November 2019 November 2019 - Page 4

With the passing of Halloween, the holiday season is in full swing. Any of you out there who went trick or treating this year experienced some extreme high temperatures. The thermometer was close to 70 when I returned home with my daughter after going door to door for the better part of 2 hours. Of course, the following weekend we were back down in the 20s and 30s-so back on track. As we move forward toward our second annual Engineer’s Day in November the temperatures will continue to drop. I urge you all to double check those smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as they may very well save your lives in an emergency. At the very least, it will prevent them from waking you up in the middle of the night with that infernal low battery beeping! Check out this link to the CDC’s website discussing how to prepare for cold weather. https://www.cdc.gov/features/winterweather/inde x.html Coming up in November we have a lot planned: the Second Annual Engineer’s Day conference, the joint meeting with VT in White River Jct., the volunteer outing at New Horizons, then breakfast with the commissioner in December. I hope to see as many of you as possible at our events, if not for the PDHs then for the excellent networking opportunity. Please take a look at our upcoming Events Page in this publication for future events and sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in becoming more involved with ASCE we are always on the lookout for fresh ideas and new faces at the board meetings. We will be looking to finalize the 2020-2021 ballot within the next few months, so please consider throwing your hat in the race for one of the many potential board positions. For more information on the board positions and committees check out our web site or ask one of the current board members at the next meeting. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT The season of giving is not just about presents This time of year it’s easy to get caught up in the consumer race to the store to try and find that perfect gift. Whether it be for a child, a significant other, or a parent, we all want to see that expression on someone’s face when they open our gift and feel pure joy! But lets all take a couple minutes and think about how we can help those less fortunate, whether you choose to donate your time, money or gifts, we all have something to give. Please get out and help your fellow man this year, and remember children are never too young to start helping others. Finding the right volunteer opportunity for you is as simple as typing it into Google. Here is a link to the city of Manchester’s volunteer opportunities page for your convenience. https://www.manchesternh.gov/Leisure- and-Entertainment/Volunteer