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Summer '16 Canned Food Drive

The Younger Member Group of the Eastern Branch is holding a Canned Food Drive this summer to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The YMG Board would like to invite all branch members to participate by collecting donations from their offices. Much-needed items include canned foods, dry goods, infant/baby needs, and other non-food essentials (no glass items). This flyer can be used to advertise the campaign and provides more details on the items needed most, and a few instructions on collecting the donations.
 
The campaign runs through August 23rd, concluding with a YMG-hosted social event at a Raleigh-area brewery that evening. This event will serve as a central drop-off point for donations.  If you are unable to attend, the YMG will arrange for the donations to be picked up from your office. Details for the event will be announced soon.
 
Thank you very much for your consideration. If you’d like to participate, please let us know with this simple form. Please direct all questions regarding the 2016 Summer Food Drive to the Younger Member Group at asceeasternncymg@gmail.com.

YMG's Goals and Events for 2015

As the 2015 Coordinators for YMG, a major goal for us this year is to bolster attendance at our events and encourage active participation of our members.  The YMG is aimed at young professionals under the age of 35 and membership is covered by your annual ASCE dues.  Our strategy for 2015 is to hold quarterly events that will facilitate networking amongst our members.  We also welcome you to forward on event announcements or extend a personal invitation to others who may be interested in becoming involved with ASCE.  We hope that by fostering relationships among our peers, we will be able to grow our group and offer a wider variety of events to meet the needs of our members.  We encourage members to send us feedback and suggestions about the events they would like to see our group hosting.  Below is a tentative list of events currently being planned for 2015:

  • March - Tailgate and Carolina Hurricanes Game (Probably a Saturday)
  • April or May - Adopt-A-Stream Clean-up
  • June or July - Dinner at Mellow Mushroom and Durham Bulls Game
  • September - Student Welcome Back (Duke and NCSU students will be invited to bowl with the YMG, location to be determined)
  • October - Adopt-A-Stream Clean-up
  • December - Holiday Social / Toys-For-Tots Donation Drop-off
  • The Eastern Branch and YMG are very fortunate to have two very active liaisons to the Duke and NCSU student chapters, Ethan Hill and Christine Nguyen, respectively.  The student chapters are currently working on their concrete canoe and steel bridge competition entries and would greatly appreciate any time and advice that could be offered by Eastern Branch members.   

Please do not hesitate to email Derek at derek.dussek@hdrinc.com or Matt at mjalexander@terracon.com with any questions or comments.  All feedback is greatly appreciated.

Adams Precast Masonry Plant Student Tour

On November 14, 2014, several students from NCSU visited the Adams Precast Masonry Plant in Greensboro.  The presentation and tour covered the types of masonry units available and how they are manufactured, as well as how different aggregates produce different densities of concrete and how this affects the structural strength, moisture and fire resistance of CMU.  Several students were able to attend and had a fantastic time.  ASCE YMG would like to extend a huge thanks to David McQueen from Adams Plant for such a great hands on experience!


Durham Bulls Event

On July 26, 2014, the Eastern Branch YMG hosted its annual outing to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on a beautiful summer Saturday evening to watch the Durham Bulls take on the Toledo Mud Hens.

Eight ASCE members were in attendance with 16 of their friends and family as guests.  Attendees were invited to meet at the Mellow Mushroom near the ballpark for pizza and socializing before heading out to cheer on the Bulls.

After getting their fill of pizza, the group headed to the ballpark.  Everyone settled into the two reserved Terrace Boxes, but all of the cheering was in vain.  At the end of the night the Mud Hens defeated the Bulls 5-0. 

YMG Videos Produced by ASCE National

ASCE National recently produced some informative videos to inform and encourage younger members.

Learn how the Younger Members Forum helps aspiring civil engineers and ASCE.
Hear how students benefit from ASCE.
Meet the leaders of ASCE National and learn how they interact with the members of our Nation's government.
Learn about ASCE's goals and how the members benefit from being a part of such a wonderful organization.


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