Issue 4 – April 2015 - Tampa Bay Chapter of FSMS

A Monthly Publication by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society
VOLUME 21 Next Meeting Secretary’s Report Treasurer’s Report Announcements ISSUE 4 IN THIS ISSUE APRIL 2015 PAGE 1 2 3 4 5 On March 28, TBC members participated in the City of Clearwater’s annual Paint Your Heart Out event
2014 – 2015 Chapter Officers President Vice President President Elect Past President Joe Shatto, PLS Jared Phillips, PSM Justin Ferrans, PSM Leon Hampton, PSM (561) 722‐6382 (727) 324‐3180 (727) 461‐6113 (321) 231‐4874 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]‐ [email protected] Treasurer Secretary District Director Bob Dye, LSIT Chris Wild, PSM Pete Mattson, PSM (727) 432‐2782 (407) 619‐0343 (813) 629‐9609 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] VOLUME 21 ISSUE 4 APRIL 2015 PAGE 2 NEXT MEETING April Chapter Meeting Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:30 pm Happy Hour 6:30 pm Meeting and Dinner Cost: $20 members & guests $15 associate members Credit/debit accepted Guest Speaker: Chris Wild will share on his experience lobbying congress with ASCE in Washington, D.C. and give an update on the current state of the Highway Trust Fund and infrastructure around the country in general. After having to bring up the word "tax" in Senator Marco Rubio's office, Chris is confident he can take on your toughest of infrastructure policy questions. Location: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s 9311 N 56th Street Temple Terrace, FL 33617
VOLUME 21 ISSUE 4 APRIL 2015 PAGE 3 Florida Surveying & Mapping Society, Tampa Bay Chapter Thursday, March 26, 2015 Meeting Minutes Location: Applebee’s, 5110 East Bay Drive, Clearwater, FL 33764 Meeting Start: 6:31 PM Persons in Attendance: 18 members and guests present The meeting was called to order with President Joe Shatto reading of anti‐trust statement. TREASURER’S REPORT  Treasurer Bob Dye confirmed the Treasurer’s Report is as submitted in the Tampa Bay Field Book. There was $63.63 remaining in the Gallons for GI’s fund from 2014. Motion #1 ‐ A motion was made by FSMS Vice President Dianne Collins to accept the Treasurer’s Report as published in the Tampa Bay Field Book. As there was no discussion on the motion, it was seconded by Boyd Allen and passed unanimously. Motion #2 ‐ A motion was made by FSMS VP Collins to move the remaining $63.63 from the Gallons for GI’s fund to the Tom Kaney Fund. As there was no discussion on the motion, it was seconded by Treasurer Dye and passed unanimously. SECRETARY’S MINUTES  Secretary Chris Wild was not present; however the February minutes were published in the Tampa Bay Field Book. DIRECTOR’S REPORT  Director Pete Mattson and FSMS VP Collins went over the current legislative events affecting the profession. Members were reminded that the FSMS Conference is being held at the Naples Grande in Naples from July 29 to August 2 and FSMS is seeking sponsors for various portions of the conference. Contact [email protected] to help out. The meeting was paused for dinner at 6:52pm and resumed at 7:24pm. Motion #3 ‐ A motion was made by Clyde Mason to accept the Secretary’s Minutes as published in the Tampa Bay Field Book. As there was no discussion on the motion, it was seconded by Treasurer Dye and passed unanimously. OLD BUSINESS  Ronald McDonald House pop‐top contest was discussed.  The FSMS Tampa Bay Chapter Adopt‐A‐Highway signs have been erected. NEW BUSINESS  Tampa Bay Chapter arranged 4 proclamations of Surveyors and Mappers Week in the area: Pinellas County, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Dunedin.  Paint‐Your‐Heart‐Out annual civic event scheduled for March 28.  The Tampa Bay Surveyors and Mappers Scholarship Fund annual golf tournament is scheduled for April 18. Motion #4 ‐ A motion was made by FSMS VP Collins to donate $500 to the TBSMSF, Inc. to support the golf tournament. As there was no discussion on the motion, it was seconded by Mr. Allen and passed unanimously.  Fellow surveyor Rick Hinson had surgery for stage 4 kidney cancer which has spread to his liver and brain. The Tom Kaney Fund has given funds to help with his medical costs. Members were reminded to keep Mr. Hinson in their prayers.  FSMS VP Collins has a new grandson named Braxton Case. Motion #5 ‐ A motion was made by Treasurer Dye to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Braden Lloyd seconded the motion and it passed unanimously at 7:44pm. RAFFLES: TOM KANEY FUND 50/50 The Tom Kaney Fund raised $62 in the raffle. Respectfully submitted by Chris “I take subpar notes” McLaughlin in Tampa Bay Chapter Secretary Chris Wild’s absence. VOLUME 21 ISSUE 4 APRIL 2015 PAGE 4 VOLUME 21 ISSUE 4 APRIL 2015 PAGE 5 UPCOMING EVENTS Check fsms‐ for more information May Chapter Meeting July Chapter Meeting May 28, 2015 July 23, 2015 June Chapter Meeting Adopt‐A‐Highway Cleanup June 25, 2015 TBD Bowling Tournament 60th Annual FSMS Conference July 29 – August 2, 2015 | Naples Grande Beach Resort TBD ANNOUNCEMENTS CONFERENCE DRAWING Attend chapter meetings and other events throughout the year for your opportunity to win one full conference registration with one night’s hotel stay. To be eligible to win, members must attend at least 50% of all chapter‐sponsored events, with each subsequent event attended over said 50% resulting in one additional entry. Individuals must be a full member at the time of the drawing (tentatively to be held during July’s meeting) but do not have to be present to win. RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE POP‐TOP CHALLENGE FSMS chapters around the state are competing in a pop‐top challenge benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. Collect pop‐tops at home, the office and everywhere else canned drinks are consumed. ADVERTISE IN THE TAMPA BAY FIELD BOOK $15 per month – business card size $20 per month – 1/4 page $30 per month – 1/2 page $50 per month – full page $100 per year – business card size $200 per year – 1/4 page $300 per year – 1/2 page $500 per year – full page