Sample press release (.doc) for Founders Day
Remember that Engineers Week, special contests (such as Future Cities, FIRST Lego, or human-powered vehicles), programs such as e-mentoring, and other events will be occurring during the year and take the opportunity to get more involved.
Help research and write articles for publications, newsletters, and websites that highlight the history of ASME in your community.
Make the most of your year by reaching out to the community beyond ASME, by including public service alongside your regular activities, and by inviting news media to your events.
Present a certificate of appreciation or donate time or gifts to a favorite public cause to specially recognize the efforts of engineering-related people in your community, such as teachers, journalists, or students.
Create a speakers bureau from your ASME group, section, or division, by exploring the special interests in your area:
Organize a guided tour that emphasizes engineering achievements in the community.
Hold an open house at your workplace, for students and the public, including special invited speakers and exhibits.
Work with local engineering schools to help student activities focus on special activities.
sure to write about your activities for the local reporters and send us
a copy, to show how ASME celebrated its 125th anniversary. Send a photograph
of your event for the scrapbook.