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Upcoming AWS Section Meetings

Upcoming AWS Section Meetings

The Heart of AWS: Our Sections

Sections are the foundation of AWS: these locally-based groups shape the continued strength and advancement of our global organization and the welding industry in general.

And with the world becoming more connected than ever, AWS Section meetings are becoming more accessible than ever before. 

Review the list of upcoming AWS Section meetings below, and make plans to join in on any you are interested in participating in. 

Want to learn more about AWS Sections?
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Every Tuesday in April - AWS Detroit Section

     

Virtual Resistance Welding Tutorial Series
Every Tuesday in April

6-8PM EDT

Are you involved with resistance welded assemblies, manufacturing, design, sales, skilled trades, training, or management?

 

Give your business and your career a real boost by keeping your technical education up to date. This year’s tutorial series will be taught by leading industry experts, using the Zoom meeting format.

 

The course will be held on all four Tuesday evenings in April from 6-8PM (EDT).

Registration is required. Register using the form located at https://awssection.com/detroit/2021/02/18/april-2021-virtual-technical-meeting/

 

For further info contact: Russ.Webster@gm.com; 810-602-9748.

April 13th - AWS Auburn-Opelika Section - Online

Join Us for Two Upcoming Tours

 

April 13th - Online Tour of Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc.

 

April 21st - In-Person Tour of The National Center for Asphalt Technology

     

Members of the AWS Auburn-Opelika Section:

 

Please make plans to join us for two great tours. Read below for full details. 

     

Tour 1 - Online

Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc.

 

Date & Time:

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

1:30-2:30PM CDT

Overview:

This meeting will be a follow up to last month's presentation by Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc. This month, they will take us on a virtual tour of their facility.

Connection Information:

Click the link below at 1:30PM CDT on Tuesday, April 13th to join this meeting:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/468032781

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 468-032-781
 

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/468032781
     

Tour 2 - In-Person

The National Center for Asphalt Technology

 

Date & Time:

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

5:00PM CDT

Guest Speaker:

Travis B. Walbeck, PE UT WV, Training Manager/Engineer

 

Overview:

We will hear from Travis about who and what NCAT is, then move to the research laboratory (in the same building) to tour and highlight the custom and production style testing equipment. Later, we will leave the NCAT building and commute to our outdoor laboratory in Opelika. It takes 20-25 minutes to make the drive, and we’ll plan on touring the outdoor facility until approximately 7pm.

Please park in the lot, and go through the front entrance.

Please be mindful of COVID precautions. Masks are required, and will NOT be provided. You must bring your own. There will also be a temperature check at the door. Thank you for your cooperation!
 
Location:
277 Technology Parkway, Auburn Al 36830 (Research Facility, 1st half of the meeting)
1600 Lee Road 151, Opelika, Al 36804 (Outdoor Facility, 2nd half of the meeting)
     

About the AWS Auburn-Opelika Section

 

The AWS Auburn-Opelika Section currently serves 121 members across the following area:

In Alabama to include Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Elmore, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Russell, Bullock, Lowndes, Autauga, Dallas, Butler, Crenshaw, Pike and Barbour counties. 

In Georgia to include Troup, Meriwether, Harris, Heard and Muscogee counties.

 

Learn more on the AWS Auburn-Opelika Section website

April 13th - AWS New York Section - Online

Members of the AWS New York Section:
 
Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for our next meeting:

 

APRIL 13 MEETING DETAILS:

AWS New York Section Chair Dominick Colasanto is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: AWS NY Section: April Meeting
Time: Apr 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95691437178?pwd=VkFYWGlQdG5oemF5aTUyVUN4Z0Zidz09

Meeting ID: 956 9143 7178
Passcode: AWS

     

Upcoming Meetings

The AWS New York Section is also planning to meet in May, June, September, and October. 

Add these dates to your calendar and plan to join us then!

