June/July 2019 June/July 2019 - Page 3

Greetings ASCE-NH members, it is an honor and a privilege to begin my term as President. I will put forth 100% and try to live up to the high standards set by my predecessors. This year I am excited to welcome several new board members to the ASCE NH board. Trevor Yandow and Kevin Garvey will be the new Junior and Senior New England Delegates, Brenton Cole is our new Clerk, and Hugh Scott has stepped up to the challenge of being our President Elect. Returning for another term we have Brian Patinskas as Secretary, Nick Golon as treasurer, Logan Johnson as Past President, and Anabelle Audette as Vice President. I think this an incredibly strong team and I am confident that we will serve you all proudly over the coming year. As in the past we have a full schedule of monthly meetings and we have already started coordinating with our fellow societies to get the ball rolling. The festivities will commence in September with our annual ASCENH/SENH joint meeting, and we roll right into our NHJES meeting in October. Last year we raised enough during our meetings to hand out $15k in scholarships to aspiring engineers, with your help I am confident we can do even better this year! SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT Mentorship: The guidance provided by an experienced and trusted advisor. As I look back over my life, I realize that I have had more mentors than I can count. From Teachers in school, Squad Leaders in the Army, Supervisors at the office, even friends and co-workers. Mentors come in all shapes and sizes and can help us in the most unexpected ways. I challenge you to think back and remember some of the people who have helped you along the way, although some may not have seemed like it at the time, I am sure in hindsight you could consider them mentors. Take that thought and carry it forward, reach out to a younger or less experienced individual and help them along their path. If you are interested in a more official mentorship roll reach out to our Younger Members Group and find out what opportunities there are. Remember no man is an island, we all need to be able to depend on each other to keep things progressing and make the future a better place for our successors.