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President’s Message March


Share the Talent What, How, and Who?

As president of the Grosse Pointe SMC, I have had the opportunity to meet more members and have been impressed with how much talent we offer. Secondly, since I have a number of children and grandchildren who were teachers, it was easy to connect the supply and interest dots.

The next step was to determine a format that was comfortable with our members and the schools. We considered a variety of methods but selected a 3-man panel of men from the same common profession, such as, engineering, marketing, etc.

We also were concerned with how this was going to be received by the schools and members. Fortunately, the reaction was extremely positive from both groups. Our main contact at the schools volunteered to tape an introduction to the project that could be seen on school and SMC websites as an overview. The preview will be staffed by our engineering panel the week of March 3rd.

We will have a different panel each quarter with students from North and South High Schools. The benefit to the students is to have personal interaction with members who have experience in their field of interest. They can research statistical data from the web ad infinitum, but our members will bring real-life experiences that offer a minimum of 60 years’ experience based on personal careers. Our members will enjoy connecting with the students and helping them better understand what to expect.

Our thanks to those who have volunteered first. If you are interested in participating, we encourage you to send me an email including your profession. Some of the panels we are considering are teaching, marketing, manufacturing, as well as fields such as building, plumbing, electrical, etc.

This program enables you to help the young people in our community and reward yourself by Sharing Your Talent!

Chris Walsh,
SMC President