The meeting was called to order by club president, Denny Liddle. Denny thanked the club members participating in the recent Mock Interview Program at BHS. The program was a success, and will be repeated in spring of 2017. He announced the club has reserved Barberton Brookside Country Club for our 14th Annual Royal H Wood Memorial Golf Outing-Friday, June 2nd, 2017. Next weeks meeting will feature a Christmas Message given by Deacon Robin Adair. Club members are encouraged to bring family and friends.
He updated the club on our $1000 donation to the Salvation Army towards their gym improvements. A total of $5000 was collected towards this project allowing the Salvation Army to purchase 2 indoor basketball hoops.
Our speaker was Michael Videmsek. Mr Videmsek is the Managing Director of Arconic in Barberton. He shared the background and history of Alcoa, and the transition to the new company Arconic. He shared the company was split into Alcoa and Arconic in 2016. Alcoa is the commodities side of the company with the forging and mining of aluminum. Arconic is aerospace, commercial transportation, the automotive industry, building and construction. The Barberton location of Arconic is involved in machining the heavy duty and medium duty truck wheels used in original equipment as well as after market truck fleets. The wheels are forged in Cleveland.  The Barberton location recently added a cast house. It allows them to take aluminum scrap and melt it down at more than 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit. The molten metal is then formed into 1,600-pound cylindrical billets and shipped out for eventual re-use. Arconic continues to invest in the Barberton location and its employees and management are active in the community.