President's Message

Hal Peters is the 2021 FSMS President.

November 2021

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The holiday season is here!

The weather is cooler – even in South Florida, Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and Christmas decorations are already on display at your favorite store!

Your Society has had a great year. Despite COVID, we had a great conference, and the surveying business is strong across the state, while FSMS continues to support and protect your profession.

Our biggest success this year was what “didn’t happen.” Like last year, we had another legislative attack attempting to roll back our education and experience requirements to qualify for licensure as a Professional Surveyor and Mapper. Our legislative committee and lobbyist did an excellent job of tracking and killing proposed legislation that would have been detrimental to our professions.

We fully anticipate similar legislation being filed again next session, so we need to be prepared. With the year wrapping up and 2022 just around the corner, in a couple of weeks FSMS membership renewal notifications will be going out.

The good news is that our Dues for 2022 will be remaining the same as for 2021!! Included with your FSMS renewal notification is an FSMPAC application form. FSMPAC is our Political Action Committee and is critical to supporting our interests with legislators. As the FSMPAC funds are used to provide donations to elected officials’ campaign committees, the funds must be kept separate from FSMS dues. This year we were very successful with careful spending of FSMPAC funds, but now we are out of money!
Along with your membership renewal, please consider donating to the FSMPAC: In addition to supporting the FSMPAC through your membership renewal package, you can also donate at: https://www.fsms.org/fsmpac

It is quick and easy do donate online – I just did!!
Let’s all do our part to support our Society and Profession.
Thanks for your support, and hope you have time to enjoy the cooler weather, as well as the upcoming holidays!

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