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CSI Summer Cookout & Fireworks
Sat, Jul 02 2016

 The CSI members and many friends and family gathered together at the home of newly elected chapter president, Suzan Jordan, for the annual cookout and fireworks display.  Darson and Brandon manned the grill and produced piles of hamburgers, turkey burgers and hotdogs.  Everyone brought delicious nibbles and side dishes to share with all.  Nancy brought homemade orange sherbert which hit the spot on a hot summer day.  Jim Odle brought his new friend from Nigeria who has just made Knoxville their home.  The Crows brought their adorable grandaughter and she loved the lake, as did Jim Odle!  The evening is always climaxed by the fireworks that Suzan's neighbors the Kirk's provide for the neighborhood.  Watch the attached video to see a drone's view of the festivities.  Thank you very much to Suzan and her family for opening their home to the Knoxville CSI.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94UNJuB-Kh8


Stacy Colbaugh, Editor Wins Region Publication Award
Tue, May 10 2016

Stacy Colbaugh, CSI, CDT has won the 2016 Region Continuing Publication Award for the excellent Knoxville Chapter publication THE SPECK.  Stacy was not able to be present at the awards ceremony at the Region Conference in Pensacola, Florida so she was presented the award today by President Gary Bergeron at the May chapter luncheon.  Stacy has consistently been responsibile for award winning publications since she took over the chair of the Publication committee since "forever".  Stacy modestly accepted the award and said that the publication can only be good if the content is good and she depends upon each member of the chapter to send her articles that can be shared with the design and construction community.  Thank you Stacy for your hard work to help all of us stay informed about upcoming chapter events and great technical information.


Site tour for UT Students
Thu, Apr 07 2016

Several members of the CSI Knoxville student chapter went on a great site visit to the University of Tennessee Knoxville-Oak Ridge National Laboratory (UTK-ORNL) Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM) building on the located on the former Cherokee Farms site on Alcoa Highway. They toured several of the advanced material research labs, conference rooms, mechanical and electrical rooms, and observed the MEP systems in the open ceiling spaces of the labs. The building houses labs with electron microscopes, molecular beam equipment, ion beam materials research and micro-processing research equipment. Some of the features of the building include pre-patina copper skin panels, fire rated glass panels in the atrium floor, and conference rooms with automated video cameras and microphones to follow speakers and participants in the conference. JIAM operates with a multidisciplinary team of scientists from UT and ORNL, and conducts research at the forefront of modern materials science. More information about the facility is at http://jiam.utk.edu/about.php . Special thanks to Michelle L. Crowder, AIA, Assistant Director Administration, Office of Capital Projects and UT Facilities Planning for arranging and conducting the tour.


Wes Crow - Master of Golf Tournaments - Honored at CSI Luncheon
Tue, Jan 12 2016

President Gary Bergeron presented our own Wes Crow - Master of CSI Golf Tournaments - with his own green sports jacket as a show of appreciation from the chapter for his unending leadership of the CSI annual golf tournament. The 2015 tournament was another extremely successful effort that was the result of Wes and his team of volunteers. Thank you Wes for all you do for our chapter. And a special thanks go out to Merit Construction, where Wes is a Vice President, for allowing Wes to support the Knoxville Chapter.  Wear your Masters jacket with pride!


Christmas Party at the Bergeron's
Tue, Dec 15 2015

The CSI Christmas Party was hosted by Jill and Gary Bergeron at their home in Powell.  Over 45 members and guests attended the bash in festive attire and headress.  We started the partying on the party van in Ingles' parking lot where Suzan arranged for us to be transported direct to the Bergeron's door.  The place was festively decorated in total Christmas sparkle and glitter.  We feasted on a Low Country Boil prepared by Shrimp Dock - WOW!! and that was accompanied with tasty delights in every room.  There were even pralines imported from Lousiana.  A cajun Christmas!   Christmas carols were led by Jill with Will Dunklin providing the accompaniment on keyboards.  (He's really good!)  The traditional Christmas gift exchange was delivered with a funny twist as we followed directions for exchange through a lively poem created by the hosts.  Toys were collected to be delivered to Toys for Tots annual toy drive.  Since Curtis Rosembaum first suggested in 1996 the CSI Chapter has participated in this program.  The Marines were amazed and very grateful when Kathy dropped the toys by the Alcoa Hwy Marine base.  There were over 50 toys of all types donated by CSI members and friends this year.  Curtis would be proud.  Thank you all for your generosity and thank you Jill and Gary for hosting this wonderful event.

To see more pictures from the party, go to the EVENTS page on this website.  If you have photos that you would like to share, please email to Kathy or Suzan for posting.


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