September 17: Joint Lake Washington Chapter - Seattle Chapter Dinner Meeting (click for more info.)

September 17: 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, September 17, 2019
Best Western Executive Inn
200 Taylor Avenue North
Seattle, Washington


Come join us for an evening of networking and learning from the Washington Society of Professional Engineers! Guests are welcome.


About this Event

The Washington Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE) is excited to announce a very special evening for our members. We'll join our friends from the Society of Mechanical Engineers for an evening of good food, community, and enjoy a presentation from the chairman of the American Welding Society - Puget Sound Section, Steve Pollard.

Social:      6:30 PM

Dinner:     7:00 PM

Program:  8:00 PM

Presentation Summary:

Steve will discuss how and why welding causes distortion of welded fabrications, compensation and preventative tactics, and some case histories including the Shipping Container for the Hubble Telescope, Equipment for the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LCAC air cushion hover craft.

Steve's Background in Local Industry:

For over 40 years, Steve Pollard, now retired, has been part of many successful teams where he’s been blending the art and science of welding, metallurgy and general manufacturing technology. He first trained as a welder at Bath Iron Works Shipyard after completing his BS degree in Materials Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Since then, he was the Senior Welding Engineer at Lockheed Shipbuilding Company and then started and managed the Fabrication Division at Machinists Inc. in Seattle.

He is intimately familiar with all arc welding and associated technologies and their application on medium and high strength steels, aluminum, stainless steels, copper and nickel alloys and some titanium. And he has lots of experience in distortion control and correction, including flame bending, and specializes in complex geometry and close tolerance, welded fabrication.

Dinner Menu (included with ticket):

Tender London Broil - "Marinated in wine and seasoning, then grilled to perfection, served with garlic mashed potatoes and a dijon mushroom demi glaze."

The cost of the meal is $35.  Please RSVP to this invitation to let us know you plan to attend then pay by cash or check at the door.

**** Please note ****

  1. Dinner price has changed from last season from $30 to $35. Student dinners will be $20.
  2. We are currently searching for volunteers to assist with meeting registration so if you are available please contact us.


Please join us in giving a great big THANK YOU to our own WSPE Seattle VP extrordinaire, Chuck B of Blue Orgin.  He will be moving on shortly and we want to send him with the warmest of sendoffs.  Thank you for your tireless efforts, your awesome ideas, and most of all your friendship.  Our Very Best Wishes in your next endeavors Chuck, Thank you!

RSVP here: Eventbrite

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