The South Jersey Branch of the New Jersey Section of ASCE was officially established in 1975. The South Jersey Branch includes all of Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties and all portions of Burlington County south of Spur Route 528 (now called Route 670) and west of Route 206. The Branch started with six original members and has grown to nearly 700 members today.
The first South Jersey Branch Preliminary Planning Meeting was held on June 12, 1974 at the Engineer’s Club in Philadelphia. Attendees included Lewis Caccesse, John McCall, Walter Pierson, Robert Keane and George Stout. Accordingly, the constitution and By-Laws for the Branch were created. The final draft of the South Jersey Branch Constitution and By-Laws was ratified on September 5, 1974. Shortly afterward, the inaugural South Jersey Branch Monthly Meeting was held on January 28, 1975 at the Holiday Inn on Route 73 and hosted 52 attendees. The monthly branch meetings continue today and culminate each year with the Annual Awards Luncheon.