April 2016

Volume 31, Issue 7
Akron-Canton Section Newsletter
Please look over this April edition of the newsletter for the latest information on your Akron-Canton Section
President's Column  
By:  Mark Miller, M.ASCE

Spring is officially here and what a wonderful day we enjoyed for Easter!
Our March program was a great success. The Hilton Garden Inn was an excellent meeting location with great food and a very accommodating staff. At our March program we presented David Six, P.E with Life Membership. David works at B & W in Barberton and is a delightful gentleman. We highly encouraged David to attend more meetings. Ruth Klee of GPD Group was nominated to join the Board of Directors and become the next Treasurer. Voting will take place in April.
The program at the dinner meeting was entitled Streets4All. A discussion of sharing Right of Way to more modes of transportation especially bicycle and pedestrian was made. Our own Renee Whittenberger led the discussion and her personal story of how her understanding of this concept evolved was interesting.
April's meeting will be at the Galaxy in Wadsworth on the 21st. ASCE will be hosting ASHE and local members of OCA will be invited. Our speaker is Congressman James Renacci. The Congressman was a strong proponent of the Federal Highway Bill (FAST Act). We will propose some questions and topics we believe will be of interest to our group.
Please consider our new solicitations for Newsletter Sponsors and Meeting Sponsorships. As has been our history, the newsletter sponsor donations go directly to our scholarship fund. Newsletter sponsors are recognized in each newsletter. Meeting sponsorships were new last year and are a mechanism to help keep our increasing meeting costs affordable. We will thank our meeting sponsors at each meeting and in the newsletter.
Please watch your inboxes for our monthly newsletters and periodic announcements. If you have an interest in getting involved on the leadership team, please do not hesitate to contact any of the members of the Board.

Mark Miller
Akron-Canton Section President

 April Section Meeting

Register via EventBrite here by April 15th at 1:00pm.  Click here to view a pdf of the meeting flyer. 

Cleveland Cavaliers Game with the Younger Member Group

Akron-Canton Younger Members invite all Section Members and their guests to join us on Monday, April 11th for the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks basketball game at the Quicken Loans Arena. Tickets are $20 for Members and $31 dollars for guests. We have a limited number of seats so purchase yours today through Eventbrite!  Tip-off is set for 7 PM and we will be meeting before the game at the nearby Winking Lizard Tavern from 5:30-6:45 PM. Appetizers will be provided at Winking Lizard thanks to the cash prize the Younger Members won from this year's Small Team Younger Member Renewal Race. 

If you have any questions, contact Andrew Long at along@envdesigngroup.com.

Life Member Presentation

At the March ASCE Akron Canton Section Meeting, Mark Miller presented David Six, P.E . with his life membership award.  In order to become an ASCE life member, a candidate must:
  • be at least 65 years of age
  • paid membership dues in any membership grade, except student membership, for at least 35 years
  • have had 10 years of continuous membership immediately preceding the attainment of life membership

Congratulations David and thank you for your dedication to ASCE!

Past Presidents Picnic Survey

Attendance at our Annual ASCE Golf Outing and Past Presidents Picnic has been low over the past several years.  In an effort to make the event better and increase attendance, we have prepared a brief survey for members to provide us with valuable input. 
You can access the survey by clicking here.  There are only a few questions and this should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.  Thank you in advance for helping to make the Past Presidents Picnic and Annual Golf Outing a better event!

Call for Award Nominations

If you know someone who is worthy of an award, please help ASCE to provide them the recognition they deserves. 
The Akron-Canton Section is currently accepting nominations for the following awards.  The forms and criteria for the awards can be found by clicking here or by contacting Jim Mitchell, P.E. at jmitchell@envdesigngroup.com.  The deadline for applications and nominations is April 30th, 2016.
Wendell R. LaDue Civil Engineer Award: 
This annual award is presented in memory of the founder of the Akron-Canton Section of ASCE to a section member who has promoted professionalism and the advancement of the civil engineering profession. 
Gary W. Johnson Young Civil Engineer Award: 
This annual award is presented to a section member under the age of 35 years old who has promoted professionalism and the advancement of the civil engineering profession. 
Memorial Scholarship: 
The Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of members who have passed away by aiding worthy students studying Civil Engineering.

 Akron-Canton Section Sponsorship Opportunities
Our section is offering two sponsorship opportunities in 2016 for those companies interested in supporting the operations of the ASCE Akron-Canton Section.  We have two donation levels available for you to choose:
  • Newsletter Sponsorship - $100 donation - The Section will display your company's name with a hyperlink to the company's website in each monthly newsletter, for 12 months from donation receipt. Additionally, the Section will display your logo with a hyperlink your website on the Section's website here. Your donation would go directly to our Scholarship Fund. 
  • Newsletter & Business Meeting Sponsorship - $250 donation - This donation level consists of $100 donation for the Scholarship Fund and $150 for supporting our professional meetings. In addition to your company's name in our newsletter and on our website, your logo would be displayed on a PowerPoint slide at our monthly meetings, with a verbal mention as we begin the program. This would occur at a minimum of four meetings through the year. Your donation would help reduce the meeting cost to our members.
Please consider supporting our Akron-Canton Section with a Newsletter and/or Meeting Sponsorship for the 2016 calendar year. You can begin your Newsletter Sponsorship by mailing your company name, website address, and $100 check made out to "ASCE" to the address below. For Meeting Sponsorships, please email a digital copy of your company logo and mail a check for $250 made out to "ASCE" to the following address:


Amanda Foote

3189 Summit Road

Copley, OH 44321


 PDH Documentation

Did you attend a recent section meeting and need documentation of attendance for tracking PDH's?  Visit the section website here and click on the resources tab to find meeting attendance records.

In This Issue
President's Column
NEXT Section Meeting
Cleveland Cavs Game
Life Member Presentation
Past Presidents Picnic Survey
Award Nominations
Sponsorship Opportunities
PDH Documentation
Akron-Canton Section
Board of Direction

Upcoming Section Meetings

April 21, 2016
Upcoming BOD Meetings

April 27, 2016
ASCE Websites
Newsletter Sponsors
William Glazier, Ph.D.


Thank you for your support!

Amanda Foote, Secretary
ASCE Akron-Canton Section