SAWJ Meeting Minutes July 13th, 2017

SURVEYORS’ ASSOCIATION OF WEST JERSEY

July 13, 2017

MINUTES OF MEETING

Carlucci’s Waterfront

876 Centerton Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Vice-President Bill Haggerty called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm.  Mr. Haggerty asked the membership present to go around the room and make introductions.

BUSINESS MEETING

 MINUTES

A motion was made to approve the June meeting minutes as drafted and presented to the membership via the SAWJ website.  The motion was seconded and passed by voice vote.

TREASURER REPORT

Treasurer, Richard Sapio presented the following financial report, dated July 13, 2017

Checking       $XXXXXXXX

Savings          $XXXXXXXX

Duck              $XXXXXXXX

Scholarship   $XXXXXXXX

TOTAL         $XXXXXXXX

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Director Charles Adamson was unable to attend.  No Director’s report was given.

OLD BUSINESS

NJSPLS Awards dinner was held on June 3, 2017.  SAWJ had sponsored a table.

NEW BUSINESS

–Harold Bozarth passed out to the membership an inquiry he received via email from a person seeking employment in the surveying field.  All members were asked to give consideration if they had a position to fill.

–Lou Marchuk informed the membership of a new technology that would allow drone aircraft to submerge themselves under the surface of water and return to the air.  He mentioned that he would bring more information as it becomes available.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAWJ August meeting will be held on Thursday, August 10 at 7pm.

CLOSING

 At 7:18 pm it was moved to adjourn the business meeting; seconded, and approved by voice-vote.  The meeting was turned over to tonight’s speaker, Mr. Lou Marchuk of Arora and Associates.

SPEAKER

Mr. Lou Marchuk’s presentation subject is “Grid to Ground, Scale Factors, and easy formulas for the field”.

Lou discussed the various ways that scale factors can be obtained to convert coordinates from grid systems to ground systems.  Discussions were held regarding the dangers of assuming systems, failure to note systems and their associated scale factors.

Lou presented multiple methods for determining scale factors, including those published in academic texts, as well as the use of the National Geodetic Survey data sheets.

Discussion was held and questions were asked throughout the presentation.  Lou promised to email the membership his entire presentation for their review and use.  Any member who does not get a copy may request one from SAWJ, or Mr. Marchuk.

The presentation concluded at 9:23pm.

Craig Stratton, Recording Secretary