Special thanks to the 35 International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) professional members who recently met in Orlando, Fla., to conduct the IFPS 2014 Spring Meeting. These dedicated members steer the Board of Directors meeting, committee meetings, and strategic-planning sessions, and are instrumental in driving the IFPS forward in its mission.
In addition to board and committee meetings, attendees toured the John Bean Technologies Corp. (JBT) headquarters.
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The Fluid Power Educational Board of Trustees also met in Orlando, Fla. and raised over $4,000.00 during the meeting from individuals for its scholarship program.
Chapter 49/50 members are very involved in youth activities, and this endeavor was ever-so evident during its January 2014 chapter meeting at the Embassy Suites, Orlando, Fla.
Boy Scouts from Troop 223, Windermere, Fla., opened the meeting by presenting colors, reciting the Scout oath, and leading meeting attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Scouts recently participated in the Hydraulics and Pneumatics Merit Badge Experimental Program. They stated the program was a lot of fun, very educational, and opened their eyes to observing fluid power applications in their everyday lives. In addition to the Boy Scouts, representatives from FIRST Robotics team Exploding Bacon entertained attendees with their 2013 FIRST robot during the reception and gave an in-depth presentation during the meeting. Chapter 49/50 presented a check to assist the Exploding Bacon team for the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition.