One of the 2016-2017 season initiatives, for the Pacific NW Section (PNW), is to increase member participation in our monthly meetings and activities. To that end the incoming Chairman, Flynn Spears, suggested that, in lieu of our usual technical meeting, we “change things up a bit” and kick-off our program year with a purely social networking event. The Board of Directors (BOD) unanimously agreed to this idea and set a budget of $1500 to cover the cost.
---September 12, 2016---
Kathy Ferguson, Vice-Chair and as our Program Chair, volunteered to organize the event and did a wonderful job. The event was held at Billy Baroo’s restaurant in the beautiful Fosters Golf facility just south of Seattle. The restaurant provided a scrumptious BBQ buffet, with all the typical smoked meats, and all the fixin’s, along with a cash bar service. The Foster’s Golf Pro set up a mini-putting contest for us with 7 holes using ramps and other fun obstacles to make it more challenging. Jeff Siegel, Immediate past Chairman, got the activity started, tallied the scores, and awarded Starbuck’s gift cards (after all we are in Seattle) for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place, as well as for the most honest (a.k.a. last place).
The evening started at 5:30p and the banquet room opened up on one end, which overlooks the beautiful green golf course. There wasn’t a cloud in the crystal blue northwest sky and it was a comfortable 75 degrees out (no it doesn’t rain here all of the time). Of the 43 total members and guests that joined the festivities, there was a mixture of regulars, some first timers, some old friends, some NDT students from Clover Park Community College with one of their instructors, and a few retirees. The companies represented were Blue Origin, Boeing, Delphi Precision, ETM-Inc., Global Diving, Hexcel, Infrared Services, Laser Technologies, Mistras, PM Testing, Solnex, Zetec, Zodiac Aerospace, and WJE.
Emery Roberts, our Secretary and Regional Director, put together a wonderful revolving slide show of our past section meetings, golf outings, and various other social activities, going back to as early as the PNW Section’s founding in 1957. Pictures of officers and dignitaries from the early years of the ASNT organization were also included in the show. This slide show brought back so many fond memories for our veteran members who lived it, and inspired a lot of great conversations with our newer members and students, all while giving our BOD members the opportunity to expound on what ASNT is all about.
The event was a great success and the feedback from the attendees a resounding thumbs up! Thanks to Kathy Ferguson for organizing every detail and to the members of the BOD who helped her host and make this event so much fun.
So now, after meeting and spending some social time with the participating members and seeing and hearing what the PNW Section is all about, we expect to see more new faces at our regular meetings and events throughout the coming season. And, in the future, we hope that more of our PNW Section members will want to become engaged in the care and feeding of our beloved PNW Section.
While a group is on the putting green this one chats.
The initial meeting of the 2016-2017 program year was the annual Golf Tournament and BBQ Banquet event held on July 30, 2016 at The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie, just North of Lacey, WA. The tournament was a Golf Scramble with a shot gun start. For the non-golfer this means that everyone starts at the same time and individual skill level has little if anything to do with the outcome. In addition to having a good time funds are raised for our NDT Student Scholarship program. Two of the nine teams were from Clover Park Technical College where a student has received a scholarship during the previous 3 years. It was a resounding success once again thanks to a great team of volunteers. It was a beautiful day at a beautiful Pacific Northwest golf course. The weather was perfect once again, an awesome BBQ banquet was enjoyed by 36 golfers, and there were many awards given along with a raffle and lots of prizes at the end. The BBQ consisted of Pulled Pork, grilled beef patties, BBQ beans, watermelon, cole slaw, potato salad, all the condiments needed for a delicious hamburger, and cookies.
---July 30, 2016---
Sponsors consisted of Ether NDE, MPM Products, Matec Instrument Companies, Met-L-Chek, Sherwin, Inc., Zetec, Test Equipment Distributors, Chemetall, UTEX, FlawTech, adaptive energy, PH Tool and Olympus. Thank you to all of the players and sponsors who participated this year and contributed to the NDT education through our local section's student scholarship program.
A thank you to the event organizing committee, Flynn, Jeff, Kathy, Luke and Emery for contributing so much of their time and energy towards making sure that this event went smoothly and that everyone had a good time. Special thanks go out to the Dylan Thorpâ€™s wife for running the putting contest and assisting Flynn and Jeff during registration & sign-in. Photos from the day can be found on our section web site at http://www.asntpnws.org/2016_Pacific_Northwest_Golf_Scramble/index.htm. The next meeting of the Pacific Northwest section of ASNT will be in September 12, 2016 at Foster's Golf Links banquet room.,
Golfers and event organizers show some of the spirit of the day.
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