36th Annual Golf Fundraiser [EVENT SUMMARY]

(L to R):
ParTee Cart Winners Mike Medina, Mike Hanson

(L to R):
John Melberg, Brad Stewart, Bob Sands (PEC) and Bob Brenner (PEC)

On June 8, 2015, the Northwest Section held their 36th annual golf outing at Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Ham Lake, MN. This year we were able to raise almost $3000.00. Mike Albers from Production Engineering Corporation donated another $1000.00 to the local scholarship fund for the 16th consecutive year. Thank-you Mike Albers and PEC. Since 2002 the Northwest Section has given out over $100,000 in scholarships. We have many to thank including the following Hole Sponsors and/or donators:
Abicor Binzel, Advantage Marketing, Chart Industries, Fronius, Mace Harris, Mike Hanson, Minneapolis Oxygen, Oxygen Service Company, Production Engineering Corp., South St. Paul Steel Supply, Toll Gas & Welding, Weld Safe Midwest.

Some of the contests include “ParTee” Cart Raffle, Putting Green Contest, and Moneyball Contest.
“ParTee” Cart Contest: Two carts will be decorated by our committee and displayed for everyone to see when they arrive at the tournament. The carts will be stocked with food, pop, beer, merchandise, extra raffle tickets, prizes, and other items.
Putting Green Contest: Putt 3 balls and put each ball as close as you can to the hole if not in the hole. We will measure the distance of each ball to the hole and add the two closest together. Whoever has the lowest total distance will receive 50% of the funds received and the other 50% will go into the AWS Northwest Scholarship fund.
Moneyball Contest: Each team entering the contest will be given an orange golf ball with “MONEY BALL” imprinted on it and a number written on it. Each player must take turns hitting the golf ball and the ball must be used on every shot. If your team’s ball makes it all the way through the 18 holes, turn it in to one of the golf committee members. After dinner one ball will be drawn from amoungst all the other balls that made it all the way. The team with the number on the ball drawn, will win 50% of the funds received and the other 50% will go into the AWS Northwest Scholarship Fund.

Submitted by Mike Hanson

Date posted: August 6, 2015

District 15 Conference [EVENT SUMMARY]

(L to R):
Adam Lynnes (Northern Plains), Jessica Plaunt (Northwest), Tom Baldwin (Arrowhead), Vanessa Gonzalez (AWS National Rep), Jerod Tengesdal (Northern Plains), Mace Harris (Northwest), Thea Bunde (Northwest), Richard Mayerich (Arrowhead), Jay Gerdin (Northwest), Mike Hanson (Northwest), Dana Sorenson (Northwest), Dave Lynnes (AWS District 15 Director), Michael Resser (Northwest) and not shown Randall Washenesky (Arrowhead).

On May 30, 2015, Section Representatives from the Arrowhead, Northern Plains and Northwest sections discussed section activities and fundraising events for scholarships.

Submitted by Mike Hanson

Date posted: August 6, 2015

Careers in Welding Trailer – August 27-30, 2015

Greetings AWS Northwest Section Members and Friends,

Just as we did last year, we will be having The American Welding Society’s Careers in Welding trailer visit the Minnesota State Fair from August 27th-30th. Lincoln supports the trailer by providing volunteers from local industry, high schools, community colleges, and youth organizations. We are looking for volunteers (local schools, youth orgs such as Boy Scouts, 4H, FFA, etc., or industry) who would help staff the trailer.

Click here to view a recruitment flyer that includes volunteers’ incentives to support the trailer and info about what they can expect to do.

As of Tuesday, August 25, 2015, we still need volunteers for the following shifts:
(1) 1 for Thursday afternoon 3-9pm
(2) 1 for Friday afternoon 3-9pm
(3) 1 for Saturday afternoon 3-9pm
(4) Only needing 5 volunteers per shift

If able to volunteer, please arrive a half hour early to get trained on VRTEX, complete paperwork, and receive a meal voucher.

Please contact Chelsie (info below) with any information and direct any volunteers to her contact.

Chelsie Colvin
Educational Programming Specialist
The Lincoln Electric Company
22801 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44117
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Please spread the word as we have zero volunteers for Saturday/Sunday shifts.

Thank you!

Mace Harris
AWS Northwest Section Treasurer

Date posted: August 25, 2015

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