September 13th, 2017


Wednesday 13th, September 2017

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

Megasculptures at Peet Jr. High

Topic: Mr Bill Close will discuss the technology involved in the building of 23 Megasculptures by 9 th graders at Peet Jr. High School in Cedar Falls over a 23 year period. The Megasculptures that Mr. Close and his students created became a phenomenon in Cedar Falls from 1979 to 2002.

Speaker: Bill designed and supervised ninth grade art students in the construction and installation of larger than life sculptures such as a gigantic computer, 24 foot tall Olympic torch, a 22 foot tall Godzilla and a 115 foot long by 15 foot tall Carnival Cruise ship. He taught at Peet Jr. High for 33 years before retiring. He recently published a book featuring the stories and photographs behind these Megasculptures.

Program Chair: Gary Dorhout

Meal: Plated Dinner: Beef Short Ribs. Dessert included.

Price: $20.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

The Clarion has requested that we collect cash for the meal and not checks. “Cash Please” ☺


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Location: “Against The Grain” Restaurant, Cedar Falls Clarion Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made 2 ways:

1. : (preferred)

2. Cell Phone number (319-240-1218)

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation. Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.

Please make reservations by 8:00 PM, Sunday 10 Sept 2017. Guests are always welcome.

Note: Checks to purchase meals from the Clarion Inn should be made out to “Clarion Inn.”

Dues: Member dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail:

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.