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MALSCE News - March 2013

Type:  Featured News  

MALSCE News and Upcoming Events

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

March 2013


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 The Engineering Center at 617/227-5551.



MALSCE SIT and PLS Refresher Courses

March 23, 2013

at The Engineering Center, Boston, MA

Join MALSCE for day-long review courses for:

Surveyor-in-Training and Professional Land Surveyor Candidates who will be taking the Fundamentals of Surveying Exam or the Professional Land Surveyor Exam in April 2013.


Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108

7:45 AM Registration; 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Courses

Members $225, Non-Members $275

Register for the SIT Refresher by March 19:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=SIT_SPRING13


Register for the PLS Refresher by March 19:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=PLS_SPRING13

Surveyors Rendezvous


March 17, 2013

Boston Common, Boston, MA

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us for the second annual Surveyors Rendezvous at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

And wear your green too!

More about this event:



Register by March 14: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SurveyorsRendezvous2013

Save the Date:

MALSCE Seminar: 

Friday, May 3, 2013


Business Issues 101 - Insurance, Collections, and MassDOT Audits

Join MALSCE for our next seminar on May 3.


Business Issues 101 - Insurance, Collections, and MassDOT Audits


More information soon.


MALSCE Seeks Member Input on Lyme Disease Survey by March 31, 2013

Lyme Commission Releases New Report



On February 28, 2013, the Special Commission to Conduct an Investigation and Study of the Incidence and Impacts of Lyme Disease released its report.

More:   http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10977&pid=10386


MALSCE is seeking member input about how MALSCE could approach advocacy and education on Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.


Provide your input on MALSCE's survey by March 31, 2013: 


Unwritten Registry Regulations?


Give MALSCE Your Input by the Extended Deadline March 31, 2013



MALSCE has heard that some of the Massachusetts Registries of Deeds may have 'unwritten' rules or requirements for plans.  Before the Board develops a strategy, we need your input about your experience with different Registries of Deeds.

Provide your input in this survey by March 31, 2013:


NSPS Announces National Surveyors Week:  March 17-23, 2013



Hundreds of surveyors nationwide are planning activities, including:  talks to school groups, contacts with their iocal news media about the importance of the nation's surveying profession, booths at popular community locations to describe the importance of the work and role of surveyors and their contributions to society.  These activities will promote the historic contributions of surveying and look ahead to the exciting new technologies that are constantly modernizing this honored and learned profession.

More:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10973&pid=10386

NSPS Launches Dual Frequency Monthly Newsletter Download the first edition of Dual Frequency, our monthly newsletter that will now also appear in  Professional Surveyor Magazine.

Trig-Star for 2012-13:  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

Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House


Register today for our annual visit to talk with our State Senators and State Representatives about public policy issues of concern to the surveying and engineering profession; we make appointments for you, conduct advance briefing sessions and more.


MALSCE Board Amends Bylaws



On February 23, 2013, the MALSCE Board of Directors took the second of two votes to amend MALSCE's Bylaws, clarifying the roles of the MALSCE Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.

More:   http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10979&pid=10386


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

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

Key Dates

See  www.malsce.org  for details

3/15/2013, Financial Management for Engineers and Land Surveyors, Session 2 at The Engineering Center:  http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10963&pid=10225


3/17/2013, Land Surveyors Rendezvous on Boston Common: 



3/17 - 3/23/2013, NSPS National Land Surveyors Week:


3/19/2013, MALSCE Board Teleconference, via phone and at The Engineering Center, Boston, MA.


3/23/2013, MALSCE SIT and PLS Refresher Courses, The Engineering Center, Boston, MA, http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pid=10281


3/27/2013, MALSCE Berkshire Chapter Dinner Meeting, http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_BRKSHR_032713


4/4/2013,  MALSCE Cape Cod Chapter Dinner, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History: 



4/5/2013, Joint VSLS/NHLSA spring seminar at Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT Download Registration Form:  http://www.nhlsa.org/documents/Notice/RegistrationForm2013R.pdf   Or on www.nhlsa.org under “NHLSA Notices”


4/20/2013,  MALSCE Board Meeting, The Engineering Center, Boston, MA.


5/3/2013, MALSCE Seminar: Business Issues 101 - Insurance, Collections, and MassDOT Audits More information soon.


5/14/2013, Engineers and Land Surveyors Day at the State House, (and The Engineering Center):  http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?cdid=10992&pid=10225  Boston, MA


5/21/2013, MALSCE Board Teleconference, via phone and at The Engineering Center, Boston, MA.


6/3/2013, TECET Golf at Charter Oak.  More information soon.


6/22/2013:  MALSCE Board Meeting, Schofield Bros. of New England, Framingham, MA.


9/10-12, 2014:  Northeast Surveying Societies Conference and Convention, VSLS 50th Anniversary Celebration, 2014 NESS Meeting & Conference, Sheraton Conference Center, South Burlington, VT,  http://www.vsls.org/


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




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