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Radiation Safety Refresher Seminar
March 29, 2014

Sixteen attendees from 5 different local radiographic firms attended the March 29 Radiation Safety Refresher sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Section. Presentations by Bruce Busby, CHP & RSO of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Steve Matthews of the Washington State Department of Health, James Thompson and Toney Vegel of the NRC and Dave Crocker of QSA Sentinel. This was the 12th year Bruce assisted by speaking at the seminar, 9 years as the RSO at FHCRC and 2 years as a State regulator. Box lunches of Amarillo Wraps, Roast Beef and Cheddar, Ham and Swiss with cookies and bottled water were made available for lunch to all attendees and speakers. Emery E. Roberts presented another challenging game of Radiation Safety Jeopardy after lunch. Jeff Siegel, the current chairman of the Pacific Northwest Section, started out the day by giving an overview of ASNT, the Pacific Northwest Section and its’ meetings, outings and events.
Thank you to all who attended and especially to the speakers and their employers for making this event a success.

Christmas Party
December 13, 2012

The Christmas Party of the Pacific Northwest Section was held at the World Sports Grill, formerly Jillian’s Billiards. Thirteen adults and 12 young adults enjoyed the evening visitation of Santa on his way back to the North Pole. A buffet of Assorted Domestic Cheese and Crackers, Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce, Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip with Tortilla Chips, Cheese Quesadillas, Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Meatballs, and Chicken Satay with Peanut dipping sauce was enjoyed by all during the prelude to Santa’s visit. Santa took time out of preparedness for his upcoming trip to give a few gifts to the young adults present. Their adult companions enjoyed gift sharing themselves. Future meetings will be at the Rock Salt unless otherwise noted on the section web site. All members are urged to sign the guest book at each event and the Level III certificate of attendance as appropriate. A drawing held during the last meeting of the year will select names taken from the guest book for the opportunity to win $30 per meeting with a potential of $240. The more meetings one attends and signs the guest book the odds increase that the winner could be you.

Annual Golf Scramble
August 16, 2014

The 2014 Pacific NW Section ASNT Golf Scramble and BBQ Banquet event was held on August 16, 2014, to raise funds for our NDT Student Scholarship program. Once again, it was a resounding success! Everybody had a great day on a beautiful Pacific Northwest golf course at Hawks Prairie in Lacey WA. The weather was perfect, we enjoyed an awesome BBQ banquet, and there were many awards given along with a raffle and lots of prizes at the end. Forty two golfers enjoyed August 16th, 2014 on the Woodlands golf course at ‘The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie’, Lacey, Washington. A hearty BBQ and raffle ended the day.
On behalf of your PNW Section Board Of Directors, thank you to all of the players who participated and thereby contributed to the cause of providing NDT education through our local section's student scholarship program.
Furthermore, a hearty thank you to our very generous sponsors who contributed so much towards making this a fantastic event! Special thanks goes out to our Platinum Sponsor MPM for making it possible for our Clover Park Student team to play for free.
Our Sponsors for this year’s event were:
Platinum: MPM Products
Gold: Olympus, Sherwin Inc., Acousticeye, Genesis, TED, Met-L-Chek
Silver: PH Tool, ABW Technologies, adaptive energy, Matec, Flaw Tech, UTEX, NDTS, ASNT headquarters
A thank you to the event organizing committee, Flynn, Kathy, Trey, and Emery for contributing so much of their time and energy towards making sure that this event went smoothly and that everyone had a good time. Special thanks go out to Kathy Ferguson, and Erica (Kathy’s daughter) who sold mulligans and raffle tickets, ran the putting contest, and worked with the course staff to set up the beautiful BBQ banquet. And finally, thanks to Emery Roberts, who once again did a fine job as our official course photographer and all around general support.

This year 11 teams participated, and prizes were awarded as follows:
1st Place:
J. Sewell, B. Lester, R. Kain, K. Schultz 2nd Place:
J. Siegel, F. Spears, M. Trask, D. Bersch
3rd Place:
S. Miller, K. Bieber
Most Honest (Last Place):
J. Peeler, D. Buchanan, B. Buchanan, T. Thurman
Longest Drive #5:
Jim Peeler
Longest Drive #1:
Dave Bersch
Closest to the Pin #7:
Andy Bird
Closest to the Pin #11:
Michael Yamashita
Putting Contest Winners:
Dave Bersch, Chris Black, D. Bersch
Raffle Golf Bag:
Kris Sandby
Raffle Putter:
Dan Craker

Emery took a lot of great pictures and has posted them on our section website, so I encourage you to take a look and feel free to take copies.

Once again, thank you all for making this a great event, and I look forward to seeing you out there on the course again next year!
HINT: Look for the 2015 date to be a Saturday in mid July.

Pacific NW Section ASNT
2014/2015 Season Chair

Section Photo Collage

Anyone that has any old photos of past local ASNT people/functions or anything that maybe interesting for a section photo collage, please contact section secretary Emery E. Roberts. He would like to put together the history of the section in photos and is asking for your help in doing so. Thanks very much. Emery can be reached at 206-764-8123.
A special thank you to Jim Cox of Zetec for providing two volumes of old section photos. Thanks Jim!

Section Web Site
Emery E. Roberts

Newsletter Distribution

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April 12 , 2012 Meeting report

On April 12th, 2012 the Pacific Northwest Section of ASNT presented an evening with two of the original Tuskegee Airmen. Members of the Seattle based Sam Bruce Chapter's Tuskegee Airmen Captain (Retired) George Hickman and Colonel (Retired) Ed Drummond were the featured speakers.
We were very honored to have these men speak at our meeting and at the end presented them with a $500.00 check towards their scholarship campaign. Additional information about the Tuskegee Airmen can be found on the web at along with book publications and the most recent George Lucas movie "Red Tails" and documentary "Double Victory".A drawing from the attendees who sign the guest book at each meeting was held. Roy Goodall was the lucky winner who attended 3 meetings this year. The more meetings attended the better your chances at winning. Roy was also the winning name drawn last year.

Technical Meeting Speaker

Any person interested in speaking at one of our monthly meetings on a subject that advances knowledge, educates, or presents new insight into common NDT problems should contact any officer or director.


If your E-mail address has changed, please E-mail the changes to the Section Secretary to update the section roster and database. You can also update your email and member data on the Section web page at: Meeting Questionaire Contributions from the membership have made this site what it was intended to be, a forum for the local ASNT membership. Please continue to contribute. Your comments are welcome.


2013-2015 Program year link


The meeting date is the second Monday of the month unless otherwise noted. In case of last minute changes be sure to check the section website at


Jeff Siegel of Acoustic Eye joined the 2014 class of Fellows in Charleston, SC
Emery E. Roberts of Mistras received the 2014 Charles N. Sherlock Meritorious Service Award in Charleston
Flynn Spears of LaserNDT was elected as Director at Large for 2015 and joined Dave Hall as members of the National Board
Dave Hall of L & W Research joined other Pacific Northwest ASNT Fellows at the ASNT Fall Conference in Orlando, FL Oct. 29 through Nov. 1, 2012. Dave joins Bill Meade, Emery E. Roberts, Jim Pellicer, Flynn Spears, Steve LaRiviere, John DeBoo, Dr. Richard Bossi and 19 others. Give Dave an atta'boy when you see him.
Chris Black received the 2013 Mentor award at the ASNT Las Vegas conference
Dave Hall was voted a Director at Large for ASNT in 2013

Dr. Richard Bossi received the Research Council Award for Sustained Excellence for 2013.


Certificates are available at each meeting to document your meeting attendance for Level III renewal points. See an officer for details


The second line of the hard copy address label on Materials Evaluation contains the member number followed by the expiration date of membership for that number


It is important to remember that President's points is not about the points, it is about organization and management of the section operations. President's points are merely an indicator of the organization and management of the section.
The Pacific Northwest Section was the recepient of ASNT President's Award Program Gold Award in 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 program years.

Message from the SOC Chair

Benefits of ASNT membership from the SOC chairperson

Dear Friends,
In light of the Wall Street roller coaster, corporate scandals, mergers, downsizing, and '60 Second' Business Plans, it has come to mind that many of us are not taking advantage of the most important benefit of ASNT - networking and its counterpart, education.

