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All IEEE West Michigan Section, Consultants Network, and Electromagnetic Compatibility Society members are again cordially invited to attend our annual ballpark social event.  As noted in the original announcement, this year’s event will be on Saturday, July 30th, at 7pm. The Whitecaps will be hosting the Lake County Captains, and we will be watching and enjoying some great food from the ballpark’s Super-suite above first base as we did last year! Come join us, enjoy catered food, and watch the game in either air-conditioned comfort or out on our outdoor balcony.

Close to 40 people are already coming but the Section is holding space for up to 75, and the social event is free to all grades of IEEE members, including students. This will be a great opportunity to meet your fellow West Michigan engineering colleagues in a relaxed social setting. Besides admittance to the game, we will have plenty of food (burgers/chicken sandwiches/hot-dogs etc.), and drink (cash bar for alcoholic drinks, of course) to be served in the box suite.

While the baseball social is free to all grades of IEEE members there is a charge of $10 for those members of the WMCN or EMC chapters who are not also IEEE members. Further, you may bring up to five (5) family and friends as guests for $15 each. However, registration closes next Monday so if you haven’t signed up yet or wish to add more guests now would be a good time.

This event is being co-sponsored by our two affinity groups, the West Michigan Consultants Network (WMCN) and the local chapter of the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society.  If you have any questions about this event, please contact Chuck Parks (2016 WMCN President) at


The Section social event schedule is:

5:30 P.M.           5/3 Ballpark Doors open.

5:30-7 P.M.        Look for the IEEE sign-in table up front to pick-up your tickets.

Game starts at 7: P.M.

5:45-7th inning:   Food and soft drinks served (alcoholic beverages may be purchased)

You may sign up on line at the URL below and pay by secure credit card for yourself (if not an IEEE member) and for up to 5 guests. Deadline for reservations is Monday morning July 25th. Those needing to cancel reservations should contact event organizer Mr. Chuck Parks at (telephone 616-453-3060) also by that Monday.

Here is the URL to register:

You will be contacted by E-mail within 2 business days to verify your reservations.   Of course if the ball game is rained out everyone will have the opportunity to attend a rescheduled game or get a full refund from the Section. There is no refund for no-shows the night of the ballgame. You may add additional guests at any time. Just use the same phone number or E-mail each time and we will know whose guest is whose if we can’t already tell by last names.


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