2017 Mid-Michigan AIChE Spring Banquet

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 5:30pm-9:30pm EDT
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Kathleen Wu
5221 Bay City Road
Midland, MI 48642
United States

Mark your calendar!  The Mid-Michigan Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) cordially invites you to attend the annual Spring Banquet on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Great Hall Convention Center in Midland.  Our special guest speaker for the evening will be Gene Anderson.

William Fry, Jr., M.D. hit the nail right on the head when he said, "Humor is contagious. Laughter is infectious. Both are good for your health." Gene Anderson will show you how to achieve both in his popular program about the role of humor in your personal and professional lives. If your sense of humor (and yes, everyone has one) needs a little fine-tuning then let Gene do the tweaking. You'll learn from some poignant examples how laughter and humor have had profound influences on sustaining life, and, being a scientist, Gene has the facts and figures to prove it!

When Gene retired from the Dow Chemical Company he was the Global Director of Research and Development Learning. Because of his life-long love of magic and teaching, he formed Gene Anderson and Associates in Midland, Michigan to concentrate on training, facilitating, and performing magic. Since then he has been traveling the globe offering his inspirational training programs and after-dinner presentations to corporations, civic groups, and colleges and universities. Gene earned his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and did post-doctoral research in electron diffraction at the University of Oslo in Norway. He is a member of International Brotherhood of Magicians.

When:       Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Where:      Great Hall Convention Center, Valley Plaza Hotel and Resort, 5221 Bay City Road, Midland, Michigan, 989-496-2158

Agenda:     5:30 – 6:00 p.m., Social time with cash bar
                   6:00 – 7:55 p.m., Dinner and awards program
                   8:00 – 8:45 p.m., Gene Anderson, Guest Speaker

Buffet dinner with two entrees:
• Chicken Breast with Marsala Wine & Mushroom Sauce
• Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce
• Plus garlic and chive red skin potatoes, penne pasta with alfredo, sautéed zucchini and yellow squash, classic Caesar salad, romaine salad with dried cranberries, mandarin oranges, carrots, walnuts & raspberry vinaigrette, tomato salad with fresh mozzarella, onions, olives, and basil pesto

Cost:         $30 per person for members and one guest per member, $40 per person for non-members.

If you will attend, please RSVP to Bruce Holden, Secretary, at by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19.

Please pay at the door the evening of the event – with cash or a check made out to Mid-Michigan AIChE.
Note: if you make reservations but then do not attend the event, AIChE will still need to charge you for the cost of the dinner to recover our costs.