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AACE Upcountry South Carolina Section

Clemson, Greenville, Spartanburg & Surrounding Areas

A A C E I n t e r n a t i o n a l s 5 3 r d A n n u a l M e e t i n g ! !

Make plans to attend the next AACEI annual meeting in Seattle, Washington. It will be held from June 28th thru July 1st. The theme for this meeting is:

TCM: Improving Decision Making in a Green World

AACEI Membership!!

Although December 31st was the last day to pay your AACEI dues for 2009, it is never too late to pay. Please consider joining since this is one way to help promote our profession. And by being a member, you will receive a subscription to the Cost Engineering Magazine which always contains information that you can benefit from. You also get access to AACEI’s bookstore and website where other information can be found.

Section News!!

The Section is currently working with Clemson University to identify potential candidates for our Section’s Scholarship Fund, along with AACEI’s competitive scholarship program. Donald McDonald and Misty Kaplenski are also working on identifying Fluor interns that are qualified for this scholarship. Candidates are required to submit their Competitive Scholarship Application by February 15th. A request to provide a 50% match to our $1,000 scholarship award is reported to have been approved by AACEI Headquarters. Note that AACEI requires that the applicants should be seeking a degree in Engineering, Construction Management or Business Management, with a potential career path towards Project Controls and Estimating.

Steve Schnee has accepted an offer to transfer to a Project in South Africa. We will soon be seeking a volunteer to replace him as a 2008-2010 Board Member. If you wish to nominate yourself, please contact Walter Manning or Chris Swanson.

And in preparation for electing our 2009–2010 Section Officers and Board Members, please let Walter Manning or Chris Swanson know that you are interested. Nominations will close at the end of March and voting will occur in April. Your new officers and 2009-2011 Board Members will be announced/presented at the May meeting.

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