Dave Emerich, P.E., ASCE
I'm sure most everybody by now is looking forward to this winter being over which has kept everyone pretty busy shoveling snow and as winter finally winds down we can all begin to look forward to spring. With spring comes a time for change and with that the Mohawk-Hudson Section is busy planning its many upcoming events like our Annual Dinner which brings a change in our Sections Board. Keep an eye out on your email for more information for this years Mohawk-Hudson Section Annual Dinner Meeting and elections ballot.
The Mohawk-Hudson Section is looking for a few good engineers! It's time for our annual call for award and Board candidate nominations. Please read the articles in this newsletter for more information on the great opportunities and upcoming events.
Each year the Mohawk-Hudson Section presents awards for Engineer of the Year (EOY), Young Engineer of the Year (YEOY), and Meritorious Service. This is a great way to recognize local engineers and celebrate accomplishments. Nominees do not need to be Section members for EOY and YEOY. Meritorious Service nominees must be Section members. All nominees must be from the Mohawk-Hudson region. If you know of a deserving engineer who goes above and beyond, please nominate them. Awards will be presented at our Annual Dinner Meeting. Help us spread the word about local engineers doing great work and nominate someone today!
Positions are available for the 2015-2016 term on the Mohawk-Hudson Section Board, which begins at our Annual Dinner Meeting. Joining the Board is a great way to meet other area engineers, expand your network, and increase your exposure in the engineering community. I think these are the biggest personal benefits an engineer can receive by being an ASCE member. There are monthly Board meetings and there is some work to be done between meetings, but the commitment can be as little or as much as you make it. We currently have a great Board and we all look forward to getting together each month to socialize....and conduct a little business. So if you are interested in getting more out of your ASCE membership, consider running for a Mohawk-Hudson Section Board position. We are accepting candidate nominations now, and will send election ballots for any contested positions prior to our Annual Dinner Meeting.
Applications for our annual scholarship are due in April. This four-year, $1,000 per year award is presented to a deserving high school senior who will be moving on to a program leading to a degree in civil engineering. If you know of a worthy candidate, be sure to suggest they apply.
The next meeting of the Mohawk-Hudson Section is Wednesday, March 11th at 5:30 pm at Wolf's 111 on Wolf Road in Albany. Meetings are open to all members. Contact any Board member, committee chair, or technical group/institute chair if you are interested in getting involved, or just come to our next Board meeting.