SAE MidMichigan Section

GM Heritage Center Tour

Thursday, November 10
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
6400 Center Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
(Event hosted by SAE Detroit)

1951 GMC Canopy Express

Back by popular demand! SAE members can join us for an exclusive tour at the GM Heritage Center, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts, and the media.

The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum, but a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast’s garage and a living repository of automotive history. More than 150 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia representing 10 decades are represented.

The vehicle collection displays a wide range of GM design, technology, and innovation. Members and their guests will have the opportunity to see past and current concept vehicles, muscle cars, as well as historically significant vehicles from various eras.

Important Note: The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Pre-registration is required. Registration will close November 8. No onsite registration or refunds after October 27.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.


Collegiate Chapter Project Presentation Competition

Speaker: Collegiate Student Leaders
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023
5:00 PM Social
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Program

We observe “National Engineers Week” with a banquet and technical program featuring presentations by students from Central Michigan University, Kettering University, Saginaw Valley State University, and The Kettering University AutoDrive Challenge Team. The students are members of SAE Collegiate Chapter project teams which compete in the SAE Collegiate Design Series http://students.sae.org/cds/ The design series has grown from a national competition to an international competition featuring students from Asia, Europe, North and South America. During this year’s banquet, the teams present will compete for the annual “SAE Collegiate Cup” presented by the Mid-Michigan Section. This event’s competition will be judged based upon the quality of the oral presentation of the team’s “Design Series” project.

Bavarian Inn Lodge Conference Center, Frankenmuth, MI 

Reservations required by Feb. 16, 2023 by emailing ms037@email.sae.org

FormulaSAE
Formula SAE Racing

Wed.-Sat., May xx-xx, 2023
The Formula SAE competitions challenge teams of university undergraduate and graduate students to conceive, design, fabricate, develop and compete with small, formula style vehicles. 

MidMichigan is a proud member of MotorCities!
SAE Gold Award winners 2020-2021
SAE MidMichigan is a gold award winning Section!

Announcements

To contact Governing Board members, please send message to ms037@email.sae.org addressed to a team member with your comments and/or request.

The elected Governing Board positions are:
Section Chairperson (required position) —- ( Anthony Santavy ) 
Treasurer (required position) ——————- ( Robert Miller ) 
Secretary ——————————————-  ( Alex Rath )
Vice Chair Communications ——————- ( James Browne )
Vice Chair Membership ————————  ( Bernard Santavy )
Vice Chair Section Planning ——————-  ( Mark Pope ) 
Vice Chair Student Activities —————— ( Ryan Ma )
Vice Chair Corporate Relations ————— ( OPEN )
Director Motor Sports ————————— ( Bill Owen )

Appointed positions:
Company Rep. Chair ————————- ( OPEN )
General Arrangements Chair ————— ( OPEN )
Ticket Committee Chair. ——————– ( Steve Davis ) 
Newsletter Editor —————————– ( OPEN ) 
Program Chair. ——————————— ( Mark Pope )
Manager Membership Recruitment ——- ( OPEN )
Webmaster ——————–——————– ( OPEN)

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.

Bernard Santavy …….. Section Chairperson

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