March 2019 Newsletter
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Greetings Duluth Section Membership!
The short 28 days of the month of February has come and gone, and with it the northland has received a record amount of snow and two significant stretches of polar vortex cold. As civil engineers, I know we spent our time dreaming of summer, and drawing the projects we are going to put together this upcoming construction season. As people that live in the northland, I also know that you are finding ways to enjoy the snow and cold, but are leaving town for warmer climates whenever possible. :)
Moving into March, we have a couple pieces of business for you:
1. The board is entertaining the idea of not doing a presentation at every luncheon. We may provide engineering and business topic for debate at each meeting. We would welcome your feedback on if this is a good idea or not. Please contact a board member with comments.
2. Scholarship applications are currently being accepted, the form is presented again later in this newsletter. Please make an active effort to encourage students to apply. We are offering 2 scholarships at $1500 each.
3. The Younger Member Group ASCE apparel order is still active. Please find the form within this newsletter.
4. April Awards Event – The board has decided to have a similar event to last year. We will have a networking event with heavy appetizers and a drink provided, with brief comments and presentation of the scholarships. We are encouraging significant others to attend and the hope is that with a less formal event we can grow attendance.
Lastly, I want to make an early request for new board members next year. I am proud to say that we have a full, engaged board right now. We are looking for candidates to join us as the Secretary next year as we say a thankful goodbye to our Past President Tom Desmarais. I will note that there is no rule against service on the board for a second time. Anyone interested please contact a board member.
I hope everyone is having a successful first quarter, surviving the snow and cold, and I look forward to seeing you at this month’s events, without wearing a heavy parka, hopefully.
Duluth Section President