PACIFIC NORTHWEST SECTION ASNT

Another Successful Golf Event!
Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!

       
           

THANKS! to all who came out to make this a great event!

Pictures courtesy of Roy Goodall and Kathy Ferguson,"Thanks!, you guys..."

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Hello All,
Jeff, Kathy, Luke, Chuck, Lise, Chris, Roy, and Flynn would like to thank all of you, the participants, for coming out and helping us have another great golf tournament, which raises funding for our Section NDT Student Scholoship Awards.
This year we doubled the prize money, every registrant got a PNWS stainless steel water bottle and a cozy cup cooler, as well as, one mulligan and two raffle tickets. In addtion, everyone got free drink coupons to go with the fantastic buffet banguet lunch which we all enjoyed together after the game, along with a lot of laughs!
In fact, the President of one of our long time dedecated sponsors, who had never golfed before, came out to try his hand at the game, and had a wonderful time. Afterwards he told us that he had not laughed so hard in a very long time. We also had a few other first timers who reported similar experiences. So now we expect to see them all at our future golf events.
Speaking of the future, apprently due to schedule conflicts and vactions, the total turn out was (7) foursomes (28 players) which was a little less than in previous years. But on the other hand, we saw a significant increase in Sponsorships. So all together this allowed us to maitian our margins which will again allow us to award two NDT Student Scholarships next year. (See the Education page for this year's recipients).
But to ensure a growing turnout in the future, we are reconsidering the date, and perhaps the venue location. There is even talk of having a separate shared event together with the Portland Section, who has their own event (usually a week or two after ours), and many of whose members have come up to support our event every year. So please stay tuned...
All-in-all we took things up a notch and it came out a success, however we know that we can always do better. So we will be asking for suggestions from the membership about where to go with this event in the future.
In the meantime, be sure to check out the Slide Show Link to see some great pictures of a great day which has become a Pacific NW Section storied tradition!
See you at the Kick-Off Social at Billy Baroo's in September! (see the Meeting Schedule Page for details).
Your PNWS Golf Committe

Past Events

Radiation Safety Refresher Seminar - Held April 1, 2017

Highest Attendance in 20 Years!!

Held in a brand new venue at Bellevue College's beautiful new Science and Technology building, there were 44 total attendees at this year's Radiation Safety Seminar.

The organizaions represented were:
General Dynamics-OTS, Hexcel Corp, PM Testing Lab, Seacast Inc., ATI Specialty Alloys and Components, Mistras, Oregon Washington Laboratories LLC, Global Diving & Salvage, Oregon Washington Laboratories LLC, Clover Park Technical College, Western Pneumatic, and Blue Origin.

