National Board News
National board members met for a regular board meeting on
January 26, 2001, at the Ramada Inn in New Stanton, Pennsylvania.
National President Domenic Piccolomini presided over the meeting.
The following are highlights of the committee reports and board
There is an increase of 53 members since the October 2000 meeting,
Secretary Conner reported. Total membership in ASHE now stands
President Piccolomini attended ASHE section meetings and dinner
events including Pittsburgh, Altoona, Mid Allegheny, Southwest
Penn and Franklin. He participated in the Region 1, Annual Luncheon
and board meeting held in Columbus, Ohio. Also, he participated
in judging of the Annual PQI Awards that will be presented at
Pennsylvania's Transportation Industry Spring Conference that
will be held at Hershey, Pennsylvania in March 2001.
A highlight of Piccolomini's activities included attendance
at the North Florida Section's charter dinner meeting in Tallahassee,
Florida. President Piccolomini conducted the chartering ceremonies
and installed the new Board. The Charter was presented to their
President, David F. Snyder and, Tom Barry, FDOT Secretary, spoke
on issues facing the Department of Transportation.
First Vice President Cooper Curtis reported that the "North
Florida Section" was chartered on January 11, 2001, with
41 members in attendance. Many interest areas have been identified
and prioritized to expand existing regions.
Director Ron Purvis is compiling information for a PowerPoint
presentation to aid in the start-up of new sections. He requests
assistance by providing materials of interest that will help
in promoting ASHE.
David Jones presented the new "National Conference Guidelines"
which were reviewed by the board and adopted upon discussion
and minor modifications. Some of the highlights include: a request
to host the conference must come from the region no more than
five years in advance; the conference should be affordable to
encourage member attendance; the first $10,000 in conference
profits remain with the host region, while the amount over $10,000
will be split between the host region and national; and, advance
startup funds up to $3,000 will be available from national depending
on financial need.
Director Frank Lopez presented a written request from Region
3 endorsing the Pittsburgh Section's desire to host the National
Conference in 2005. The board approved this request.
Ethics & Practice Committee:
Secretary Conner lead discussion on ASHE's membership in IACET
to provide CEU's for conferences, workshops and technical training
provided by ASHE sections and regions. Upon approval of the
board, ASHE will continue registration with IACET.
Web Site Committee:
David Jones discussed the redesign of ASHE's web page that is
being done through John Wanner's executive services contract.
Some of the features include: complete redesign of the home
page; link to the national conference web page; FAQ page to
handle queries to ASHE; Section's Operating Manual; ASHE Strategic
Plan; national map & local sections links; and, organization
Second Vice President Sandy Ivory is collecting information
on what sections are doing to promote student interest in the
highway industry. There is much activity including high school
visits, scholarships, Engineers Week activities, etc. This project
will result in a future guidance document in the "Section's
Operating Manual". Ivory also reported there is some interest
in establishing a scholarship at the National level.
Immediate Past President Charles Flowe announced the following
slate of officers and directors for the 2001-02 ASHE year:
President Cooper E. Curtis, P.E.
1st Vice President Sandra K. Ivory
2nd Vice President David W. Jones, P.E.
Treasurer Robert E. Yeager, P.L.S.
Secretary Terence D. Conner, P.E.
Director - 1 year
Region 7 Ronald L. Purvis, P.E.
Region 8 Tracey L. Hill, P.E.
Region 9 John M. McDowell, P.E.
Director - 2 year
Region 1 Robert A. Hochevar, P.E.
Region 2 Shirley A. Stuttler
Region 3 Frank S. Lopez
Director - 3 year
Region 4 Robert M. Peda, P.E.
Region 5 pending
Region 6 Richard Prentice, P.E.
Secretary Terence Conner discussed unpaid section assessments
for 2000/01 that were due by October 1, 2000. A motion was made
and carried to include a 10% late charge on future assessments
that are not paid by the established due date. Such notice will
be made a part of future invoices.
Back to the Top