Minutes
Northwest Area APDA
2006 Spring Meeting Calgary, Alberta

June 19-21, 2006
Sheraton Caviler Hotel
Host Utility Alberta AESO

***** Northwest Area Officers Present *****
President: Al Gulutzen - AESO
Vice President: Rick Krumpeck - BPA
Secretary: Doug Krust - CHPD
Trustee: Dave Bennett - BCTC

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

Ken Noggles - GCPD Kevin Conway - GCPD Russ Mountjoy - MISO's
Ivan Doucette - AESO Darren Wilkie - AESO Rick Linder - PSE
Steve Pope - PSE Elizabeth Langlois - Entergy Bobbie Roberts - NWE
Doug Hincks - AESO Rod Stuve - EWEB Robert Williams - PCW
KG Lloyd - PCW Rod Sweet - BPA Ditmer Rick Hall - BPA Ditmer
Emmett Brooks - CHPD Erica Simpson - BCTC Patrick McCormick - SMUD
James Ford - Southern Company Terry Enmark - AESO Neil Curtis - AESO
Bob Wesselink - PGE

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

Minutes of the fall 2005 meeting were read by Secretary Doug Krust and accepted as read.

There are 33 new members this year and one new member company (ALTA Link) from Calgary, Alberta.

Three new contact people: Ken Noggles - GCPD, Ken Simpson - AltaLink and Rod Stuve - EWEB.

As of 6/15/2006 we have 243 paying members for 2006.

In the near future the forms on the webpage will be replaced by newer, user friendly ones. The database will hopefully be moved to web based product and we are working with SOS Intl who has offered their help.

The name tag procedure was discussed and a new form for ordering name tags is also coming shortly.

It was discussed that all Northwest area orders needed to go through Doug Krust.

There were no applications received for the Scholarship this year.

***** Correspondence *****

None

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

Submitted by Doug Krust NW Area Secretary

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

Spring 2006 National Meeting

Dave reported on the highlights of the fall 2005 meeting in Wenatchee, WA. He complimented the meeting content and the abundance of good food. The National meeting was held on the morning of Sept 14, 2005 following the Northwest meeting. A golf tournament followed the meeting at the Highlander Golf Course.

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

Submitted by Al Gulutzan NW Area President

Al read the APDA Motto as a reminder of the basis for the establishment of this professional association –

A superior dispatcher is best defined as one who uses his/her excellent judgment to keep out of situations requiring the use of his/her superior skills!!!!

He discussed the continuing issues between the NWAPDA and the Northwest Power Pool and the meeting schedules. He urged the members to encourage their respective OC committee members to help keep the meeting held in the same cities. Meeting attendance has grown since the addition of CEH credits and the quality of the meetings. He reminded everyone that the logistics of the meetings were difficult and to register as early as possible. He mentioned that this was his last meeting as area President and thanked the board and the members for their support.

***** Report from the Nominating Committee *****

Terry Enmark from AESO was nominated and elected without opposition to the position of Vice President beginning at the fall 2006 meeting.

Rick Krumpeck will be moving to the Area Secretary position and Doug Krust will be moving to Area President

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

The issue of life members returning to work and not wanting to pay yearly dues was finally put to rest by the reading of the by-laws by Doug Krust to the group.

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

Online meeting registration was helpful- Al Gulutzan

Michele Wynn and Rick Hall commented that a confirmation needed to be sent.

Robert Williams requested a Life Member plaque for Dale Hoffman and Al Gulutzan requested one for Randy Roberts.

Rick Hall asked for anyone who had helpful hints on how to put on a meeting to contact him. Al Gulutzan requested the traditional $500 from the association to help with the meeting costs. Russ Mountjoy commented that the upper Midwest area web page has a link to guidelines on hosting a meeting.

Bobbie Roberts commented that CEH’s were good motivation for helping attendance at the meetings.

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

Doug Krust mentioned Arlen Simon was recovering from injuries obtained in a motorcycle accident and that he has returned to work.

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

There was some discussion on how much money to put into the scholarship fund to keep it going. Kevin Conway made a motion to transfer $10,000 into a CD for the scholarship fund. The motion was seconded and passed.

Erica Simpson requested that better notice be sent out for the scholarship each year.

Meeting adjourned at 0917

Respectfully submitted
Doug Krust-Secretary