Welcome to the 2013-2014 ASCE Houston year!
I want to start by graciously thanking the previous board. Under Paul’s leadership we had a great 2012-2013 year that will be a hard act to follow. I am excited about the upcoming year and believe that we have another great ASCE Houston board to lead us. Your ASCE Houston board is actively thinking of exciting speakers for the branch meetings, interesting technical seminars to host and ways to connect with students and the community.
Everyone should have seen something on the Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Initiative sponsored by the ASCE Texas Section. ASCE Texas is supporting Proposition 6 on the November 5th general election which approves the transfer of $2 billion from the state's Economic Stabilization Fund to a State Water Infrastructure Fund. If passed, the money will be used to provide loans, interest deferrals, credit enhancement agreements, and other financial assistance for projects in the state Water Plan. For more information, see the section website at www.texasce.org under the Communications tab.
This month’s branch meeting will be a joint societies meeting where ASCE Houston has invited the following professional engineering societies in Houston: Asian American Engineers and Architects (AAEA), American Council of Engineering Companies of Houston (ACEC), American Society of Indian Engineers (ASIE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of American Military Engineers Houston-Galveston Post (SAME), , Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Texas Institute of Transportation Engineers (TexITE),), Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) and Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS).
We will be having Edgardo E. Colón, Chairman HCSCC speaking about the plan for the astrodome. So it should be a very interesting meeting, hope to see you there.
I am available for any advice or suggestions for the ASCE Houston Branch as we move into my year as president. You can call or email (713-394-5883 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or we can discuss it at the branch meetings. Thank you for your support to ASCE Houston.
Lane Lease, P.E., CFM