It’s Fall again and time to kick off the second half of the year for the Worcester County Chapter of CSI. Though we typically suspend our educational programs over the Summer months, we stayed very busy nonetheless.
In June we held our Summer Social event, taking in a baseball game at Holy Cross with the Bravehearts stomping the Bristol Blues 6-3. It was a great night and an opportunity for members and regulars to bring along family members to share in the all-you-can-eat buffet and a great night of ball. Perhaps the highlight was young Lucas Pelletier, son of Jennifer Pelletier of Nault Architects, Inc., throwing out the first pitch!
July brought our 21st annual golf tournament, the Construction Industry Open. Over 100 golfers showed up to chase balls around Heritage Country Club in Charlton, raising money for college scholarships. Four students received scholarships at the steak dinner following the golfing, and prizes galore were given away by MC Mark Lapomardo of Antonelli Construction Co.
Our August meeting of the Board of Directors was held at Broken Creek Vineyard in Shrewsbury with a discussion panel comprised of frequent participants in our educational programs. The brainstorming session generated a list of potential programs for the future along with valuable feedback on what we’re doing right and what we could do differently. If you’ve got ideas or tips you’d like to share, feel free to email, post on our Facebook page or bend the ear of a Board Member during any pre-program cocktail hour – we’re always looking for your opinion.
We’ve got a good lineup for the Fall planned for you.
September 17 brings the 5th annual Architectural Scavenger Hunt, with Yours Truly. Teams compete to be the first to solve clues and race to destinations throughout the City. The historical significance of the destinations is presented after the race, while players eat a pizza buffet.
October 15 will be an interactive program by Dave Allor of OMG, showcasing the proper design, testing and installation of roof fasteners through live demonstrations of pull testing and induction welding. Every building has a roof, but chances are, you’re not actually designing the way that roof gets secured to the decking. Dave’s going to show you how to do it right!
November 19 will be a hands-on soils class, hosted at Yankee Engineering in Worcester and presented by Zach Baum, husband of our own Jackie Baum. The program will teach you the different types of soils we build upon, how to classify them and will demonstrate typical soils lab instruments used in testing soils for code compliance.
December will wrap up the year with our annual Holiday Social. Though details for this event haven’t been finalized yet, you can be sure that it’ll be an audacious time, so we hope to see you there.