President’s Message – September 2021
Greetings ASHE Members – current and new!!
It’s been awhile since the last President Message, so I hope you all had a great summer (it’s over?!), and are getting into some fall activities. The ASHE Central Florida Board is still operating mostly in the virtual realm, but it has been nice to be out again and see my fellow ASHE members and Board Members at some recent events.
Our annual Membership Drive has officially ended, so hopefully you have all renewed, or are brand new members of ASHE Central Florida. If you missed the deadline, you can still join; just click on the Membership tab near the top of the page and sign up. I wanted to give a BIG thanks to our Membership Chair, Erin Kelley, and Section Secretary, Sarah Riffe for their phenomenal efforts on organizing, notifying, hounding, and compiling on this ever-important task.
Our Programs Committee has been even more busy than usual, and are working on some exciting events in the coming months. We are going to have an action packed 4th Quarter with lots of opportunities for you to network and socialize! Our monthly Transportation Tuesday is back in full swing with the next one on September 28th at The Guesthouse in the Mills50 area. As a reminder, this event is open to members and non-members, and is a great networking opportunity. October will see the return of our annual Clay Shoot (October 7th). As an inexperienced shooter, I can say that participating in this event is a blast for everyone! Our Programs Committee is also organizing our Holiday Gala (December 7th at Dubsdread – save the date!), and some joint events with other professional organizations in the Orlando area.
Our Board has been getting some inquiries recently about posting job openings. So, starting with this month’s President’s Message, we’ll add employment solicitations at your request. If you are interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the positions you are seeking along with a web link for potential candidates to access.
I’m sure your lives have been missing my bad jokes, so here is September’s Corny Joke:
Four engineers get into a car to go to the ASHE Clay Shoot, but the car will not start.
The Mechanical Engineer says: “It’s a broken starter.”
The Electrical Engineer says: “Dead battery.”
The Chemical Engineer says: “I’m pretty sure it’s impurities in the gasoline.”
The IT Engineer says: “Hey guys, how about we all get out of the car and get back in?”
Sherman Klaus, PE
ASHE Central Florida Section President