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Dear Jacqueline,

I would like to purchase two tickets to the EWB banquet on Dec. 6 and eight raffle tickets for the Kayak (preferably one of the winning ones!). Your email didn't indicate exactly how to pay for the tickets, so please let me know the process.

Also, the School of Engineering would be happy to pay for the airfare and accommodation expenses for your speaker. Please see Karen Bernard to arrange the financial details. A small acknowledgement for the School's support in your program would be appreciated. 
   
Best wishes for success on the event!

Jeff Marshall




The University of Vermont  College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
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 Engineers Without Borders UVM Chapter
 Formal Fund Raising Banquet & Raffle  for Old Town Kayak!
            Thursday, December 6, 2007 - Livak Ballroom, Davis Center
            7:00 p.m.  Cost: $35 (2 for $60)

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Keynote Speaker:  William A. Wallace, B.S., Ch.E., M.S., Mgt. Engrg.
Topic: “Sustainability and International Development”
Imagine life without the guarantee of sanitary water and medical care and you will understand why UVM students from Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has chosen to help the 40 households and 53 children in Juigalpa, Nicaragua. Currently their community has one well for water, located on schoolyard grounds, and uses a nearby river for toileting, causing citizens to suffer with diarrhea, malaria, dengue fever, and malnutrition.

BEST SELLING AUTHOR TO SPEAK
William A. (Bill) Wallace
, Founder and President of Wallace Futures Group, LLC, consulting services in emerging trends and issues analysis, and strategic planning, will speak on “Sustainability and International Development.”  during the Formal Fund Raising Banquet on Thursday, December 6, 2007 in the Davis Center Livak Ballroom at 7 p.m. where an Old Town Kayak will be raffled off to the winning ticket holder!

Wallace’s  book, Becoming Part of the Solution:  The Engineer’s Guide to Sustainable Development, has been labeled a “best seller” by the American Council of Engineering Companies.   His second book, entitled:  Designing and Delivering Sustainable Solutions, will be out soon.

Wallace chairs the International Federation of Consulting Engineers’ (FIDIC ‘s) Sustainable Development Committee and was the primary writer of FIDIC’s Project Sustainability Management Guidelines.   Wallace is also the Immediate Past President of Engineers Without Borders–USA (EWB-USA), a non-profit, 9000 member organization which sends project teams of engineering students and professionals to improve the quality of life in developing communities world wide.  Wallace has been asked to serve on the Democratic National Convention Greening Committee, organized to help reduce the environmental impact of the convention and to promote sustainable practices.

With over forty years of professional experience, including thirty years in the field of environmental engineering and management, Wallace has served as Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, an international organization of over 190 multi-national member companies, all with a shared commitment to sustainability.   In that role, he also has served on several working groups including Access to Water, Innovation and Technology, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Sustainable Development Reporting.  Wallace helped write the organization’s report on corporate social responsibility, and led an international task force to prepare the Council’s position on the U.N. Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI’s) Sustainable Reporting Guidelines.

EWB currently has 200 developing and established chapters, including UVM’s, with over 170 projects in 41 countries.  For more information visit: http://www.ewb-usa.org/

 Register to Win an Old Town Kayak!

To purchase your $3 raffle ticket, or 2 for $5, for the Old Town Kayak contact Jacqueline Bell via email  [log in to unmask]

The winning ticket will be drawn during the banquet. The Dirigo 120 Kayak is great for the casual paddler out for a little relaxation, fitness and fun and comes with dashboard with wallet/cell phone dry hatch & cupholder, open cockpit control panels, space Hatch™ and bulkhead, Stabil-form™ hull design, retractable carry handle, deck bungee, and paddle (specs and details below). 

 

To register for the banquet (or to make a donation) contact:
Jacqueline Bell    [log in to unmask]  Phone: 973-600-5700

Contact information:  William A. Wallace, Wallace Futures Group, LLC
1400 Overlook Drive, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA 80487
Tel +1(970)879-1122, Fax +1(970)871-7923, Mobile:+1(970)819-2188
Email:   [log in to unmask]

Dawn Densmore, Director Outeach & Public Relations
UVM, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Phone: 802-656-8748

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Jeffrey S. Marshall
Professor and Director
School of Engineering
307 Votey Hall
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-3826