Jitegemee School Opens

Those of you who attended our 30th Anniversary Party last year will remember the charity "A Place to Go" for which we contributed $2000. Adam Kilbourne's friend, Laura Ewan, works for RTKL Architects and a small group from this firm volunteered to create "A Place to Go" and designed a sustainable (bio-gas) toilet facility for the Jitegemee School. The new school opened this week, the toilet facility is under construction. Laura and Mark from A Place to Go traveled to Africa for the grand opening of the school. They sent a photo and a note thanking Tec for the support.

A big thank you to RTKL Associates Inc. and Tec Inc. Engineering & Design for their contributions to the A Place to Go project and the #Jitegemee kids. The new school facility, including the upcoming biogas toilet, really make a big difference in the lives of these kids and their community.

To learn more about this project check out the website at http://aplace2go.org/ or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/APlace2Go

30th Anniversary Celebration and Charity Art Auction

Now that we've recovered...we'd like to thank everyone who came out to support the charity art auction at our 30th Anniversary Party last week. The turnout was better than we could have imagined, and the generosity of our guests who participated in the art auction was unbelievable. Tec is honored to have such wonderful and generous clients and friends. 

The proceeds from the event will benefit three charities we selected that do not have the notoriety of other major charities, but they are just as important to those who receive support from them.  If you haven't done so already, please check out the terrific causes that were supported by the event. 

http://aplace2go.org/   A Place to Go is designing and constructing a sustainable toilet facility for the Jitegemee School in Machakos, Kenya. It's a fascinating project, especially for us engineering and architecture type people!

http://www.marilynsvoice.org/  Marilyn's Voice is a local (Northeast Ohio) volunteer organization that rescues and foster dogs from puppy mills.

http://schoolsforwater.com/  Schools for Water is raising awareness and funds to provide clean drinking water to areas of Africa. 

The art auction would not have been possible without the very generous donations of Gallery One in Mentor, Ohio. Please visit them soon. http://galleryone.com/ 

More commentary and photos will be up soon. 


Tec Inc. Plays in SMPS Columbus Golf Outing

The SMPS Columbus Golf Outing on Monday, August 8th was a great success.  Tec was a corporate sponsor,  providing us the opportunity to play with "celebrity" golfer, Keith Russell - System Director, Real Estate Finance at OhioHealth.  Our team consisted of Terry Kilbourne, Tim Pool, Adam Kilbourne and special guest Holly Bolton from CE Solutions, Inc. in Indiana.

Team TecOur team didn't play all that well, but we really enjoyed the day. Wedgewood Country Club is a fantastic golf course, and the weather was great.  We had our share of excellent shots, but unfortunately had a larger share of not so excellent shots.

The SMPS Columbus Golf Outing raises money to donate to charity. This year the donation will go to Kids 'n Kamp, A Lifeline of Support for Families Touched by Childhood Cancer.

Tec is proud to support this event and looks forward to next year.