MAY 10 MEETING DETAILS:


Topic: AWS NY Section: May Meeting
Time: May 10, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97615985232?pwd=OG45V2NaeVlDSElvSUkxbDc5bTRadz09

Meeting ID: 976 1598 5232
Passcode: AWS

     

JUNE 15 MEETING DETAILS:


Topic: AWS NY Section: June Meeting
Time: Jun 15, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/94312282749?pwd=SW81QkZkR2NMR1RSYzdpbWlDZnM5Zz09

Meeting ID: 943 1228 2749
Passcode: AWS

     

SEPTEMBER 13 MEETING DETAILS:

Topic: AWS NY Section: September Meeting
Time: Sep 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/96684532565?pwd=a3U0Mk5sVC9iTHhIQURteExuREdFQT09

Meeting ID: 966 8453 2565
Passcode: AWS

OCTOBER 12 MEETING DETAILS:


Topic: AWS NY Section: October Meeting
Time: Oct 12, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95373596120?pwd=V25LV1NHbVBWOTZoU0VGSURCbjlJQT09

Meeting ID: 953 7359 6120
Passcode: AWS

     

About the AWS New York Section:

 

The AWS New York Section currently serves 471 members across the following areas:

 

In New York to include Richmond, Kings, Queens, New York, Bronx, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, and Sullivan Counties.

 

Visit the AWS New York Section website to learn more. 

April 13th - AWS Pittsburgh Section - ONLINE

     

Meeting Announcement!
Join Us on 4/13 for Business Meeting and Technical Presentation

"5 Seconds per 50 feet @ 5 psig"

Presentation by: Lane Liston

Topic Overview:

The year is 2021 and while the world battles a pandemic, manufacturing faces unprecedented challenges from supply chain issues to keeping employees healthy and productive and all points in between. Industry 4.0 and the promise of automation and artificial intelligence in manufacturing never sounded sweeter. With the promise of progress comes the danger of alienation from our roots and the basics.

 

Lane offers a refresher of sorts in which he covers the essentials of proper gas apparatus usage and maintenance in welding. Lane covers critical areas for attention to include process, tooling, handling, safety, and opportunities. There will be time at the end of the presentation to bring questions and comments to the floor for Lane’s guidance.

 

Speaker Bio:

Lane’s career started in heavy construction equipment during the Summers of his high school and college years. H was commissioned in the Field Artillery in 1968. Lane moved onto Helicopter Flight School and Aircraft Maintenance. He then served in Aviation Maintenance Officer and Helicopter Test Pilot duty positions in Vietnam, Germany and here in the States. After release from Active Duty in 1974 Lane managed fabrication work for Marine Construction Projects & Bridge Flooring Systems as well as the manufacturing of gas cutting, heating, brazing, soldering, and welding apparatus through 1999. Since 1999 he managed industrial projects for nuclear, aerospace, and commercial manufacturing clients located in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Lane was active with the CGA Industrial Gas Apparatus Committee during the mid-80s and the 90s. He has been active with the AWS C4 Committee for years and has been the Chairman since 2016.  Lane also serves on TAC.

 

Lane can be reached at his home office phone at 412-825-0975.

     

Connection Information

 

Join via computer or mobile device:

https://aws-org.zoom.us/j/87999242161?pwd=ZnFLVDZyUGNEN1cxNkZyUjdCZ3Eydz09

 

Unable to join by computer or mobile device?

Join by phone for an audio-only experience:

Dial by your location
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 879 9924 2161
Passcode: 132338
Find your local number: https://aws-org.zoom.us/u/kbe7RjLCm2

     

About the AWS Pittsburgh Section:

The AWS Pittsburgh Section currently serves 815 members across the following area:

In Pennsylvania to include Washington, Beaver, Lawrence, Butler, Clarion, Allegheny, Fayette, Westmoreland, and Armstrong counties.

 

Visit the AWS Pittsburgh Section website to learn more.  

April 14th - AWS Philadelphia Section - Online

     

Philadelphia Section Members:

 

AWS Philadelphia Section Member meeting Wednesday April 14th @ 7:00PM

 

Meeting will be virtual:

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://aws-org.zoom.us/j/89762861304?pwd=dm96T1FJd1p6Qm42SERuS2Z3THNvQT09

 

Meeting ID: 897 6286 1304

Passcode: 465216

 

Agenda:

  • Meet the board.
  • Guest Speaker: Chris Tkatch from Lincoln Electric
    • Chris will be speaking on the GMAW process, the different equipment Lincoln offers for this process along with the new technology available.
  • Section updates
  • Door prizes at the end of the meeting to include:
    • $200.00 Gift certificate
    • Miscellaneous AWS and section swag.