Networking is more than meeting new people, hearing the latest on who is retiring or changing jobs, or even what companies are doing well or not so well. Networking is educational! When people from the same industry meet, the conversation always turns to work. Every meeting I attend, I hear new and exciting information that stimulates the mind and helps me look at problems and solutions in a new way. Not only from a prepared speaker presentation, but from the questions asked of the speakers and the casual conversation of my colleagues. Often this information is not directly connected to the primary method of NDT used in my company. However, down the road a mental light comes on and I am able to apply what I heard to my efforts. In this way I am a more valuable employee.

Companies benefit from being actively involved in a local section and encouraging their employees to attend the meetings. By doing so, the employees have the opportunity to broaden their horizons, learn new things and think in creative ways. They can also take advantage of the educational programs offered through the section, benefiting both employer and employee. Attendance at regional and national meetings reap the same benefits only on a much larger scale.

It's no secret, many industry segments are an aging group. Many of my customers and colleagues have retirement on their minds. In my local section I am one of the younger members. This is not a good sign! Local section educational and mentoring programs will help bring young minds and talents to the industry, revitalizing it and the companies that comprise it.

Click here for your Regional Director's contact information.
Wishing you all the best in the coming year!
Marwan Basrawi
Chairman, Section Operations Council
Saudi Aramco
Box 8247
Dhahran 31311
Tel 966 38785921
Fax 966 38785925

The end

—Current Program Year—
June 1 through May 31

Election results for your 2015-2016 Officers and BOD
2015 Golf Scramble Summary
2015 Golf Scramble Photos
—Section Archives—
Radiation Safety Seminar 2014 photos
NDT Of Composites Topical II 2015 photos
NDT of Composites Topical 2013 photos
NDT of Composites Topical 2013 summary
Christmas Cruise Festival photos
Meeting Report/Newsletter
2014-2015 Program Schedule
2014-2015 Yearbook
Golf Scramble Sponsors
Without whom the success of the event would not have been possible
2014 Golf Scramble Summary
2014 Golf Scramble Photos
Member Location Maps as of 6-10-2013
2013-2014 Program Schedule
Job Opening
2013 Golf Scramble Photos
Section Photos from the Past
Section Night Out 2-16-2013
2012 Christmas Party photos
2012 Christmas Party Meeting Report
2012 Golf Scramble photos
2012 Golf Scramble Report
Spouses Outing 2-19-2012
Section Awards
Who/Where are they Now?
Online Yearbooks
Christmas Party 2009 Photos
Christmas Party 2010 Photos
Christmas Party 2011 Photos
NDT EXPO 2011 Photos
Newsletter Archive
April 2012 meeting with TAI Photos
April 2012 meeting with TAI Photos II
2011 Golf Scramble results
Member Survey
Program Survey
—Section Membership—
Update Member Database
Web Site Statistics
Member Map
Section Leadership Manual
Meeting Attendance Record Form
Section Letter Head 2015-2016
—Legal Stuff—
Articles of Incorporation Sample
Certificate of Incorporation
Section Template WA Bylaws
Pacific Northwest Section Bylaws

Introduction to NDT
Regional Planning Meeting 2013 Photos
NDT of Composites Topical Photos
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2015-2016 Meeting Schedule
The 2015-2016 Yearbook is dedicated to those members and supporters who passed away this past year.

DATE:Monday September 14, 2015

TOPIC:NDT Awareness

SPEAKER:Mark Stowers

TIMES:Possible BOD meeting5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Dinner6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker Introduction
& Presentation
7:30 p.m.- 8:15 p.m.
Q & A of Speaker:8:15 p.m.
Meeting Adjournment:approximately 8:30 p.m.

All meetings will be held at this location and times unless otherwise noted
LOCATION:DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport - Southcenter
16500 Southcenter Parkway
Washington, 98188-3388, USA
TEL: 1-206-575-8220
FAX: 1-206-575-4743
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Acknowledgement of sponsorship level on entry poster to meeting/event will be progressive in font size with sponsors listed according to level of sponsorship (greatest sponsorship level on top) Contact a board member or event chairperson at for meeting/event sponsorship
receive free web acknowledgement  
Includes your company name and logo on a sign at the entrance to the event
Includes your company name and logo on a sign at the entrance to the event and a special acknowledgement at the dinner 
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