16 CSEPs (and one ESEP) as well as their guests, for a total 47, arrived at the Engineers Club of Baltimore and were treated to a dinner, drinks, dessert and a much needed recognition for their accomplishment in obtaining a CSEP (or as in one case, ESEP).
Each of the ladies received a beautiful corsage thanks to kind contribution from Butch Rappe, his wife Amelia and his company, R4IT.
Our local chapter’s President, George Anderson, started the formal event by introducing several local business leaders:
- Mike Berendt, Serco
- John (J.O.) McFalls, Pointone LLC
- Anthony Gigioli, Camber Inc.
- Butch Rappe, R4IT Inc.
Each shared a few words on the need for better Systems Engineers and the value of the INCOSE certification program. Then the highlight of the evening as John Thomas, President Elect of INCOSE INTERNATIONAL gave a speech on the ubiquity of systems and the importance of Systems Engineers to be the premier problem solvers of our age. Very inspirational and well received. George presented John with a small token of our appreciation for his attendance and his speech — a newly minted Chesapeake Chapter INCOSE coin.
It was a wonderful event. Hopefully this will become an annual tradition.
Note: Sorry. This party was for CSEP holders only. Check out the INCOSE website to see what all the fuss is about.