Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania


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Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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ESWP Golf Outing

What a great day on the golf course for those who participated in ESWP’s annual golf outing this week! The weather was spectacular, as was the golf course at the Butler Country Club, in Butler, PA. Following golf, participants enjoyed a delicious dinner buffet and interesting presentation by guest speaker Jerry DiPaola, Sports writer for the Tribune Review, who recounted stories from his time covering the Pitt football and basketball teams and Pittsburgh Steelers. Prizes were awarded for team scores and individual skills.  The first place team was sponsored by Ames & Gough; second place was Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineers; and third place was claimed by the team from CDM Smith.  Thanks to ESWP Director Wayne Johnson for chairing the event. Pictures from the day will be available soon! Make plans now to join us for the 2018 outing!

ESWP Dining News!

Thanks to ESWP officer Bob Ward (CannonDesign) and Jamie McMaster (Westinghouse) for serving YOU at the July “The Board Serves You Luncheon.”  We had a near-full Dining room, with many happy diners! This monthly event has become very popular, with some members supporting each of this years monthly luncheons.  However, for the month of August we are debuting a new member FLASH SALE promotion….to help with the parking crunch you may encounter when coming to the ESWP, we are offering a $5 discount at select downtown garages when you have lunch at the ESWP. One discount per table, valid only in August. Don’t let parking get in your way of a great lunch!

ESWP Scholarship!

The ESWP members scholarship deadline is fast approaching. The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) is planning to award up to two scholarships, valued at $2,500.00 each to the spouse, children, or grandchildren (natural, step, adopted or ward) of a member in good standing (one or more previous, continuous years) of the ESWP. Eligible students and previous years’ winners can apply, and may be awarded scholarships up to four successive years.

The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding high school seniors or currently enrolled college undergraduate students, preparing for a career in engineering, architecture or applied sciences. The selection criteria is determined by the ESWP Scholarship Committee, and approved by the ESWP Board of Directors.  The students must be accepted in an eligible, full-time course of study, at an accredited college or university. The awards will be made without regard to financial need. Contact the ESWP  to request an application.


ESWP News – June Recap!

So, it has been a very busy June at ESWP! Looking back, the month has just flown by and I can’t believe the month is almost over.

We began the month with the 34th Annual International Bridge Conference in National Harbor, MD, attracting almost 1,300 attendees and a record-high number of exhibitors. The four day conference was very well received, indicated by the many, many positive comments we received onsite and in our post-conference surveys.

Then, the ESWP Program Committee planned two great events, including our annual PNC Park Tailgate Party, and the Women’s Roundtable Luncheon.  What an honor it was to have three commissioner chairs of Beaver, Butler and Westmoreland Counties participate in a panel discussion moderated by KDKA’s Jon Delano! (pictured below) Mr. Delano featured excerpts of the discussion on the evening news.

In between these events, our International Water Conference webinar series conducted another successful webinar, and our “Board Serves You” June installment went off without a hitch! Don’t forget the ESWP Dining Room will close over the week of July 4, and we look forward to serving you again on our re-opening of July 10.

Save the date now for July 19 to come in for lunch to see 1st Vice-President Bob Ward and Board Secretary Jamie McMaster at the July “Board Serves You” lunch.  Have a happy and safe 4th!


ESWP Events!

We have a couple of great events planned for June at ESWP.  Our annual PNC Park tailgate event is set for June 14 – this is a great night out at the ‘ol ballyard.  Save the date.

On June 27, our two celebrity servers, (Bob Roell and Chris Hill), will be serving you in the dining room, that is, if you come out to lunch that day! This monthly event has been a lot of fun for everyone in attendance.  Reservations, please.

And our third event in June is the Women’s Roundtable Luncheon on June 28.  Remember: Men are welcome! The guests for this event are three local county commissioners -check our event page for details and to make a reservation.

Remember that ESWP will be closed over the week of July 4.  Have a safe and happy summer holiday break!

“The Board Serves You” Highlight

“DAVE, DAVE, DAVE” …that was the cheer from guests in the Executive Dining Room for Dave Borneman, showing their appreciation for his efforts while participating in our “We Serve You” luncheon on April 18.  Dave joined Tammi Halapin to deliver first-class service to more than 80 diners that day. These monthly events have been a real highlight in the ESWP Executive Dining Room.  We hope that you consider joining us for the May installment. Check our home page for upcoming dates and celebrity servers!

Student Interest Comments

” I just wanted to send you a quick email on behalf of my daughter Alyssa. Alyssa started the sixth grade this year and is currently enrolled in an after school STEM. The program is set up to help kids deepen their understanding in engineering, math, science and technology. Alyssa’s class has been learning a lot about engineering in science this year, so she has been super excited to dive into this STEM program after school. Alyssa has been doing research on her own at night and my one requirement is she can only go on safe and kid friendly websites and of course I am over her shoulder most of the time. Last night, Alyssa came across your page I just wanted to personally thank you for making it. You have some great resources and information that really taught her a lot about STEM. Thank you so much, Taylor”

ESWP Dining Event Recap

BIG Thanks to ESWP Directors Bob Czerniewski and Jennifer Nolan-Kremm for participating in the March installment of the “Board Serves You” luncheon.  60 guests attended today’s luncheon in the ESWP Members Dining Room, and Chef Kevin delivered entrees from a select menu with choice like Medallions of Tenderloin, Virginia Spots, and Veal Milanese and others. These monthly events are a great way for members and guests to gather and enjoy a great lunch all while supporting ESWP!  Look for the April “Board Serves You” luncheon coming soon!

‘The Board Serves You’ Update

Our first “The Board Serves You” luncheon was a huge success! More than 70 guests enjoyed lunch on February 28, served to them by celebrity servers ESWP President Dan Cessna and ESWP Director Michelle Antantis. What a great site to see the ESWP Executives Dining room filled to capacity without an empty table in sight! Don’t miss our next special luncheon on Tuesday, March 28.  Reserve your spot now!

IBC News!

Congratulations to ESWP Member Victor E. Bertolina, P.E., of SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. on his induction as an IBC Honorary Member.  “Vic” has served on the IBC Executive Committee for more than 30 years, and served as General Chair of the conference in 1991. In 2009 the International Bridge Conference Executive Committee created an Honorary Membership Award to recognize the contributions of previous Committee Members with significant service to the International Bridge Conference.  This designation is based upon the ESWP bylaws, and membership category of the same name, and the qualifications are, the nominee must be a member of the Executive Committee for at least 25 years and must have served in the capacity of General Chairman.  This award has only been presented only six times in its existence.  We are pleased to recognize Victor E. Bertolina, P.E. with this special designation.  Vic received his special lapel pin at the ESWP Annual Banquet on February 15, 2017.