The fires throughout our State have caused huge devastation to many people including Surveyors. Past President Armand Marois reminded me that the “NSPS Foundation (NSPSF) has a Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) for providing grants to surveyors who have suffered damage to their homes and/or businesses from a disaster. Through the Disaster Relief Fund, NSPSF assists surveyors, from all parts of the country affected by disasters of all kinds. This assistance is available, whether the applicant is a member of NSPS or not. Anyone who has lost their homes due to the fires in California is encouraged to apply for assistance.” If you have been affected, visit the
NSPS Disaster Relief site
to find more information and an
He went on to say “The DRF is funded solely through contributions from the many generous members of the professional surveying community. The funds in the DRF are used for no other purpose.” If you wish to donate please
download this form
and mail it along with your check to:
Attn: Disaster Relief
5119 Pegasus Court, Suite Q
Frederick, MD 21704
In addition, if you know someone who has been affected by the fire consider giving them gift cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Target, or Walmart. Often we take for granted the little things like toiletries, or undergarments. Even cards for dinner are a relief. It’s the little things that help get through it.
The Fresno State GME conference is just around the corner (January 25th & 26th) and registration is open. Go to
to register. They always put on a great conference.
Don’t forget to set aside March 23rd to the 26th for the joint conference with NALS at the Silver Legacy in Reno. A workshop with Jeff Lucas is being slated for Saturday with opening ceremonies on Sunday morning, then wrap up the conference on Tuesday. Our traditional Bowling tournament will be on Saturday after the workshop, Sunday icebreaker reception, and on Monday evening a live auction with Lightning Williams. You will not want to miss this so save the date.
Finally, everyone have a great Thanksgiving Holiday.