March 14th, 2018


Wednesday 14th, March 2018

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

William "Big Bill" Galloway

Topic: William "Big Bill" Galloway was one of the earliest area industry innovators, coming to Waterloo in 1901 and establishing the largest manufacturing plant (some 14 acres under roof) in the area. Galloway was always on the lookout for new opportunities and different ways to do things. At one point he was Waterloo's very first car dealer, purchasing a carload of Cadillacs and parking them outside his offices. He sold every one of them very quickly. His story is one of risk taking, competition and timing.

Speaker: Jim Volgarino is a Waterloo native...born here and living here for nearly all of his life except for a few years when Uncle Sam decided he needed him. Jim graduated from West High and has degrees from UNI in English and Journalism. He was a journalist for several years at the Waterloo Courier before entering the world of commercial graphic design, eventually buying a local printing operation he ran for 15 years, selling it in 1995. For several years he was a consultant for a number of local companies and started up another small hybrid print company in 2001, selling it in 2006 before heading to UNI to teach and manage a graphics lab.

Jim is now retired and a freelance writer for a number of automotive publications.

Program Chair: Gary Dorhout

Meal: Plated Dinner: TBD

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 noon, Monday 12 March 2018. 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”.