If you would like to contact our board, we can be contacted by email > Philadelphia@awssections.org. Write to us if you would like to get more involved in becoming a board member, have new suggestions of events or any thoughts in general.

     

AWS Philadelphia Section Board:

 

Steve Catherman – Chair

Alan Domagala – 1st Vice Chair

Ken Jensen – 2nd Vice Chair

Chase Richardson – Secretary

Frank Srogota – Treasurer

Rich Corbit – Certification Chairman, Speaker Recommendations, Technical Representative

Harry Graham – Scholarship and Foundation Representative

     

Thank you all for being AWS members and your continuous support!

 

Steve Catherman

AWS Philadelphia Section Chairman

Email: Philadelphia@awssections.org

     

About the AWS Philadelphia Section:

 

The AWS Philadelphia Section currently serves 852 members across the following areas:

 

In Pennsylvania to include Philadelphia and Delaware Counties.  In Chester County south of Honey Brook, and the south half of Bucks Mercer, Burlington, Ocean, Atlantic, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland and Cape May Counties.

In Delaware to include New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. 

In Maryland to include Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester Counties.

 

Visit the AWS Philadelphia Section website to learn more.  

April 14th - AWS Kansas City Section - Online

     

Join Us on April 14th at 5:30PM CDT

for

AWS D1.​1 WPS Review and Section Elections

This will be an online-only event. Please check your email or the Facebook site for the login information. RSVP to kansascity@​awssections.​org.​

 

Elections for the new Board Members for the 2021-2022 Season will be held. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please reach out to kansascity@​awssections.​org.​

 

We will be discussing the Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) for AWS's D1.​1 on Structural Steel. The presentation will be a recorded PowerPoint with time for questions afterward.

Speakers

Dick Blaisdell and Kim Simmons

Connection Information

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom
Click the link below to join the meeting at 5:30PM on 4/14.

https://aws-org.zoom.us/j/82853581975?pwd=ZUFLcG1Jb2pKOUYxK1gzMWF5Z25Bdz09

Unable to connect via computer or mobile device?
Join by phone for audio-only experience: 


Dial by your location
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Find your local number: https://aws-org.zoom.us/u/kdCWR5yh6u


Meeting ID: 828 5358 1975
Passcode: 465862

     

About the AWS Kansas City Section:

 

The AWS Kansas City Section currently serves 539 members across the following area:

 

In Kansas to include Doniphan, Brown, Jackson, Atchison, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte, Johnson, Douglas, Shawnee, Osage, Coffey, Franklin, Miami, Linn, Anderson, Allen and Bourbon Counties. 

In Missouri to include all the counties west of and including Putnam, Sullivan, Linn, Chariton, Howard, Cooper, Moniteau, and Miller, to include all the counties north of and including Camden, Hickory, St. Clair, and Vernon.

 

Visit the AWS Kansas City Section website to learn more.  

April 14th - AWS Alberta Section - Online

Join Us on April 14th

for a “Lunch-n-Learn” presentation from Robert Bischof of voestalpine Böhler Welding

     
     

UPCOMING

Save the Date - June 8-9, 2021

Event: ASME IX Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes Seminar
Speaker: Walter J. Sperko, P.E.
 
The AWS Alberta Section is proud to support the Canadian Center for Welding and Joining in the announcement of their Annual Seminar at the University of Alberta. 
 
Early-bird sale on!
 
Please find details in the attached flyer below. Feel free to
contact ccwjchap@ualberta.ca for any questions.
     

About the AWS Alberta Section:

The AWS Alberta Section currently serves 311 members in the Canadian province of Alberta.
 

To learn more visit the AWS Alberta Section website

April 17th - AWS Fox Valley Section - IN-PERSON

Spring Sporting Clay Shoot

Fundraiser to raise money for our scholarship

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

     

About the AWS Fox Valley Section: 

 

The AWS Fox Valley Section currently serves 536 members across the following areas:

In Wisconsin to include Vilas, Price, Oneida, Forest, Oconto, Menominee, Langlade, Lincoln, Taylor, Clark, Marathon, Shawano, Brown, Outagamie, Waupaca, Portage, Wood, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Juneau, Adams, Waushara, Marquette, Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Winnebago, and Calumet Counties.

