Streamline - Summer 2016 - (Page 9)
BY PAM BAUGHMAN, VRWA PRESIDENT
Life's a Dance
VIRGINIA RURAL WATER Association's 28th Annual Conference and Technical Exposition came to
a close in beautiful downtown Roanoke, VA on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Besides a few electronic
glitches, things ran smoothly and folks appeared to have a good time.
On behalf of
at the 28th
The staff and Board were delighted to have
the so many attendees and vendors present at the
conference. I know many of you traveled long
distances, and took time away from your families and jobs to attend. We all do this because
of the knowledge and networking we can obtain
from the training classes provided at the conference to perform our jobs at a high level.
Virginia Rural Water Association strives to
provide current, relevant information for everyone who attends the conference in an effort to
help meet or exceed regulatory requirements.
At the business meeting held on Tuesday,
April 19, 2016, I told the folks in attendance a
funny story about myself and wanted to share
that story in this article, providing everyone not
able to attend the business meeting an opportunity to discover just how goofy I can be.
For those of you who know and love me, you
know of my guilty indulgence - well, one of
them - watching Dancing with the Stars. I love
the dancing, costumes, music and the long, lean
professional dancer's legs (I secretly long for
legs like the professional dancers).
One Monday night while watching Dancing
with the Stars, I heard this buzzing sound. I
looked around a couple of times, annoyed that
my program was being interrupted and could not
determine where the buzzing sound was coming from. All of the sudden the buzzing sound
seemed to get louder and closer, when I noticed,
too late, a stink bug was headed straight for my
hair. Now I am not easily freaked out by bugs,
but in my hair - really!
That stink bug landed in my hair, and kept
buzzing and wiggling. I didn't know quite what
to do - if I swatted at it or tried to pick it up,
would it stink in my hair? So I did the only
logical thing. I jumped from my seated position
and broke into my best dance moves. I did the
hokey-pokey, you know - I put my whole self in
- took my whole self out - I put my whole self in
and I shook it all about. When that didn't work, I
did the Beyoncé' hair whip move several times,
until I almost passed out! Then I realized the
stink bug was on the arm of the chair I had just
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Summer 2016
From the President: Life’s a Dance
From the Executive Director: Drum Roll Please...
VRWA’s 2016 Conference Highlights
VRWA Says “Until We Meet Again
System Efficiency and Production: Time for a Change???
Confessions of the Chronically Late
OSHA’S Recordkeeping Rule
Revenue and Reasonable Rates
When and How to Use Piping Restraints
Retaining Operators: Is it Really Just About $$?
What is WaterPAC?
Note from Myrica Keiser, Executive Director, VRWA
Throwing My Loop: The Secret to Creativity
VRWA Members Corner
Benefits for VRWA Members
Board of Directors
Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
Streamline - Summer 2016