Meeting:      Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time:           5:30 - 8:00 pm

Location:     Dilworth Grille, 911 E. Morehead St. Charlotte

Topic:          "Too Busy to Plan?"                 


Are you overwhelmed by the ringing phone, piles of emails and text messages, endless deadlines?
Do you want to find a way to stop being so reactive?
Are you frustrated, feeling like you are on a treadmill?
Do you go from fire fight to fire fight?

Are you "Too Busy to Plan?"

Join us to learn why busy-ness kills the success of your plans and priorities!

We will talk about: Keys to reducing busy-ness Keys to finding focus beyond the current fire. You will leave with at least two new ideasabout planning and priorities. You will scale down your frustrations and begin to focus on what is wildly important.

Tom Cooper, father of 7, knows something about feeling too busy to plan. Over more than 20 years, he had worked as a technology leader in startups and in Fortune 500 companies, and has seen no plans, good plans and bad ones, too. Today, Tom works with teams to help them focus on what is wildly important and begin to take steps toward making that a reality. In this program, he will help participants identify what they s hould work on first - and they will leave with a clear and specific action plan about how to get there!


Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 16th by clicking the following link and filling out the form:

What's Ahead?

We have meetings in the planning state for October and November.  The November date is a Saturday and we hope you will plan to attend with your spouse or other guest.
10/12/15       Charlotte Chapter meeting: Topic TBA
11/14/14       Charlotte Chapter: Tour RCR racing and wine facilities



PENC Educational Foundation Golf Tournament 9/23/15

Registrations and sponsorships for the PENC Educational Foundation Golf Tournament are now being accepted! Visit the golf tournament website at

PENC Charlotte Regional Seminars
Save the date:October 29th, PENC Charlotte Regional Seminars at UNCC, Main Campus

PENC can use your help

If you have topics you would like to see at a chapter meeting or conference, please let us know. We want to present topics that will be interesting and will provide you with PDH opportunity. If you have a topic you want to present, let us know that too.

Every chapter is looking for leaders who want to step up to new responsibilities. Let us k now if you want to be a part of the leadership team.

PENC’s South Piedmont Chapter comprises the following counties: Cleveland, Lincoln, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Stanly, Union and Anson.




Chapter Leadership
DeeAnn Guthrie, PE
Aerocompact, Inc.
Andrew Kennedy, PE
Ryan Lindsey, EIT
Wayne Brothers Inc.
Jason Sparks, PE
Turner Construction

Past President
Kevin Higgins, PE
Michael Baker Engineering

Rob Belisle, PE
Chuck Walker, PE
Mecklenburg County

Greg T. Welsh, PE
Burton Engineering
Crystal Williams, PE, CFM, LEED AP