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Central Valley Chapter
California Land Surveyors Association

Promoting the professional practice of land surveying in the California Central Valley.
Serving the greater Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin County Area."

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Membership

Introduction

The CLSA Central Valley Chapter is supported by the volunteer efforts of its members. Membership in the chapter by all in the California Central Valley with an interest in land surveying is strongly encouraged. As the membership in the chapter grows, and as members become more active, the Chapter is able to more effectively accomplish its goals.

Why become a member?

There are many benefits that come from membership in the chapter. A few of these member benefits are listed below:

  • Access education provided at chapter meetings by guest speakers and chapter members.
  • Stay up-to-date with changes that impact the land surveying profession. This includes changes to local laws and regulations.
  • Engage in healthy debate about local land surveying standards and professional ethics.
  • Build good working relationships with land surveyors working at local companies and local government agencies.
  • Work with other local land surveyors to promote the profession and improve working conditions for surveyors.

Chapter Waives Dues for Unemployed Members

At the October 2011 meeting the Central Valley Chapter voted to waive 2012 chapter dues for any members (or new members) who have become victims of the current economic downturn and are unemployed. Please fill out the Membership Application, enter "Unemployed" on Line 7 for the Name of Firm, Agency or College, submit your application, and your 2012 Dues are waived.

What are the requirements for membership?

Members do not have to be licensed surveyors. Everyone that works in the land surveying profession or related professions are encouraged to become members. This includes individuals working in title, real estate, construction, GIS, cartography and other related fields.

Members are strongly encouraged to volunteer for additional responsibilities within the chapter. This includes serving as a chapter officer, a chapter director, working on one of the chapter committees, or presenting a short workshop/seminar at a chapter meeting.

Membership Committee

Keith Spencer, Chairman
Rich Brown

Email the Membership Committee



To join the Central Valley Chapter:

http://www.californiacentralvalleysurveyors.org.org/join.shtml



To join the California Land Surveyors Association:

http://www.californiasurveyors.org/joinclsa.asp

Chapter News:

ADOPT-A-ROAD CLEAN-UP DAY

Saturday June 4th
9:am to Noon
See Flyer


2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards Workshop

The purpose of this seminar is to examine the New 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards and to explore their real purpose and value - not only to the title insurance industry, but to the surveying profession and its clients, as well.

Instructor: Gary Kent, PLS, chair of the committees on the ALTA/ACSM Standards for both NSPS and ALTA.

Saturday June 25, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
Four Points by Sheraton Pleasanton
5115 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Register here


Forum on the Future of Surveying

Although CLSA was not a participant in the initial FFOS meeting, members are encouraged to participate in a comprehensive questionnaire developed from the initial meeting prior to May 31.


Merced County Surveyor

Steve Reichmuth announces that Zach Janz has accepted the County’s offer to be the next County Surveyor.
Congratulations to Zach.
Steve, thanks for your years of professional service. Your expertise will be missed.


Warren Smith, County Surveyor

for San Joaquin County releases new Guide to the Preparation of Maps


Next Scouting Merit Badge Session

Will be August 27th


ESC moved


Central Valley Chapter Awarded Chapter of the Year at 2016 Convention


Our Newsletter "The Prism" May 2016

California Surveyor: "Fall 2015"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Spring 2016


New in the Library:

Tuolumne County - Updated Record Maps and Corner Records, added Mineral Surveys
San Joaquin County - added Filed Map Footprints
updated February 2016 Guide to the Preparation of Maps
updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records
Madera County - updated Record maps
Santa Clara County - updated Record maps and Corner Records
Sacramento County - added link to Geographical Map Index
Fresno County - updated record maps
Stanislaus County - updated record maps


CLSA Chapter Website of the Year - 2012-2014