April 2016 Chairman’s Note

 

Greetings SAE Milwaukee Section Members and Friends,

 

Spring has arrived in central and southern WI and it was a rather warm journey up to Houghton MI to the annual SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge. The warm conditions did make things more of a challenge for the students with it being icy early in the day and then slushy as the competition went on, but there was just enough snow to complete all the events. There was a great atmosphere at the competition with many successes and learning experiences for the twenty plus student teams that attended this year. Industry support was also strong this year and the Milwaukee Section hosted the Thursday evening meeting for all the student teams attending the competition. Jay Meldrum, Brian Hannon, and their team put on another great competition this year.

 

Greetings SAE Milwaukee Section Members and Friends,

 

Spring has arrived in central and southern WI and it was a rather warm journey up to Houghton MI to the annual SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge. The warm conditions did make things more of a challenge for the students with it being icy early in the day and then slushy as the competition went on, but there was just enough snow to complete all the events. There was a great atmosphere at the competition with many successes and learning experiences for the twenty plus student teams that attended this year. Industry support was also strong this year and the Milwaukee Section hosted the Thursday evening meeting for all the student teams attending the competition. Jay Meldrum, Brian Hannon, and their team put on another great competition this year.

As we head into summer the Milwaukee SAE section is also looking for a few people to help out on next year’s Board of Directors. Every May all positons are open for reelection and we have a couple spots opening up for those who would like to volunteer. It is a great way to gain leadership experience and give back to a worthwhile organization. Please see any current board member at an upcoming meeting or e-mail any of us to inquire about how you can become involved.

 

This month we will be at Ariens Company in Brillion WI. It has been several years since we’ve been to Ariens and they are very excited to have us back again. They have a great tour and presentation set up for us and this meeting will definitely be worth the short trip to Brillion. I look forward to seeing all of you at the meeting on April 20th.

 

Garrett R. Herning

 

SAE Milwaukee Section – Chairman