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25 JULY 2013

SNAME Chesapeake Section Presents July's Technical Dinner Meeting:

TOUR OF ALEXANDRIA SEAPORT FOUNDATION BOAT BUILDING FACILITY


FACILITY TOUR:

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF) is a not-for-profit organization operating from facilities on the Potomac River waterfront in Old Town Alexandria.  ASF’s primary focus is on the use of the traditional enterprise of boat building to help at-risk and disadvantaged youth straighten out their lives.  ASF runs a Boatbuilding Apprenticeship Program, which is an intensive combined GED/vocational training program, as well as STEM on the Potomac, Building To Teach, Gig Rowing, and other programs. ASF’s main workshop is an 8000 square foot facility located at the foot of Duke Street in Old Town.  ASF also operates a second boatbuilding shop at Seaport Center, located a couple blocks north between Founder’s Park and the Torpedo Factory.  Our event will be at Duke Street.

Ample free parking is available adjacent to the workshop.  Casual attire is recommended.

PRESENTER BIO:  MR. DAVE HELGERSON, DIRECTOR
Mr. David Helgerson, ASF Board Member, will make a presentation regarding the construction of a whaleboat recently completed by ASF. David is Principal at David Helgerson and Associates, and formerly served as Technical Director at CSC. He also serves as chair of SNAME’s T&R Steering Committee.

PRESENTER BIO:  MS. MARI LOU LIVINGOOD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ms. Mari Lou Livingood, Executive Director of Alexandria Seaport Foundation, will make a presentation describing the STEM on the Potomac program. 
Prior to joining ASF, Mari Lou served as Director of Development at Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, Assistant Director of Development at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Director of Program Development for the Association of Marina Industries.


AGENDA

1730     Registration, Social Hour, Informal Facility Tour
1830     Buffet-Style Dinner
1900     Presentations and Q&A
2000     Wrap-Up

FEES

                                                                     PayPal Door
ASNE/SNAME Members <= 35    $20 $25
ASNE/SNAME Members > 35        $25 $30
ASF Staff/Board Members                    $25                   $30
Visitors                                                         $30 $35
Students                                                      $0 $0

*Please note there is a $5 surcharge for not pre-paying at registration


RSVP COB MONDAY, 22 JULY 2013


DINNER

Entree salads (selection to be announced)
Cold hors d'oeuveres
Desserts (assorted)
Coffee, Assorted Sodas, Water, and Beer

LOCATION
Alexandria Seaport Foundation
2 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314




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