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December Branch Meeting Main Speaker

Mr. Michael Moore - Vice Chairman of The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Michael Moore, a native Houstonian, has served Houston and the youth of Texas through donating his time for over 21 years to the largest rodeo in the world, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, a 501C3 charity. Michael is a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo currently serving as a Vice Chairman and has worked in many of the leadership positions including Assistant Captain, Captain, Coordinator, Trainer, Team Leader and earned several awards for outstanding leadership and performance.

Michael and his wife Linda currently live in Northwest Houston have a blended family with 3 boys, (2 still in school) and 2 grandsons. An avid motorcycle rider, golfer and volunteer Michael is employed in the Information Technology sector and has been with DataSpan (formerly Media Recovery) for 21 years. Michael has received several performance awards and was the lead project manager participating with the GAO (Government Accountability Office) in information protection and the secure data destruction.

Early years included petrochemical and electro-mechanical design achievements with teams from TRW, Ingersoll-Rand, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Computer, Software Channels and Medical Digital Imaging companies.

Throughout the years as a volunteer on the Speakers Committee Michael has emceed numerous events with 100’s of people and has a history donating time resources to charity events.

Today we welcome Michael Moore and the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo.

Younger Member's Report

This Past Month’s Events

YMI Buffalo Bayou Cleanup This past month, ASCE YM members joined TAWWA in cleaning up Buffalo Bayou. Volunteers helped shovel silt and debris from around trees along the bank, left by Hurricane Harvey. Thank you to TAWWA for organizing the event and to all the volunteers who participated.

Water for PeopleASCE and TAWWA joined forces for another last month to raise money for Water for People. The event was held at Saint Arnold Brewery. Thank you to everyone who came out and made donations and again, thank you to TAWWA for organizing another great event for our members.

This Upcoming Month

PE Luncheon On Thursday, December 7th, ASCE will be hosting its annual PE Luncheon at Terracon from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. The presentation will be given by George Hartman, an Engineer for TBPE for over 14 years. The luncheon will begin with a presentation over specifics of the professional licensure application and conclude with a Q&A session with a panel of engineers who have recently taken their PE and received their licenses. Registration is open on the ASCE Houston website. Lunch will be provided.

CYCLE Bicycle Build On December 9th, ASCE will be volunteering at the CYCLE Bicycle Build Event. Cycle is a children’s charity that encourages students to achieve higher academic performance by rewarding students who have met their goals with a new bicycle. Register for this event online at cyclehouston.org!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Happy Hour with WEAT and TAWWA On Wednesday, December 13th, ASCE will join WEAT and TAWWA for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Happy Hour! The happy hour will be at Axelrad starting at 5:00 PM. Come out for some networking and holiday cheer!

ASCE Trivia Night Fundraising Event This year for our fundraising event, ASCE is hosting a trivia night! We are starting to look for companies interested in sponsoring the event. Sponsorships range in tiers from Bronze to Title, with varying advantages to each one including your company’s logo on the sponsor board to a banner with your company’s logo and complementary entrance for a team of 6 people. If your company is interested, please send an email to Tim Smelcer, Tim.Smelcer@arup.com. More details to come!

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Thanks,

Amanda Retta, EIT aretta@cobbfendley.com ASCE Younger Member Forum Chair

Treasurer's Report

As of December 3, 2017

 

 

 

Paypal

 

$

2,230.02

Savings

 

$

77,421.25

Checking

 

$

67,732.81

Total

 

$

147,384.08

 

Membership Report

ASCE Houston Branch

Membership Report

December 2017

Currently, adjusted assignments to the Houston Branch include 3,245 members. 86% of those members have paid their National dues. 84% of all National renewals elected to pay their Texas Section Dues. Thank you for your ASCE participation and keep up the good work!

2017-2018 ASCE Houston Branch Membership Report

Report Date

Total Assigned Membership

Total National Dues Paid

 

Total Section Dues Paid

 

Sept

9/1/17

3196

2677

84%

2225

83%

Oct

10/1/17

3262

2748

84%

2296

84%

Nov

11/1/17

3222

2770

86%

2313

84%

Dec

12/1/17

3245

2798

86%

2342

84%

Who do I contact with Membership questions?

Houston Branch Membership Chair:  Alexa Nichols

Email: anichols@ehrainc.com

Phone:713-784-4500

National Membership Contact -memrec@asce.org or call 800-548-2723

Membership Information -http://www.asce.org/membership/

Online Application - https://join.asce.org/default.aspx

Renew Your Membership - http://www.asce.org/renewal

December Trivia

If you traveled 75 miles at sixty miles per hour, how much faster would you get there if you traveled 75 miles per hour?

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