e-NEWS FEBRUARY 2020
IN THIS ISSUE...
  • A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
  • CLSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES STRATEGIC PLAN
  • ALLIANCE FOR RESPONSIBLE PROFESSIONAL LICENSING (ARPL)
  • CNSS PROGRAM -- COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS 
  • SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY SEEKING SURVEYING INSTRUCTOR
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Since joining in 1988, the California Land Surveyors Association has been an important part of my professional life and career. Each and every day some event, conversation, or thought connects me to experiences I’ve shared with you.

I’m excited about the opportunity to be President for the year 2020. The last three years as an officer on the executive committee have gone by in a flash and there is still much to be accomplished. As president, I’ll be busy with many priorities, making sure our other officers and committee chairmen have the direction they need to accomplish our goals and objectives and providing a fair and unbiased platform where our directors can present your issues.

Committee staffing is important for sharing the workload. I’m asking every member to consider serving on a committee. Committees are the backbone of the Association and where the work is accomplished. Our board of directors meets quarterly to act on recommendations from the committees.

Our challenges can be met. Membership is declining with most civic clubs and associations around the country, including CLSA. Many people have shifted their group participation to digital forms, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, forums, or Meetup. Our website, social media, events, and other forms of outreach can and must adapt. Outreach will increase membership, which is a very important part of CLSA.

Speaking of membership, I’m asking you now to renew, and to recruit your colleagues and employees to join this year. Make your voice heard, join and be active in your local chapter. I’m committed to working for the association to make it worth your while to join, and with your help, to grow as the leading voice of Land Surveyors in California and the nation.

Sincerely,

Keith W. Spencer
President 2020
CLSA Board of Directors Approves New Strategic Plan
The CLSA Board of Directors voted to approve a new Strategic Plan during the Board of Directors meeting that took place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in Oakland, CA. Please click here for details.
CNSS PROGRAM -- COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS
The GNSS program is finally here!! Classes started at the College of the Canyons in early February and run through June 9th. Tuition is entirely free. The flyer, linked here, has all the details. Please share the flyer and the information with anyone who may be interested. 
ALLIANCE FOR RESPONSIBLE PROFESSIONAL LICENSING (ARPL)
NCEES is a member of the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing (ARPL) and has shared a news release from ARPL announcing the results of new opinion research that measured public attitudes on deregulation of professional licensing. The results show that voters recognize professional licensing is the best way to protect the public's health, safety, and welfare and they want it to remain rigorous.
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 .
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.
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