Northwest Area APDA
2008 Spring Meeting
Everett, WA

May 20 -21, 200
Tualip Resort
Host Puget Sound Energy

***** Northwest Area Officers Present *****
President: Greg Rahn - AESO
Vice President: Chris MCDarment - CHPD
Secretary: Arlen Simon - DOPD
Treasurer: Doug Krust - CHPD
Trustee: Dave Bennett - BCTC

***** APDA Members Present *****

Bobbie Roberts - NWE Rich Belt - PSE Rodney Sweet - BPA Ditmer
Chris Chaney - POPUD Shelby Burchett - DCPD Jeff Goodman - AESO
Ken Noggles - GCPD Jim Wilson - GCPD John Redman - GCPD
Lisa Grieger - PSE Paul Ackerman - PSE Matt Alling - BPA Ditmer
Denise Hale - GCPD Monte Spurgeon - GCPD Renee Knahreborg - Tacoma Power
William E - Tacoma Power Joshua Bowen - PSE Gary McGregor - PSE
Kristen Pottor - Altalink Cory Tolhurst - AESO Warren Maxvill - Avista
Rip Divis - Avista Lary Longworth - EWEB Kevin Conway - Intellibind
Erica Simpson - BCTC Randy King - PAC John Redmond - GCPD

The meeting was held at the Tulalip Resort and Casino in Marysville, Washington May 20-21, 2009. The North West American Power Dispatchers Area Business Meeting was called to order at 11:00 by President Greg Rahn. Thirty Two members attended the meeting. Meeting was adjourned at 11:40.

***** Secretary's Report *****

Minutes of the Spring 2008 meeting were read by Arlen Simon and accepted by Bobbie Roberts as read.


Trevor Hart of Nine Mile Falls, Washington was awarded the 2009 APDA Scholarship….

***** Correspondence *****

Robert Williams was recognized and awarded a plaque by the membership for his many year of work for the NWAPDA

***** Report of Area Secretary *****

Arlen Simon reported two new member groups Pend Oreille PUD and Tesla Forecasting

***** Report of Area Treasurer *****

Doug Krust NW Area Treasurer gave an extensive report on the Areas’ financial condition. Twenty Five Companies have members in the North West APDA, 44 new individual members and 112 lifetime.

***** Report of Area Trustee *****

Dave Bennett gave Report on the National Fall meeting held in November ’08. Danny Bucklen reported a smooth transition of the responsibilities from the NW. Thank you Bob Wesselink of Portland General Electric and crew.

***** Report of Nominating Committee*****

It was discussed that the present Secretary has been in two of the Officer chairs of the NW APDA for the past eight years. Doug Krust mentioned that nominations would be open for that position this Fall at the Joint NW / SW meeting at Lake Tahoe.

***** Report of Area President *****

President Greg Rahn was graciously thankful to the Sponsors, Puget, Tesla Forecasting, Applied Professional Training, Bismarck State College, Mauell, SOS, Intellibind and Areva for their presentations and support of the meeting. Richard Belt was above and beyond, and many thanks should be sent his way for a memorable meeting in an excellent surrounding.

*****Report from the Vice President*****

Chris McDarment gave information on the Joint NW / SW Fall meeting scheduled September 16-17, 2009 in South Lake Tahoe. Twelve continuing education credits will be offered. A request from the SW APDA for five hundred dollars to help with the expense was brought forth to the membership and passed.

Spring 2010 meeting will be held in Portland. Portland General Electric will host.

***** Report from the Committees *****

Shirt Committee - new shirt vendor was used for the first time. Wally Groff agreed to help out with the shirts.

Schedule Committee - There is an open slot in the fall 2009. Robert Williams made a motion to make the fall 2009 meeting a joint NW/SW meeting and to work with CAISO to make it happen. Motion seconded and passed. Meeting will be held in South Lake Tahoe. Rich Belt asked about whether or not to schedule the spring meeting in a location that is on the Northwest Power Pool list of acceptable locations. Chris McDarment made a motion to let the hosting company decide on the date and location and notify the Power Pool, in hopes they will want to participate. Motion seconded and passed.

***** Unfinished Business *****


***** New Business *****


***** Report of Accident and Sickness *****

Duncan Stewart National Ambassador passed away. Emmett Brooks, CHPD, passed away.

***** Good of the Association *****

SOS International has donated a training scholarship worth 100 training credits to each APDA area. It was decided to send a letter to each area contact person to see if there are any interested parties. If more than one person sends a request in for the scholarship, then the winner would be drawn out of a hat.

SOS Jump Start was awarded for this past year. A nominating committee should seek out a member to sponsor someone to apply for this gift.


“Keep the light on and your feet up on the desk”

Respectfully submitted
Arlen Simon - Secretary