May 2019 Newsletter
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Hello Duluth Section Membership,
I hope this May issue of the Duluth ASCE Section newsletter finds you quite busy and ramping up to the summer construction season. The University of Minnesota – Duluth finishes finals week as I write this on Friday May 10th. And personally, on Monday the 13th I accept 4 student co-ops (6 month interns) into my office. I look forward to providing our future engineers the opportunity to gain real world experience.
In local ASCE business, I am happy to announce that Joshua Comstock and Joshua Tomczak were selected for the 2019 Scholarships. Both gentlemen were present at the awards dinner to accept their checks and provide a brief biography. You will find thank you letters later in this newsletter.
Also, this month, I am pleased to announce that the UMD Concrete Canoe team has been selected to go to Nationals. There is a flyer later in the newsletter with details. The team asked our section for support and I am happy to announce that we were able to present them with a check for $850.
May for the section board is a time to take the time to be sure we are wrapped up with everything for the season as we are about to have two months off before re-grouping at the end of August. I am pleased to note that we had an efficient (short) April meeting, and I expect another one in May; this is because we have a well-functioning board. There really isn’t much to clean up. I’d like to thank the board members and all of the membership for your hard work this season that made that possible.
That said, we will be losing Tom DesMarais in September, and we have yet to identify a new board member. Please talk to myself or any board member with ideas for interested or volunteered parties.
Duluth Section President