e-NEWS SEPTEMBER 2019
IN THIS ISSUE...
  • A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
  • 2020 FRESNO STATE GEOMATICS CONFERENCE
  • CLSA RIVERSIDE/SAN BERNARDINO CHAPTER LSIT REVIEW CLASS
  • CLSA HUMBOLDT CHAPTER SEMINAR
  • NGS NEWS - CORS ITRF2014 COORINATES
  • CLSA LOSES FRIEND, MICHAEL CHARLES BRUNELLI, PLS
  • CLSA EDUCATION FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN OUR PROMISE
  • OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL PUBLISHES OPINION NO. 18-303
  • CLSA 2019 PUBLICATIONS
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Good day fellow colleagues! 

I trust this message finds you all well.

As the executive team and I are working on the strategic plan, it brings to light to me how important it is to have a shared vision, mission, and goals for our association. Sometimes, when one hears the oft used words, like vision, mission and goals, it causes one’s eyes to roll back in the head, reminiscent of teenage years during conversations with parents. Much like then, there could be a tendency to tune out and not fully participate in the discussion. The consequences of such non-participation can lead to discontent and frustration.

Well-functioning organizations set common goals to concentrate energy and resources on tasks that benefit and support a common vision held by its members. The organization should revisit these goals periodically to affirm their continued support. Members can think strategically, and higher levels of trust are achieved because they are working toward the same vision and goals. This is the goal of the current effort with the strategic plan -- to clarify our goals, get them written down, and move forward with trust and clarity.

As the strategic plan is shared, I hope you will participate in assuring that the vision, mission, and goals created there can become the foundation for efforts to move forward as an association.  

Thank you all for your continued support and efforts to further our association.

Annette Hovorka
President
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.

CLSA RIVERSIDE/SAN BERNARDINO CHAPTER LSIT REVIEW CLASS
RSB CLSA will be hosting an LSIT (FS) workshop aimed toward potential test takers for the NCESS Computer Based Test (CBT) FS Exam. The workshop will cover an overview of the exam, test taking strategies, useful references for the exam and solved example problems.

October 3, 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30AM-4:30PM
Lunch is included.
Location: 1995 Market St., Riverside, CA 92501

  • $50 RSB CLSA Members/$60 Non-Members - before Oct. 3
  • $75 on Oct 3. @ Class (Bring Cash or Check)
CLSA HUMBOLDT CHAPTER SEMINAR
The CLSA Humboldt Chapter is hosting a seminar on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 9am - 4pm. Speaker, Paul Mabry, Esq. will be presenting "How Case Law, Statutory Law and Legal Opinions relate to each other and affect the practice of Land Surveying." The seminar will be held at the Humboldt Area Foundation, 363 Indianola Road, Bayside, CA 95524. Lunch and handouts will be provided. Cost is $100. Checks should be made out to CLSA Humboldt chapter and mailed to PO Box 253, Eureka, CA 95503.

-Max seating is only 45 attendees.
-Reserve your seat by emailing Nathaniel Gravette.
-$100 per seat, if payment is not received by October 11 th, your reservation will be dropped.

NGS NEWS - CORS ITRF2014 COORINATES
NGS has started to release its NOAA CORS Network ITRF2014 epoch 2010.00 and NAD83 (2011) epoch 2010.00 coordinates, referred to as  Multi-Year CORS Solution 2 (MYCS2) . As a reminder, NGS has reprocessed all NOAA CORS Network and some IGS stations using data collected between 1/1/1996 and 1/30/2017. 
 
Release Notes:

  • The MYCS2 NAD 83 (2011) epoch 2010.00 coordinates are now available in NGS Datasheets and related products.
  • The new coordinates are also available in output from the NGS Data Explorer, archived shapefiles, and output from DSWorld.
  • Previous CORS coordinates are listed on the datasheets as superseded coordinates.

All MYCS2 NAD 83 (2011) epoch 2010.00 coordinates and velocities will be integrated into all CORS and OPUS products in the next four to eight weeks.
 
Send questions to NGS.CORS@noaa.gov or your Regional Geodetic Advisor .

Related Product Release: GEOID18
NGS is planning to fully release the MYCS2 NAD83 coordinates and velocities coincident with the final GEOID18 model. Feedback is still being accepted for BETA GEOID18 .
 
The coincident release of MYCS2 NAD83 coordinates and GEOID18 will minimize the changes to NGS’ OPUS products. 
 
Subscribe to the  GPSonBM Subscription Service  to get more information on GEOID18.
CLSA LOSES FRIEND, MICHAEL CHARLES BRUNELLI, PLS
February 18, 1934 - August 4, 2019 Michael Charles Brunelli, "Mike" died on August 4, 2019, at his home in La Palma, CA. He was surrounded by his beloved family and went peacefully at the end of a battle with cancer. Mike was born in Walsenburg, Colorado, and moved with his family to Southern California in 1942. He grew up in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, graduating from high school and college in San Pedro. Mike worked as a land surveyor until being drafted in 1956....
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.
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL PUBLISHES OPINION NO. 18-303
On August 23, 2019, the California Office of the Attorney General issued an opinion regarding records of surveying being subject to the $75 real estate document recording fee.

CLSA 2019 PUBLICATIONS
CLSA's 2019 publications have been published and are currently for sale in the CLSA Store .

Please note, after the books were published, we were made aware of errors in the small spiral bound PLS Act/PE Act/Board Rules/Misc. Statutes book and Subdivision Map Act book. We have mailed corrections to all purchasers of these 2 publications. If you purchased these books in January or February and did not receive the corrections, please contact CLSA Headquarters .
UPCOMING EVENTS
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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.
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