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Welcome to December!
We hope the holiday season is treating you well. The 2012 officers are working behind the scenes to get things ready for next year.
This newsletter features the following:
- New Presidential Message!
- Another Request for Your Help
- Membership Guidance
- Member Profile #13
As always, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime!
- KYSITE Officers
[Editor's Note: For those keeping track at home, this is our second pop culture reference to Counting Crows. You can tell what was popular when I was in high school / college.]
By: Brad Johnson
As reflect back on the year, I am extremely proud of our accomplishments. None of this would have been possible without Lindsay's hard work as President. I want to personally thank her for her service to the organization. If you get a chance I would encourage you to do the same. I also want to thank Ashley, Steve, Tony, Eric, and Scott for all their hard work and look forward to working with them in the coming year along with new officers, Vanessa and Stuart.
I certainly want to build on the momentum we are carrying into the new year. This year we were able to increase membership in the Section, bring in more scholarship funds, and provide some great training opportunities. In addition, everyone in the section is working really hard in preparation for the SDITE/GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting next April. I think the interest in the meeting is exceeding all our expectations. Our challenge for next year will be to execute a flawless annual meeting, while not letting it overshadow what we need to accomplish as a Section. I and my fellow officers are up to the challenge, but please keep in mind we can't do it without your help. We look forward to getting all of you involved. My fellow officers and I will be getting together in the next couple weeks to start planning the year. As always, we welcome your input. We are here to serve you, so please let us know how best we can accomplish that. Again, I appreciate the opportunity to serve as your president and look forward to working with you over the next year.
Your Help Needed ... Again!
A couple of editions ago, we asked for your help on a survey prepared by Southern District of ITE. The good news is that KYSITE had the second best number of respondents out of 8 Sections (and we're the smallest Section!). The bad news is that the District only received 62 responses out of a membership of over 2400 and affiliates that increase that number greatly. We can all do better than that.
Therefore, we're asking for about five minutes of your time -- that's not much time at all. And for your time, you have the chance to win a gift card -- can't get much better than that, can it?
The District is aiming for around 500 responses -- we want 50 from Kentucky -- help us out!! Click here to fill it out if you haven't done so already.
2012 ITE Membership Guidance
With the 2012 ITE membership renewals coming upon us, here is a quick quide to help you plan out the next year, especially as it pertains to the 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting.
International ITE Membership:
- Includes full privaleges to ITE Material (including publications and discounts on reference materials)
- Includes SDITE and KYSITE annual dues.
- Will get you "Member" pricing at the 2012 SDITE / GLDITE Joint Annual Meeting (saves you $25!)
- Gives you discounts at Kentucky Section ITE Meetings, webinars and outings
- Approximately $275 for one year
KYSITE Only Membership:
- Gives you discounts at KYSITE Meetings, webinars, and outings
- Includes $5 toward KYSITE scholarship fund
- $15 for one year
**It is important to note that in order to qualify for the "Member" registration price for the District Meeting in April, you must be an International ITE member. Kentucky Section-only members will be required to pay "Non-Member" pricing. We apologize for this but that is a rule to be fair to the other Sections.
If you need to make changes to your International membership, please contact ITE. If you have any other questions, let us know!
Get Your New "GREEN BOOK"
From ITE: "AASHTO's bestselling publication, A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 6th Edition, 2011, also known as the "Green Book," is now available for pre-sale. This publication contains the current design research and practices for highway and street geometric design and provides guidance to highway engineers and designers who strive to make unique design solutions that meet the needs of highway users while maintaining the integrity of the environment."
The publication is epxected to ship later this month. If you order by January 13th through ITE using code "FRSHIP", you can receive free shipping.
To order, click here.
Member Profile #13
Prepared by: Rebecca Franke (UK)
Our lucky number 13 member profile is Allison Westcote, an active younger member and recent UK grad.
Place of Work: HDR, Inc.
Title: Highway EIT
Degree(s): BSCE (2009), MSCE (2011) University of Kentucky
Other Certifications: EIT
Place of Birth: Lexington, KY
Family: Parents (Walter and Carolyn) and three sisters (Nicole, Tracy, and Julie)
1. What do you do day-to-day?
Could be anything related to the plans or design of the road, from drainage or striping design, to getting quantities for the project, whatever needs to be done.
2. What are your technical interests?
3. What are your hobbies?
I love to read, make jewelry, and relax.
a. Favorite Color? UK Blue
b. Favorite Music? I love almost all kinds of music, my iPod has a large variety.
5. In what capacity how you served KYSITE in the past (Officer, Meeting Organizer, etc).
I'm pretty new to KYSITE, but I was Vice President of UKITE.
6. Five Questions:
a. Coke or Pepsi? Either
b. Dogs or Cats? Dogs
c. Telephone or Email? Email
d. Pen or Pencil? Pencil
e. Cats or Cards? CATS!
Provided by: Billy Garrison (GRW)
As everyone knows Thanksgiving weekend is one the
busiest travel periods of the year. With so many cars on the road, it also means more accidents. Fatal accidents this years were drastically reduce from previous years. This follows the trend of reduced fatalities through the year. To read more about this follow the link.
In the Next Edition...
- Happy Holidays
- Another Member Profile??
Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!
2011 KYSITE Board; and
Scott Walker, Editor