President’s Message – June 2021
Greetings ASHE Members!
No doubt you are seeing more and more signs of breaking out of this strangeness and returning to in-person events. I am happy to see that our Section will be holding our first in-person event. You should have received an email invitation to the resurrection of our ever-popular Transportation Tuesday (June 29th at The Porch) – hopefully you are registered and we’ll get a chance to chat. If not there, then ASHE Central Florida will have a table at the ASCE IceBreaker on July 21st. Come by and say hi.
The Section is currently in the nomination process for the 2021-22 Officers and Board of Directors. If you (or someone you know) is interested in becoming involved as an Officer or Director, please reach out via the Section email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or contact any of our current Board Members. If becoming a Board member isn’t your cup of tea, you would also be a big help by becoming involved in any of our committees, especially Programs and Membership.
We’ll soon be embarking on our annual Membership drive, so keep your eye out for an email to renew. Please pass that on to any co-workers and colleagues who would benefit from being an ASHE member (everyone!). My thanks to each of you that have stuck with us over the past year; our membership was essentially unchanged, but we are looking to get back to having more than 100 members when the membership drive ends in September.
Here is June’s Corny Joke of the Month:
A guy walks into a bar, places an order for three beers, sits down and drinks the three beers, before leaving quietly. This happens every day for months. One day when the man walks in and orders his three beers, a bartender decides to ask the man “Wouldn’t you rather have your beers one by one to keep the other two cold? To which the man answers “No. I’m ordering three beers because I have two brothers overseas and this way it feels like we’re drinking together.” The man gets his beers and continues with his routine.
After a couple of months the man comes in but only orders two beers. The bartender is surprised and asks why he only wants two. The man answers that one of his brothers died, so from now on he will only drink for two. The bartender offers his condolences and then leaves the man to his beers.
Yet another couple of months pass with the man drinking two beers. One day he walks in and only orders one. The bartender is quick to offer his condolences as he believes it means the last brother must have passed, to which the man answers “No need to be sorry! My brother is still alive and well. It’s just that I’ve decided to stop drinking.”
Looking forward to sharing a drink with you at Transportation Tuesday!
Sherman Klaus, PE
ASHE Central Florida Section President