National Board News
National board members met for a regular board meeting on June
1, 2003, at the Hilton - Akron/Fairlawn, Fairlawn, Ohio. National
President David W. Jones, P.E. presided over the meeting. President
Jones welcomed the board, incoming board members and past presidents
Pat Dougherty and Charlie Flowe who participated in the meeting.
The following are highlights of the committee reports and board
There was an increase of 4 members since the April board meeting,
as reported by Secretary Conner. Total ASHE membership stands
at 5,538, representing 34 local sections. Also, directors were
reminded that 2003/04 Section Rosters and Form 990 are due to
the National Secretary by June 15, 2003.
President Jones distributed and discussed committee assignments
for the coming year. Specific committee tasks will be tied to
the strategic plan.
Director Richard Prentice reported that ASHE will continue to
arrange for a meeting with Secretary Mary Peters of the Federal
Highway Administration to discuss transportation issues common
to our profession. Ron Purvis asked that sections take initiative
to monitor and stay abreast of their own state legislative activity.
Director Hochevar reported there were 565 registrations for
the 2003 conference Highways of the Future. Many
one-day registrants came to make the conference a great success
in reaching high numbers of the membership. The Conference website
is loaded with pictures of the conference activities. Take a
look at http://www.ashe2003.org.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
Director Richard Prentice and Past President Pasquale Dougherty
reviewed the final draft of the Societys application to
the International Association for Continuing Education and Training
(IACET) to become an authorized provider of IACET certified
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). On a motion by Pat
Dougherty second by Ron Purvis, the Board approved submitting
the application as well as the guidelines and policy statement
for retention and release of member CEU credit records.
Director Prentice noted that ASHE should have accreditation
by the October National Board meeting. In the interim, ASHE
is approved to issue CEUs, but they are not recognized
by IACET until the new application is approved. Once approved,
it is the intent of ASHE to issue only IACET approved CEU credits.
Strategic Plan / Operations Oversight:
Past President Charles Flowe reviewed the draft Strategic Plan
with the Board. There was considerable discussion in providing
final comments. It was suggested that changes be incorporated
and presented to the full board at the October 2003 meeting.
From an operational perspective, the Strategic Plan will be
reviewed annually and updated on a three-year cycle.
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