Indiana Society of Professional Engineers   

Delta Chapter

Officers
President - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
Vice President - Herbert E. Schuch, P.E.
Secretary/Treasurer - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
State Director - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
Past President - Kenneth Leo Simpson, P.E.

Chapter Directors
Meredith W. Fry, P.E.-L.S.
Herbert E. Schuch, P.E.

Committee Chairmen:

MATHCOUNTS
Lester J. Harris, P.E.

Nominations
Kenneth Leo Simpson, P.E.

Newsletter
Lester J. Harris, P.E.

Chapter Reporter
Lester J. Harris, P.E.

Scholarship
George Emrich, Jr., P.E.

Programs
Herbert E. Schuch, P.E.
Meredith W. Fry, P.E.-L.S.

Chapter Meetings
The Chapter meets two or three times each year and the members are notified by e-mail. Meetings are normally held in Anderson, Chesterfield, Marion or Muncie.

Chapter History
The ISPE publication broke the news to Hoosier PE's, in December 1955, that a new chapter (of ISPE) was authorized. At Muncie on 2 December 1955, ten PE's signed a petition for the formation of the "Muncie" chapter. The ISPE Chapter Activities Committee had requested the Anthony Wayne Chapter to form a new chapter at Marion. The plan was expanded to include Muncie and Anderson.

Officials of the ISPE attended the organizational meeting at the Roberts Hotel, Muncie. The next morning Robert W. Bachi, PE carried the petition to the ISPE Board meeting at Indianapolis, Indiana - Saturday 3 December 1955. The petition was approved.

The first meeting of the new chapter was held 9 December 1955 at the Muncie YMCA. The area of the chapter was Blackford, Grant, Delaware, Jay, Madison, and Randolph counties. Fouteen members were gained was Thelma Patterson, Executive Secretary, ISPE, transfered members from the area counties to the new chapter. There were twenty-eight members in Delta Chapter by the month of May, 1956.

On 20 April 1956 the Chapter voted to use the work "DELTA", a geometric symbol having three sides representing Anderson, Marion and Muncie, as its official name. The name "MOUNDS" was considered in order to honor the prehistoric engineers that constructed the lasting monuments on the banks of the White River between Anderson and Muncie. The words "SUMMIT", "MISSISSINEWA" and "WAPAHONI" were also considered.

The charter-day meeting was held on Friday, 16 November 1956 in order that the ceremony could be conducted by an officer of the NSPE. Mr. R. J. Rhinehart, PE, President of NSPE came to Indiana and attended three meetings of ISPE. He spoke to the Anthony Wayne Chapter, presented the charter to Delta, and attended a board meeting the following morning at Indianapolis.

Mr. Henry Estergreen, President of ISPE, Mr. Eugene Easley, PE, National Director of NSPE, Mr. Robert P. Loveland, PE, President-Elect of ISPE, and Mr. R. L. Meek, PE, Indiana State Registration Board, were present for the chapter presentation ceremonies.

Thus, was the beginning ...

Chapter Awards:

Engineer of the Year
Meredith W. Fry, P.E.-L.S. - 1992
Lester J. Harris, P.E. - 1991
Herbert E. Schuch, P.E. - 1990
Philip W. Wolverton, P.E. - 1987
Leslie I. Neher, P.E. - 1986
Donald E. Waid, P.E. - 1984
Frank L. Snyder, P.E. - 1971

State Awards:

Engineer of the Year
Kenneth L. Simpson, P.E. - 1995
George Emrich, Jr., P.E. - 1994

Young Engineer of the Year
John V. Moore, PE - 1988

Retired Members
Saul Bennon, P.E.
Mirwood A. Starkey, P.E.
Philip W. Wolverton, P.E.

Life Members
Robert H. Yeo, P.E.
Leslie I. Neher, P.E.

Outstanding Service to Engineering Profession
Leslie I. Neher, P.E. - 1982

Order of the Engineer Members
Ronald J. Hartmann, P.E.
Philip W. Wolverton, P.E.
Meredith W. Fry, P.E.-L.S.

