December 2015

Volume 31, Issue 3
Akron-Canton Section Newsletter
Please look over this December edition of the newsletter for the latest information on your Akron-Canton Section
President's Column  
By:  Mark Miller, M.ASCE

A near perfect fall season as I remember it. Warm temperatures and dry weather have given us a great fall construction season! It has been a beautiful fall for all activities, just another item to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. I sincerely hope all of our ASCE members and the Students of the University of Akron Chapter enjoyed their friends and families this recent Thanksgiving.
December 17th, we will host a luncheon and Panel Discussion "Akron Waterways Renewed! Gray, Green and Jobs". The mission of the Akron Waterways Renewed is to invest in Akron's environmental future by building infrastructure for the next century that will protect health and maintain water of the highest quality in the most cost effective manner while providing local jobs. The AWR Program Manager, Patrick Gsellman will be the moderator. This program will be one of interest to our contracting community as well. Invite your construction Contractor Buddies to share a lunch and program as this monumental planning, designing and constructing program continues to develop.
For our December meeting, we will be utilizing a service called Eventbrite, an online service for registration-attendance-payment for any type of event our section organizes. See more in the body of the Newsletter.
A grateful Thank You goes to the ASCE Cleveland Section for hosting the November meeting on the 12th at the Tavern of Richfield. I was out of town for the event but was informed that both the meal and the program were good.
Last week we had a planning meeting for upcoming monthly meetings for our section. Some great ideas developed and with cooperation from proposed speakers we will be in position for some exceptional programs. Any suggestions to make them the "Best They Can Be" are welcome.
LAST MONTH : "I have renewed.....Have you? The Renewal Race is ON !! ASCE National is again encouraging members to renew early and help the Section possibly win $1,000. See the notice in this newsletter!" THIS MONTH: "For sections of our size, we are in the lead to win! Watch for an email blast from ASCE National to urge us to continue the pace we have set. The prize will be a nice benefit to our section!"
Finally, I sincerely wish everyone and their families a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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

 December Section Meeting
RSVP via Eventbrite here by 1:00 pm Thursday, December 10th.  Click here to view a pdf of the flyer.

 Eventbrite for Meeting Reservations

We are now using Eventbrite, an event processing application, for registration and payment of our monthly meetings. RSVPs for the meetings may be done via the Eventbrite link provided on the flyer above. Registration is easy, payment is just like any other internet purchase, and the receipt will be available immediately. You can save $2 by paying in advance via Eventbrite, but payment may also be made at the door by check or cash (registration via Eventbrite is still required and no-shows will be billed). A flyer describing the instructions for using Eventbrite are shown below.  You can also click here to view the instructions flyer.
There is no need to print your tickets. Simply sign by your name at the door. We hope you find this new method ea sy and favorable. Email with any questions.
Thank you,
ReneƩ Whittenberger
2015-2016 CAK ASCE Treasurer

2015-2016 Program Year Budget
Below is a summary of the 2015-2016 ASCE Akron Canton Section Budget that has been approved by the Board of Directors.

 Section Membership Renewal Race


ASCE National is offering a $1,000 cash prize to the section that has the highest percentage of members that renew their ASCE membership before December 11, 2015.  Help the Akron-Canton Section win by renewing your membership today! See details below.




In This Issue
President's Column
NEXT Section Meeting
Eventbrite Instructions
FY15-16 Budget
Section Membership Renewal Race
Akron-Canton Section
Board of Direction

Upcoming Section Meetings

December 17, 2015
Upcoming BOD Meetings

January 26, 2015
ASCE Websites
Newsletter Sponsors
Timmerman Geotechnical Group 


Thank you for your support!

Amanda Foote, Secretary
ASCE Akron-Canton Section