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Subject: "Carolinas $100 Cup Challenge" Golf Outing at Northstone Country Club

Date: May 23, 2016

Time: 9:00am check in and 11:00am Shot Gun Start

Location: Northstone Country Club, Huntersville, NC

Upcoming SPE Carolinas Cup Challenge will to be held Monday the 23rd 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: $120.00 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 – We have room for 30 groups (120 golfers), Yes – Singles are Welcome Too, we’ll find a spot for you!
Click this link for the golf as well as sponsor sign up form

Regards,
Kurt Hagemann

Mobile: 704.930.9758

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Kurt Hagemann will be sending us the full details shortly.

 

Please mark your calendars and attend this exciting and enjoyable all day event.


Volunteerism: You often receive more than you give

April 21, 2016 By

Years ago, my father sat me down and gave me what was some of the best advice I have ever received.  It had nothing to do with making money but everything to do with getting ahead in the world.  It was self-help advice that really focused on helping others.

He told me I would never have any trouble finding opportunities.  And he told me that 20-25 percent of my time should be devoted to this pursuit.

“Volunteer,” he said.  Not exactly music to the ears of a broke, fresh out of college, aspiring millionaire.  But as I have come to appreciate, he was dead-on right – AGAIN.

Volunteering has made my life so much better, and I suspect that anyone who has become passionate about a cause will tell you the same thing. Click volunteer link below to read more....

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The Presidents Corner

SPE Carolinas 2015/2016

Hello to all and hope everyone is doing well! Welcome to the SPE Carolinas Section upcoming 2015/2016 season. Our meeting/event schedule is complete and posted on the Events page. Please take time to review and choose an event to attend. Bring a friend, maybe your Manager, to see what SPE has to offer. We will gladly listen to any future topic suggestions also. The whole purpose of SPE is to promote and educate people on the plastics industry. Please help us support our industry! We are always looking for more people to get involved in our Carolinas Section. We have posted the current Board of Directors in the About SPE Carolinas tab. Feel free to contact any of us for on how you can help and get involved, maybe even join the Board of Directors. Please remember we are here for you. Anything we can do to help you function better in the plastic industry, please let us know. Of course, thank you for your continued support of the SPE Carolina Section and we look forward to seeing you at one or all of our planned events.

Warmest regards,

Richard Martin

President SPE Carolinas


Membership Chairman Report

Uncle Sam-We Want YouDear Membership,
2015 was a good year and we made money again for our education fund and to keep us going. Thank you for your help and support! However, the greatest gift is having you participate in person. We have 261 active members and if you live in or around Charlotte, there is no excuse not to come! 41 members that are, or were associated with us are from Charlotte, 3 from Concord, 5 from Fort Mill, 3 from Pineville and 5 come from out of state, Rock Hill in South Carolina, including me.


For all others it is a drive and I understand that you may not want to come for every meeting, but when we have a full program with top experts in their field, showing us what is hot and where we are going, it is worthwhile for all of us to be here. Even if it does not impact YOUR exact field, employees have to widen their horizon, understand what the world around them looks like to better understand their customers, their industry and learn from it. I challenge every one of you to make it to at least ONE of our meetings. There is on average one every month you can participate in. Participate not only by being here, to listen and learn, but also to share, to make contacts, to ask questions and to help us learn about you as a person, your capabilities and that of your company.


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



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