 

Visit our website to learn more. 

April 21st - AWS Auburn-Opelika Section - In-Person

Join Us for Two Upcoming Tours

 

April 13th - Online Tour of Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc.

 

April 21st - In-Person Tour of The National Center for Asphalt Technology

     

Members of the AWS Auburn-Opelika Section:

 

Please make plans to join us for two great tours. Read below for full details. 

     

Tour 1 - Online

Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc.

 

Date & Time:

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

1:30-2:30PM CDT

Overview:

This meeting will be a follow up to last month's presentation by Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc. This month, they will take us on a virtual tour of their facility.

Connection Information:

Click the link below at 1:30PM CDT on Tuesday, April 13th to join this meeting:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/468032781

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 468-032-781
 

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/468032781
     

Tour 2 - In-Person

The National Center for Asphalt Technology

 

Date & Time:

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

5:00PM CDT

Guest Speaker:

Travis B. Walbeck, PE UT WV, Training Manager/Engineer

 

Overview:

We will hear from Travis about who and what NCAT is, then move to the research laboratory (in the same building) to tour and highlight the custom and production style testing equipment. Later, we will leave the NCAT building and commute to our outdoor laboratory in Opelika. It takes 20-25 minutes to make the drive, and we’ll plan on touring the outdoor facility until approximately 7pm.

Please park in the lot, and go through the front entrance.

Please be mindful of COVID precautions. Masks are required, and will NOT be provided. You must bring your own. There will also be a temperature check at the door. Thank you for your cooperation!
 
Location:
277 Technology Parkway, Auburn Al 36830 (Research Facility, 1st half of the meeting)
1600 Lee Road 151, Opelika, Al 36804 (Outdoor Facility, 2nd half of the meeting)
     

About the AWS Auburn-Opelika Section

 

The AWS Auburn-Opelika Section currently serves 121 members across the following area:

In Alabama to include Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Elmore, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Russell, Bullock, Lowndes, Autauga, Dallas, Butler, Crenshaw, Pike and Barbour counties. 

In Georgia to include Troup, Meriwether, Harris, Heard and Muscogee counties.

 

Learn more on the AWS Auburn-Opelika Section website

April 21st - AWS Houston Section - Online

Join us Wednesday, April 21 - 6:30PM CDT

"NDT of Friction Stir Welds in Aluminum"
Presented by: 
Stuart Kleven, Alloyweld Inspection Company

Overview:

The introduction of new joining and manufacturing processes can provide nondestructive testing technicians with new challenges in detection and evaluation of the testing results obtained. Friction stir welding is a relatively new process (1991) and is beginning to make inroads into manufacturing. The friction stir welding process is a solid state welding process and produces weldments of high quality with outstanding mechanical properties. The inspection of these joints can cause difficulties due to the type of discontinuities encountered. Lack of fusion and kissing bonds are very difficult to detect and characterize. In addition, standard processes such as angle beam ultrasonic inspection can miss certain types of voids.
 
This talk will present lessons learned from work performed on a series of aluminum test plates for qualification of welding and inspection of large plate sections for ships under the Navy Specifications T9074-AS-GIB-010/271 and Navsea 0900-003-8000, Class 1 for penetrant and Navsea 0900-006-3010, Class 1 for ultrasonics. In addition digital computed x-ray inspection was performed to supplement the ultrasonic inspection results. Results of this testing will be used for development of production plates.
 
Speaker: Stuart Kleven, Alloyweld Inspection Company, Inc of Bensenville, IL.
Stuart Kleven is an ASNT ACCP Level 3 in four methods (PT, MT, RT and UT) and is also an AWS CWI and is a member of ASTM E07 committee on radiography, liquid penetrant and magnetic particle inspection . He has 48 years experience in industrial manufacturing processes such as welding, forging and casting for the aerospace, marine, military, transportation and power industry.

Connection Information:

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom.

Click the following link to join the meeting at

6:30PM CDT on Wednesday, April 21st:

https://aws-org.zoom.us/j/87880487520?pwd=YUFjZWZKZ1pTZWw5ZkZwb0pXRmlxQT09

 

If you have any trouble connecting to the meeting via the link above, please visit https://zoom.us/, click the "JOIN A MEETING" button, and then enter the following:

Meeting ID: 878 8048 7520
Passcode: 107944

 

Unable to join via computer or smartphone?

