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Successful Stream Cleanup

On May 20th, 2017, 8 brave warriors, donning knee boots, plastic gloves, and an array of garbage bags, “took to the streams” in a heroic effort to rid Hare Snipe Creek of various and sundry unwanted man-made goods (ie, trash). For over 2 hours, these valiant ASCE members, including younger members and students, slogged tirelessly through over 1.5 miles of brush, waste-deep water, and steep embankments, seeking out all kinds of metal cans, tires, unwanted grocery bags, and even a large section of PVC pipe, and properly disposing of it at the appropriate designated location. The City of Raleigh oversees the Adopt-a-Stream program, of which ASCE has faithfully served for many years. While our involvement has kept a small section of Raleigh’s waterways clean, enabling mankind and native wildlife alike to enjoy the natural beauty of this gem of a stream for generations to come, a continued effort to put trash in its place by all Raleigh residents and a willing attitude by ASCE volunteers to help out with this biannual activity will help our community win the battle against unwanted litter and keep our streams clean.

(Left to Right) Derek Dussek, Phil Davies, Aaron Stroud, Evan Reilly, Emily Murr, Greg Cols Not pictured: Amber Ahles, Mary Cols

(Left to Right) Derek Dussek, Phil Davies, Aaron Stroud, Evan Reilly, Emily Murr, Greg Cols
Not pictured: Amber Ahles, Mary Cols

Golf Tournament Update

Thanks for everyone who attended the ASCE NC Eastern Branch Golf Tournament at the end of September. Over 50 players attended, which is a great turnout.  Due to everyone's participation and generosity, we raised $3,450 for the NC Scholarship fund. The fund is awarded to four students in Civil Engineering.  One student from each North Carolina university with ABET-accredited programs:  North Carolina State University, UNC Charlotte, North Carolina A&T, and Duke University.

We would like to thank Terracon and American Tower for sponsoring the Hospitality Cart and S&ME for providing the delicious barbeque meal. We would like to sincerely thank ECS, Tencate Mirifa, RK&K, Smith+Gardner, F&R, and Fonville Morisey for sponsoring us!
  
No one won the Hole-in-One competition, but we had a few close calls. Maybe next year someone will take home $10,000!  

If you have any comments or suggestions for next year's tournament, please feel free to pass them along to Michael Siburt or Dave Skurky.

2016 Food Drive Donations Update

During the months of July and August, the NC Eastern Branch Younger Member Group hosted a food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The YMG encouraged members to collect donations of canned goods, other non-perishable items, and essential health supplies, at their workplaces. On August 23rd, the YMG hosted a social event called "Cans for Brews" at a local brewery, Trophy Brewing, as a celebration event to conclude the food drive.  In all, 12 firms participated in the collection and the YMG donated over 830 pounds of food. In the spirit of the event's moniker, the YMG held two raffles: one for a gift card to Trophy Brewing and one for a Trophy Brewing Pint Glass set. Many thanks to all those who participated to make this event a success! The YMG plans to hold a similar event next summer.

Positions Open for 2016-2017 ASCE Eastern Branch Officers and Committees

The Eastern Branch has opportunities for officers and committee members for the 2016-2017 year.
 
The Branch officer spots available are President-Elect and Secretary beginning in October.  Visit our online nomination form to nominate yourself or other Members for officer positions.  Please be sure to have your ASCE member number available for the registration form. Officer nominations will be accepted until 5:00PM on Friday, September 16, 2016.   
 
The Branch is also looking for volunteers for the Branch Representative,
Community Relations / E-week Coordinator, and Fundraising Chair.  If you are interested in starting a new committee you can indicate that as you sign up as well. Visit the online nomination form to express interest in serving as a member of a committee.

A PDF detailing these openings and their duties can be found in the link below:
2016-2017 Open Board Positions Descriptions.

