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The Asset Management Event on Tuesday has been cancelled.

Post Membership Meeting

When: Tuesday, 17 November, 2015
Presenter(s): Mr. Marc Petullo, Senior Planner, University of Cincinnati

Planning and Construction Issues in a Contemporary Urban Campus.

Location: Mazzoli Federal Building, Room 951C
600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Place, Louisville, KY
Time 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.




So you cannot come to the FAM work shop, but can come to the Kentuckiana Post regular membership meeting?  GREAT!  Scott McDonald of the Farnsworth group will be on hand as the session Keynote Speaker and will present "Current Trends and Meaningful Metrics in Asset Management".  The Keynote Presentation is free for all who attend and those that need them will earn a PDH. 


It never ceases to amaze me how much work Kentuckiana Post accomplishes.  Since our July newsletter, we have had three membership meetings, the golf outing, and planning meetings for the November Facility Asset Management (FAM) Workshop, and the January Small Business workshop.

The annual golf scramble was held on 3 September, 2015, and was well attended with 95 persons participating.  This was my first year attending the golf outing and because I do not play, I was able to drive the beverage cart.  What FUN! It was great to see everyone and share a fellowship. It seemed like everyone was having a good time. This year, we were able to earn $8,000, plus another $1,050 in mulligan sales. The golf scramble is so important for us because Kentuckiana Post uses this money to help sustain our profession by using the proceeds to our annual Scholarship Fund.  The mulligan proceeds are given to our student chapter to help fund activities such as student member participation in competitions.  I personally want to thank each of you that participated and for those companies that supported the golf outing through sponcerships.  I really appreciate it and so do the students that receive the money.  Thank you.

Our 21 October 2015, meeting will feature Louisville District Project Manager Steve Farkus who will present “Serving the Department of Defense Education Activity Customer”.  DoDEA has become a big customer for the Louisville District with growing services in recent years.  Please come out and learn what opportunities are on the horizon with this important USACE customer.

Serious planning is underway for our 17 November 2015, FAM Workshop.  This is a hot topic in SAME as a HQ committee was recently formed because of the growing interest in the field of Facility Asset Management.  This workshop was intentionally planned on the scheduled regular membership meeting.  The day long workshop will feature 6 speakers from government, industry, academia, and the consulting community.  Scott McDonald of the Farnsworth Group will be on hand during the noon regular membership meeting to present “Facility Asset Management”.  Please look for an upcoming announcement for registration for this workshop.

The Small Business Workshop folks have been busy too. The dates for the Small Business Workshop/Industry Day (fka Open House) are 26-27 January 2016.  There are many things new for this year.  First, we will be in a new venue, the Hyatt Hotel downtown and we think this is a fabulous place.  Also the Louisville District Deputy for Small Business is retiring in December 2015, so we will welcome a new deputy, Crystal May during the workshop. And lastly, we will introduce mentoring opportunities for Young Members and veterans.  I do not have details on the mentoring opportunities, but let me assure you that they will be meaningful for both the protégé and mentor, and fun. It’s how we roll.

In closing, your SAME Kentuckiana Post continues to work hard to continue efforts to make a difference in sustainability to our profession, service to community and country, and most importantly you.  It is my pleasure to serve you.

Mr. Ray Frye,
Post President, KP-SAME  

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