December  2017 
WTS SW Idaho 
Chapter Newsletter
Issue No. 30
In This Issue
WTS SW Idaho Chapter 2017 Election Results

Thank you to everyone that voted in this year's SW Idaho Board election. A total of 23 people voted and the results are as follows:

President - Dyan Bevins, ACHD
Vice-President - Karie Davidson, Horrocks Engineers
Treasurer - Maxime Valencik, T-O Engineers
Secretary - Meghan McNeese, WH Pacific

Calling all WTS members, guests, and sponsors!
This year's WTS SW Idaho Gala theme is
"Super Heroes in Transportation"
We will be honoring charter members and sponsors.
Start planning your Super Hero Costume (not required)!
WTS' SW Idaho Chapter Transportation YOU program was very busy this fall with two tours and the kick-off of our mentorship program.
On August 14  th   we had the opportunity to take a tour of Motive Power. The tour included a trip through the component shop, the fabrication shop, the testing area, and the finish shop. It was an awesome opportunity to get up close and personal with many of the amazing locomotives and we learned "tons" of facts about engines and operators. 

The Transportation YOU program has also started the mentorship program that has been in the works over the last year. We have partnered with West Middle School to bring lunch and interesting STEM presentations every month to interested young women in the 9th grade. Each month, we bring in a local professional to give a presentation on what they do and how STEM has influenced their careers and lives. These presentations are accompanied by a fun activity incorporating the presentation. Our first presentation was an introduction of ourselves and our program and we played a break the ice activity. Coming up are presentations on COMPASS, construction inspection, and more. We are really excited about where and what this program promises! 

If you have a topic suggestion or want to contribute an article for our next newsletter contact Cristina Brischler
WTS SW Idaho Sponsor Spotlight

For more on Corporate & Event Sponsorships contact Donn Carnahan