ME Winter 2018

Volume LXXX, Issue 2

Winter 2018

The Missouri Engineer

The official publication of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers whose mission is to promote the ethical and competent practice of engineering

Board of Directors Vote To Integrate with NSPE MSPE’s Board of Directors voted for an Integrated Partnership with the National Society of Professional Engineers during a special meeting held in-person and via phone conference on December 15, 2017. Casting their votes via email, the final tally of board votes was 18 for integration, 6 against and 2 abstentions. Written notification of the society’s intent to become an Integrated Partner in NSPE’s new membership model was provided via email to NSPE on December 18, 2017 by MSPE Executive Director BruceWylie. membership fees) to a single price point of $299. In addition, membership dues invoicing for the state’s three- tier members will move to NSPE’s Membership Services Department. This transition begins in spring for three-tier members with a July 2018 renewal date. Three-tier members should note that NSPE will submit renewal notifications only by email approximately 2-months prior to the renewal date. MSPE will still bill and process all three-tier members whose dues renewal is prior to June 30, 2018. continue to receive their membership renewal invoice from MSPE via the mail and have their dues processed by MSPE’s Membership Coordinator Stacey Meyer. The new integration partnership calls for state societies to focus on local member engagement, advocacy and outreach activities while NSPE will be centered on processing dues, providing support services to state societies and maintaining the current member benefits offered. new membership model at www.nspe. org/modelfaq. If you have any additional questions about the invoicing transition, do not hesitate to contact MSPE’s Membership Coordinator at 573-636- 4861 or As part of the integrationprocess,MSPE is setting up committees to address changes precipitated by the new integrated partnership including bylaws, policies and procedures and the potential of a new logo. A Bylaws Committee chaired by John Huss, P.E. is being formed to review the society’s current bylaws and propose amendment so they coincide with the changes brought about by the integrated partnership. The decision for an integrated partnership changes the pricing of three- tier dues (NSPE, MSPE and local chapter From July 1, 2018 forward, all two- tier (state and chapter only) members and two-tier enterprise members will Members should note MSPE’s staff will continue its long-standing commitment to providing ALL members exceptional customer service. Members can view frequently asked questions about NSPE’s

Car Crashes Into MSPE’s Building

This was the chaotic scene shortly after 4 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2018 when a car crashed into MSPE’’s building folloiwng a wreck at the Madison and McCarty intersecton in Jefferson City. It marks the second time MSPE’s building sustained damage from a vehicle hitting it after a an accident. MSPE Staff, Jefferson City fire, police and EMS have dubbed the building’s location “The Danger zone.” More photos on Page 6.

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