FIELD NOTES
US of AZ Monthly eNewsletter

August Issue Highlights
Surveyor Apprenticeship Update
*NEW* Guest Column by Jim Peterson, PE, PLS
Fantasy Football Fundraiser
SURVEYOR APPRENTICESHIP UPDATE:

CLASSES SET TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 7TH
One of our most lofty goals at USofAZ was to get an education program rolling in order to introduce surveying to the next generation and set a base for continuing education.

The speed with which we reached the 1st phase of this goal is attributed to a lot of team work between our partners at ABA & EVIT.  

We will continue to push towards next round of classes and more enrollment in the program

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING:
AUGUST 23RD
3PM @ EVIT ADMIN BUILDING

If you are interested in participating in the Surveyor Apprenticeship Program, please contact any of the people below.

EVIT: Mike Southerly  ( msoutherly@evit.com )
ABA: Fred Ingersol ( Fingersoll@azbuilders.org )  
Surveyor Assistant Apprenticeship Advisory Council

Dana Klett - Chaiperson
Kent Groh - Vice Chair
Doug Toney - Secretary

Interested in Getting Involved?  Contact us!
Northern AZ
Brewery Crawl
Mark your calendar for September 10, 2016

USofAZ is headed to Flagstaff to have a few brews!  All members and perspective members are encouraged to attend.  
We will rent a large vehicle and have a designated driver to assure plenty of fun!

Watch for more info soon!                                                 
GUEST COLUMN
“Stronger Together” we can
“Make Surveying Great Again”
by Jim Peterson, PE,PLS

No matter which side of the political isle you are on, the slogans of each 2016 presidential candidates would work well for us Professional Land Surveyors trying to revitalize our industry. To “make surveying great again”, we must be “stronger together”. I’ll leave the debate about whether our industry was ever “great” to the blogs. Even as cynical and jaded as some of us are, we love this profession and want to see it become revitalized (or vitalized). There are so many hot topics to be addressed such as education, experience, a lack of surveyors entering the industry, professional liability, regulations (or lack thereof), regulation enforcement (or lack thereof) and financial prosperity (or disparity), new technology, the list goes on and on. I hope to address some of these in future articles.

   
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Deadline is August 25th at MIDNIGHT
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