You can also join by phone for an audio-only experience.

+1 346 248 7799
Meeting ID: 878 8048 7520
Passcode: 107944

 

Joining from outside Houston?
Find your local number: https://aws-org.zoom.us/u/kBwu4s1qV

     

About the AWS Houston Section:

The largest Section in the AWS, the AWS Houston Section currently serves 5,587 members across the following areas:

In Texas to include Chambers, Galveston, Brazoria, Matagorda, Jackson, Wharton, Fort Bend, Harris, Liberty, Polk, San Jacinto, Montgomery, Waller, Austin, Colorado, Lavaca, Fayette, Washington, Brazos, Grimes, Madison, Walker, Trinity, Houston, Leon, Robertson, Burleson, Lee, Bastrop and Caldwell Counties.

 

Visit our website to learn more. 

April 21st - AWS San Francisco Section - Online

April Meeting Announcement - Save the Date

Date and Time: Apr 21, 2021 06:00 PM PDT
Overview: Online Meeting: Presentation by IPG Photonics

April 22nd - AWS Atlanta Section - In-Person

Join Us at Applied Technical Services

on April 22

Speakers: Eric Kuhn and Dennis Johnson, CWI

     

Discussing types of testing, live demonstration of bend testing, and importance of testing welds. This will be a technical meeting for CWI'S needing PDH hours. We are limited to our in person meetings. Tour will follow.

 

Everyone attending meeting will get their temperature check before entering building and will be required to wear a face mask . Bring your own or a disposable mask will be provided. Safety glasses required.

RSVP

RSVP to Atlanta Section Chair, Rene Engeron, at Emsmachine@aol.com nlt apr. 20 food and drinks will be served

Location

Applied Technical Services

1049 TRIAD CT.

MARIETTA, GA 30062

     

About the AWS Atlanta Section:

 

The AWS Atlanta Section currently serves 1,058 members across the following areas:

To include all of Georgia except Dade, Walker, Chattooga, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Gordon, Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin, Union and Towns Counties affiliated with the Chattanooga Section; and Troup, Meriwether, Harris, Muscogee, and Heard Counties affiliated with the Auburn-Opelika Section.

 

Contact Us:

 

Email the AWS Atlanta Section at atlanta@awssections.org
Or visit our website to learn more. 

April 22nd - AWS Portland Section - Online

Online Meeting: Thursday, April 22nd

5:30-8:00PM PDT

Speaker: Tom Lienert, B.S. in Welding Engineering, M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

 

Overview: Stainless steels, defined as steels containing more than 10.5% Cr, find broad use in industry owing to their corrosion resistance in many environments. This presentation will discuss how stainless steels form a protective surface oxide layer to resist corrosion. It will also provide insight into how stainless steels undergo sensitization within a specific temperature range allowing intergranular corrosion along grain boundaries. Implications on intergranular corrosion in the HAZ of welded stainless steels will be discussed, and methods for minimizing intergranular corrosion will be presented. 

 

Join This Meeting:

Click the following link to join this meeting at 5:30PM PDT on Thursday, April 22nd: https://aws-org.zoom.us/j/86027092111?pwd=Y3l6Z0FvLzNneXA3eG5vSjd4c3kzQT09

     

About the AWS Portland Section

 

The AWS Portland Section currently serves 522 members across the following area:

In Oregon to include Clatsop, Tillamook, Yamhill, Washington, Columbia, Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam Counties. 

In Washington to include Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania and Klickitat Counties.

 

Learn more on the AWS Portland Section website

May 7th - AWS Chicago Section Golf Outing - In-Person

1st Annual AWS Chicago Golf Outing!

5/7/2021

 

Don't Miss Out:

Early Bird Registration Ends 3/15!

