A number of years ago, our OC Branch Newsletter included a recurring article called the Mentorship Corner, which highlighted some of our County’s most prominent and successful civil engineers. These professionals had achieved a reputation not only for success in their own careers, but for their highly effective leadership style and personal commitment to mentoring the next generation of engineers.
In my introductory Secretary’s Column last month, I mentioned that one of my passions is American history. Most recently, my historical interests have been directed towards the Civil War. So, it came as no surprise to my family last year when I started planning a trip back east to Virginia and Pennsylvania, with our entire itinerary centered around visiting historic Civil War sites. Visiting each of these historic locations was like a pilgrimage, where I saw the history that I had been studying come to life before my eyes. But our trip to Gettysburg was particularly inspiring to me, for it was during this trip that I learned about a little known, but great Union leader who played an instrumental role in winning this historic battle by implementing his civil engineering know-how to successfully defend his position.
I want to thank everyone for giving me the exciting opportunity to serve as your new ASCE Orange County Branch (ASCE-OC) secretary for this year. Unlike my predecessor, I am new to the workings of the ASCE Board, so I look forward to embarking upon this new experience to learn how we can best elevate our collective voice to spearhead the cause of infrastructure improvements within our local communities, state, and nationwide.
To kick of the Halloween season this year, OC YMF oits members to Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt in Buena Park.
The first General Meeting for the 2014 – 2015 ASCE OC YMF fiscal year was held on October 14 at the Lazy Dog Café in Orange.
December 4th, 2014
OC Branch board MEETING – Thursday, December 4th @ 7:00AM All are welcome to attend the Orange County Branch Board Meeting to learn more about the activities we have planned. Breakfast items will be provided. Please contact Gary Gilbert, [email protected] for more information. Location: Gayle Stewart Enterprises, Inc. 1405 Warner Avenue, Suite B Tustin, CA 92780 Time: 7:00 AM
December 18th, 2014
The American Society of Civil Engineers - Orange County Branch would like to kickoff our pre-2015 social event by inviting you to attend a Holiday Social Mixer at Bistango Restaurant. We will be inaugurating our Social and Community Services Committees. On the social side we look to discuss other opportunitites to provide activities like hiking events, social mixers, and attending…
December 17th, 2014
Do you want to get more involved with your local Orange County YMF group? Come join us for our next Board Meeting, all are welcome and dinner is provided to all attendees. For additional information, please feel free to contact our President, Remi Candaele Our board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00PM and are…
January 13th, 2014
UPDATE ASCE Orange County Branch would like to thank the following firms who have already renewed their advertising in our monthly newsletter for the upcoming 2014 advertisement cycle: AndersonPenna Arcadis Atkins Diaz Yourman & Associates Group Delta Consultants Hall & Foreman, Inc. Hunsaker & Associates, Inc. Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc. McCarthy Consulting Willdan Engineering Please consider joining these firms…
December 1st, 2014
Please email your ad to the marketing chair at: [email protected] Here is a sample showing the location and pricing of the ad within our digital newsletter: ________________________John Christopher Merrill, P.E., T.E. Marketing Committee Chair ASCE Orange County Branch [email protected] www.asceoc.org