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FromThePresident BY PAM BAUGHMAN, VRWA PRESIDENT Life Decisions THERE IS A commercial on television for an Infiniti Q50 that says, "When you were eight you wanted to fly. When you were 13 to be a rock star. At 20, an artist. All of these years later you realize you had it right the first time." The advice I bestowed upon my children was to pick something you would do every day for free, then getting a paycheck will feel like a bonus and will not make it feel so much like work. What did you want to be when you were growing up? President, doctor, lawyer, CEO of a Fortune 500 company, vet, utility worker? The decision on what to do with your life is something we must all decide at some point. The advice I bestowed upon my children was to pick something you would do every day for free, then getting a paycheck will feel like a bonus and will not make it feel so much like work. Looking back over my life I realize I didn't do anything I had hoped. My love of animals made me want to be a vet when I was eight. As a pre-teenager I wanted to be an artist and dreamed of going to art school. When I was in high school I wanted to join the Navy to fly jets just like Tom Cruise in Top Gun. I even met with a recruiter who told me my eyesight was too bad, I could never fly, but I would make a nice nurse. I was totally offended. Where did I end up? With a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and e-Commerce. Ho hum. Like a lot of teenagers in the 70's, I worked. Prior to getting a driver's license, I babysat, house sat, dog sat and walked to a little country store where I made breakfast and lunch sandwiches for customers. My parents told me I could work as long as my grades didn't fall, which they didn't. When I got a driver's license I thought it would be cool to work at the mall. I went to work at a donut shop. My coworkers and I had a lot of fun...probably too much fun. I liked working, the growing bank account and the independence. When I asked the donut shop owner for more hours, I was scheduled for a few more, but wanted more than they were willing to put on the schedule for me. So I moved on, and went to work at a western wear store. They sold cowboy hats, jeans, western style shirts, jackets and boots. The movie Urban Cowboy was big at the time and so was the western style. I still have the boots I bought with my first paycheck. They gave me all of the hours I could handle, I was working almost 40 hours a week and making straight A's. Then I got really sick with mononucleosis. The doctor and my parents made me quit so I could recover. It took me almost a month to fully recover. Once I felt better, I started looking for another job. I was hired as an assistant to the controller www.vrwa.org 9 http://www.vrwa.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Fall 2016

From the President: Life Decisions
From the Executive Director: Communicating – Networking – Team Work!
The 2016 VRWA Expo
Leaks/Water Loss – Everyone’s Problem
How to Reduce FOG in Your System
Succession Planning
Dominion Coal Ash Ponds
Reporting on Your System
Cost-Based Rates, Part 1
Coming Back from the Edge
Capital Projects: Savings or Debt?
When to Repair or Replace Pipe
NRWA Recap
Throwing My Loop: Where Do You Live?
VRWA Members Corner
eLearning Benefits
Membership Application
Benefits for VRWA Members
Board of Directors
VRWA Committees
Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - From the President: Life Decisions
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - From the Executive Director: Communicating – Networking – Team Work!
Streamline - Fall 2016 - The 2016 VRWA Expo
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Leaks/Water Loss – Everyone’s Problem
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - How to Reduce FOG in Your System
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Succession Planning
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Dominion Coal Ash Ponds
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Reporting on Your System
Streamline - Fall 2016 - Cost-Based Rates, Part 1
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Coming Back from the Edge
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Capital Projects: Savings or Debt?
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - When to Repair or Replace Pipe
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - NRWA Recap
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - Throwing My Loop: Where Do You Live?
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - VRWA Members Corner
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - eLearning Benefits
Streamline - Fall 2016 - Membership Application
Streamline - Fall 2016 - Benefits for VRWA Members
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Streamline - Fall 2016 - VRWA Committees
Streamline - Fall 2016 - Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
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