     

May 7th - AWS Houston Section - In-Person

Join Us for the
 
Corrosion and Skilled Trades
Fishing Tournament
 
May 7, 2021
Top Water Grill
     
Tournament Details:
 
Stringer: 2 Trout 15 - 25" and 2 Redfish 20 - 28"
 
Captains Meeting: Thursday May 6, 2021
5:30 - 7:30pm at Topwater Grill, San Leon, Texas
 
Tournament Date: Friday May 7, 2021
Launch Anywhere at Safelight
Scales open from 2pm to 4pm
 
Event Details
See flyer, linked above, or visit:
 
For More Information:
Please contact CaLae at: calae@cemconferences.com or 979-676-1075
     

About the AWS Houston Section:

 

The largest Section in the AWS, the AWS Houston Section currently serves 5,671 members across the following areas:

 

In Texas to include Chambers, Galveston, Brazoria, Matagorda, Jackson, Wharton, Fort Bend, Harris, Liberty, Polk, San Jacinto, Montgomery, Waller, Austin, Colorado, Lavaca, Fayette, Washington, Brazos, Grimes, Madison, Walker, Trinity, Houston, Leon, Robertson, Burleson, Lee, Bastrop and Caldwell Counties.

 

Visit our website to learn more. 

May 8th - AWS Northwestern Pennsylvania - IN-PERSON

Save the Date: May 8, 2021

2nd Annual AWS Welding Competition

The word has been buzzing about, but I wanted to send out the official 2nd Annual AWS Welding Competition Announcement!!
 
*We had our 1st Annual event in 2019, and it was a great event, and we have been patiently awaiting for the opportunity to do this again since COVID 19 shut it down in 2020.
 
** Date of EVENT: Saturday May 8th 2021. Registration will begin at 8am.
 
**Erie Institute of Technology will be hosting the event for us this year.
 
**This is a great opportunity for welding students and working welders to show off their skills and to meet new people. Steamfitters Local 449 out of Pittsburgh will be sending their recruiter and welding instructor as representatives. Many local companies in industry have donated time, materials and money and prizes, and we’d like to say THANK YOU!
 
- Betts Industries
- Lincoln Electric
- Gene Davis Sales
- Modular Engineering
- Advanced Welding Technology
- Erie High School Welding Dept.
- KHWIT Inspection Services
- Welders supply
- The Warren Company
- WABTECH Corporation
 
** All entries will receive an event T-Shirt (size to be indicated on registration form)
 
**Scholarships will be awarded for winning places for those continuing welding education.
 
** The event will be featured in the AWS Welders Journal which is distributed NATIONALLY!
 
**Warren Company has donated a heavy duty welding work bench (Heavy Duty Work Bench - The Warren Company), that will be raffled off.
 
** Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
 
** The welding processes for the competition will be GMAW and SMAW in multiple positions.
 
** Please see the attached Flyer and Registration Form for further details.
 
** Make sure to get your registrations in before May 1st.
 
** If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
 
 
THANK YOU ALL !!!
Jason Neff
     
     

About the AWS Northwestern Pennsylvania Section

 

The AWS Northwestern Pennsylvania Section currently serves 122 members across the following area:

In Pennsylvania to include Erie, Crawford, and Warren Counties except for the Cities of Cochranton and Titusville. 

 

Learn more on the AWS Northwestern Pennsylvania Section website

May 14th - AWS Iowa Section - In-Person

Iowa Section Annual Spring Golf Outing

 

Friday, May 14th, 2021

8:00AM - 1:00PM

Gateway Recreational Golf Course Monroe, IA
     
Grab some friends and join us for a fun Friday on the greens!
 
Cash prize for longest drive, closest to the pin (two holes), and longest putt will be awarded. $5 buy-in per contest - $20 will get you into all four!
50/50 cash payout for the winners, based on the amount of entries!
 
Company hole sponsorships are also available. If interested, please inquire.
 
All proceeds go toward welding student scholarships.
 
Space is limited, sign up today!
     

About AWS Iowa Section:

 

The AWS Iowa Section currently serves 264 members across the following area:

 

In Iowa to include all the counties west of and including Mitchell, Floyd, Butler, Grundy, Tama, Poweshiek, Keokuk, Wapello, and Davis, to include all the counties east of and including Osceola, O'Brien, Cherokee, Ida, Crawford, Shelby, Cass, Montgomery and Page.

 

Learn more at the AWS Iowa Section website

June 9th - AWS West Michigan Section - In-Person

AWS West Michigan 2021 Golf Outing

All proceeds benefit the AWS West MI Student Scholarship Fund.
     

