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September 2017
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September Community Service - Storm Drain Marking...Saturday September 9th...9:00 am - 11:30 am...
Engineers without Borders Kickball Tournament - Sun., Sept. 10th
Sept. Hike with the Tacoma-Olympia Younger Members Group - Sat., Sept. 16th
Sept. Networking Presentation - Tues., Sept. 19th
Fall Co-Ed Soccer - Weds., Sept 20th - Dec 20th
Eastside Networking...Tuesday, September 26th...5:30 pm - 7:30 pm...Tavern Hall...
2nd Annual Executive Forum - Thurs., Oct. 12th
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Please read below for reminders about what is  happening this fall.

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On Behalf of the YMF Officers and Chairs,
Ann Albright
Seattle ASCE YMF Secretary
September Community Service - Storm Drain Marking
Saturday September 9th
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Heritage Park
233 Union Ave NE
Renton, WA 98056

Make a difference on the National Day of Service!
Come learn and help educate Renton residents in pollution prevention techniques. 

We'll mark storm drains with "Only Rain Down the Drain" decals, test your stormwater knowledge, and distribute educational materials to the public. Water, snacks and t-shirts will be provided.
Please wear closed toed shoes and bring an appetite for a BBQ lunch at Liberty Park after the service project!
RSVP to Kristina Lowthian at by September 7th. When responding, please indicate if you need or could provide a carpool.
Engineers without Borders - Kickball Tournament
Sunday, September 10th - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Woodland Park, Seattle

The Puget Sound Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is putting on a kickball tournament to raise funds for their ongoing projects.

The YMF is planning to enter a team so if you  are interested in participating and/or organizing the team, please contact Jared Nakamoto  . The YMF will be covering the entry fee so all you will have to do is show up and help support a great organization! 

Sept. Hike with the Tacoma-Olympia Younger Members Group
Saturday, September 16th - 9:30 am
Location TBD - Vote Below

The Tacoma-Olympia ASCE Younger Members Group (YMG) looks forward to joining Seattle's younger members for a hiking trip in the Snoqualmie Region.

The two sections plan to meet at 9:30 AM at one of the following trailhead locations:
  1. Snow Lake and Gem Lake (10.0-miles roundtrip, 1,800-ft of elevation gain, campsites established)
  2. Rachel Lake (8.0-miles roundtrip, 1,600-ft of elevation gain, campsites established)
  3. Teneriffe Falls (6.0-miles roundtrip, 1,420-ft of elevation gain, campsites nearby)
More information about these hikes can be found by clicking on the attached links.
This will be a great time to get to know some fellow civil engineers in the Tacoma-Olympia and Seattle areas! The more the merrier, so feel free to invite friends and family of all ages. Carpooling to and from the hike will be organized at a later date. Please indicate when registering if you plan on camping or if you have an issue with members bringing their dogs.
Please click on the link below to register and vote for your preferred hike:
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Carlyn Harlow at or ( 253) 677-1272.

September Networking Presentation
Tuesday, September 19th
6:00 pm Networking
7:00 pm Presentation
Location: COWI Office, 1991 2nd Avenue Suite 1110 (Floor 11)

How to Network and Build Strong Relationships for Civil Engineering Professionals

Too many civil engineering professionals think of networking as collecting business cards - WRONG! Networking is all about building relationships.

In this session, you will learn the importance of networking and receive strategies that you can use immediately to start building strong relationships. Not just 'business card' relationships but ones that will yield enjoyment and opportunities for years to come. Business development is a key component in the CE field, and the strategies in this session will help you to improve your business development skills, and increase your value to your firm.

Presenter - Anthony Fasano, PE, LEED AP, ACC.
Anthony Fasano is the founder of the Engineering Career Coach website and two podcast including The Civil Engineering podcast, which have been downloaded over 2 million times.  He found success as a civil engineer at a young age and now helps engineers to do the same. Fasano is the author of the Wiley published best-selling book Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career. Fasano also authors a blog on engineering careers and leadership for The American Society of Civil Engineers.
Please register online by Tuesday, September 15th.
If you have any questions, please contact Romulos Ragudos at
Fall Co-Ed Soccer
Wednesday evenings, September 20th - December 20th
Seattle Area

Looking for a fun way to get some exercise and meet some new people? The YMF soccer is looking for one or two more guys and girls to fill out the roster for Fall Season. All experience levels are welcome.
Contact Leo Moyer at if you are interested!
Eastside Networking
Tuesday, September 26th
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tavern Hall - Bellevue
505 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004

Come join the East side Happy Hour! Look for the table with the ASCE YMF sign. All ages are welcome to Tavern Hall. Great opportunity to network and enjoy free appetizers provided by the YMF! 

Contact Jessica Lim  at  with questions.
2nd Annual Executive Forum
Thursday, October 12th
5:30 to 6:30 pm - Networking Reception
6:30 to 8:00 pm - Panel Discussion
Seattle University, Casey Commons, 5th Floor

The Executive Forum is an annual event sponsored by the Seattle ASCE Younger Member Forum that provides young engineers and students with an opportunity to meet prominent individuals holding leadership positions in private consulting firms, public agencies, construction companies and minority and women-owned businesses in the Seattle area.
At the Executive Forum, a group of panelists discuss their career paths and experiences, provide insight into future developments in the civil engineering field and offer inspiring advice to young engineers. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and network with engineers from other companies.

Stay tuned for the list of this year's panelists! 
Register here!
For more information, please contact Dan Worthen  at .