e-NEWS JANUARY 2020
IN THIS ISSUE...
  • A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
  • CAL TRANS DISTRICT 3 IS HIRING
  • PASSING OF DOUGLAS OLIVER FOSTER, PLS 4599
  • PASSING OF SIMON DENNISON HUBBLE, JR. PLS 6801.
  • SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY SEEKING SURVEYING INSTRUCTOR CLSA AWARDS DEADLINE APPROACHING
  • SANTIAGO CANYON COLLEGE SURVEY COURSE
  • BPELSG WINTER BULLETIN POSTED
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Time Flies.

Well, here we are. The beginning of a new year for the calendar and CLSA. I wish to thank all of you for all your efforts over the past year. Each and everyone of you has embraced my “Bee Kind” theme for this year. I sincerely hope that this spirit of kindness, respect, and cooperation continues.

I wish to express a special thanks to those that took a leadership position in your chapters and those who stepped up to chair state efforts as well. These effort are the true backbone of our organization and nothing worthwhile would happen without that effort.

The great work we strive to do continues while we transition to the new leadership team. I know our incoming president, Keith Spencer, has been planning with a fresh look for the new year. I trust you will be supportive and participative of his efforts.

I know many of you will be taking on new roles in the coming year too. I wish you the best of luck in these endeavors.

Annette Hovorka
CLSA President 2019
CALTRANS DISTRICT 3 IS HIRING
There are multiple positions available in District 3 for Office Processing and Advanced Technology.
PASSING OF DOUGLAS OLIVER FOSTER, PLS 4599
We are sorry to share the news that Douglas Oliver Foster passed away on December 3, 2019 at the age of 91. Mr. Foster was a licensed surveyor in California for over 40 years. Our condolences to his family, including CLSA Member, Ian Foster, PLS 8586.
PASSING OF SIMON DENNISON HUBBLE, JR. PLS 6801.
Simon Hubble, Jr. passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020. There are no details regarding a service at this time. Click HERE for more information. 
The 2020 National Surveyors Week will take place from March 15, 21, 2020. Please visit  nsps.us.com/page/NSW  for downloadable flyers, posters and tool kit.
SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY SEEKING SURVEYING INSTRUCTOR
Santa Clara University is seeking a surveying instructor for the Spring 2020 quarter. If you are interested, you can email Professor Ed Maurer at  emaurer@scu.edu  or click HERE .
SANTIAGO CANYON COLLEGE SURVEY COURSE
Santiago Canyon College will be offering "Survey Mapping in Civil 3D" on Saturdays, 9am-3:30pm from February 1 - March 28, 2020.

CLICK HERE or on flyer for details.

The Surveying and Mapping department at Santiago Canyon College continues to grow as we passionately educate, equip, and empower the Land Surveyors of tomorrow. In an effort to do our part in educating the future Land Surveying workforce in the State of California, the department has firmly focused on developing online curriculum to reach as many students as possible across the State. Our goal is to help these students accomplish three things:

1. Job placement (new position or promotion)
2. Pass the LSIT exam
3. Acquire all the foundation information needed to begin study preparations for both the National and State LS exams in California 

We are excited to announce that our Advance Problems in Surveying courses (221 & 222) are going to be offered 100% online this coming year in 2020. These courses are instrumental in preparing for the LSIT examination, in that they teach on the concepts of:
1. Error Theory
2. Geodesy
3. GNSS
4. State Plane Coordinates
5. Route/Construction Survey
6. Photogrammetry

We have received continual feedback from our students that Survey 221 and 222 have played a large role in passing their LSIT examination. As you and I both know, an LSIT is required by many public agencies to compete for certain Surveying positions. With Survey 221 and 222 going online, we will now be able to help many more students position themselves to compete for the wonderful positions offered by agencies such as the County of Orange and Caltrans!
BPELSG WINTER BULLETIN POSTED
The BPELSG Winter Board Bulletin is now available on the Board's website.

In this edition you will find:
• BPELSG Sunset Bill
• Legislation and Regulation News and updates
• An interview with a licensed Traffic Engineer
• Exam News
• Enforcement actions
• Outreach events
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY SURVEYING/GEOMATICS PROGRAM
New Mexico State University has recently revamped their Surveying/Geomatics program. Please CLICK HERE to learn about their course offerings.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Offers a $.07 per page discount and will automatically donate $.10 per page to CLSA when members download courthouse documents through this website. These instruments include Deeds, Easements, Rights-of-Way, Releases, Liens, etc.
Save up to 60% on your office supplies. Click on the Office Depot Logo to begin utilizing the CLSA-Office Depot Discount Program. If you do not know your username and password, or for more information, contact the  CLSA Central Office .
The CLSA Education Foundation was established in 1993 and is committed to supporting land surveying students and programs. Last year over $50,000 in scholarship aid was provided to land surveying students. 
 
Donating to the Education Foundation is easy! Click HERE  to donate via PayPal.
Thank you to everyone who clicks through to Amazon through the CLSA's Education Foundation Amazon Smile account! If you're not doing so already, please shop on Amazon with this link.