SPEAKER: Laura Wontrop Klauser
GM Sports Car Racing Program Manager
Former SAE Detroit Section Chair
November 13, 2023
5:30 PM Tour and Social Hour
7:30 PM Program
Tickets: $30.00 (includes Food Truck light meal)
The Lingenfelter Private Collection, 7819 Lochlin Dr. Brighton, MI 48116
Join us along with the Detroit Section to hear from Guest Speaker, Laura Wontrop Klauser, GM Sports Car Racing Program Manager, and tour this unique personal collection put together by Ken Lingenfelter, who has an appreciation for stylish, high-performance autos that includes significant muscle cars, Corvettes, and exotic European cars from around the world.
Ken’s founded success in the real estate settlement industry had him purchasing his first Corvette in 1977. Having sold his company, he dedicated his time to growing his collection. As his passion grew for speed and excellence, it led him to purchase the assets of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, a company founded by his distant cousin John Lingenfelter. Many of the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering products have been instrumental in establishing performance thresholds.
The Collection is not open to the public but is available for corporate and charity events. Donations received from events held at The Collection go to The Lingenfelter Foundation which supports several charitable organizations such as The American Cancer Society, The Pink Fund, Ronald McDonald House, and many more.
Reservations REQUIRED thru www.sae-detroit.org
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Important Note: The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Pre- registration is required. Registration will close November 9. No onsite registration. No refunds after November 6.
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Call for Mid-Michigan Section SAE Member Input
The Section Leadership Team is requesting comments and suggestions from the section membership as to ways the section may better support the member’s needs and expectations. Over the years the job requirements and work environment for the members in this section has dramatically changed. The SLT (Section Leadership Team) believes we are not keeping up with the rapidly changing interests and needs of the modern engineer.
The SLT needs to know what types of Dinner Meeting Programs and Presentations the section members would find relevant as well as entertaining. Additionally how technical are these programs and presentations to be?
There also is the option of having events without a formal plated meal. Informational seminars providing information and/or training can be produced with light refreshments to save time. Also timing most be considered. What day of the week and at what time should events be held?
These are just a few of the questions and considerations the SLT would appreciate input from the section members. Please take a few minutes from your busy schedule to send your comment and suggestions to the SLT via email SAEMidMichSec@cs.com
On the topic of section communication, what is the best and/or preferred medium? Would the SAE Member Connect Mid-Michigan Microsite provide the best conduit? We have been using a service called Constant Contact to communicate section activities. The Detroit Section uses this tool as do other sections. We are experiencing a 20 to 25 percent opening rate which is on a par with Detroit Section’s experience. Then there is the old standby snailmail. Would anyone care to comment on communications methods?
Call for Volunteers
The Section Leadership Team is extending an invitation to the section membership to join us in managing the Mid-Michigan Section. There are opportunities to participate a little or a lot as your available time permits. The SLT needs help with communications and event promotions. Just helping with ticket sales and reservations can have a big impact on section performance with just a little personal time. The value of new volunteers is the fresh ideas they bring to the team. The SLT needs fresh thinking to stay current with the latest trends.
The SLT holds a Governing Board Meeting once a month. A volunteering team member can attend in person or via webex. Being a SLT member is not all work. We actually have fun once in a while. Working with the SAE Collegiate Chapters is rewarding. We have a National Engineer’s Week event featuring the Collegiate Chapters. We participate in Flint, Michigan’s “Back to the Bricks” with an award presentation. New volunteers would allow these programs to expand.
The SLT hopes to hear from each and everyone of the section members. We will be publishing Governing Board Meeting dates with the Constant Contact eBlast and every section member is invited to attend so we may become acquainted. A light dinner is provided at these Monday evening meetings.
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