SAWJ Meeting Minutes 10-13-16


October 13, 2016


Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

President William Haggerty called the meeting to order at 7:09 pm.  Mr. Haggerty asked for the membership to introduce themselves, then invited the presenter to begin.


The speaker tonight was Dan Martin with National Geodetic Survey.  Dan presented on the modernizing of the NSRS and the geoid slope validation survey of 2014.

The presentation discussed the history of the national horizontal and vertical reference frames.  Discussion was made regarding the updates to each frame and how this will affect the way surveyors use the reference frames in their daily use.

Mr Martin took questions throughout the presentation.  He concluded his seminary at 9:00pm.



Treasurer, Richard Sapio, presented the following financial report, dated July 14, 2016.

Checking       $********

Savings          $********

Duck              $********

Scholarship  $********

TOTAL         $*********


Rick Sapio states that the committee for the SAWJ Scholarhsip Fund will meet this month.


NJCFM Conference is taking place at Bally’s from October 18 to October 20.  Visit for more details.

NJSPLS will offer the CST Exam on October 22 at the Clarion in Toms River.

NJSPLS Annual Conference will be January 22-25.

Ambrose Gmeiner mentioned that the NJ State Archives and the NJ Geological Society have joined together in an effort to scan the records of the West Jersey Proprietors and the East Jersey Proprietors in order to have them made available to search with an online database.  Mr. Gmeiner told the membership that NJSPLS have committed a monetary support for the project and that some of the chapters have passed formal resolutions to support the state society’s support.  Lou Marchuck stated that he would be in favor of SAWJ making a similar resolution with the resolution carrying a memorandum of understanding that the records must be shared with surveyors.  The motion was made to support the state’s monetary aid with the Memorandum of Understanding.  The motion was seconded and passed by voice vote.

The South Jersey Chapter of NJSPS is sponsoring a Day at the Range on October 22 in Winslow, N.J.  Go to for pricing and details.

At 9:16 pm it was moved to adjourn the meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary