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ASCE December Meeting

Bring a Harvester’s donation and you could win a prize!  (details below)

Learn how to receive a free drink and appetizers at the next Younger Members Meeting (details below)

Date: Tuesday December 13th, 2011

Location: Lidia’s Italy                        101 W. 22nd St.                        Kansas City, MO 64112

Time:  11:30 am to 12:00 pm – Registration / Social                 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm – Meal                  12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Presentation

Menu: Insalata Cesare alla Lidia – Lidia’s own version of the American-born, Italian-named Caesar Salad, made with tender hearts of Romaine tossed in a mild dressing seasoned with mustard, a touch of anchovy, imported Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and crispy croutons

Pasta Tasting Trio – An endless sampling of three daily-made fresh and filled pastas, the selections change according to the season and the fresh market offerings. Lidia’s signature dish!

Pollo alla Limone e Olive – A classic dish of pan seared chicken breasts, paired with a sauce of roasted lemons, capers, and Sicilian olives, over a saute of seasoned spinach

Biscotti Platters – Fresh from our bakery, an assortment of house-made cookies & sweets

Cost: $35

RSVP:  RSVP to John Dowell at or 816-823-7176 By Noon December 9th

Speaker: Matt Spencer, HNTB

Presentation Overview: Mr. Spencer is a Project Engineer/Squad Leader in the transportation section in the Kansas City office.  Prior to joining HNTB in 2005 he was a Field Engineer at a Kiewit Southern Corporation.  His experience includes interstate design, roadway design, rail design, construction, utility-relocation coordination, drainage design, and many other aspects of transportation design.  He is responsible for working with project managers to complete a variety of projects for the HNTB transportation section and other HNTB sections.

Mr Spencer will be discussing the topic of Diverging Diamond Interchanges.  The DDI (also referred to as a double crossover diamond) is a unique new interchange type that has recently been implemented to help ease interchange congestion.  A DDI reduces the total conflict points from 30 in a traditional diamond to only 18. It moves traffic faster, reduces congestion, and increases safety.

ASCE and ASCE Younger Members are teaming up with Harvesters — The Community Food Network, to sponsor a food drive at the ASCE December lunch. Donations received through the drive will help Harvesters’ network feed those in need throughout Kansas City.

It’s sometimes difficult to believe that hunger exists in Kansas City. Most people think of hunger in terms of famine and mass starvation — terrible tragedies, but not something that affects people every day in our own community.

Hunger in our community is often more subtle. It’s a child who stuffs his pockets during lunch at school so he has food to eat at home in the evening. It’s a parent who is—ironically—overweight, because sugar and carbohydrate-laden foods are often the least expensive at the local store. It’s a senior citizen who goes without food in order to buy medicine, further jeopardizing her already fragile health.

The reality is that there are hungry people in Kansas City. Harvesters’ agencies provide assistance to nearly 60,000 people every week. And fully half of those are children and the elderly.

A contribution on December 13 means much needed help, and hope, will be available to those who need it. Please bring a few items to our luncheon.  Your generosity makes a difference.

Attendees that bring 3 nonperishable items will be entered into a drawing for a gift card.  Attendees that bring 6 or more items will be entered into the drawing twice. 

Your donation makes a difference! (No Glass Please!)

Most Needed Food Items Canned Vegetables Canned Fruit Boxed Meals (Hamburger Helper, Pasta Roni) Canned Meats/Tuna Peanut Butter & Jelly Canned Soup Hot & Cold Cereal

Most Needed Household Supplies/Personal Care Items Soap Deodorant Shampoo Toilet Paper

ASCE Younger Members Group Meeting Tuesday December 13th @ 6 PM The Cashew Bar Bring/Donate a toy and receive a drink and appetizers for free!  All donations go to Toys For Tots

Questions? Contact Kyle Dieckmann at

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