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Mark Your Calendars!

Here are the tentative dates for our upcoming meetings

Dec 10 with MSPE

Jan 8 with EWRI

March 19 with APWA

April – TBD Awards and ASCE Pres-Elect presentation/visit

May – TBD

Hope to see you there!

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The Results Are In!

This past October we asked you on how we can better serve you as a chapter.  Below is a link for the results on what you said. 

ASCE Survey Results

Thanks

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Kansas City Section Member Survey

The Kansas City Section of ASCE is conducting a survey of how we can better serve our members.  Please take a couple of minutes to answer the questions on this brief survey so that we can better serve you. Please respond by October 15, 2013.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at ascekc@kcengineers.org
 
 
Thank you for your time
 
Sincerley,
 

Sheryl Gallagher, PE
KC Section President 2013-2014

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Annual ASCE Charity Golf Tournament

Good morning! ASCE’s annual golf tournament will be Friday, August 23 and will benefit the local section of Make-A-Wish foundation. Last year we donated over $7,600! We hope to do it again, but we need your help. We are currently seeking sponsors, golfers, and volunteers. If you are interested please contact Mike Winckler (816.288.2503, mjwinck@gmail.com) or Jeff Bartz (Jeff.Bartz@LRA-INC.com).

 2013 Golf Tournament

Sponsorship Information

 

Sara Somsky, P.E.
President, ASCE-YMG

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2013 Kansas & Missouri Infrastructure Report Cards

The 2013 ASCE Infrastructure Report Cards are out for Kansas and Missouri.  Please see below for each state’s full report.

Missouri: ASCE Report Card — Missouri

Infrastructure Category   Grade
Aviation   C
Bridges   C-
Dams   D-
Drinking Water   C-
Energy   D+
Inland Waterways   D
Levees   C-
Railroads   C
Roads   C
Schools   C
Wastewater   C-
Overall   C-

Kansas: ASCE Report Card — Kansas

Infrastructure Category Grade
Aviation C
Bridges D+
Dams D-
Drinking Water C
Energy C-
Levees C-
Railroads C
Roads C+
Schools C+
Overall C-
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Section Board Nominations

The Kansas City Section of ASCE is taking nominations for its Board of Directors.  Positions available for nomination are President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and Directors.  A description of each position can be found below.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors or wish to nominate a candidate for the Board, please submit a nomination by e-mail to dsilver@burnsmcd.com by no later than April 5, 2013.

If necessary, a vote on all contested positions will be taken by at our Annual Meeting in mid-May with the and the new Board will be announced at the conclusion of the meeting.  We look forward to your continued participation so that we can keep the Kansas City Section strong and vibrant

Thank you,

David Silverstein, P.E.
President, Kansas City Section 2012-2013

 

POSITIONS DESCRIPTIONS

PRESIDENT-ELECT

The President-Elect shall act in place of the President when the President is not available.  The President-Elect shall serve as the vice chair and attend all meetings of the Section Board of Directors. The President-Elect also shall have primary responsibility for oversight and coordination of the following committees: Government & Public Relations and Membership. The President-Elect shall assume the role of President following completion the President’s one-year term.

TREASURER

The Treasurer shall monitor the funds of the Section, assist in preparation of the Section’s annual budget, report periodically to the Section Board of Directors, provide an annual financial report to the Section Board of Directors, and attend all meetings of the Section Board of Directors.  The Treasurer shall be responsible for the preparation and submittal of necessary Section tax information to regulatory authorities.  The Treasurer also shall have primary responsibility for oversight and coordination of the following committees: Attendance, Dinner, and Programs.

SECRETARY

The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the Section Board of Directors and serve as secretary at all meetings.  The Secretary shall keep the minutes of Section meetings and be in charge of Section correspondence.  The Secretary shall be responsible for the preparation and submittal of required annual reports to Society. The Secretary also shall have primary responsibility for oversight and coordination of the following committees: Communications/Database and Newsletter/Webpage.

DIRECTORS

The Directors of the Section shall be elected annually by the Subscribing Members of the Section, and shall consist of one Director III, one Director II, one Director I, and one Associate Member Director. Directors shall have primary responsibility for oversight and coordination of the following committees: Awards and History & Heritage, Continuing Education, technical committees, Younger Members and Student Chapters.

