e-NEWS JULY 2020
IN THIS ISSUE...
  • A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
  • NGS NEWS - DELAY IN PUBLISHING FINAL DETERMINATION FOR RETIRING U.S. SURVEY FOOT
  • CA DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND CAL OSHA COVID-19 RESOURCES
  • CLSA LOSES FRIEND, RICHARD MERRILL BISHOP, PLS 4858
  • CLSA LOSES FRIEND, GLADSTONE "HAP" HILL, PLS 3975
  • CLSA LOSES FRIEND, WILMER "BILL" JACKSON, PLS 5787
  • NSPS HAS A PODCAST!
  • NSPS 2020 JOURNALISM AWARDS/PR COMPETITION
  • BPELSG SUMMER 2020 BOARD BULLETIN
  • COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR THE WORKPLACE 
  • CALTRANS HIRING JUNIOR ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
  • 2020 PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN CLSA STORE
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
As I write this month’s message, we are in the process of converting this year’s conference from live to virtual. We feel that the protection of our members must be our first concern. Details are being worked on daily. As it comes together, we will be providing you with the new agenda and how the conference will work. Please be patient with our conference staff during this time. We are doing our best to get this information to you.

The scholarship auction will probably be postponed until the next live conference. We are continuing to accept donations and will be giving out a full slate of scholarships next year. We do need the chapters to commit to their scholarships by September, so that we can get the names and amounts online before October. Please continue to support our next generation of Land Surveyors.

Keith Spencer | CLSA President
NGS NEWS - DELAY IN PUBLISHING FINAL DETERMINATION FOR RETIRING U.S. SURVEY FOOT
To allow additional time to analyze public comments, the planned date for issuing the final determination on deprecating the U.S. Survey Foot has been extended by 90 days, from June 30, 2020, to September 28, 2020. The original October 17, 2019, Federal Register Notice on this action includes a link to the public comments received.
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) announcing this extension.

CLICK HERE for more information.
CLSA LOSES FRIEND, RICHARD MERRILL BISHOP, PLS 4858
Richard Merrill Bishop, 82, passed away on July 15, 2020. He was born in Salida, California to Merrill and Violet Bishop. Richard graduated from Modesto High School in 1957 and later graduated with an Associate of Science degree by taking evening classes from Modesto Junior College. Richard married Carlene Swanson in 1959 and moved to Manteca in 1971. They shared 43 wonderful years of marriage and raised three children prior to Carlene’s passing in February of 2002. Richard married Miriam Mah in October 2012.

Richard was a hardworking man who was driven to provide for his family. To achieve his goal of becoming a licensed Land Surveyor, he began taking courses, seminars, and special training to ensure that he was prepared for any upcoming promotional opportunities. He retired from Caltrans as the Survey Office Supervisor in 2000 and was responsible for all land surveyors in the department. He enjoyed his profession so much that in 1974 he established his own business, Electro-Dist. & Associates.
CLSA LOSES FRIEND, GLADSTONE "HAP" HILL, PLS 3975
CLSA LOSES FRIEND, WILMER "BILL" JACKSON, PLS 5787
NSPS HAS A PODCAST!
To fill the void left by the ending this past July of the NSPS Radio Hour, the weekly radio show hosted by NSPS Executive Director Curt Sumner, NSPS now hosts the podcast, “SURVEYOR SAYS!” featuring all things surveying.

From elementary land surveying to specialized data collection and mapping, they will be bringing you the people and their stories behind this great profession. They will also introduce the movers and shakers behind NSPS, including all the great programs and promotions they support.
NSPS 2020 JOURNALISM AWARDS/PR COMPETITION
The deadline for submissions for the NSPS 2020 Journalism Awards/PR Competition has been extended to July 31, 2020.
BPELSG SUMMER 2020 BOARD BULLETIN
The Summer 2020 Bulletin from the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists is now available.
CALTRANS HIRING JUNIOR ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
CLSA 2020 PUBLICATIONS
The 2020 versions of the Subdivision Map Act, PLS Act and Complete/Refill package are currently available in the CLSA Store. Sales orders are being filled during the current stay at home orders.

Click here to visit the CLSA Store.
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.