our last information from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, we are confident that this will also be a very enjoyable and interesting presentation!

One of the ways that the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network carries out its mission to reduce harmful effects of earthquakes is to promote the scientific understanding of earthquake hazards and how to prepare for seismic events. Their education and outreach programs, through their website at , press releases, social media, and lab tours, present the latest scientific information on earthquakes, volcanoes, and the hazards they pose, as well as information on risk reduction specific to the Pacific Northwest.

Our presenter, Dr. Mouse Marie Reusch, Phd, has many years of experience in education and research in seismic activities across the United States. She is currently the Regional ShakeAlert Coordinator in the Operation/Research Group for the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, at the UW Seismological Laboratory, which is a part of the UW Department of Earth and Space Sciences. She has stated that her duties there are to Facilitate the coordination of activities for West Coast Earthquake Early Warning at PSNS and to herd cats. She should offer us a very interesting presentation!


Dinner: There is one price for all and one great selection for the Dinner food. The main entree is London Broil, served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and a Dijon Mushroom Demi-Glace, Fresh Garden Vegetables, and Focaccia Bread/Butter. Harvest Salad Greens with tomato, cucumber, carrots, red onion and croutons, served with house dressing. Sorbet for dessert. Choice of Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee or Tea. Other beverages available from the hotel bar.

Please note the new price and new payee if you are writing a check: Total cost of the meal is $30, including all food, tax and gratuity. Please make payment to the “Seattle Chapter WSPE”.

Please find attached a copy of a map showing the location of the Seattle Best Western Executive Inn downtown Seattle. After 6 pm, parking is free on Taylor Avenue North in front of the Executive Inn.


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