Rich Semer passed away on December 29, 2014. He will be greatly missed as a colleague and a friend of ITS Arizona. Rich helped many of the folks in the ITS community with network and ITS fiber designs, both with Kimley-Horn and his company, RJ Engineering. The service for Rich will be at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E. Bell Road, in Scottsdale, at 1pm on Sunday, January 11th.
This year’s Holiday Party at the Hukilau Hawaiian Village was a resounding success! Over 80 members and guests enjoyed great food and drinks at a very picturesque venue and were treated to some awesome entertainment, some of it provided by our very own members!
We also made a significant donation to the City of Scottsdale Vista del Camino Food Bank, collecting $365 in cash, along with a large box of non-perishable food items. Thank you to everyone who made a donation and special thanks to Jeff Jenq who did an excellent job capturing highlights of the event in the slideshow below!
Thank you to all of our members for another successful year and we would like to wish you all Happy Holidays and best wishes for a safe and Happy New Year!
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