ASCE Adopt-a-Stream Fall 2015 Cleanup

This past Saturday, October 17th, eleven volunteers gathered at the Lake Lynn Community Center to help clean up the stream.  The crew helped clean Hare Snipe Creek and two of its tributaries from Lake Lynn and Lower Springdale Estates Lake.

We appreciate those who assisted with the cleanup!

Photo via Christine Nguyen

Photo via Christine Nguyen


2015 ASCE Toys-For-Tots Toy Drive

ASCE is collecting new, unwrapped toys to be donated to the Raleigh Toys-For-Tots campaign.  Our local Toys-For-Tots campaign, put on by the US Marine Corps Reserve, will benefit Wake, Durham, Johnston, Granville, and Franklin counties.  We are beginning our donation drive in October to allow plenty of time for people to pick up donations while doing other holiday shopping.  The toy donations will be delivered to the Marine Corps Reserve who will distribute them to children aged infant to 14.  We will be collecting donations at our annual Holiday Social which will be held on December 10th, or arrangements can be made to pick up donations at participating firms on December 11th if a representative cannot attend the social.  Please contact Matt Alexander (mjalexander@terracon.com) with any questions.  Please complete this online form if you would like to collect donations at your workplace, and more information will be provided to you via email.

2015-2016 ASCE Eastern Branch Officer and Committee Positions are Now Open

The Eastern branch has opportunities for officers and committee members for the 2015-2016 year.
 
The Branch officer spots available are President-Elect, Treasurer and Branch Representative beginning in October.  Visit the nomination page to nominate yourself or any other ASCE member for officer positions.  Please be sure to have your ASCE member number available for the registration form. Officer Nominations will be accepted until 5:00PM on Monday, August 31, 2015.   
 
The Branch is also looking for volunteers for the Community Relations and E-week Committees.  If you are interested in starting a new committee you can indicate that as you sign up as well.

The accompanying PDF detailing these openings and their duties:
2015-2016 Open Board Positions Descriptions

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities for the ASCE Student Chapter at NCSU

Dear Corporate Supporter,
 
My name is Leah-Craig Fleming and I am the President for the American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter at North Carolina State University during the 2015-2016 academic year. I am reaching out to you on behalf of our organization, seeking support for the events that we hold each year for our members.
 
Throughout the year, we host monthly meetings with professionals from the industry to allow our members to see the broad spectrum of civil engineering and how the students can focus their path at State to achieve their goals. In the spring, we compete at our regional ASCE conference against other universities in the southeast region in events such as concrete canoe and steel bridge. The teams dedicate many hours a week for the entire year working towards the competition. Supporting our organization will give your company the opportunity to interact with our students on all of these levels and more.
 
Our corporate packet will provide information on opportunities for supporting our organization throughout the year. It includes the goals of our organization, how your support will be utilized, the different levels of sponsorship available, and how you can help our cause.
 
The funding for our organization comes exclusively from donations, fundraising, and membership dues; we rely heavily on your generosity for us to achieve this year's goals. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated and will be used to further the education of our future engineers. We thank you for considering the American Society of Civil Engineers at NC State and sincerely look forward to working with you!
 
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at leflemin@ncsu.edu, and please copy Lora Bremer at lfbremer@ncsu.edu, our Senior Director of Development and Alumni Engagement for the College of Engineering.  
 
Best Regards,
--
Leah-Craig Fleming
Senior | Civil Engineering
President | The American Society of Civil Engineers
Civil Engineering Intern | Kimley-Horn & Associates

Raleigh Engineer Participates in E-Week

Mahalingam Bahiradhan (Bahi), PE, Senior Engineer with Schnabel Engineering, recently spoke at the Cedar Fork Elementary School in Morrisville, North Carolina as part of the E-Week activities.  Bahi showed his presentation to the students and received remarkable feedback from the students and administrators.  The students actively participated in the discussions.  Thank you, Bahi, for your work and dedication.

 

image via Bahi

image via Bahi

image via Bahi

image via Bahi



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