SNAME reports record attendance at annual meeting

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo, a three-day event ended Oct. 23, drew more than 1,150 to the Providence, R.I. Convention Center, the association reported in a recent statement.

“In all aspects, the 2009 SNAME Annual Meeting was a resounding success,” said SNAME President Keith Michel, who expressed his sincere appreciation to those who attended the meeting, the SNAME volunteers who organized the technical programs and social events, the meeting sponsors and those who exhibited. “We look to build on this success and promise an exciting and stimulating meeting in Seattle/Bellevue in 2010.”

The SNAME 2010 Annual Meeting and Expo will be held Nov. 3-5 in Seattle, Wash., with the annual SNAME golf tournament scheduled there for Nov. 2 and the second annual sailing regatta on Nov. 6.

Twelve SNAME members received 50-Year Golden Membership Certificates at the SNAME 2009 closing event, the annual President’s Luncheon on Fri., Oct. 23: Donald L. Blount, Joseph P. Fischer, William H. Garzke, Jr., Harold F. Greiner, Joseph P. Harkrader, Jr., Owen F. Hughes, Petros A. Lalangas, Thomas Lamb, John A. Mercier, John M. Ringelberg, Richard F. Smith and Vordoman H. Van Bibber.

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