Online series – 100
Years of Boeing Aircraft
By Scott Natario, Technical Principal
Program Administrator, Ed Wells Partnership
How can you learn some of the most interesting aspects of Boeing’s 100-year history in just a short time? Starting
Thursday, Aug. 11, Ed Wells Partnership is
proud to present a series of four virtual broadcasts detailing the history of Boeing – the company, the people and, of course, the aircraft and
many other products and services.
The sessions are on
the Boeing Education
Network (BEN), so there’s
no limit to how many can
join from a secure network connection (work
computer). They are live
broadcasts and begin at
11 a.m. Pacific Time, and
last for 90 minutes. This
includes a question and answer session.
All four sessions will be hosted by Mike Lavelle,
a pilot and flight instructor, former Boeing
manager and director of development for the
Museum of Flight, Seattle.
BEN - 100 Years of Boeing
All series start at 11 a.m. (PDT) –
•;Aug. 11 – 1910 to 1935- Boeing's Early Days
•;Sept. 15 – 1935 to 1945- Pre-War/War Production
•;Oct. 27 – 1945 to 1975- Transition to Jets -
Everything is Big
•;Nov. 17 – 1975 to Present - Integrating the
Sign on to listen to the stories, watch history
unfold, participate in the discussions and help
celebrate 100 years of Boeing aircraft.
No registration is required. Join each session on
the day of the broadcast at edwells.web.boeing.
com – look for the link to Event/BEN broadcasts –
find the ‘100 Years Celebration’ and select the date.
To watch a show after the date, see the BEN page
on the Ed Wells website. This is only available
on the Boeing intranet.
Codebreaker movie at
all three SPEEA halls
Join the SPEEA Diversity Committee at SPEEA (all three halls) Wednesday, Aug. 10, for a simultaneous showing of the movie
‘Codebreaker,’ about Alan Turing, legendary computer scientist and mathematician. Pat
Sammon, executive producer, is the guest speaker.
The event is free. The movie will start at 4 p.m.
(PDT) / 6 p.m. (CDT). RSVP where you plan
to attend – see details in the online calendar at
In a description of the movie, Sammon writes:
“The conversations between Turing and (Dr.
Franz) Greenbaum (psychiatrist) explore the pivotal moments in his controversial life and examine
the pressures that may have contributed to his
early death. … Plus, this film features interviews
with contemporary experts from the world of
technology and high science including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.”
BBQ at the beach for
newer hires - Seattle
Join the New Hire Committee for a free BBQ at
Golden Gardens, a beachfront park in Ballard,
Sunday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Food is provided by SPEEA. Family and friends welcome.
Although newer hires are encouraged, all members are invited to network and mingle with fellow engineers and technical workers. Sign up by
Race for Freedom -
Join the SPEEA team participating in the Race for Freedom, a 5k for runners and walkers Saturday, Sept. 10, at Carpenter Place in
Wichita. This is a fundraiser organized by ICT-S.O.S., which serves as a liaison between professional groups working with trafficked youth and
Wichita volunteers who want to help.
SPEEA is a major sponsor and will have an information booth at the event, run by volunteers. For
the fourth year in a row, SPEEA’s team name is
‘Because People Matter.’ This year, the proceeds go
to Via Christi Healthcare Haven program which
provides free medical care to victims and survivors.
Sign up for SPEEA team by Aug. 19
To sign up as a SPEEA team member to volunteer
to help work the event or to participate in the race
as a runner/walker, email firstname.lastname@example.org by
Friday, Aug. 19. For more about the race, go
to www.race4freedom.com. Virtual participants
can also sign up for the SPEEA team. Questions?
Correction: Roth IRA
An article in the July Spotlite incorrectly stated when money could be withdrawn from a Roth IRA. You can withdraw contributions without penalty or taxes at any time
from a Roth IRA. However, there is a five-year
wait or "seasoning" period before money can
be withdrawn from a "Roth conversion." Each
conversion has its own seasoning period.
Tax rules are complex and may change over time.
SPEEA does not provide tax advice. Please research
the taxability of the various items on your own.
Go to www.speea.org from
your mobile device for the link,
or visit your App Store.