Chair’s Message

MorleyThank you for your interest and participation in AEG’s San Francisco Chapter! Our meetings are generally held the second Tuesday of the month at 6pm.  We have occasional happy hour events throughout the year, as well as a holiday networking and social event.

We have planned an outstanding lineup of speakers for 2017, so please join us.  Follow this link for details and to RSVP to our next meeting. Also as we gear up for the IAEG (International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment) Congress we’re hosting in 2018 in San Francisco, our chapter will also be networking with our friends in Sacramento to plan more field trips – stay tuned for details!

Our chapter is thriving and growing, and we always welcome new members! We particularly welcome student members as they embark on their geology careers – AEG meetings are a great way to network, learn more about your profession, and even share your resume with interested employers. Students, we encourage you to come to a meeting and get to know your professional colleagues in AEG.  With the help of our Chapter Sponsors, we are able to offer discounted meal and activity prices to student members. Please consider whether your company can help support AEG-SF and see our Sponsorship page for registration information.

Additionally, much of our annual budget goes to support legislative activities performed byMorley_WohlfordDam_Square our lobbyist, funded by contributions by the three main California AEG Chapters.  Our lobbyist, with the assistance of members of the three main Chapters, tracks bills submitted by our legislature that have a potential to affect our profession.  Bills are identified during each session that may need AEG’s support in the form of an endorsement, or AEG’s opposition in the form of a letter campaign or attendance at public hearings. Without these legislative efforts, and access to committee members as a result of our lobbyist, our collective voices would not be heard and represented effectively.  In an effort to release as much information to our members as possible in a timely manner, we have begun to post Legislative Updates on our website.  If you’re interested in assisting with the effort to track and respond to legislative issues, please contact me or our Legislative Chair Maggie Parks for additional information.

And finally, our Chapter is active and thriving because of our volunteer board members and committee chairs. We have a core group of volunteers who help to organize meetings and activities, but we can always use another set of hands. If you have time and interest please get in touch and we’ll let you know how you can help make AEG-SF even better!

Thank you for supporting AEG (remember to pay your membership dues!) and for supporting the San Francisco Chapter, voted 2015 AEG Section of the Year (back when we were still called “Sections”)!

I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming meeting or field trip,

E. Morley Beckman
Chapter Chair

 


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