Fielding Future Programming Requests

October 16, 2019

Hello Students and Faculty!

The board of USITT Chesapeake would like to know what types of programming you would be interested in attending!  We are asking you to put on your thinking caps and come up with an event – workshop, lecture, session – on something you would drive a few hours to attend.  We would ideally like to do this in an area central to our region.  There are no silly ideas, so don’t be afraid to suggest something.  

In 1960 when the national organization started, it’s purpose was to “promote dialogue, research, and learning among its practitioners”.  Now with the existence of the regional sections, we can bring more helpful, learning events closer to those in our regions.

We are eager to put together programming that will be beneficial to you, and to get you involved in our section.  Please submit you ideas to me at jastein@vt.edu.  We look forward to hearing from you!!

Sincerely,

Jeremiah Brophy

Scott Chapman

Anne Clark

Kearston Dillard-Scott

Tom Haughey

William Price

Anthony Rosas

Seth Schwartz

Jane Stein 

Students and Faculty!!!!

October 8, 2019

Hello Students and Faculty!

The board of USITT Chesapeake would like to know what types of programming you would be interested in attending!  We are asking you to put on your thinking caps and come up with an event – workshop, lecture, session – on something you would drive a few hours to attend.  We would ideally like to do this in an area central to our region.  There are no silly ideas, so don’t be afraid to suggest something.  

In 1960 when the national organization started, it’s purpose was to “promote dialogue, research, and learning among its practitioners”.  Now with the existence of the regional sections, we can bring more helpful, learning events closer to those in our regions.

We are eager to put together programming that will be beneficial to you, and to get you involved in our section.  Please submit you ideas to me at jastein@vt.edu.  We look forward to hearing from you!!

Sincerely,

Jeremiah Brophy

Scott Chapman

Anne Clark

Kearston Dillard-Scott

Tom Haughey

William Price

Anthony Rosas

Seth Schwartz

Jane Stein 

New Executive Committee

Hello friends,

The election results are in and I’m proud to announce the election of Kearston Dillard-Scott as our new member-at-large for the northern section and Seth Schwartz are our new treasurer. Both have demonstrated a passion for technical education within the mid-Atlantic region and we’re looking forward to their additional service on the executive committee.

Our previous members – Justin Stockton and Gregg Schraven – have served diligently over the years and I’d like to give a special shout out to them for their service.

Thank you, Justin.

Thank you, Gregg.

You’ve both taken this organization to the next level and we hope to do you proud moving on.

It does take a team of like-minded individuals who are willing to step out of their comfort zone in order to move the needle of education. We are deeply appreciative of those who have stepped up and those who have contributed where they can – whether it’s monetarily or with their time. Thank you. 

For those of you who are wondering where you can contribute or how you can take advantage of Chesapeake resources, please email us at chesapeake@usitt.org.

Sincerely,

Jeremiah Brophy. Chair

Nominations for Executive Committee

Nominations will be open at Conference for the following positions: First Vice-Chair, Third Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and one Member-at-Large (northern region). For details on these positions, take a look at the bylaws if you’re interested – http://chesapeake.usitt.org/by-laws/

Nominations close April 30 and you must be a member in good standing with Chesapeake to be nominated.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Kim Griffin and Orli Bernstein for winning full ride passes to the USITT National Conference in Louisville, KY March 20-23.

There were a large number of qualified entrants this year.

Whether you got the award, submitted or didn’t, we are a tribe. We get better every day. Stick together and support one another. It’s a smaller world than you think. Stay teachable and motivated.

Find a mentor.

Have a good attitude if for no other reason than you’re supporting a social enterprise that DOES change lives.

Sincerely,

Jeremiah Brophy

Chair, USITT Chesapeake

Chesapeake Sponsorship

DESIGN/TECHNICAL Students in the region of the Chesapeake Section of USITT

USITT Chesapeake is happy to announce that we have been given a limited number of full-conference passes to the national conference inLouisville this coming March. 

We would like to award students in our region who have an interest in attending. 

If you are interested, here are the requirements:

Write a 200-word essay telling the Chesapeake board – Why USITT is important to you, and what you think going to the conference will do for you as a person wanting to work in this profession.

Your essay will be judged as follows:

50% (give 0-5 points) clearly communicates importance of USITT.

40% (give 0-4 points) clearly communicates expectation of conference effect on future.

10% (give 0-1 points) under 200 words. 

Pretty easy!  If awarded the full-conference pass, all we ask is that you join our region, and become involved.  Even if you don’t get a pass, join us!!!

Deadline:    January 5th

The winners will be notified by January 11th

Send your essay to:   Jane Stein – jastein@vt.edu

CM Motor School Registration

Dear Members,

Registration for CM Motor School July 2018 is now available!

Please follow the link below to register.  Please use the $25 discount code when you pay your registration fee.

Please remember this code is available to all USITT Chesapeake members only.  Please check that your membership is current (you have paid the membership fee within the last year). If you are not a current member, please go to http://chesapeake.usitt.org/, and use the drop down button on the right side of the page to pay for your Chesapeake membership.  Member registration will be confirmed at the event, and if you are not a current member, you will be charged the full $200 fee for the class.

Registration Link:

https://training.cmworks.com/products/chesapeake-ia-rtc-school-rock-lititz

All Chesapeake members may use the $25 discount code:  FY19Chesapeake

If you have any questions, please reply to this email at chesapeake@usitt.org

We hope to see you there!

USITT Chesapeake

CM ROAD TECH CERTIFICATION

Save the Dates – July 16 & 17 – Rock Lititz, PA.

Designed for advanced motor technicians, this 16-hour class will give students hands-on experience operating, inspecting and troubleshooting our industry-leading CM-ET Lodestar and CM-ET Prostar motors. Upon successful completion of this course the participant will receive a 5 year certification for CM motors. This class counts towards 12 ETCP renewal credits.

More information forthcoming. Questions? Please send them to chesapeake@usitt.org with subject: motors.