2014 Officer Installation & Awards Dinner

River Lodge Fortuna---November 7, 2014

     The 2014 Awards and installation dinner was hosted at Fortuna's River Lodge on November 7th. Simon Watson, the incoming State Chair for CWEA, was on hand to swear in the new board for 2015 and pass out awards.

     Starting off the evening was a wonderful meal,  served by Alicia & "The Other Place" catering.  The menu included Smoked Tri Tip, Basil Chicken and Twice Baked Potatoes.

     Following dinner, Simon Watson gave a short introduction of himself as the incoming CWEA President.  Mr. Watson is a consultant with Brown & Caldwell.  He holds Grade IV certifications as a Mechanical Technologist and  also Collections Systems. 

     The incoming board for 2015 was sworn in next.  It has some familiar faces as volunteers are hard to come by right now. 

--Doug Culbert moves from Vice President to the President spot.
--Orrin Plocher moves from Secretary to Vice President. 
 --Ian Ivey moves to Secretary from his Program Chair position and now becomes vacant
--Kendra Miers stays on as Treasurer for another year
--T.K. Williams moves to Past President

     Finishing the evening was Comedian Stephen B.  Keying on the fact he was in Humboldt County, he said he had us "rolling in the aisles and some were even smoking."

     All in all a great, fun-filled evening.  A beautiful venue. Fantastic food and good company.  We hope everyone had a great time and look forward to seeing you at next year's dinner.

The following awards were given by Mike Veach, Awards Chair: 

Award Winner
Collection Systems: Person of the Year Chris Jones
Collection Systems: System of the Year McKinleyville CSD
Electrical/Instrumentation: Person of the Year

Lennis Story, Crescent City

Mechanical Technician of the Year Frank Bisio, City of Eureka
Operations: Operator of the Year Austin Nova, Yurok PUD
Supervisor of the Year Doug Culbert, Fortuna
Overall: Plant of the Year City of Rio Dell
Safety- Plant of the Year Award City of Fortuna

Here is your full board for 2015:

Board Position Board Member
Chairperson Doug Culbert
Vice-Chairperson Orrin Plocher
Secretary Ian Ivey
Treasurer Kendra Miers
Northern Regional Committee Delegate Vacant
Awards Chairperson T.K. Williams
Membership Chairperson Hal Burris
Past Chair and Nominating Chairperson T.K. Williams
Safety Chairperson James Henry
Technical Certification Program Chair Mickey Hulstrom
Program Chairperson Vacant
Newsletter Editor/Webmaster Mike Freeman
The view from River Lodge
Door Prizes
Welcome message from outgoing President T.K. Williams
State CWEA President Simon Watson
Incoming Board: (From left) T.K. Williams, Past Chairperson and Nominating Chair; Kendra Miers, Treasurer; Ian Ivey, Secretary; Orrin Plocher, Vice Chairperson; Doug Culbert, Chairperson
Lennis Story, City of Crescent City-Electrical/Instrumentation: Person of the Year
Austin Nova, Yurok PUD-Operator of the Year
City of Rio Dell-Overall Plant of the Year
Chris Jones, McKinleyville CSD-Collections System Person of the Year
Doug Culbert, City of Fortuna-Supervisor of the Year
T.K. Williams-Outgoing North Coast Section President
Comedian Stephen B