Streamline - Winter 2015 - (Page 11)
BY MYRICA W. KEISER, VRWA ExECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Save the Date!
April 18-20, 2016 - Place to be Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
2016 maRkS oUR 28th annual conference, and
the VRWA staff and conference committee are
well on the way of making plans. Once we nail
down the presenters, we will start looking at
adding some fun time in order to make it more
interesting and more enjoyable for you.
As usual, Monday will start us off with golf
and clay shoot outings, along with two all day
training classes. This year, Kenny Reynolds' class
will be titled "What's the Cost," which will refer
to water loss, water audits, loss control programs
and leak detection. This class will also look at
the I&I (Inflow & Infiltration) and problems it is
causing your wastewater system. Donna Lawson
is bringing back "Operation Math" for those who
need extra help before sitting for their exam. The
day will end with a sneak preview in the exhibit
hall with light refreshments.
Tuesday will be packed with the exhibit hall,
training classes, opening session, a business meeting, a water taste contest, and entertainment.
Wednesday will follow with the end of the exhibit
hall, training classes, the closing and prizes. All
in all, attendees can pick up 14 CPEs all under
one roof. Can't ask for anything better than that!
Last year, we were able to bring back casino
night thanks to Southern Corrosion. It was a
fun night as attendees had a good time playing
the games, visiting friends and of course winning prizes. We are happy to announce that our
"Platinum" Sponsor Southern Corrosion has
once again agreed to be our casino sponsor. So,
the dice will be rolling, the laughter will be loud,
and "The Mayberry Deputy" will be on hand to
police the event.
Every year, we present special recognition to
those in the water and wastewater industry. We
recognize water/wastewater operators, maintenance and lab technicians, office workers, rookie
water/wastewater operators, water and wastewater
systems, consumer confidence reports, and websites. A special recognition in the way of a pat on the
back or a plaque goes a long way with employees
when they realize that they are appreciated by their
employers. In the past, our nominations have been
very few, so we ask that you take pride and take a
few minutes to send in your nominations. We know
that all systems have something and/or someone
they are proud of for their accomplishments. Let's
make this coming year's award program the best
Two and a half days of training and fun and a
time to relax, meet new friends and catch up with
old friends. If you have any suggestions on how to
make it better or something you would like to see
added, please do not hesitate to share with us.
So now mark those calendars for April 18-20th
- watch your mail and emails for notification
of when you can start signing up. Hope to see
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Winter 2015
From the President: Performance Evaluation
From the Executive Director: Save the Date!
Professional or Job Holder: Which Will You Be?
Emergencies: Do You Have A Plan?
Finding Your Way
Hearing Protection – Keep Your Employees Safe
Economic Opportunity: USDA Rural Development/Virginia
Rate Setting – It’s Easy?
Throwing My Loop: Fresh Water
Do You Know What Your VRWA Benefits Are?
2015-2016 Membership Directory
Board of Directors
VRWA Members Corner
Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
Streamline - Winter 2015