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Okay so I stole a headline from recent news stories. No I am not going to get political here, but I do want to look at what changes we as a branch have gone through in the last 4 years.
The Orange County Branch realized last year when the the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) held their World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in Palm Springs, that the Orange County members are not getting the full benefit out of their membership to the branch. The Orange County Branch was not involved in the EWRI Congress and didn't know if any of our members participated in the event.
It was a beautiful day on August 3rd at Oak Creek Golf Club, the site of the Annual ASCE OC Golf Tournament. There was a welcomed break from the summer heat that day. Players were greeted with a light breeze and temperatures in the 70’s. The day started before 7 am as players began to arrive to the course.
The History and Heritage Committee of the ASCE Orange County Branch has, over the years, made an effort to prepare biographies of it's Past Presidents and other prominent members, and when possible, Oral History interviews have been recorded and transcribed into permanent reference documents. This article gives an overview of the OC Branch Member Biographies that have been documented and the Branch's Oral History Program.
On July 2, 2012, construction commenced on the Haster Retarding Basin Pump Station and Recreational Field project. The project encompasses the entire 21.5-acre site owned by the Orange County Flood Control District in the City of Garden Grove. The much anticipated construction start was marked by a groundbreaking ceremony on June 29, 2012. OC Public Works and OC Parks hosted the event that included speeches from 1st District Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Flood Control Manager Kevin Onuma, OC Parks Director Mark Denny, the Mayor of Garden Grove William Dalton, and Travis Olson of Shimmick Construction Company.
Although your passion and career focuses on providing a top quality service, payment is a critical issue in today’s economic environment. And while engineers might have foregone certain actions in the past to secure their financial interests because of sensitivities over how owners or architects would perceive those actions, today’s economic environment may demand a more active role in securing payment.
The OC YMF Annual Beach Day was held on Saturday July 28th at Corona Del Mar State Beach. This seemed to be the day everyone else in Orange County wanted to hit the beach as well because the place was completely packed.
On Tuesday, August 7, OC YMF held the August general meeting happy hour at Karl Stauss in Costa Mesa.
Geographic Services is proud to announce the Continuing Education Schedule of seminars and workshops for Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 scheduled in California. These seminars/workshops have been produced by ASCE’s Continuing Education Department with your members in mind.
The ASCE Orange County Branch invites you and your organization annually to nominate candidates and projects that you believe should be recognized for their exceptional professional engineering performance and qualities. Any number of applications may be submitted for each of the awards offered.