National Board News
National board members met for a regular board meeting on April
27, 2001, at the Sheraton Baltimore North, in Towson, Maryland.
National President Domenic Piccolomini presided over the meeting.
The following are highlights of the committee reports and board
There is an increase of 194 members since the January 2001 meeting,
President Piccolomini reported. Total membership in ASHE now
stands at 5,330.
President Piccolomini attended ASHE section meetings and dinner
events including Southwest Penn, Central Florida, and North
Central West Virginia. He participated in the Board of Director's
Meeting for Region 6 and attended the Delaware Valley regular
dinner meeting. Annual Luncheon and board meeting held in Columbus,
A highlight of Piccolomini's activities was his attendance
at the Pennsylvania Transportation Industry Spring Conference
held at Hershey, Pennsylvania on March 16, 2001. He represented
ASHE in the unveiling of the new Pennsylvania Partnership for
Highway Quality Vision and Mission statements and participated
in the signing of the rededication.
Director Tracy Hill reported that a meeting is scheduled in
Wheeling, West Virginia on May 9, 2001, with several local people
who are interested in chartering a new section. President Piccolomini
and Kevin Duris of the New Section's Committee will represent
Director Ron Purvis will be working on a new marketing brochure
this year in addition to compiling a PowerPoint presentation
to aid in the start-up of new sections.
Conference 2001: President Piccolomini noted that registration
packages were mailed to all members in mid April, also additional
information is available on the ASHE web page at "highwayengineers.org".
Attendance is expected at 550 with many pleasurable spouse trips,
an excellent technical program, and plenty of fellowship opportunities
Conference 2002: Director Stuttler reported that plans
are progressing well to host the conference in Erie, Pennsylvania
with an "Intermodal" theme. The Board was invited
to hold the October meeting at the Avalon Hotel in Erie in support
of the upcoming conference.
Conference 2003: Director Hochevar reported that Region
1 went through a selection process to determine the best suited
section to host the conference with Cuyahoga Section being selected.
This will be a Regional Conference that will be held in the
Akron, Ohio area.
Technical & SCANNER:
Director Peda reported that the Winter issue provided notice
of the new advertising rates and that a new "Ad Rate Mailer"
and contract was being printed for distribution to the Sections
by the next Board meeting. This was a record 22-page format
thanks to the support of the Sections and advertisers.
Web Site Committee:
Director Peda reported that the updated ASHE web page was released
on April 20, 2001 having a very expanded format. Work is in
progress to add the "Section's Operating Manual" and
the "ASHE Strategic Plan". Also, the Harrisburg and
Carolina Triangle Section web pages were approved by the Web
Site Committee and linked to the ASHE page. Come visit our new
look at "highwayengineers.org".
Steve Lester provided a draft "ASHE History" document
that was compiled by his committee composed of several ASHE
National Past Presidents. The Board was asked to provide comments
by the summer conference and any member is invited to provide
photographs of our past events to add value to this fine document.
Goals of this committee are to distribute two books to each
Section and to put portions of it on the ASHE web site. Publication
is scheduled for fall 2001.
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