Announcements & News

26 Apr MARLS 8-27-2021 MARLS Seminar-banquet-MSF Auction

August 27 - 28 2021 MARLS Seminar - Barbeque - MSF Auction Please Join us for the first in person event of MARLS in over a year! August 27, 2021: MARLS Seminar - 4 to 6 PD hours (speaker TBA) Following the seminar is a Barbeque and MSF Auction in the outdoor pavilion. MSF Scholarship Auction item donations: Please email Kay with your auction item description and value; and type of delivery (in person or another type). Swimming in the hot springs Golfing August 28, 2021 - Marls Board of Directors meeting 8 - noon - see more information on announcement and news. MARLS Sleeping room block has been reserved for Thursday, August 26th, Friday, August 27, and Saturday, August 28th so you may choose to stay the weekend and bring family. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort 1500 Fairmont Road, Fairmont, MT 59711 Book your sleeping room early - Call 800.332.3272 and ask for the MARLS rate or go to www.FairmontMontana.com They may not have the contracted MARLS sleeping room reservations site setup yet. But should be available soon. Any questions please contact Kay at kay@marls.com or phone: 406-253-5527. More information coming soon  ...

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11 Apr 2021 7 States Virtual Conference Recordings Information

Thank you to all those that participated in the Western Regional Virtual Survey Conference!  The Conference was a great success with over 1,100 attendees from 33 different states in attendance! MARLS had over 150 registrants and we thank you for your support of the virtual conference. Recordings Recordings are now available. The recordings are available for conference attendees through August 31st. To access the recordings, log into the conference app and click on agenda. Conference App Instructions Click the link below to access the Conference App https://conta.cc/3d4KTkD We are not able to provide continuing education certificates for the recordings you watch. If you plan to track and report the recordings for renewal of your license (for other states), we recommend that you take a screen shot of the video and save, along with any handouts, as backup in case of audit. Continuing Education Certificates Continuing education certificates are being mailed the week of April 12th. Questions? (888) 994-3510 conference@PLSeducation.org  ...

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19 Dec Updated on 2-17-21 for the MARLS 2021 Western States Regional Surveyors Conference Registration March 27 – 30, 2021

Western Regional Virtual Survey Conference AK – AZ – CA – MT – NM – NV – WA - March 27-30, 2021  Hello MARLS Members, RE: Updated Virtual Conference Registration Packet as of 2-17-2021  Virtual Conference Registration Packet – PLEASE CLICK www.PLSeducation.org (Be sure to remember the Member # 201950 before clicking). We are excited to announce that seven of the western states including: ASPLS (Alaska), APLS (Arizona), CLSA (California), MARLS (Montana), NALS (Nevada), NMPS (New Mexico), and LSAW (Washington) are teaming  up to create the Western Regional Virtual Survey Conference! The Conference will be held March 27-30, 2021. Virtual Conference Registration Packet – PLEASE CLICK www.PLSeducation.org  (Be sure to remember the Member # 201950 before clicking). Over 32 hours of continuing education Networking opportunities & happy hours Virtual exhibit hall Registration Information: Member Price: $345  Non-Member Price: $445 NALS will be hosting the online registration. APLS, ASPLS, CLSA, LSAW, MARLS, and NMPS members will use a special code to obtain member pricing. MARLS members: Use code 201950 in the member # field when filling out your registration to obtain member pricing for MARLS members. Conference Registration – PLEASE CLICK www.PLSeducation.org  (Be sure to remember the MARLS Member #201950 before clicking). Limited Exhibit/Sponsorships Available All exhibits/sponsorships will be sold on a first-paid, first-served basis Click Here to Download Exhibit/Sponsor Information and Contract (Registration Packet). If you need to pay your July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 dues please contact Kay McDonald anytime. Virtual Conference  - How Does it Work? Prior to the conference you will receive an email providing you access to the conference app.  The conference app can be accessed via a computer or downloaded  as an app on your phone (or both!). The conference app is where the virtual conference will be organized.  In the app you will find the conference agenda and the Zoom registration links for each session. Additionally, you will find a Chat Room, Exhibit Hall, Directory of Attendees, and more! The app will be your one-stop  shop to access the virtual conference.  As we get closer to the event,  we will release short video tutorials with easy step-by-step instructions. Will I  be Allowed to Ask Questions? Absolutely! We encourage you to interact with the speaker during the live presentations. A Q&A panel will be used to ask questions throughout  the presentation. Each session will have a moderator and their job is to watch for questions. Will the Sessions be Recorded? Yes! And this is a great benefit of a virtual conference.  At a regular in-person conference you have to choose which session to attend and you miss out on the rest. Not this year! Whatever sessions you miss during the conference, you can view the recording at your convenience. Recordings will be made available on a complimentary basis to all conference attendees through August 31, 2021. What About Continuing Education? The virtual system tracks your time in session and we will automatically send continuing education certificates to all registered attendees. However, we are unable to monitor time reviewing recordings  so verification cannot be provided for watching recordings. There are over 32 hours of live continuing education available. Will There be Time...

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05 Dec Fundamentals of Surveying: Exam Study Manual for sale

To Whom It May Concern, I write today to promote my newly released study manual entitled “Fundamentals of Surveying: Exam Study Manual”. I was hoping to promote the text to all up and coming surveyors in your region focusing on obtaining their Land Surveyor Intern/In Training (LSI/LSIT) licensure. I routinely lead a study group dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of surveying to those putting forth the effort to pass the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) examination. As a result, I have compiled my course material into a concise and organized manual aimed to be an excellent reference guide for the recommended topics. The manual is a proven and suggested personal library addition. Flyer for Fundamentals of Surveying Manual Priced at $39.99 and is now available to order at: surveyingmanual@gmail.com Dane Courville  ...

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