e-NEWS OCTOBER 2019
IN THIS ISSUE...
  • PUBLIC COMMENT ON RETIRING THE U.S. SURVEY FOOT
  • NSRS MODERNIZATION NEWS
  • BPELSG EXPERTS NEEDED
  • AAGS NEWSLETTER
  • AMAZON SMILE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE AMAZON SHOPPING APP
  • CLSA LOS ANGELES CHAPTER -- DAVID HOBBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
  • CLSA EDUCATION FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN OUR PROMISE
  • 2020 FRESNO STATE GEOMATICS CONFERENCE
  • CLSA 2019 PUBLICATIONS
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Office of Weights and Measures and NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) have co-issued a Federal Register Notice (FRN) to retire the U.S. Survey Foot After 2022.  
 
They are soliciting public comment to ensure that this change is made in an orderly fashion with minimal disruption.

Submitting Comments: 
NIST and NOAA are managing the submission and posting of public comments online. Use the “Submit a Formal Comment” link near the top right of the Federal Register webpage.  You can also search for the FRN at https://www.regulations.gov/ .
NSRS Modernization News
A new issue of the NSRS Mondernization News has been released.

  • NOAA's Foundation CORS Network
  • Retiring the U.S. Survey Foot
  • Progress in Ongoing NSRS Modernization Projects
BPELSG EXPERTS NEEDED
BPELSG is in urgent need for more land surveyor expert consultants to assist the Board’s Enforcement Unit with technical review of complaints during the investigation process. Having a sufficient and diverse pool of land surveyor experts is vital towards ensuring an efficient and effective investigation of complaints.

If you are eligible, interested, and available to assist BPELSG with this process, please complete the Areas of Expertise form located by CLICKING HERE and submit to Alicia Newcomb by email at Alicia.newcomb@dca.ca.gov or if you have any questions, please direct those to Alicia at (916) 263-2274
Please CLICK HERE to read the August 2019 newsletter from the
American Association for Geodetic Surveying
amazonsmile IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE AMAZON SHOPPING APP
Dear Charity Administrator,

Good news! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using supported Android devices. You can use the below copy and instructions to share the news with your supporters! 

If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support California Land Surveyors Association Education Foundation in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations. 

1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
3. Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process. 

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions.

AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users. We will notify AmazonSmile charities when it becomes available. 

To see the impact of your marketing, visit the AmazonSmile Metrics Dashboard for California Land Surveyors Association Education Foundation. Simply log in at org.amazon.com and click the "View metrics" button.

CLSA LOS ANGELES CHAPTER -- DAVID HOBBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Los Angeles Chapter of CLSA will be holding a golf tournament on November 11, 2019 at Alhambra Golf Course in Alhambra, CA.  
CLSA EDUCATION FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN OUR PROMISE
Did you know that California state employees can have their donations to CLSA's Education Foundation automatically deducted from their paycheck? 

Lawfully established in 1957, CA Govt Code §14659, Our Promise gives State employees the right to donate to their chosen nonprofits directly through payroll deduction.  

Annually, the Our Promise campaign commences on September 1 and concludes on October 31, and during these two months agencies and departments run their campaign efforts to ensure that each state employee be given an informed and educated opportunity to donate.

Outside of this two month campaign window, state employees are able to contact the Donor Hotline at (888) 863-6466 to receive assistance and make any changes to their current deduction, or begin a new deduction.

Please use nonprofit code 18983 on your pledge form.
2020 FRESNO STATE GEOMATICS CONFERENCE
The 2020 Fresno State Geomatics Conference will be held January 24-25, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Fresno.

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.