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AGC’s Southwestern Travels

Over the past couple of weeks, there have been some events for our members across the southwest regions of the chapter. Our members in the outlying areas of the state may be spread out, but they have a strong connection and sense of community!

Klamath EventKlamath Falls, November 13:
As the City of Portland battled freezing temperatures and icy conditions, our Public & Strategic Affairs director, John Rakowitz, and Public Affairs manager, Sarah Coghill, made an epic journey south to Klamath Falls. After many hours of travel, they arrived at Wubba’s BBQ Shack to host an evening for the Klamath Area Council members as well as many Oregon Institute of Technology students. John gave a rousing post-election and legislative update that focused on the issues of importance to our members in that area of the state. An OIT student also gave a brief update on the activities of the AGC student chapter at OIT. The group indulged in a wonderful traditional BBQ meal and finished the evening with brownies and berry pie. The college students were excited to take home the leftovers!

If you didn’t know already, the OIT AGC/ASCE Student Chapter received third place in the AGC of America’s Outstanding Student Chapter Contest! Read more

If you are interested in joining the Klamath Area Council, please click here.

Medford, November 21:Medford Poker Tournament
One of our larger events in the Rogue Valley area is the Annual Rogue Valley Poker Tournament. This year the atmosphere was electric as nearly 70 contractors, spouses, and Rogue Community College students turned out en masse to participate in the Texas Hold’Em event. The night began with a delicious tri-tip dinner buffet during which members had the opportunity to win some sweet AGC swag compliments of AGC’s membership manager, Ali Gadbaugh. Nearly six hours of heated poker play ensued, and the resulting winner went home with an over $400 prize.

Interested in trying your hand at poker next year and joining the Rogue Valley Area Council? Please click here.

Coos Bay eventCoos Bay, November 24:
An event of grandeur and sophistication, AGC’s South Coast area event in Coos Bay follows a wonderful tradition. This year was no different as South Coast Area Council members gathered at Ciccarelli’s Restaurant in North Bend for an hour long presentation from AGC’s executive director, Mike Salsgiver, and AGC’s Public & Strategic Affairs director, John Rakowitz. Mike began the presentation highlighting the priorities of the 2015 chapter president, Larry Gescher, and discussed the state of the AGC chapter as a whole. John followed up by providing insight into the November election results and gave a brief overview of the upcoming 2015 Oregon Legislative Session. The council meeting was followed by a reception and dinner attended by contractors in the area; public officials from Coos Bay, North Bend, and Coos County; and state legislators from Gold Beach and Coos Bay.

For more information on joining the South Coast Area Council, please click here.

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