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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 representative, 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:

CLSA By-Laws Revisions

have been mailed. Please review, vote and return prior to September 10.
Forum Discussion


Our Newsletter "The Prism" July 2014

New California Surveyor: "Spring 2014"

BPELSG News:

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin: Summer 2014

BPELSG Strategic Plan: Adopted: July 31, 2014


!! New FEMA Flood Map Service Center !!

A series of major changes, including a complete site redesign, have taken effect on the MSC. All flood hazard products are now available free of charge, and the former products catalog has been replaced with an integrated Search All Products feature that allows you to find and download all products for a geographic area.


New California Appellate Court case

Stresses the importance of "following the footsteps of the original surveyor"
Bloxham_v._Saldinger


Michael Baker International

Is looking for a Manager of Surveying Geomatics
in Sacramento or Walnut Creek, CA


New in the Library:

Merced County - updated record maps
    added Swamp & Overflow Directory
Mariposa County - updated maps
San Joaquin County - updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records


Upcoming Workshops

Evolution of NAD 83 & Coping w/ Changing Positional Coordinates
Evolution of NAD 83 in the United States & Coping w/ Changing Positional Coordinates Due to Crustal Motion
Speaker: Dr. Richard Snay
Program Information
Register online - Oakland
(September 17th)

CLSA-CSRC Workshop - Get a Grip – Keeping Control of Your Work
October 3rd - Ontario ~ October 10th - Oakland
More Information
Registration not yet available.


Upcoming Webinars

Free for CLSA Members

Tidal Datums, and Mapping Sea Level Rise
Speaker: Curt Burfield, PLS
August 28th 12:00-1:30pm

Understanding the Test Plan for the LS Exam. How to Know if the Person You’re Signing a Reference for is Ready to be Licensed
Speaker: Ray Mathe, PLS
September 10th 12:00-1:30pm

CSU Fresno Survey Program
Speaker: Dr. Munjy
October 2nd 12:00-1:30pm

Register Online for any/all


CLSA Chapter Website of the Year