Central Ohio Section:
Welcome to 2020-2021 Central Ohio ASCE year! I would like to thank the membership for allowing me to serve as the President of the Section this year. I would like to thank Brooks Vogel for his leadership through what turned out to be a very interesting year for the Section and world at large. Through his leadership we were able to change our mode of delivery and still hold our luncheons and Spring Technical Seminar. The rest of the Board also deserves a big “thank you” as well for their assistance in the past year. I would also like congratulate our newest Board members Manu Bhatt (Member-at-Large) and Tom Lyden (Secretary). In June we held the annual Golf Outing which was a big success. Thanks to Jim Pajk and the Younger Member Group for putting it together, the sponsors for their continued support, and the golfers for attending. In August we held a virtual luncheon on the Southside MEGA Fix at which Steve Fellinger or ODOT and Randy McClellan of JMT informed attendees about the massive planning and coordination required to design and construct the project which will reshape the transportation infrastructure along I-71 on the south side of the Columbus. In September our virtual luncheon was delivered by Steve Ferryman of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency who provided information about Ohio EMA and their programs for hazard mitigation. Keep your eyes open for an invite to our October Virtual Luncheon tentatively scheduled for October 22. We plan to offer a presentation on the City of Westerville Uptown Project related to design challenges, construction challenges, and public outreach. I am excited about the year to come. Though it does not appear that right now we will be able to come together in-person as we have done in the past I think that we will still be able to provide a lot of value to our members in the way of technical luncheons and seminars. Adversity creates opportunity and this has created an opportunity for the Section to rethink our mode of operation and creatively find ways to benefit all members. I believe we are finding ways to do that and I am excited to be a part of our continued innovation.
H. Patrick Karnes, P.E., ENV SP
The 24th Annual ASCE Golf Outing was held on Friday, June 19 at the Darby Creek Golf Course in Marysville. Though the logistics were a bit different than past years, we had 52 golfers which was the maximum allowed by COVID restrictions. We were unable to host a supper this year at which the golfers could embellish their stories from the links that day, but the Younger Members Group was still able to provide a walkthrough lunch for golfers at the turn. A big “thank you” to all of the golfers, the 21 sponsors of the outing, the Younger Members Group, and Jim Pajk for organizing the outing again in 2020. We look forward to hosting a more traditional golf outing in June 2021.
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|Thursday, August 20, 2020||ODOT South Mega Fix||ASCE & ASHE||Steve Fellinger (ODOT) & Randy McClellan (JMT).||Virtual|
|Thursday, September 17, 2020||OEMA - Emergency Management||ASCE||Steve Ferryman||Virtual|
|Thursday, October 22, 2020||Westerville Uptown Improvement Project||ASCE||TBA||TBA|
|Thursday, November 19, 2019||Smart Columbus||ASCE||Mandy Bishop & Andy Wolpert (COC Smart Columbus)||TBA|
|TBD January 2021||Dinner Meeting-Student Chapters - (OSU)||ASCE||TBD||TBD|
|TBD February, 2021||E-Week||All||
|Thursday, March 18, 2021||Ethics Topics||ASCE||Dean Ringle||TBD|
|Thursday, April 15, 2021||Crew Stadium Virtual Tour||ASCE, SEAoO, WTS & PR||TBD||Virtual|
|Thursday, May 20, 2021||Awards Luncheon||ASCE||TBA||TBA|