Stewardship of the Manufacturing Industry and NTMA Update
The St. Louis Chapter’s November meeting traditionally involves a visit and update by the NTMA National Chair. This year’s Chair, Robert Mosey, presented his call to consider Stewardship of the Manufacturing Industry. He shared updates and announcements from NTMA and will also toured several St. Louis Chapter shops while in town. The Chapter’s leadership for the next year, the 2013-14 Board of Directors, was installed.
Politics and Public Policy.
Not really thrilling words or a topic of interest unless you’re a political junkie, right? Omar Nashashibi of One Voice brought it home to St. Louis at the October 8 meeting, making it understandable and real to everyone. He shared with the St. Louis Chapter why you can and should be up-to-date on what’s happening in Washington DC, how manufacturing is being represented to leaders there and how your voice and the voice of manufacturing can be made heard.
Over 100 members and guests enjoyed a great tour of host Sunnen Products Company in Maplewood on September 10. The dinner meeting following was at Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, with recognition of2013 Scholarship recipients, new members and others.
This year’s Joint “Lake” meeting enjoyed extraordinary weather – cool enough for a gorgeous sail aboard the Spirit of America to start the day on Saturday. (click on the photo to see the full panorama view)
That was, of course, after Friday’s informative speakers on topics such as HR, the economy and finance as well as a newly format roundtable session that had rave reviews! Next best part of the weekend – opportunity for networking and hearing from industry peers throughout the weekend.
Friday was capped off with a trip to see “Legends” of the music industry, featuring the likes of “Elvis,” “Buddy Holly,” “Johnny Cash,” etc.
Saturday’s day of R & R and fun concluded with a wonderful dinner and comments from NTMA President Dave Tilstone and NTMA National Chair, Bob Mosey.
The St. Louis Chapter raised $1000 for NTMA’s GAAF (Government Affairs Administrative Fund) – thanks to a generous donation of concert tickets by John Bell and Steelville Mfg.
This has always been a great time to get away at a great destination – maybe even bring your spouse, significant other and family. NTMA members as well as Chapter associate and education members are encouraged to attend.
If you’re new to the Chapter or have not yet attended a “Lake Meeting,” be sure to mark your 2014 calendars for the last weekend of July so that you can make 2014 the year to join the group!
Thanks to Kansas City Chapter, especially Chapter Executive Torree Pederson, the KC Board and event sponsors (including St. Louis NTMA member J & S Tool).
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start Snacks, Awards and Silent Auction following golf
In addition to golf on a premier course, other activities included:Putting Contest Golf Awards
Silent Auction (new this year) items included:
Golf bag, umbrella and balls ($275 value) Donated by Cadco Program and Machine.
Go Cards – bring home a winner! dinner and Cardinals’ baseball in premium seats for 3 hosted by Ehrhardt on a date mutually agreeable to both parties. Donated by Ehrhardt Tool and Machine Co.
Champion Baseball! dinner and Cardinals’ baseball in premium seats for 3 hosted by Herb Homeyer on a date mutually agreeable to both parties. Donated by Homeyer Precision Manufacturing.
Golf Extravaganza! Your foursomes will enjoy 9 rounds of golf at 9 select Walters Golf Management courses (includes Gateway National, Stonewolf, Fair Oaks, Normandie, Emerald Greens, Heritage at Hawk Ridge, Oak Terrace, Lockhaven and Pevely Farms). A $1500 value. Donated by Pevely Farms Golf Club and Walters Golf Management.
Take Your Leadership to the Next Level: Leadership Coaching Package. Tune up your leadership effectiveness with three leadership assessments and two 1-1 coaching sessions with Coaches from The Quality Coach.
NTMA Fall Conference Package in Boston, Massachusetts (October 16-19). Package includes conference registration, 4 nights at the Omni Hotel Boston (Conference Hotel) and 2 Southwest Airline Ticket coupons for $475 each for airfare St. Louis-Boston. Donated by Dave Smith and NTMA ($3000 value).
Who Doesn’t Love Football?! St. Louis Rams tickets (3) + before game with some of St. Louis best tailgaters! On a date mutually agreeable to both parties. Donated by Dave Smith.
Rock ‘n Roll! Marshall Tucker Band concert + dinner tickets for two at Wildwood Lodge, Steelville, MO (Saturday, October 12). Donated by Steelville Manufacturing.
Thanks to the sponsors and donors who have made this day possible.
Platinum Sponsors: Anders, Bachman Machine, CliftonLarsonAllen, Ellison Technologies, Federated Insurance, Homeyer Precision Mfg., J & S Tool/Sandvik, McClain Tool & Technology, Okuma America and Scott Special Tools
Silver Sponsor: Chelar Tool & Die
Hole-in-One Contest Sponsor: C.J. Smith Machinery
Hole Sponsors: Anchor Danly, Austin Machine, BMO Harris Bank, Chemetall, Corbitt Mfg., Davlan Engineering, Ehrhardt Tool & Machine, HWP Rigging, Hartwig, Lee Horneyer Company, Makino, Patterson Mold & Tool, Paulo Products, QTE Mfg. Solutions, The Quality Coach, Scott Special Tools, St. Louis Tool Supply, Stroco Mfg, Support Products, UHY LLP
Thanks to cash and item donors who also stepped up with some great items!
Guest speaker Ken McCreight (NTMA) was in St. Louis for the May 7 chapter meeting, telling everyone about NTMA’s new training online super-tool: NTMA-U. Those attending saw 1st hand how this innovative online program addresses the needs of NTMA members to build on employees’ skills and aptitudes to take them (and their companies) to the next level.
St. Louis area colleges and training programs also presented summaries of and updates on their programs.
St. Louis Area’s Customer Service at NTMA headquarters office is Rich Basalla.
St. Louis members are encourage to contact Rich regarding anything at the national NTMA level (including assistance with web site login).Rich Basalla, NTMA Membership Officer 1-800-248-6862 (firstname.lastname@example.org) click here for NTMA.org
Sally Safranski is the contact for anything related to the Greater St. Louis Chapter NTMA.