2015-2016 SAVE Cascadia Chapter Schedule (Locations may change if geographic interest is less than expected)
- June: Brief Chapter Meeting tentatively planned for attendees of the June 5-7 Value Summit in Niagara Falls, ON, Canada (Please contact Steven Paget at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting time and place if you’ll be at the Summit)
- Summer – the Board will be on hiatus for the summer, with Chapter Meetings resuming in September
- Please check back later this summer for updates to our Chapter Page.
Welcome to the Cascadia Chapter of SAVE International
The Cascadia Chapter of SAVE welcomes you. We have an active Chapter dedicated to providing you with networking opportunities, resources, and presentations relevant to the value improvement industry, be it Value Engineering, Six Sigma, Lean, or any of the many disciplines dedicated to improving the value of your programs, projects, and processes.
Our Chapter boundaries encompass Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and western Canada. While we meet where the bulk of our active members reside, in the Puget Sound area of Washington, we encourage participation from all of our members wherever they may be. To assist in increasing the collaboration between members we have purchased a laptop computer along with audio/video connections. Having this will enable us to stream our chapter meetings live so those that wish can participate remotely.
The Chapter meets on the second Wednesday of the month, September through May. As we begin to kick off the 2015/2016 meetings I want to encourage you to monitor the updates to our program schedule on the website. Last year we expanded our meetings to include one in Olympia, WA and another one in Vancouver, WA. We look forward to holding a few meetings outside the greater Seattle area again this year; in fact, if you have venue suggestions, contact us.
Last year a few Chapter members got the opportunity to tour a WSDOT Ferry that was under construction. It was very informative and a lot of fun. Do you have a suggestion for an activity that might be of interest for our members? Please comment on the Cascadia SAVE Blog and let us know how the Chapter can better meet your needs. Is there a topic you’d like to learn more about? This is YOUR Chapter - Let us know.
Blane Long, CVS®, CCT
SAVE Cascadia Chapter President