Approximately 11 members of the Kentucky Section attended the 2013 Southern District ITE Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC on April 7 - 10, 2013. This is the same meeting that was held in Lexington in April 2012.
Overall: The Charlotte Local Arrangements Committee did a wonderful job hosting 560 registrants, which is believed to be a SDITE record. From the Welcome Reception on Sunday to the Annual Banquet on Tuesday night, the level of attention to detail and subsequent execution was flawless. Also, all had a great time at the ABD Event on Monday night at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Buffalo Wild Wings. Finally, kudos to the LAC's "Make it Funner" committee which added some more fun to the meeting.
Roll Call: For those familiar with the tradition, each Section is asked to participate in a roll call at the Opening Session where each Section expresses their excitement to be at the meeting. The Kentucky Section is famous (well, infamous) for our roll call and this year was no letdown. This involved perfecting a live Harlem Shake before the dance fades into obsecurity. While video has not surfaced to date, we suspect that we'll soon have images of Bill Seymour cutting loose in the aisle.
Traffic Bowl: The University of Kentuky put up a great effort, but unfortunately did not advance to the finals of the Traffic Bowl Challenge. We'd like to recognize Misty Brown, Alex Flores, Audrey Knaub and Bobby Lehman (alternate) for their participation and preparation in this competition.
Board Representation: Many of you aren't aware of some of the roles that our members play at the District level. This includes:
- Bill Seymour (HDR) is the current Secretary/Treasurer of SDITE.
- Eric Green (KTC) is the chair of the Technical Knowledge Committee for SDITE Strategic Plan initiatives
- Scott Walker (Parsons Brinckerhoff) is the Kentucky Section Representative to the SDITE Board
Photos: Some photos of the meeting have been posted on our website.
Conclusion: The meeting was awesome, but it was no Lexington!