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MALSCE News - April 2012

Type:  Featured News  

MALSCE News and Upcoming Events

(from the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers)

April 2012


To register online for MALSCE seminars and programs at the MALSCE member rate, you must login using your MALSCE assigned username and password.  If you do not know your MALSCE member login information, contact Diana Gadsby at 617/227-5551 or   dgadsby@engineers.org


Register by April 27 for

Design Professionals Day at the State House:  5-8-12

On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, join other engineers, land surveyors and related professionals as we gather at the Massachusetts State House for our Annual Design Professionals Day.  This is a morning event and we arrange your appointments with your State Senator and State Representative, based on where you live and vote (MA residents) 
Register by April 27:   http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DesignProfessionalsDay2012
MALSCE President's Message:  Seeking MALSCE Volunteers

From MALSCE President David Humphrey, PLS:

Seeking MALSCE Volunteers

Are you ready to step forward and support your profession?    We have several options for you:

  • Join the Professional Development Committee and help to produce our great seminars
  • Join a Chapter Board and steer the Association into new adventures.  
Contact Dave Humphrey at Schofield Brothers of New England:  508-879-0030
1938 Massachusetts Geodetic Survey book signed George A. Marston

This book is available for sale by Past President Dick Elgin of the Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors.  Contact him by May 1.

More:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10857&pid=10386

MALSCE's Land Surveyors Rendezvous - held March 18 

Photos and more about this fun event held March 18, 2012 on the Boston Common:


News from NSPS

and the

Coalition to Save Our GPS 

4/6/12 Update:  The FCC seems to be standing steadfast on its decision regarding LightSquared, so there is no new action needed by MALSCE members at this time. 


MALSCE page on this issue:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10722&pid=10386
Contact NSPS Gov. Affairs Consultant Laurence Socci, laurence@theclagroup.com     if you have questions.

About the Coalition to Save Our GPS Coalition:  http://www.saveourgps.org/

Trig-Star Launched for 2012:  Visit Your Local High School MALSCE's Trig-Star Chair, Don Poole, will help you bring Trig-Star and more information about land surveying careers to a high school near you:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10512&pid=10386

Eastern MA Volunteers Needed for 6th Grade Students through DIGITS

MALSCE supports the DIGITS program. We are now seeking volunteers from eastern Massachusetts for visits to 6th grade classrooms this winter and spring.  We provide resource materials and training on your presentation.

Sign up at:  www.digits.us.com

Volunteers interested in classroom visits for North of Boston, Boston, South of Boston, including southeastern MA and Cape Cod and the Islands should sign up on the DIGITS website in April.

Construction Career Days MALSCE supports Construction Career Days.  Volunteer on May 2-3 to show high school students the basics of land surveying.  Morewww.engineers.org/massccd 
Subscribe to NSPS News and Views - a weekly E-news bulletin Subscribe online, even if you are not a current NSPS member.  View back issues. Link to sign up:   http://multibriefs.com/optin.php?nsps
National Museum of Surveying -Spring Newsletter

This is a pdf of the newsletter:  Link 

More information:  http://www.surveyingmuseum.org/news--events.html

Support SB 1985, Dam safety, repair and removal bill, in the Massachusetts House of Representatives  Help us win passage of SB 1985 in the Mass. House of Representatives.  It is now in the House Ways and Means Committee. 

More:  http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10865&pid=10225

Link to SB 1985:  https://bitly.com/q6YNWH 

ACSM Radio Hour Each Monday at 11 AM:  This weekly show features national speakers with Host Curt Sumner on key issues affecting surveyors nationwide.  Listen live, 11 AM Eastern:  www.americaswebradio.com    Click the listen icon on the home page
Past Shows:   http://www.radiosandysprings.com/showpages/ACSM.php
MassDOT Municipal Project Guide Available http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10809&pid=10386
Key Dates  See  http://www.malsce.org  for details

4/12/2012, Cape Cod Chapter Dinner Meeting ,  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MAL_CAPE_4-2012 

4/21/2012, 9 AM, MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting, The Engineering Center, Boston, MA   http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_BOARD-04.21.12


5/2-3/2012,  Construction Career Days,  www.engineers.org/massccd


5/3/2012, CALS Antique Equipment Roadshow with Dave Garcelon, http://www.ctsurveyor.com/


5/8/2012, Design Professionals Day at the State House, http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10911&pid=10225
Now a Morning Event - Registration Now Open


5/22/2012, 3 PM, MALSCE Board Teleconference, http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_BOARD-05.22.12


6/18/2012, TECET Golf Event at Charter Oak, Details: http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=20TH%20ANNUAL%20GOLF%20TOU 


6/23/2012, 9 AM, MALSCE Board of Directors Meeting, Schofield Brothers, Framingham, MA, http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_BOARD-06.23.12


9/13-14/2012, Vermont Society of Land Surveyors (VSLS) 2012 Convention, http://www.vsls.org/


9/21/2012, SAVE THE DATE: MALSCE 2012 Convention, details: TBA

11/2/2012, Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors (CALS) 2012 Annual Convention, http://www.ctsurveyor.com/


11/16/2012, Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors (RISPLS) 2012 Convention, http://www.rispls.org/

12/6- 7/2012, New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association (NHLSA) 2012 Convention,


Edited by Abbie Goodman for MALSCE, agoodman@engineers.org



















































































































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