Presidents of the Auxiliary
1993-94 - Fredonia Harris
1992-93 - Fredonia Harris
1991-92 - Mary Jane Wolverton
1990-91 - Mary Jane Wolverton
1989-90 - Mary Jane Wolverton
1988-89 - Mary Jane Wolverton
1987-88 - Alberta Schuch
1986-87 - Diane Emrich
1985-86 - Elizabeth Moore
1984-85 - Celia Neher
1980-81 - Mary Fry
1979-80 - Fredonia Harris
1977-79 - Mary Fry
1975-76 - Kay Ziegler
1974-75 - Sandra Ashton
1973-74 - Alberta Schuch
1972-73 - Barbara Densford
1971-72 - Eleanor Wilcox
1970-71 - Mary Jane Wolverton
1969-70 - Donna Belonias
1968-69 - Elouise Games
1967-68 - Betty Lee May
1966-67 - Elouise Games
1964-66 - Gwen Vanderbilt
1963-64 - Mary Jane Wolverton
1960-63 - Celia Neher
1959-60 - Ann Strasbourgher
1958-59 - Mrs. William Kahle

Past Presidents
2012-2013 - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
2011-2012 - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
2010-2011 - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
2009-2010 - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
2008-2009 - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
2007-2008 - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
2006-2007 - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
2005-2006 - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
2003-2004 - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
2002-2003 - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
2001-2002 - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
2000-2001 - Kenneth L. Simpson, P.E.
1999-2000 - Kenneth L. Simpson, P.E.
1998-1999 - Kenneth L. Simpson, P.E.
1997-1998 - Kenneth L. Simpson, P.E.
1996-1997 - Kenneth L. Simpson, P.E.
1995-1996 - Kenneth L. Simpson, P.E.
1994-1995 - Kenneth L. Simpson, P.E.
1993-1994 - Kenneth L. Simpson, P.E.
1992-1993 - Meredith W. Fry, P.E.-L.S.
1991-1992 - Meredith W. Fry, P.E.-L.S.
1990-1991 - Philip W. Wolverton, P.E.
1989-1990 - Philip W. Wolverton, P.E.
1988-1989 - Philip W. Wolverton, P.E.
1987-1988 - Herbert E. Schuch, P.E.
1986-1987 - George Emrich, Jr., P.E.
1985-1986 - John V. Moore, P.E.
1984-1985 - Leslie I. Neher, P.E.
1983-1984 - Ronald J. Hartmann, P.E.
1982-1983 - Ronald J. Hartmann, P.E.
1981-1982 - Donald E. Waid, P.E.
1980-1981 - Lester J. Harris, P.E.
1979-1980 - Meredith Fry, P.E.
1978-1979 - Raymond M. Wolfe, P.E.
1977-1978 - Michael Brand, A.M.J.
1976-1977 - Lamar Zeigler, P.E.
1975-1976 - Herbert E. Schuch, P.E.
1974-1975 - Thomas A. Smith, P.E.
1973-1974 - Ronald F. Stoeckel, P.E.
1972-1973 - Glen F. Peacock, P.E.
1971-1972 - Mirwood A. Starkey, P.E.
1970-1971 - Philip W. Wolverton, P.E.
1969-1970 - Robert G. Hall, P.E.
1968-1969 - Hugh Walton, P.E.
1967-1968 - Eugene L. Amlin, P.E.
1966-1967 - Robert F. Games, P.E.
1965-1966 - Frank L. Snyder, P.E.
1964-1965 - Mark H. Ballinger, P.E.
1963-1964 - Harold E. Smith, P.E.
1962-1963 - Vernon Vanderbilt, P.E.
1961-1962 - Lymon P. Hall, P.E.
1960-1961 - Ward M. Harland, P.E.
1959-1960 - Donald M. Guinnup, P.E.
1958-1959 - William Kahle, P.E.
1957-1958 - Joseph Horner, P.E.
1956-1957 - Leslie I. Neher, P.E.
 

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