The great line-up of speakers were:
  • Bruce Busby - Fred Hutchenson Cancer Research Center
  • Mike Zittle - University of Washington Health Physics Department
  • Dave Hall - ETM Inc.
  • Marty Anderson - Global Diving & Salvage
  • Aaron O'Malley - Pacific NW National Labs
  • Dave Crocker - QSA Global
  • Steve Mathews - State of Washington Department of Health
Our Chairman Flynn Spears welcomes the class and provides an overview of the Pacific NW Section.
The beautiful new venue Science & Techncology Building at Bellevue College.
Emery Roberts, Mistras Level III, Region 16 Director, PNWS Secretary (right) presents the PNWS Spepaker Appreciation Certificate and gifts to Bruce Busby.
Bruce Busby of the Fred Hutchenson Cancer Research Center, gives a very interesting and informative presentation on the health effects of Radiation.
Mike Zittle of the University of Washington Health Physics Department presents Radiation Safety from an HP's perspective.
Emery Roberts, (right) presents the PNWS Spepaker Appreciation Certificate and gifts to Mike Zittle.
(Left to right) Emery Roberts, Dave Hall, Flynn Spears, Dina McRae along with Kathy feguson, Chris Maraschky and Jeff Siegel (not shown) were the Board Member Volunteers that helped make this event go so well.
Dave Hall of ETM Inc. (Electromatic Incorporated), and the PNWS Student Scholarship Chairman, gives his presentation on Radiation Safely relative to X-Ray Tube Radiography.
One of the three Washington State Regulators in attendance, addresses the class, from back in the corner of the room, to clarify some of the Washington State Regulations and Laws related to licensing and radiation safety
Emery Roberts, the RSO for Mistras in Kent WA, and the RSRS Comittee Chairman who has been organizing this event for the last several years, addresses the class and introduces the speakers.
Steve Matthews, Radiation Protection Manager for the State of Washington introduces his seated co-workers Morgan Munera (l) and Raj Maharjam (r).
Morgan Munera (l) introduces Raj Maharjam (standing, r) from Washington State Dept. Of Health, Radiation Protection Program.
Dave Crocker of QSA-Global introduces Small Controlled Area Radiography or SCAR to local radiographers.
Mike Zittle, the Chief HP, Alternate RSO for the University of Washington Environmental Health and Safety, Radioactive Materials Compliance Program, entertains some thoughtful Q&A from the class.
Marty Anderson from Global Diving and ASNT CMC explained that the IRRSP testing program is now computer based (CBT) and receives a certificate of appreciation, Starbucks gift card and section challenge coin from seminar Chair Emery E. Roberts (r).
Aaron O’Malley from PNNL explains proposed security changes to exposure devices and transportation of them.

Christmas Cruise 2014

The Pacific NW membership was invited for dinner at the Imanema Grill in Belltown and/or to go on the Argosy Christmas Ship for hot toddys, sight seeing, and a Christmas Carolling. First we started with a wonderful dinner at the Grill From Ipanema Brazillian Steakhouse. There was all you can eat salads, breads, and veggies and then fresh rotisseired meats carved right off the skewer onto your plate at the table by waiters dressed as Brazillian Gouchos. After dinner we all met at the ship. It was a beautiful cruise around Elliot Bay where you could have a warm drink and see the vibrant city lights. The waterfront Ferris Wheel light show was awe inspiring and there were many other decorated boats out for a cruise in the bay as well. Santa Claus was on-board for the kids (young and old) and a quartet of Carolers put on a fantastic performance. If you weren't in the Christmas spirit before the cruise, with the festive lights, Santa, hot drinks, and singing, you cetrtainly were afterwards.

The Parlor Comedy Club 2014

Our 2014 Member's (dates optional) Night Out was held at the Parlor Comedy Club located in downtown Bellevue at Lincoln Square. That night the Parlor was hosting a "Valentine’s Weekend" event with headliners comedian Jamie Lee (a cast member of the MTV show Girl Code) and comedian Joe Derosa. We enjoyed an array of appetizers (more than we could eat) and the comedy had us rolling in the isles (but not lieterally). Afterwards, we hung out in the Parlor Billiards Bar for some pool, some laughs, and then the dancing broke out, (and no there was no video posted on YouTube), thank god. But a great time was had by all.

Teatro Zinzani 2012

The Pacific NW Section let go of their inhibitions for an over-the-top fun night of dressup and interactive entertainment at Seattle’s Teatro ZinZanni. Teatro ZinZanni combines improv comedy, vaudeville revue, music, circus, dance and sensuality, into an entertainment experience like no other. Included was an wonderful 4 course dinner of Spanish/Mexican cuisine offering unique delights not typically found at a regular resturant serving Mexican style dishes. The theme of the event was iCaliente (very hot). The show was super high energy and amazing, it was funny, exotic and very exciting (if you know what I mean). The show was very interactive, and the audinece was definitely encouraged to participate. In fact, our Tim Burkholder (Mistras QA Manager) was picked to be a salsa dancer in front of the whole crowd. Of course, Tim was embarrassed at first but then, like the trooper he is, he got into it and everybody enjoyed a good laugh (not at you Tim, with you, really). It was a night of unexpected experiences and everyone had a blast of a good time.