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Friday, October 17, 2003

Power Service Center CFC Fair Set for Tuesday
The Power Service Center in Chattanooga will have a Combined Federal Campaign Fair from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, on the front lawn of the Power Service Center.

The fair will include displays from more than 40 CFC-supported agencies. Agency representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the services they provide. The fair also will feature entertainment, refreshments for sale, children’s activities and door prizes.

Power Service Center employees and others are encouraged to come out and enjoy the fun and learn more about how their CFC contributions can make a difference. Anyone with questions can call RaSharon King at 876-6703.

Knoxville Tech Society Meeting Monday
The Technical Society of Knoxville will have a luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the Radisson Summit Hill in Knoxville.

Robert Hatcher, Distinguished Scientist & Professor of Geology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, will speak on the topic “Volcanic Activity and Ancient Oceans in Tennessee.” Hatcher will discuss the analysis of a mile-long drill core that was taken near Carthage, Tenn., and which was donated recently to UT.

Guests are welcome. Lunch is optional and is available to members and guests for $10, which includes free parking at the hotel.

For more information, call Peter Scheffler at 632-8040.

Chattanooga Engineers Club Meeting Monday
The Chattanooga Engineers Club will meet at noon Monday, Oct. 20, at the Read House in downtown Chattanooga.

Bob Jaques, a Science Historian with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, will discuss some of the lessons learned since America put its first space station, Skylab, into orbit 30 years ago. Jaques’s presentation will include the relevance of Skylab to today’s International Space Station and the challenges of working in space. Click here for a National Aeronautics & Space Administration site that includes information on Skylab.

A buffet lunch for $10 will be available for attendees beginning at 11:30 a.m. Free parking (for those who leave a notice on their dash indicating they are with the Chattanooga Engineers Club) is available for attendees at the Day’s Inn on Carter Street.

Click here for a map to the Read House.

Reservations are not required, and guests are welcome. For more information, call Richard Smith at 751-7024 or Brad Baucom at 648-3582.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 20

  • Downtown Speaker’s Connection meeting (a Toastmasters club), 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., WT 9D-225, Knoxville. Contact: Greg Strach, 632-6953.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

  • Chattermasters meeting (a Toastmasters club), 11:45 a.m., Missionary Ridge (MR 1 N403), Chattanooga. Club purpose: To develop skills and confidence in public speaking. Contact: Marie Colson, 751-2098; Chattermasters Web site:

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