Director Samanich updated members on National activities, the moving of Miami HQ, the latest on seminars, conferences, scholarships, etc. We also received updates on things going on in District 21 (HI, S. CA, LV, and AZ) especially the upcoming District Director elections and were introduced to one of the nominees, our current Deputy Director, Sam Lindsey, San Diego Section Chair.
Section Officer nominees were presented and the elections process was explained from the by-laws. As with many large organizations, this process is not a matter of a popularity contest or competition. It is more a nominating process by chosen representatives of the membership which is then confirmed by the membership. There were no nominees from the floor and the election confirmed the nominees presented. The list of the officers for July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015 is below.
AZ Section Chairman & Certification Comm Chair: Brent E. Boling; Pres, Arc-Tech Welding, Inc (an AWS Sustaining Company), AWS/CWI Special Inspector, Current Section Chairman, Current Certification Committee Chairman.
AZ Section 1st Vice Chairman & Membership Comm Chair: Jerry Siko, District Manager for Lincoln Electric; past Section Officer.
AZ Section 2nd Vice Chairman & Program Comm Chair: Nick Martinez; QC/NDT for SRP; AWS/CWI; Current Program Committee Chairman.
AZ Section Secretary & Technical Comm Chair: Gary Gardner; QC for Milling Machinery; AWS/SCWI; Current Section Secretary, Current Technical Committee Chairman.
AZ Section Treasurer & Foundation and Scholarship Comm Chair: Paul Moreno; Weld Lead for Modern Industries; Part time weld instructor at Maricopa Skills Center; Current Committee Chairman and assistant on Certification Committee.
AZ Section Education and Student Affairs Committee Chairman: Buddy May; Welding Instructor at Mohave Community College, AWS Student Chapter Advisor
AZ Section Skills USA Rep: Andrew Lamer; Mingus Union High School Welding Instructor and Skills USA rep.
The by-laws authorize the Chairman to appoint Committee Chairmen to any positions the Section has need of. There will be some ongoing additions to these positions as members continue to make themselves available for service. Several people stepped forward at the meeting and offered their services. We are placing people in positions where they and the section leadership feel they can best assist in the carrying out of our sections services to our AWS membership.2013 June ADE Supporteded Summer Welding Workshop in Show Low Arizona
A taste Of Welding
A Five-day Workshop
Career & Technical Education
Welding and AgriScience Instructors
Monday, June 3, 2013 (8:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Friday, June 7, 2013 (8:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Northland Pioneer College
1320 E Thornton Rd.
Show Low, Arizona 85901
Join us for a hands-on Five day session led by Curtis Casey, Instructor at Northland Pioneer College and Samuel J. Colton, Instructor at Arizona Western College. Bring more welding knowledge and skills into your classroom!
Description-This welding camp is designed for the novice welding/ag high school instructor with minimal welding experience. It will introduce the AWS SENSE competencies which align with the state welding standards. Each day the attendee will be exposed to one of the common welding processes used in the industry, specifically SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and just a taste of Tig (GTAW) welding. Maximum capacity for the weld camp will be 20 attendees. Please complete the attached application including a brief description of your welding experience and reason for interest.
Registration Fee: $500.00
(includes Monday – Friday, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and all workshop materials)
Ask about obtaining a college credit at NPC!
This workshop is sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education, Career and Technical Unit and
Arizona State University, Workforce Education and Development Office
A Taste Of Welding
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP.
Notification of cancellation must be received in writing (FAX/email OK) no later than
Friday, April 1, 2013. Substitutions accepted.
Registrants who fail to attend without cancellation will be billed.
This workshop requires a minimum of 15 registered participants by April 1, 2013.
CTE Program Area or Academic Area:
Method of payment must accompany this form to be fully registered for the workshop.
NOTE: Make check/purchase order payable to Arizona Department of Education.
Registration Fee: $500.00 (includes Monday-Friday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and workshop materials)
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How to Remit Registration:
Mail: Arizona Department of Education
ATTN: Mr. Tyler Grandil
1535 W Jefferson Bin 42
Phoenix, AZ. 85007
For questions about registration, please contact:
For questions about the workshop, please contact:
Workshop Confirmation, Meeting Room, and Driving/Parking Information will be sent to the email address above unless you request otherwise. 2251 Navajo Boulevard, Holbrook, AZ 86025
Section Scholarship DINNER & Lincoln’s VRTEX; Phoenix, May 9th, 2013.
Vern Lewis Welding Supply has equipped a special van to transport the Lincoln VRTEX 360 around the state for demonstrations. They are graciously hosting a meeting to present this machine to our membership and promote scholarships for our youth.
Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 5PM-9PM
Location: Black Canyon Conference Center; 9440 N 25th Ave; Phoenix AZ 85021
Hosted by Vern Lewis Welding Supply
$100 Charge for Vendor Tables
$20 Charge for attendance, students attending are free, including Dinner.
(half of conference fee to go to AWS Scholarship Fund the other to assisting with meeting expenses with Vern Lewis picking up most of the expenses)
This conference is no-profit, so anything exceeding the cost of the conference will also be added to the AWS Scholarship fund.
** VRTEX Viewing/Vendor Table Mixer
(VRTEX Van will be available outside conference center to use before and after the meeting)
** Dinner (about 6pm)
** Chapter Updates, old and new business (Brent Boling)
**VRTEX and Industry Advancements (Dustin Talbert)
(Followed up by Scholarship information by Brent)
** Vern Lewis Membership recognition presented by John Bone
** Wrap up and more viewing of VRTEX