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MALSCE News - Week of October 4, 2010

Type:  Featured News  

News and Upcoming Events from the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE)


MALSCE Proprietors Council Lunch

Open To All MALSCE Members 
Friday, October 29, 2010, 12  Noon - 1:30 PM at The Engineering Center in Boston, One Walnut Street, Boston, MA
Directions:   http://www.engineers.org/index.cfm?pid=10329
Cost:  $25/current MALSCE member; $35/non-member: sandwiches, salad, chips, cookies, sodas
Moderator:  Paul Tyrell, PLS, STV Inc.
Register online with a credit card at:    http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MA_PROP_102910
Contact Elizabeth Tyminski if you need your login and password at  etyminski@engineers.org
Or email your contact information to   etyminski@engineers.org  and bring your check payable to MALSCE with you on October  29.  No shows will be billed. 
Discussion Topics:    
• Marketing your Business and other Business Development Strategies
• How do we improve MALSCE to better serve the businesses we serve?
• Open table discussion of the MALSCE yearly convention, likes and dislikes 
    And other topics of interest to the surveying profession.  Do you have other topics for discussion by the Proprietors Council?  Contact Paul at   paul.tyrell@stvinc.com 
MALSCE Cape Cod Chapter October Dinner:  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
You are invited for cocktails @ 6:00 p.m. and dinner @ 6:30 PM, at Barbyann's Restaurant, 120 Airport Road, Hyannis, MA
Agenda: President Thad Eldredge will conduct the meeting, which will explore the Cape Cod Chapter's role as host of the 2011 MALSCE Convention in Hyannis.   Please bring your ideas for the Convention with you.  President Eldredge likes Sea Level Rise as a possible theme that would have general appeal to our professional community.   See the NGS link for more on Variations in Sea Level:   http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/GRD/GPS/Projects/CB/SEALEVEL/sealevel.html
RSVP to Bruce Barrow at 508-564-5311, or by email at bbarrow@yarmouth.ma.us, by 10/11/10. Directions:  Off of Route 132, near the K-mart Plaza.

TRIG-STAR - - MALSCE Wants You To Introduce Students To Land Surveying
Trig-Star Forms:   http://www.malsce.live.getfused.com/malsce/file/TrigStar%202010.pdf
Support TRIG-STAR - the High School Trigonometry Skill Awards Program Administered by the National Society of Professional Surveyors, MALSCE and a Local Land Surveyor or Engineer.
• promotes the study of trigonometry in high school and promotes by honoring individual students who have demonstrated superior skill among classmates at the High School level.
• demonstrates the use and practical application of trigonometry in the land surveying profession to high school trigonometry students.
• creates awareness of the land surveying profession among the mathematically-skilled high school students, career guidance counselors and high school math teachers.

Download the form above and contact our Trig-Star Coordinator, Don Poole, at  dpoole@outermostlandsurvey.com or call him at 508/255-0477.
MORE INFORMATION:   http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10512&pid=10386

Dues Renewal - MALSCE Dues Waiver Program 
We've mailed MALSCE Dues invoices for the new membership year that started July 1, 2010.  Renew your dues as soon as possible or apply for the Dues Waiver Program, if you are unemployed or underemployed.
The MALSCE Board of Directors has extended the Dues Waiver program for any unemployed and underemployed members for FY2011, this membership year.
More information and form:   http://www.malsce.org/malsce/file/MALSCE%20Dues%20Waiver%20Program%20FY2011--updated.pdf

Under the Dues Waiver Program, MALSCE will waive FY2011 Annual Dues for any Registered or Associate Member who is currently unemployed or underemployed*, provided that he/she provides documentation OR a letter to the MALSCE Board to show this current status, along with current contact information, including email, and a signed Affidavit on the form. Members who participate will have access to all MALSCE member benefits, including the ability to attend MALSCE seminars and the Convention at the Member Rate.  In addition, scholarships are available for some MALSCE seminars for unemployed members.
*Underemployed:   If you are working, but working less than 30 hours a week in the land surveying or engineering fields, the MALSCE Board views this as underemployment. You are eligible for the Dues Waiver Program. Please include that information in your letter with your form.


Important Dates
10/14/2010, 6:00 PM  MALSCE Cape Cod Chapter Dinner Program:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?pk=custom&ac=viewEventDetails&eventId=MAL_CAPE_10-14-10
10/19/2010, 3:00 PM  MALSCE Board Teleconference Meeting
10/29/2010,12:00 PM  MALSCE Proprietors Council Lunch, with Paul Tyrell at The Engineering Center 
11/4/2010  MALSCE Eastern Mass. Chapter Dinner Program with speaker from ESRI, details TBA.


11/5/2010, 8:00 AM Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors (CALS) 2010 Annual Convention
11/13/2010, 8:00 AM  ACSM Fall Business Meetings 
11/19/2010, 8:00 AM Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors (RISPLS) 2010 Convention
11/20/2010 9:00 AM MALSCE Board Meeting


NSPS September 2010 News & Views Now Available:  http://www.malsce.org/index.cfm?cdid=10488&pid=10386
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