The Official T.S.P.S. Chapter 5 Newsletter
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Thought for the Day….
great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the
motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the
greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.”
New Chapter Officers set to Lead Chapter 5 for
The Executive Committee for Chapter 5 for the
2009-2010 term is as follows:
Raul Wong, Jr.
1 year Director
1 year Director
2 year Director
2 year Director
Thanks to outgoing President Bob Cummings and his
Officers for a year of dedicated hard work!
THANK YOU ADVERTISERS!
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.
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Halloween from T.S.P.S. Chapter 5
In the Rearview
September Joint Chapter meeting
held in Grapevine was another nice reunion of the two DFW area
Incoming TSPS President Alan McLain
traveled up from
to install the Officers of each chapter, and give insight into
what his vision is for the organization for the coming year and
Do your part and become involved.
Remember, any volunteer
organization is only as strong as its member
--- The Texas
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October 2-4 at UT-Arlington.
As part of the event, a 4 hour PIONEER
TEXAS SURVEYING exercise was conducted on the afternoon of Friday,
Four 10 person teams performed a closed
traverse using antique chain and compass.
The Texas General Land Office Survey
Bill O’Hara, joined local volunteer
Metroplex Surveyors to perform the field exercise and calculations.
Ample opportunity to ask questions and use
the various instruments made for a wonderful afternoon on the
This was a great opportunity to share our
profession with a very knowledgeable group who appreciate maps and the
effort those goes with compiling maps.
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SIT & RPLS Exam Study Groups
Group has been inactive since the April exam, but will soon be
reconvening. The group will meet several times on Saturday
mornings at the Halff Associates office in Richardson in
preparation for the scheduled October exams on the 23rd
is organizing 3 meetings before the October exams; sessions have
been scheduled for Saturdays from 8am-noon for September 12th,
and October 10th.
In the meantime, anyone
anticipating taking either of the October exams should utilize
the next few weeks organizing their study materials and getting
a jump on their preparations.
You can never start
preparing early enough.
You can also keep track of group
meetings and access study material through the following two
Salinas (214-217-6602) for information regarding the
Study Groups and schedule.
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Out On the Horizon…
Convention and Exhibits is fast approaching.
Being held in Austin
this year, hope the Dallas
contingent is a strong one.
If you are in town on Thursday October 22nd, try to attend
the Business Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting to see your Society
Requirement for Licensees
It appears that one thing new
for 2010 is that Registered Surveyors will become responsible for
keeping track of their CEUs.
Previously the TBPLS kept track of that
So, going forward, remember to keep a
reproducible file of all the seminars and Continuing Education
events you attend so that the information
can be forwarded to the TBPLS if audited.
At this time, it appears the
Board will remain with the present 8 hour CEU requirement for license
But remember, a Board meeting will take
place at the end of October, so keep an eye out for any unforeseen
friendly website…check it out
When you have a minute, check
this website out
It is a new website that contains short videos of
Surveyors talking about Surveying.
Give it a look see.
Please take a moment to visit
this informational Surveying website -
Chapter Committee Reports
Chairman John Pierce reports that there were 5
examinees for the Level III Certified Survey Technician exam, with 2
passing. Additionally, one
applicant sat for the Level I exam.
reports that Chapter 5 has provided text books to 9 students from the
Legal Principles I course at
and provided 1 book and 2 calculators for students taking SRVY 1315.
Chapter 5 has also provide approximately $1,500.00 in
scholarships to students.
If you would like to offer an
article or share some news or information, you are more than welcome to
The Newsletter is a service to Chapter 5
members, and your contributions are encouraged.
Whether it is a technical offering, a
historical article, or just a neat photo or link that might be of
interest to our members, please forward it for inclusion so that all may
Board Meeting to be held in
October 30, 2009.
The TBPLS awards 4 CEU’s to attendees of
their meetings. Check
the Board website for a location map (www.txls.state.tx.us
Meeting to be held on
as part of the Annual TSPS Convention.
Stop by and partake of the proceedings, as
this is the governing body of your organization.
it a Priority
Click here for links to
various Safety websites that might be helpful to your firm and staff.
CHAPTER 5 MEETINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE:
22-24 --- TSPS Annual Convention in
November 10 --- Leon Curtis:
Flood Elevation Certificates
December 5 --- Advanced
Survey Technology seminar @ Double Tree Hotel
Chapter 5 Meetings are
Cantina LAREDO Restaurant
165 Inwood Village, Dallas, TX 75209
(Southeast Corner of Inwood & Lover’s Lane, next to Inwood Theater)
Social/Dinner Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (order from the menu)
Chapter Meeting: Business @ 7:00 pm, Program @ 7:30
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