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.
The November 2014 General Meeting took on a special purpose on top of the usual purpose of being a friendly environment for networking.
The 2014 Annual OC YMF Wine Trip is one of OC YMF’s favorite and most popular yearly traditions.
January 29th, 2015
OC Branch board MEETING – Thursday, January 29th @ 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 20th, 2014
The Community Outreach Comittee is running a toy drive for the month of December! In conjunction with Giving Children Hope, an Orange County based organization, the committee will be accepting donation of unwrapped toys with an approximate value of $25. All gifts are welcome, but there is an especially high need for gifts for teenage girls. Your generosity is appreciated!…
January 13th, 2015
Come out with the engineering professionals at ASCE OC YMF for the January General Meeting and Networking. Our general meeting provides a friendly, casual, and relaxed environment to grow your network and unwind after a long day. This is your opportunity to meet other members of the civil engineering community in various stages of their careers and in different disciplines.…
January 27th, 2015
Join OC YMF for a presentation from Henry Oster, only Holocaust survivor from the City of Koln. His story is a lesson of humanity and humbleness to our younger generation. Henry will share his unique experiences in life and give the attendees an opportunity to sign his book, The Kindness of the Hangman. The presentation will be held on Tuesday,…
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…