INCOSE: February North Star Chapter Meeting
February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Come one come all to the INCOSE North Star Chapter Meeting for February 2023 Where you will gain a new appreciation for the versatility and utility of systems engineering in a place you would never dream of finding it. The Wooddale Church Organ is the largest tracker organ ever built in the United States and its design, construction and integration as an integral part of the total sanctuary is a true example of good systems engineering principles in action (although those who accomplished it did not realize that at the time). You will hear and see how the process progressed from careful development of requirements to design from scratch to construction and assembly of both organ and building. Along the way you will learn what “tracker” means, get a virtual tour of the organ insides and hear demonstrations of the many sounds and effects it is capable of. To close the evening you will hear and feel the overall result as you listen to a piece selected to maximize your experience. Your speaker for the evening will be John Palmer (who has listened happily to the organ now for nearly 30 years) and your organist will be Bruce Stavem, a truly amazing player and regular organist at Wooddale.
Wednesday, 22 February 2023
Time: 6 PM pizza and socializing; 6:30 PM meeting; 8:30 dismissal (no charge for members or guests)
Place: Wooddale Church at 6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie
Arrival: Find parking on the east side of the building (there is plenty). Enter at Door One on the east side under the overhang (facing Highway 212). After entering, immediately turn left into the coffee shop.