(In the spirit of where’s Waldo, We will keep you posted on the fifteen activities planned for October Manufacturing Month activities.  Look forward to the “where’s VMA?” sitings. This is going to be the month we build our Manufacturing Champions Team!)

Thursday, October 8

VMA Board Meeting 7:30-9:00AM.  Board working on developing relevant programming and services for you.

 DeLand High School  11:30 – 2:00 PM:  Introduction to Manufacturing presentations to Engineering Academy.  Steven Jones, Electrical Engineer and Zack Glascott, Mechanical Engineer from Sparton, will do a show and tell of the area manufacturers with ice breakers, videos, and most importantly, tell their stories about their passion for manufacturing.  We will pass out our new “Hands On Careers in Manufacturing” t-shirts and our new brochures.

New Smyrna Beach High School Engineering Academy will tour the engineering department at Boston Whaler. And they get the t-shirts.

Awards Evaluation Team will continue interviewing Awards Nominees.  Who will be this year’s winners?

Your 2015 tshirt and brochureLou Fifer Education Golf Tournament dollars at work:

The new t-shirts and brochures being distributed to students, teachers, Governor Scott, etc., etc.

You should be seeing them everywhere you look pretty soon!

Friday, October 9

Mainland High School Academy of Design and Manufacturing  9:00 – 10:00 AM:  Introduction to Manufacturing presentation.  Jennifer Snyder from Jenzano, tells her story about her passion for manufacturing.  We will pass out our new “Hands On Careers in Manufacturing” t-shirts and our new brochures.

Thank you to all the VMA members working to build our future workforce this month. They say it takes a village to raise a child, well we have the best village ever!

Mark Your Calendar for Activities Open to All:

October 27  VMA Pine Ridge HS Advanced Manufacturing Academy Ribbon Cutting 9:00-9:30 AM  926 Howland Blvd, Deltona, FL 32738. For more information call VMA at 386.673.0505.

October 27   Galaxy Middle School 3D Printer Ribbon Cutting, 11:00 AM,  2400 Eustace Ave, Deltona, FL 32725.

November 12   VMA CEO Leadership Series Speaker, Huw Bower, president, Boston Whaler, LPGA, 1000 Champion Blvd., Daytona Beach.  Dinner meeting 5:30 – 8:00 PM   Networking 5:30, Dinner Served  6:15.  Cost: $30.00.   RSVP to 386.673.0505 or VMAonline.com.

November 13   Conducting the Internal Workplace Investigation, Speaker: Wendy Evans, Lockheed Martin, Senior Corporate Investigator 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Lunch Included, Daytona State College, 3000 Bergengren Hall, Bldg. 110, Room 249, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Price: $195.00 (lunch, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks provided) To Register:  Contact Joanne at 386.506.4224 or [email protected].  DSC accepts checks, credit cards (MasterCard, VISA), purchase orders or company billing.  (please tell Joanne you are a VMA member) This program is brought to you in partnership with the Daytona State College’s Center for Business and Industry and the VMA.

November 18   VMA Plant Tour, Kingspan, 726 Summerhill Dr., DeLand 32720.  9:00-10:00 AM, RSVP 386.673.0505 or www.VMAonline.com/events.

December 4  35th Anniversary Awards Banquet at Plaza Resort and Spa.  5:30-9:00 PM.  Sponsorships Available Now.