Northwest Area APDA
2008 Spring Meeting Portland, OR

May 21-22, 2008
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Host PGE

***** 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 Spokane , Washington were read by Arlen Simon and accepted as read.


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 be attending Wenatchee Valley College . A $1000.00 check will be sent to Wenatchee Valley College in her name. Congratulations Kayli!!

***** Correspondence *****

Doug Krust received a Thank You card from Kayli Johnson, the 2008 Scholarship Recipient

***** 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 Spokane , WA , September 20-21, 2007 at the Red Lion River Inn, Hosted by Avista Utilities

  Highlights of training agenda:

Presentation by Peter McKenny of Gonzaga University , T+D Program
SOS – 4 hours of simulator training @ Gonzaga University ? 4 CEH were awarded
Presentation by Crystal Musselman on compliance audits and preparation

  The Northwest area currently has 258 Regular paid members, 13 Associates and 107 Life members for a total of 378.

***** 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 Las Vegas October 6-10, 2008.  Twenty-four NERC credits will be offered.  Registration fees will be two hundred for APDA members and four hundred for non-members. A block of one hundred rooms have been reserved for this week long meeting.

The Fall National Meeting will be held in Biloxi , Mississippi in November 18-21, 2008.

A letter from Larry Belnap-SW APDA President on the Fall 2009 Joint NW / SW meeting in South Lake Tahoe , at the Montbleu Casino, was read to the membership present.  A vote was taken and accepted that the Fall 2009 meeting would be another joint endeavor.

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 Las Vegas . The dates are scheduled for October 6-10, 2008 with 24 CEH offered..  There will be a posting on the NWAPDA Website for registration.  Contact information will also be addressed at that time.


“Keep the light on and your feet up on the desk”

Respectfully submitted
Arlen Simon-Secretary