May 2018 Meeting
Can you believe it, it is our last meeting of the year. We are excited to provide you an great tour opportunity at Wisconsin Building Supply - Component Manufacturing. The tour will be of the component plant located in Green Bay, WI and will also include an overview of Wisconsin Building Supply and its facility. The tour and presentation is on Wednesday, May 23rd from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the facility, designer's responsibilities, and facility production facts.
If you plan on attending please contact Dan Witter at email@example.com by the end of the day (5:00 pm) on Wednesday, May 16th.
June 2018 Social Event
With spring arriving (hopefully soon) and baseball starting yesterday, ASCE FRV would like you to place on your calendar an opportunity to come watch the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers take on Kane County on June 1st at 7:05 pm. This game is Pirate Night and the first 500 kids 14 and under receive a Pirate themed giveaway. Also, after the game, kids 14 and under can run the bases after the game. Last but not least, everyone can enjoy a post-game fireworks display.
For the game we have reserved 50 spots on the Home Run Porch, so this will be a first come first serve basis. The Home Run Porch is an all you can eat picnic buffet located in right field. The space features picnic table style seating with plenty room to be social with other ASCE FRV members.
The event will be FREE for members and their family with a $5.00 donation to purchase an ASCE Dream Big DVD for an elementary school of your choice. It will also be FREE for students and one guest.
Non-Members are welcome to come but the cost will be $23/Adult and $19/Child under 10.
We only reserved 50 spots on the Home Run Porch, so this will be on a first come first serve basis. We only have 6 spots remaining. Please contact Cory Thomson at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot by the end of the day (5:00 PM) Thursday, May 17th, 2018.
Thanks and hope to see you at the Timber Rattlers game.
Young Member Group
Other events in June - Volleyball, softball, or ultimate frisbee
The above dates are tentative. Finalized dates and times will be posted when they are determined.
Previous Meeting Summary
September Meeting - We held our September meeting at Little Creek Lodge in Little Suamico, WI. This meetings intentions was to get members to bring non-members and to get non-members interested in ASCE. We had a pretty good turn out, but we are always trying to get more people to spread the word about ASCE. Members and non-members got to have some fun shooting sporting clays and to enjoy other members and non-members company. After shooting sporting clays, everyone enjoyed some drinks and dinner at Little Creek Lodge. From talking with everyone, it was a great time had by all. Please see some photos of our participants shooting sporting clays. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4cPIcTYf8QzTjVNZ0RXNWtybDQ
October Meeting - We held a meeting at Fox River Valley Ethanol near Oshkosh. Janell Tatro gave us an excellent tour of their facilities, which produce over 50 million gallons of ethanol per year. Besides the ethanol, all parts of the incoming corn are used to create usable products. This includes distillers grains and corn syrup used as animal feed, carbon dioxide used by the food and beverage industry, and corn oil used for biodiesel. Find our more at http://www.frvethanol.com/. An excellent Italian dinner followed at Benvenuto’s in Oshkosh.
November Meeting we team up with WSPE to hold a joint meeting together. This year WSPE planned a great meeting which was a guided tour of Ariens Mower's museum in Brillion. Attendees learned the history of a small town company that has transformed into a global market company in home lawn and garden equipment. Find out more at https://www.ariensco.com/Company/Museum. A family style dinner was held after the meeting at Cobblestone Creek in Brillion. ASCE FRV will be planning the November joint meeting in 2018.
January Meeting - We had a lunch meeting at the Marq in De Pere and Carl Sutter (McMahnon Associates) gave a presentation on the 2017 ASCE America's Infrastructure Report Card. The presentation covered how America's infrastructure grade was derived and what ASCE is doing to improve/fix America's infrastructure. We had approximately 30 people attend the lunch meeting. There was a great discussion at the end of the meeting with a lot of good questions asked. Carl did an amazing job with the presentation and answering questions the audience had. Thanks Carl for taking the time to give a great presentation.
February NWTC Engineers Week Open House - ASCE set up a booth for Engineers Week at NWTC. This outreach event was organized by Joe Zellmer with JT Engineering. Bob Mach with Mach IV and Jennifer Liimatta with Payne and Dolan volunteered to help out at the booth with Joe. This was an opportunity for NWTC students to get information and find out the benefits of ASCE. This also gave the students an opportunity to network with civil engineers and to find out the different type of work civil engineers do within the area. You can view pictures of the event at the following link:
A big thanks go out to Joe, Bob, and Jennifer for taking the time out to share information and benefits ASCE provides and to discuss the different type of projects civil engineers work on. Thank You!!!
February Meeting - We held had a meeting at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, WI. The attendees received a wonderful and informative guided tour which explained the history of the railroad to what it is today. Along the tour, multiple railroad collections were discussed and everyone enjoyed getting the opportunity to tour different railcars. The meeting event ended by having a social hour and pizza at Hagemeister Park.
April Meeting - We held a meeting at the NEW Water Facility. Turnout was great—we had about 30 people for the presentation & tour and 20 for dinner. Dinner was at St. Brendan’s Inn on S. Washington St. Food was very good. We received a lot of positive feedback on the presentation and tour as well. Many people had been there in the past, but were very interested to see the new, state of the art facility. By the time it’s completed, NEW Water will have invested about $170 million in upgrading their facilities over the course of about 8 years. We were also joined by Mr. Jack Day, who is a monumental figure in the history of NEW Water and many of the NEW staff were excited to have him along—he is currently 89 years young! You can view pictures of the event at the following link: