Oct/Nov 2017 Newsletter Print

President's Message

Welcome Back!  I hope everyone weathered Hurricane Irma safely and is returning to business as usual.  We are starting off the year a little later than planned.  Our first meeting that was originally scheduled was canceled due to Hurricane Irma.

Our first official meeting of the year was held this past Thursday October 19th at the South Florida Water Management District - Fort Myers Service Center and it was a great success! We were pleased to have Chris Pacitto from Velocity Engineering provide more insight to the geotechnical engineering field with his "Geotechnical Engineering Overview & Typical Southwest Florida Considerations" presentation.  The presentation provided 1 PDH hour and lunch!  Our next meeting will be a BBQ at the Panther Island Mitigation Bank on November 10th. An email will be sent out shortly with more details.

We appreciated the SFWMD letting our chapter use their conference room.  This allows us to keep the meeting at a lower cost.  The cost savings on the venue helps our chapter allocate additional funds towards scholarships, MATHCOUNTS, and sponsor other events.  

Over the last year our chapter has been working on better ways to reach our members. New this year we will be adding a "Featured Member" to the newsletter each month and a short synopsis on their service-based engineering projects. If you have not visited our new website, please check it out www.fes-calusa.org.  We welcome any feedback as we work to enhance the website and its features, such as prepayment for our meetings.  We also have a Facebook page, @FESCalusa.  Should you or your firm have any pictures, job postings, community events, etc. feel free to tag us or email to publicrelations@fes-calusa.org.

My goals this year as the Calusa Chapter President are to continue encouraging member involvement and community outreach with an emphasis on K-12.  We are in the process of ironing out the meeting schedule and are always open to new venues, topics, and speakers should you have any ideas.  I am looking forward to a great year serving as your President. 


Sommer Foster
FES Calusa President 

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FES Membership Renewal

Thank you for your membership in the Florida Engineering Society. Our Society is successful because of your support and involvement. With over 3,000 members who, like you, believe in advancement through united efforts, we continue to realize our vision and mission of promoting and defending the professional interests of all engineers in the state of Florida. 

Please continue to endorse our collective goals by renewing your membership as soon as possible. Renew your FES membership online today!

Let's make this a great year together!

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Welcome New Members

Welcome New Members!

    • Juan C. Bolivar, PE


    • Andrew Holland, PE

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Featured Member

This Month's featured Member is...

Steven Hall

Steven has been employed with Sprint for over 15 years and is the Technical Operations Manager overseeing a team of nine engineers. A notable project that Steven was tasked with this year has been to bring back the front-line network monitoring function to the United States. In his spare time, Steven is actively involved in service-based engineering projects, serves on his Church's board of directors, and volunteers for CCMI and Harry Chapin Food Bank. Keep up the good work Steven, we are proud to have you as a part of the FES-Calusa Chapter!


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Golf Tournament for the ASCE FGCU Scholarship Fund

Sign up & pay through following link:


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Panther Island BBQ

Please RSVP to Desmond Duke at dduke@ecoresolve.com

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Professional Engineer Legislative Days

Professional Engineer Legislative Days
January 30-31, 2018
Florida Engineering Society & Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers

Guests may call to make reservations at 1-800-368-7764 and mention the "Florida Engineering Society" group block using the code FA29AA. Registration will open November 2017

Hotel Accommodations
Four Points Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown
Make Your Reservations Online

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2018 FES/ACEC-FL Annual Conference

2018 FES/ACEC-FL Annual Conference
August 1-4, 2018 
JW Marriott Marco Island

Mark your calendars for the 2018 FES/ACEC-FL Annual Conference! This year's Annual Conference will be held at the breathtaking, newly-renovated JW Marriott in Marco Island. You won't want to miss out on the valuable information shared in the seminars, the opportunity to earn PDHs, and the networking opportunities at the many events taking place during Annual Conference.

Event details will be added to www.fleng.org as they become available (including registration rates, agenda, sponsorship/exhibitor prospectus, PDHs, hotel information, etc).

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FES/FICE 4th Annual Water Winter Seminar

FES/FICE 4th Annual Water Winter Seminar
February 26-27, 2018
FSU Conference Center

Earn up to 8 PDHs!

Who Needs to Attend?
Public and private sector Professional Engineers, Geologists, Scientists and Consultants whose practice areas involve water resources. This advanced seminar is designed primarily for technical staff, within and outside of government.

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Please email treasurer@fes-calusa.org to renew your newsletter sponsorship!

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