ASM Akron Meeting Notice
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tour at the MAPS Air Museum & Joint Society Social Night ASME Akron in NORTH CANTON, OHIO

Reservations required by: Monday, May 16, 2016 by 12:00 noon
This is important! We must bring in the food for the social night and this must be pre-ordered and picked up.
Reservations to:Dave Houser. Email to:
or telephone (home: 330-665-3753) or (cell: 330-414-7687)

Host: Reed James Kimball – MAPS Director of Education, Colonel, Air Defense Artillery (Ret.)

Mr. Reed Kimball has a highly recognized career in the US Military spanning leadership assignments in both the United States Domestic bases and United States European bases. His active military experience began in 1973 and progressed until his Retirement as Reserve in 1998 with the rank of Colonel in the Air Defense Artillery. Reed is now the Director of Education at the MAPS Air Museum.

Tour: The MAPS Air Museum, 2260 International Parkway, North Canton, Ohio 44720 330-896-6332.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! This is the Akron ASM International “end-of season” event. We will have a light deli meal followed by a presentation by Reed Kimball, MAPS Director of Education. The museum will be open for self-guided tours with several of the MAPS Museum Volunteers being available to answer questions. The MAPS Museum is definitely a diamond in the rough for our area. Last year’s ASM May Meeting here shall continue for those who have visited the museum as there are aircraft that was missed or not there during the last visit.

Bring spouses, children, grandchildren, in-laws, neighbors, and any other people that are interested in aircraft.

Presentation Topic: Pearl Harbor – The Rest of the Story by Reed Kimball, MAPS Air Museum

We are all familiar with the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  We learned it in school.  We need to understand, however, that the history that we were taught in school normally only represents one perspective of the event.  One of the things that are learned is that history is usually written by the "winner" - but it is always written by the "home team".  If that is true, and we always cheer for the home team, how do we portray those on the other side?  Reed Kimball will be showing some of the facts that we are not taught and to show the attack from the perspective of the Japanese.

Location:MAPS AIR MUSEUM, MAPS AIR MUSEUM, 2260 International Parkway. North Canton, Ohio 44720, 330-896-6332
Initial Gathering and open dining: 5:30 p.m. Presentation will Start: 6:30 p.m.
Cost:$17.00 for adults, $13.00 for the 6 to 12 age group.
This includes admission to the museum, the dinner and soft drinks.
Dinner: We will kick off the event with a light deli meal in the museum consisting of subs, chips, and vending machine soft drinks.

ASM Akron Teachers Camp July 18-22, 2016.
High school general science, chemistry, physics, math and technology teachers; middle school science teachers: Attend a one-week professional development course this summer – at no cost to you!
Contact Dr.Bob Shemenski, FASM, Akron Chapter Education Chair: 330-705-2563.

The ASM Akron Chapter will resume the 2016-2017 program year on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, for our Annual Heat Treaters Night.

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