RSVP by June 6th

Send check with reservations and/or sponsorship to:

 

AWS West Michigan

c/o Ryan Crandell

137 14 Mile Rd. NE

Sparta, MI. 49345

Attn: Ryan Crandell

Phone 616-340-8089

Email ryancrandell@ferris.edu

     

About the AWS West Michigan Section: 

 

The AWS West Michigan Section currently serves 413 members across the following area:

 

In Michigan to include Mason, Lake, Osceola, Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana, Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Montcalm, Ionia, Barry, Allegan, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph Counties.

 

Visit our website to learn more. 

June 19th - AWS North Texas Section - In-Person

     

AWS North Texas Section

Tim Hatten Memorial

Sporting Clays Scholarship Fundraiser

June 19th, 2021

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

This is Paul Stanglin, your American Welding Society (AWS) North Texas Section Scholarship Chairman 2008-21.

 

It is time once again for our Tim Hatten Memorial Sporting Clays Scholarship Fundraiser.  Mark your calendars for June 19, 2021 and come compete in the event.  We'll be at the Alpine Shooting Range in Kennedale Texas, registration begins at 8:15 am.  Just contact one of your local AWS North Texas Section committee members to purchase your tickets, email us here at northtexas@awssections.org or find us on our webpage at http://www.awssection.com/northtexas/

 

This event is to help support a welder/engineer who is ready to advance to the level of being a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) / Engineer (CWENG).  The AWS North Texas Section currently hosting four (3) CWI Exams in 2021, that's three times this year for the North Texas Section to sponsor a qualified individual to take the exam.  Come visit us at a local section meeting to get the details, or see our website at http://www.awssection.org/northtexas/ for the application and guidelines.  You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AWSNorthTexas/ .

 

Ticket pricing is as follows:

  • Basic ticket -- $75.00 -- Includes your shooting fee (for one individual) for a 50 clay round, lunch, a drink tumbler and a t-shirt.
     
  • Gold Ticket -- $125.00 -- Includes your shooting fee (for one individual) for a 50 clay round, lunch, a drink tumbler, a t-shirt and a 1 IN 6 CHANCE TO WIN A RUGER 10/22 rifle.

We have shooting station sponsorship packages available this year for your company or organization to sponsor a shooting station and acquire tickets to bring along a client or guest.

 

Corporate station sponsorships available are:

 

We need door prize donations; door prize donors will receive recognition on our poster at the event. 

  1.  $350.00 Sponsorship -- Includes website advertising for one year, a 24" x 18" poster at a shooter station and 1/2" letters on the back of the t-shirts. 
  1.  $500.00 -- Bronze Sponsor -- Includes website advertising for one year, a 24" x 24" poster at a shooter station, 3/4" letters on the back of the t-shirts and two (2) $75.00 shooter tickets.  
  1. $750.00 -- Silver Sponsor -- Includes website advertising for one year, a 24" x 30" poster at a shooting station, 1" letters on the back of the t-shirts and three (3) $75.00 shooter tickets. 
  1. $1000.00 -- Gold Sponsor -- Includes website advertising for one year, a 24" x 36" poster at a shooting station, 1.5" letters on the back of the t-shirts and four (4) $75.00 shooter tickets. 

Lunch will be provided for each ticket holder and door prizes will be given away at the end of the event. 

 

We have two levels of shooting competition with trophies awarded to the top three shooters in both categories

              Individual

 

              Two person teams

 

I have attached a shooting flyer to post and share with your clients, colleagues and friends so come out and join us for a fun day at the range and support a good cause.

     

About the AWS North Texas Section:

 

The AWS North Texas Section currently serves 1,089 members across the following area:

In Texas to include Hardeman, Foard, Knox, Haskell, Jones, Taylor, Runnels, Concho, McCulloch, Coleman, Callahan, Shackelford, Throckmorton, Baylor, Wilbarger, Wichita, Archer, Young, Stephens, Eastland, Brown, Comanche, Earth, Palo Pinto, Jack, Clay, Montague, Wise, Parker, Hood, Somervell, Johnson, Tarrant, Denton, Cooke, Grayson, Collin, Rockwall, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Henderson, Van Zandt, Navarro and Rains Counties.

 

Visit the AWS North Texas Section website to learn more.  

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