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Subject: Carolina's Section "Carolina's Cup Challenge" Golf Outing NorthStone CC, Huntersville,

Date& Time: May 19th, 9 am check in, 11 am Shotgun, 5 pm dinner/prize award/raffle

Upcoming SPE Carolinas Cup Challenge will to be held Monday the 19th of May (Shotgun Start at 11:00 am), Spring is a great time to get outside, hit the little white ball, meet others in our industry and play one of the Top Private Courses in the Carolinas! As an additional incentive, there's an opportunity to win $100 prize on every hole!!!
How to Win:
Mulligans: Everyone has two Mulligan’s for the 18 holes, which are to be used for winning a hole or improving the team’s position – your call, Use them Wisely!

Par 3 - Closest to the Pin: Tells it like it is – only rule, tee shot must be on the green – Put in the hole and it is pretty much yours!

2nd shot - Closest to the Pin: Plays like a Par 3 Closest to the Pin Hole. However, if you don’t like any of your team’s original drives, the team can drop at the 150 yard marker (Ladies, 130 yards) and make the 2nd shot from there! If you use one of your team’s original drives because it's closer or has a better approach angle, the team must play it where it lies.

Most Accurate Drive: There will be a line down the middle of the fairway, starting at about 150 yards out and extending to about 250 yards from the White tees. The object is to be Closest to the Line - how far down the line doesn't matter! Team can still play the best drive, but no moving the ball to the 150 yard marker.

Longest Drive: Grip It & Rip It! Only rule - ball must be in the fairway, first cut.

Team- Best Ball: Not only is there a $100 prize on every hole, there will be a winning best ball team – each member of the team will win $100 prize!!

NorthStone Country Club: (http://www.northstoneclub.com) is a private club located in Huntersville, NC - conveniently located just north of Charlotte. This P. B. Dye signature course was rated "Number One" by Charlotte's Business Journal and is situated on 237 artistically landscaped acres. NorthStone will impress the very best of players with its strategically placed bunkers, G2 bent grass greens, and Meyer Zoysia fairways. Featuring an endless variety of strategic angles of play from multiple tee boxes, the NorthStone golf course will encourage good course management, yet tease the more adventurous golfer.

Cost: $110.00 per golfer to play in the tournament – Green Fee’s Includes – Golf & Cart; 3 raffle tickets for a chance to win the 50/50 $$$$ pot (more golfers – more $$$$); additional raffle tickets can be purchased during the day => 3 tickets - $10.00 (SPE’s half goes towards our Scholarship Fund) and Food: Lunch and Dinner will be provided! Note: NorthStone is a private course, which has a fully equipped kitchen with staff – Meals are Excellent!!! Other activities are Great Door Prizes (we are asking for sponsors and others to please bring a gift & we will promote your generosity!!!).

Sign Up Early: - The Carolinas Cup Challenge is being promoted in our local SPE Sections: Carolinas, Piedmont Coastal, Southeast-GA and VA Sections. Foursomes are limited: (Singles are Welcome Too, we will find you a spot!!!): 30 groups => 120 golfers. Please click this link for a sign up form

Regards,
Kurt Hagemann





It’s Goolsby Scholarship Time Again:  Deadline February 21, 2014

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Applications for the Richard Goolsby Scholarship Fund are now available online from Foundation For The Carolinas.  It was created by William and Martha DeBrule in honor of Richard Goolsby, a plastics pioneer, and is sponsored by the Carolinas Section Society of Plastics Engineers. 

The Fund provides college scholarships to students who have expressed career interest or demonstrated practical interest in the plastics industry with preference given to students living in the geographical area served by the Carolinas section of the Society of Plastic Engineers.

We ask your assistance in making your students and associates aware of this opportunity.  If you have an organization or school newsletter, please feel free to post an announcement or spread the news via word of mouth and email. 

Graduate and undergraduate applications are available through the Foundations’ website at www.fftc.org/scholarshipsThe application deadline is February 21. 2014

If you have any questions regarding the eligibility requirements or application procedures, please feel free to contact Qiana Austin at 704.973.4535 or via email at qaustin@fftc.org.  You can also contact any Carolinas Section Board Member or Sue Booth at 704.641.6287 or via email at sbooth@teknorapex.com

The Presidents Corner

SPE Carolinas 2013/2014

Hello, All – The 2013 year has come and gone already – So, I greet you with an Happy New Year and another Fantastic year for the SPE Carolina’s Section awaits you!  Our meeting agenda is already scheduled out to the end of the season, please review the Events page and plan on attending a meeting.  On that note, I have a simple request of our SPE Carolina members – please make an effort this year to attend one meeting and if possible bring a friend.  Attendance over the years has been decreasing and we’ve tried to make changes to reverse this issue, i.e.: moved meetings to the lunch hour – so, it’s not a strain on the evening personal time.  If you have other suggestions, which would make it easier for you to attend, please let myself know and we’ll take action.  Basically, I’m asking as the current Section President – Please get involved as much as possible, Thank You!

Our largest event of the year, “Carolina’s Cup Challenge” Golf outing at Northstone Country Club in Huntersville is already booked, so make your calendars for Monday, May 19th.   Jfyi, for those of you who haven’t been able to attend the outing, one of the major benefits of the day in my opinion is – We are the only group of golfers out there, the course is closed on Monday’s for maintenance and Outings…  So, please stay tuned for more information to come after the winter. Read more...


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Uncle Sam-We Want YouTo all our members, we hope you had a wonderful holiday season and wish you a good start for the New Year!
Thank you for helping us make 2013 a successful year for our SPE section.
We had interesting visits to plant sites and educational speeches, with good food and even better conversations.
Networking works, but only for those that come … and even better, on a regular basis!
This is not only good for you – the member – to meet peers and make new contacts, but for your company too.
You explore what is out there … opportunities to do business, optimize processes, find potential new employees and yes – help yourself in the process! Looking forward to see you soon!


With the best wishes, your Tim Haake – BoD / Membership



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