EWB Meeting

When: August 22, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Optimism Brewery, 1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
What: Engineers Without Borders is hosting a summer socials to provide an opportunity for new members and volunteers to network with their fellow engineers and meet a community like minded folks. The Chapter invites interested engineers to come have a beer, learn about it's three international projects and find opportunities to get involved.

Call for Volunteers
The Puget Sound Chapter of EWB is planning it's first kickball tournament to raise funds for the implementation of its three international projects. The Chapter is inviting teams from local organizations and engineering firms to participate in this friendly competition to support a cause.

Event: Kickball Without Borders
When: September 10, 10 AM - 2 PM
Where: Woodland Park, 1000 North 50th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

It is also looking for volunteers to help run the kickball tournament and man different stations. Please contact membership@ewbseattle.org to volunteer or sign up a team.

Kickball Without Borders Register Online

When: September 10, 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Woodland Park, 1000 North 50th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

Event Flyer

2nd Annual Executive Forum Register Online

When: October 12, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Seattle University, Casey Commons, 5th Floor
Schedule: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Networking Reception
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

What : The Executive Forum is an annual event sponsored by the Seattle ASCE Younger Member Forum that provides young engineers and students with an opportunity to meet prominent individuals holding leadership positions in private consulting firms, public agencies, construction companies, and minority and women-owned businesses in the Seattle area.

At the Executive Forum, a group of panelists discuss their career paths and experiences, provide insight into future developments in the civil engineering field, and offer inspiring advice to young engineers. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and network with engineers from other companies.

ASCE Legislative Committee - Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Needs

ASCE Seattle Section is searching for candidates to fill the role of chairperson of the Legislative Committee. The new State Advocacy Captain is Dr. Conrad Felice.

Candidates for volunteer positions at the local level should have the following qualities and be willing to perform the duties described.
  • Be a leader in the engineering profession and have sound understanding of all aspects of the engineering profession.
  • Understanding of the legislative process and can follow the bills and other initiatives that move across Washington State
  • Communicate frequently and work with the Architects and Engineers Legislative Council to influence our elected leaders regarding the issues ASCE and today's engineers are facing
  • Educate and communicate current legislative issues with the ASCE Seattle membership
  • Educate local and state elected officials on important engineering issues
  • Work with key Washington funding groups and programs to support legislation that is vital to the engineering profession
  • Work with a volunteer committee of engineers to organize events regarding key local legislative issues.
  • Participate in National Level training and fly to Washington DC to participate in a political process where you can share with members of congress your engineering perspective on structures, transportation, water resources, energy, to name a few to help influence program legislation. (Funding for travel, training and accommodations provided to selected volunteers.)
Submit an email to the Seattle Board as soon as practical for a committee role and inform us if you want to attend the November 14th training program in Washington D.C. A second training event will be held in May, 2017 in D.C.

Below is a description of the work that the Legislative Committee participates in.

The Legislative Committee functions in the political arena. The committee can become active in federal, state, county or other governmental issues that are of interest to the profession (such as university engineering budget considerations, issues that affect the practice of or employment of civil engineers, and environmental issues of significance to the profession). The committee is responsible for disseminating information from the AELC pertaining to state legislation. In recent years, the chair of the Legislative Committee has also been the AELC representative. If they are different, the Legislative Committee chair is an alternate to the AELC and shall be responsible for keeping abreast of current activities of the AELC.

The committee reviews proposed legislation and comments on it with regards to its effect on the civil engineering profession. The committee may request the Board take an official stance on certain legislation that is being proposed as appropriate. The committee and its members may also be called upon to testify at Legislative hearings or for other governmental committees (it must be noted that if such testimony is not previously approved by the Board or general membership, such testimony cannot represent the official position of the Seattle Section and is as an individual). The committee should work toward establishing a key contact group of members of the Society who have contacts with elected officials and who would be available to communicate the position of the Section. The committee is generally active prior to and during the sessions of the state legislature. The committee at times seeks the advice of other Section committees that may be more versed on a particular legislation topic. The committee typically sends at least one representative to the Society's annual Legislative Fly-In in Washington D.C.

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Events

YMF - Golf Tournament
August 18, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

EWB Meeting
August 22, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Kickball Without Borders Register Online
September 10, 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

2nd Annual Executive Forum
October 12, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

ASCE Legislative Committee - Volunteers Needed


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