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  • HAPPY BELATED VALENTIES DAY from your ASCE SunCoast Branch! This month we have a lot to look forward to with Engineers Week next week and our Winter Social NEXT FRIDAY! We have continued our tradition of the Winter Social aboard the LeBarge Sunset Cruise, sponsored by PBS&J, and invite you to come join us! This is a great time to socialize with your colleagues and to introduce them to your family and friends. Please make sure you RSVP immediately as we can only allow up to 120 guests. Registration is open to ANYONE who wants to eat, drink, and enjoy live entertainment for only $10! We are also in need of sponsors to help offset the cost of the cruise. For RSVP’s please email asce.suncoast@gmail.com (Subject: LEBARGE RSVP) and for Sponsorships, please email our Vice President, Amjid Hussain, P.E. at ahussain@scgov.net (Subject: LEBARGE SPONSORSHIP).

    This month we also have 2 new officers to introduce to you. Yes, you read it correctly….2 new officers! Our current Secretary, Sam Smith, E.I. has stepped down from her role as she just accepted a full time position in Tampa. We are sad to see her go, but feel it is in the best interest of the Branch to have someone local.

    We were fortunate to have four really great candidates step forward with an interest in filling the vacancies, but unfortunately we only have two positions to fill. Your newly appointed officers are Melanie “Delehanty” Smith, E.I. as your new Secretary, and Kim Clayback, P.E. as your new Treasurer.

    Melanie has been a member of our SunCoast Branch since 2007 after graduating from the University of Florida with a BS in Civil Engineering. She came back to her hometown of Venice after college and began working with the Land Development Group of WilsonMiller Stantec on various Residential, Commercial, and Mixed Use projects. She is still considered a “Newlywed” as she got married about 1 year ago to Jared Smith. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys playing soccer and is very active in the community as a soccer coach for a couple of girls’ teams in Venice.

    Kim has recently moved to the area from Tampa where she grew up and raised her children (both in college now). Engineering is a second career for her after working for Maas Brothers / Burdines / Macys for 20 Years. She went back to school in 2003 and received her MS degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2006 from the University of South Florida. Upon graduation, Kim has been practicing Water Resources Engineering with Jones Edmunds and passed her PE last year! Now that her kids are in college, she plans to spend her free time on her own interests and hobbies.

    This month we have also nailed down a date and location of our Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Please mark your calendars for Friday, May 20th. The tournament will be held at the Legacy Golf and Country Club in Lakewood Ranch. More details will be provided next month.

    Lastly, we would like to invite you to our monthly luncheon this Thursday, February 17th at the Dutch Heritage. Our guest speaker is Jon Cole, P.E., President of Giffels-Webster Engineers in Englewood. He plans to show a Power-Point Presentation that is a result of his and many others’ research into the Physics and Scientific Evidence of 9/11. Please RSVP to asce.suncoast@gmail.com (Subject: LUNCH RSVP).

    Thank you for your continued support. Don’t forget to RSVP for the Luncheon and the LeBarge Cruise!


    Sonya Fronckowiak ASCE SunCoast Branch President

    mailto:asce.suncoast@gmail.com mailto:ahussain@scgov.net mailto:asce.suncoast@gmail.com

  • After another long year of hard work it is time to celebrate. Please help us make this year’s

    winter social a success by participating in our corporate sponsorship program. This year’s

    winter social will be a cruise aboard the LeBarge on February 25th. Sponsors will be

    recognized in the monthly newsletter as well as posted signage aboard the LeBarge Cruise.

    Please submit sponsorship information by Wednesday, February 16, 2011!






    CITY:______________________________ STATE:___________________ ZIP:_________

    TELEPHONE: (____)______________________ EMAIL:____________________________

    SPONSORS AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE:________________________________________


    LEVEL:_________________ NAME:___________________________________

    Amount Enclosed: $________________

    Sponsors: Please email or include your organization logo on disk for use in media publications. Please send the

    file in two of the following graphic formats to minimize any problems we may encounter:

    *.TIF, *.JPG, *.WMF, *.BMP, *.GIF

    Please makes checks payable to: ASCE Suncoast Branch

    Send check, sponsor form and graphic to: ASCE Suncoast Branch, c/o Amjid Hussain

    Sarasota County Public Works, 1001 Sarasota Center Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34240

    For more infromation please contact Amjid Hussain, P.E., Vice President ASCE SunCoast Branch

    (941) 861-0750 or ahussain@scgov.net

  • ASCE SunCoast Branch

    4th Annual Winter Social Aboard the LeBarge Sponsorship Program



    PBS& J PLATINUM Cruise Sponsor 0 $600

    � Name/Logo on registration table

    banner which the company can keep after the cruise

    � Name/Logo on all sponsorship signs

    throughout the boat � Full-page advertisement in newsletter

    for 6 months � 4 guests entries

    DIAMOND Beverage Sponsor 2 $300

    � Name/Logo on signs located at bars

    � Half-page advertisement in newsletter

    for 6 months

    � 2 guests entries


    Food Sponsor 1 $200

    � Name/Logo on signs located at buffet � 1 guest entry

    1.HDR 2.Hazen &

    Sawyer SILVER Entertainment Sponsor 0 $100

    � Name/Logo on sign located at singer

    � 1 guest entry

    1.Gemini Marine BRONZE

    Boarding Sponsor 9 $50 � Logo/Name on sign at boarding ramp

  • Lunch Anyone?

    February Luncheon Details:

    ASCE February lunch meeting will feature Jonathan Cole, P.E, President of Giffels-Webster Engineers as a guest speaker. Here are the meeting details:

    When: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at noon. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.

    Where: Dutch Heritage at 3713 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota.

    Topic: The Physics and Scientific Evidence of 9/11

    Cost: $15/person.

    RSVP: Samantha Smith at asce.suncoast@gmail.com by Feb. 15th.

    Jon’s Bio:

    Jonathan Cole is a professional engineer and is the President of Giffels-Webster Engineers in

    Englewood. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1979. He has been working as

    an engineer for over 25 years with civil, utility, structural and construction experience. Jon

    moved to Florida in 1985, and was the County’s on site representative for the Charlotte county

    stadium construction in 1986-87. Since then, he moved into private practice in the local area.


    Three years ago, Jon became interested in the details of the structural collapses of the twin

    towers on 9/11 as a hobby. He has written papers and produced experimental videos to

    demonstrate certain elements of the collapse sequence using fundamental laws of physics. He

    has created a power point presentation as a result of his and many others research into the

    Physics and scientific evidence of 9/11, and plans to present it to us on February 17 th

    during our



  • What is E-week?

    National Engineers Week is a celebration of the engineering profession and it’s accomplishments in conjunction with the birthday of one of our founding fathers and first U.S. President George Washington, who is also considered to be the nation’s first engineer. The week is celebrated with the Engineering community hosting events that feature math, science, and technology as well as raise awareness about the Engineering Profession. Meet your local Engineering community: American Public Works Association (APWA) – Originally chartered in 1937, APWA is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world, with 64 chapters throughout North America. APWA provides a forum in which public works professionals can exchange ideas, improve professional competency, increase the performance of their agencies and companies, and bring important public works-related topics to public attention in local, state and federal arenas. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE’s Mission is to provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good. American Water Works Association (AWWA) – Founded in 1881, AWWA is the authoritative resource on safe water, with more than 60,000 members worldwide