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November 2013 The Official T.S.P.S. Chapter 5 Newsletter

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  In the Rearview Mirror...

Due to the Annual Convention, no monthly meeting was held in October. Hope everyone made it out to Convention to update their professional education and knowledge, and to renew old acquaintances and meet new friends. As our organization moves forward with new leaders at both the Chapter and State level, try to find a way to contribute.

Over 500 registered attendees were at the Annual Convention, with an additional +/- 200 exhibitors, guests, and students. TSPS staff was pleased with the attendance and the overall results. The golf tornament, coordinated by Sean Flaherty and Rodney Walsh, had 70+ golfers, and raised about $6k.

2013 4th Quarter BOD Meeting & Annual Business Meeting Notes.docx

Chapter 5 New Officers Elected

The Chapter elections are now official. Congratulations to the Chapter 5 Officers for 2013-14:

Patrick Baldasaro, RPLS, President
Scott Posey, RPLS, President-elect
Tim Mankin, RPLS, 2nd Vice-President
John Pierce, RPLS, Secretary/Treasurer
Robert Schneeberg, PE, RPLS, 1-year Director
Richard Ortiz, 1-year Director
Eric Kreiner, RPLS, 2-year Director
Gary Matthews, RPLS, 2-year Director
Justin Waldrip, RPLS, Past President

  • Membership: Pat Baldlasaro, RPLS & Richard Ortiz (Every member should actively recruit others to join TSPS)
  • Programs:Pat Baldasaro, RPLS & Scott Posey, RPL
  • EducationJohn Pierce, RPLS
  • Public Relations:Gary Matthews, RPLS

Chapter 5 Committee Reports

No Reports this month.

Help Wanted
Chapter 5 members,
We are currently looking to fill the Committee Chair for Skills and I would like to call on members who may be interested in taking on this important responsibility. In addition, I would also like to hear from those who can donate some time to this worthy cause. I understand this is a large request and that is why I hope we can find several members who can spare some time to help.

Please contact me if you any questions or if you have interest in this position. Your time and effort would be greatly appreciated, not only by Chapter 5 but also those we can teach along the way.

Thank you,
Patrick Baldasaro
Chapter 5 President

You are probably aware of the NSPS certification programs for survey technicians (CST) and hydrographers. Recently, NSPS has been approached with the idea of whether or not there should be a certification program through which surveyors can demonstrate their expertise for providing ALTA/ACSM surveys. The concept would be set up such that certification is elective, and would serve as a marketing tool rather than be a mandate in order to offer the service. Stay tuned as this idea is vetted through NSPS channels. If it gains any traction, NSPS will be requesting your input.

   On the Horizon ...

TBPLS Board Meeting Info
The next meeting of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying will be held on December 13, 2013 at 9 am; location TBA. See their website for meeting location and agenda information.(www.txls.state.tx.us)


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November 12   Camille Thomason, TxDOT Consultant Contracting (rumor has it this meeting may be a catered dinner and the meeting location will be at the Dal-Tech office in north Dallas. Stay tuned for confirmation.)
No Meeting scheduled for December

Chapter 5 Meetings typically held the second Tuesday of each month.
Social/Dinner Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (order from the menu)
Chapter Meeting: Business @ 7:00 pm, Program to follow.

If you have an idea for a Meeting, let Pat Baldasaro (972-250-2727) know so he can schedule it.

Chapter 5 Officers

Patrick Baldasaro, RPLS                President                       pbaldasaro@dal-tech.com
Scott Posey, RPLS 1st Vice President scott.posey@lamb-star.com
Tim Mankin, RPLS 2nd Vice President tmankin@peisersurveying.com
John Pierce, RPLS Secretary/Treasurer jpierce@saminc.biz
Robert Schneeberg, RPLS 1 year Director Robert.schneeberg@gs-engineers.com
Richard Ortiz 1 year Director rich@crstex.com
Eric Kreiner, RPLS 2 year Director ekreiner@saminc.biz
Gary Matthews, RPLS 2 year Director rpls5574@gmail.com
Justin Waldrip, RPLS Past President jwaldrip2@arsengineers.com
Mark Williams, RPLS Communications markw@rsh.com

Adopted Rules Now Available on TBPLS Site

The rules adopted by the TBPLS Board on August 2, 2013 became effective August 28, 2013 and are now posted on their web site. Just click on:

Adopted Rules

Forms impacted by these rule changes are being modified. If you have any questions, please contact the Board office or visit their site at www.txls.texas.gov.


A special THANKS to all the individuals and firms that have renewed their advertising in the Chapter 5 Newsletter. The funds generated from the ads go into the General Fund of the Chapter, and help with educational and promotional events and activities throughout the year that benefit our members and profession. The rates are purposefully priced at favorable rates to provide maximum benefit to our supporters and sponsors. If you or your firm is interested in adding your business card or larger ad, please contact Chris Freeman (214-979-1144).

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