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ASCE Kansas City Section Awards

SECTION AWARDS  NOMINATIONS

The Kansas City Section is now taking nomination for the annual section awards.  These awards are in line with the ASCE Region 7 awards, which includes our section.  These awards were started at the region level to honor and recognize outstanding service to ASCE and the civil engineering profession.  We hope to receive nominations at the section level and submit our local winners for consideration at the region level.  The four award categories are as follows:

Lifetime Achievement:  “This award is intended to recognize the lifetime efforts of a civil engineer’s service to further advance the field of civil engineering through their contributions, innovative concepts, research and materials”.

Outstanding Younger Member:  “This award is intended to recognize the efforts of younger Civil Engineers to further advance the field of civil engineering through innovative concepts, research, and materials”.

Outstanding Faculty/Practitioner:  “The award is intended to recognize the efforts of an Outstanding ASCE Faculty/Practitioner Advisor who supports ASCE Student chapters and Civil Engineering Students”.

Service to ASCE:  “This award is intended to recognize the efforts of Civil Engineers to further advance the perception of civil engineers and civil engineering through community activities and ASCE involvement”.

Nominations are due by April 1, 2013.  Section winners will be recognized at our April Awards meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9th.  Please consider nominating someone you feel has made a significant contribution to our profession.  Additional information and nomination forms (also attached) can be obtained by contacting the Kansas City Section Awards Committee, Matt Bleything, 816-349-6795 (mbleything@burnsmcd.com) or Chester Bender, 913-782-0541 (cbender@pyengineers.com).

2013 KC Section – Lifetime Achievement

2013 KC Section – Younger Member

2013 KC Section – Faculty-Practitioner Advisor

2013 KC Section – Service to ASCE

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Old Castle Precast Social Networking Reception

Please Join Oldcastle Precast for a Social Networking Reception

January 22, 2013
5:30 to 9:00 PM

Overland Park Marriott – Grand Ballroom
10800 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, Kansas 66210

Meet and Greet your Associates – Please bring a Guest

Open Bar
Food
Buffet
Door Prizes
Entertainment

Welcoming Comments by: Peter Rahn

Leader of HNTB’s national transportation practice group
Past Director of Missouri DOT
Past Cabinet Secretary of New Mexico State DOT

RSVP Information

Call 888-965-3227 or

Register Online by Click Here

Hosted by Oldcastle Precast

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ASCE Spring 2012 Newsletter

Be sure to read our spring 2012 newsletter in the following link. 

ASCE Spring 2012

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ASCE March Meeting

Kansas City Section of ASCE Joint Meeting with APWA and SAME

Date: March 28th, 2012

Location: Holiday Inn at the Country Club Plaza
                      1 East 45th Street
                      Kansas City, MO 64111

Time: 11:30 AM – Registration
             12:00 PM  – Lunch
              12:30 PM – Presentation

Meal:   Spinach Salad with prosciutto, strawberries, almonds, and raspberry vinaigrette
                Pan-roasted Pork Chop with apple-bourbon demi-glaze
                Parmesan smashed red potato skins
                Julienne vegetables
                Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Iced Tea

Cost: $30.00

RSVP to: John Dowell at jdowell@burnsmcd.com or 816-823-7176 by Noon Tuesday March 20th

Topic: A Summary on the City Of Kansas City Streetcar and Other Capital Improvement Projects and Programs. 

Speaker: Sherri McIntyre – Assistant City Manager of City of Kansas City, Missouri

Sherri McIntyre is an Assistant City Manager working primarily on infrastructure related issues for the City of Kansas City, Missouri.  She also serves as the recently appointed Director of Public Works.  She has a strong background in transportation and municipal infrastructure.  She has been in her current role for the City about two years, after spending time working for private engineering firms.  She has eight years of previous service with the City, working in Public Works Engineering, and over 10 years with Missouri Department of Transportation.

Sherri’s current duties include working with the internal City infrastructure departments of Public Works, Capital Projects, Water Services, and Parks and Recreation.  She serves as one of the City’s leads on the Downtown Streetcar proposal.  She also serves as a liaison between the City with external customers ranging from Missouri Department of Transportation, MARC, design professionals, and construction community.

PDH will be available. 

 

Upcoming Events

Come join Engineers Without Borders – Kansas City Professionals for their March General Meeting, Monday March 19th at 5:30PM.  The Chief Environmental Officer for the City (KCMO) will be joining us to talk about Sustainability Initiatives in KCMO and around the Metro area.  We will also be providing ways to get involved both internationally and locally as we grow our chapter.   The meeting will be in the W1 Training Room at Black & Veatch (8400 Ward Parkway Kansas City MO).  Hope to see you there!

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