Northwest Area APDA
2008 Spring Meeting Portland, OR
May 21-22, 2008
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
***** Northwest Area Officers Present *****
President: Rick Krumpeck - BPA
Vice President: Greg Rahn - AESO
Secretary: Arlen Simon - DCPD
Treasurer: Doug Krust - CHPD
Trustee: Dave Bennett - BCTC
***** APDA Members Present *****
|Bobbie Roberts - NWE||James A Franan - BPA||Frank A Harris - Southern Company|
|Mark Lee - CHPD||Walter (Walley) Groff - BPA||Joshua Bowen - PSE|
|Jeff Jarrell - GCPD||Lisa Grieger - PSE||Ken Noggles - GCPD|
|Brad Pederson - PGE||David Hathaway - Wisconsin Public Service||Matt Alling - BPA|
|Bobb Balch - PGE||Shelby Burchett - DOPD||Danny Bucklen - Georgia System Operations Corp|
|Bob Frost - PGE||Bob Wesselink - PGE||Bryan Kurte - TVA|
|Karen Mims - Alabama Power||Robin Podmore - INCSYS||Jack Bernhardsen - PNSC|
|Steve Pope - PSE||Michele Wyne - Grid Services, Inc||Dick Schwartz - PNSC|
|Frank Lewis - SNOPUD||Michael Smith - CHPD||Bill MacBean - BPA|
|Joshua Bowen - PSE|
***** Secretary's Report *****
Minutes of the Fall 2007 meeting in
Kayli Johnson was awarded the 2008 NWAPDA $1000.00 Scholarship. She was
selected based on the criteria set forth from the Scholarship Guidelines.
Kayli is Ken Johnsonís daughter; Ken is employed at Chelan PUD. She will
***** Correspondence *****
Doug Krust received a Thank You card from Kayli Johnson, the 2008 Scholarship
***** Report of Area Treasurer *****
Submitted by Doug Krust NW Area Treasurer
***** Report of Area Trustee *****
Dave Bennett reported that the Northwest Area and National meetings were held in
Presentation by Peter McKenny of
SOS 4 hours of simulator training @
Presentation by Crystal Musselman on compliance audits and preparation
***** Report of Area President *****
A Special Thanks to Bob Wesselink - PGE for putting on this meeting. Thanks to SOS and Tesla for sponsoring the meeting and thanks to everyone for attending.
Michele Wynne and others have set up a joint Fall NW/SW meeting to be held in
The Fall National Meeting will be held in
A letter from Larry Belnap-SW APDA President on the Fall 2009 Joint NW / SW meeting in
Another Thank You to Danny Bucklin from the Southeast area for getting the banner which you have seen at the Hospitality Room...
For those whom have not have had the joy of setting up a meeting, we should all thank Bob for his work and full time support for APDA functions.
*****Report from the Vice President*****
Nothing to report
***** Report from the Committees *****
Scheduling - We have voted to have a joint meeting in 2009 Fall. Contact for this scheduling function is Doug Krust. A replacement for Kevin Conway is being sought. If you have time call Doug.
Scholarship - We need to remember that the Scholarship submission date is April 01. It is a solid date so that the recipient can have recognition at their graduation from High School.
Promotional - Scott Downey has been doing the work with this committee and reported that Wally Groff-BPA Dittmer will be helping him with this project. They are presently looking for a new vendor for embroidery.
A BIG NOTE: Much discussion on the fact that meeting fee checks need to be made out to the Host Person>>>>not APDA as it is impossible to deposit them.
***** Unfinished Business *****
Nothing to report.
***** New Business *****
Bob Wesselink meeting organizer, Gayle Taylor the NW APDA webmaster and Marck Robinson from Power Data Corporation again deserve a personal Thank You from the members for their work on this meeting, the NW APDA webpage and membership database.
***** Report of Accident and Sickness *****
Norm Stanley PAC/Columbia Grid, Passed Away suddenly a very well known APDA members.
Doug Stewart Health issues
Terry Enmark AESO has had a long battle with heart, but is on the upswing and will soon retire
***** Good of the Association *****
Discuss with the membership that a motion will be made at the fall meeting to have two Scholarships presented. If you cannot attend please send correspondence to the Secretary on what your thought are with the NW APDA funds. Training and hosting are increasing in cost, but other ideas need to be considered.
In Closing ? Let?s try and keep attendance up. Be sure to thank your supervisors? for their support to the APDA. Any ideas for improving attendance will be considered.
The Fall 2008 NWAPDA meeting will again a joint function in
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS
“Keep the light on and your feet up on the desk”