Upcoming GAWDA Events
There are a number of GAWDA events taking place in the next couple of months, and here is a reminder about many of them. Please check the GAWDA website for additional details and information.
March 20-22: Compliance Seminar at Chart
A professional compliance seminar, featuring GAWDA safety experts Thomas Badstubner, of AsteRisk, LLC (GAWDA’s FDA and medical gases consultant), and Michael Dodd, of MLD Safety Associates, LLC (GAWDA’s DOT, OSHA, EPA and security consultant) as presenters, is set for these dates. The seminar is hosted by
Chart, Inc., and takes place at the firm’s Ball Ground, Ga., facility. Tours of the Chart manufacturing facility and CO
2 safety specialty processes and presentations are highlights.
Atlantic City Regional Meeting
The AC regional is being held at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, N.J., and events include:
Tuesday, March 20
: A pizza-making and cooking class, kart racing at New Jersey Motorsports Park, clay shooting in the New Jersey Pinelands, evening reception and dinner.
Wednesday, March 21:
Breakfast, business session with GAWDA Government Affairs and Human Resources Law Consultant Rick Schweitzer and GAWDA FDA and Medical Gases Consultant Tom Badstubner; Speaker Art Waskey, senior vice president of sales, General Air Service & Supply, speaking on, “Managing Millennials in Sales.” After golf in the afternoon, there is a barbeque dinner and awards.
Thursday, March 22:
Morning workshop offering an update on FDA regulations and medical gases by GAWDA Consultant Tom Badstubner. He’ll present on: “Maximize Profits with Deeper Specialty Gas Market Penetration.” You can register online at GAWDA’s website and contact meeting coordinator Michael Trueba, of MPT Industries (email@example.com or 973-989-9220) for more information.
April 3-4: Destin, Fla. Regional
Events are at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla. They include:
Tuesday, April 3:
Reception, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4:
Networking breakfast, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; business session at the Linkside
Conference Center, 8:30 to noon. Golf tournament at the Sandestin Baytowne Golf Course, 12:30 p.m.
- GAWDA Past President Bill Visintainer, who will offer GAWDA news and updates;
- Bob VanKirk of Linde, who as an industry speaker, will provide information and insights;
- Keynoter Dr. Jim Harris, who will speak on "Embracing Change." Harris will share his simple, time-tested business model on how to lead people through both positive or negative change.
April 16-17: Houston Regional
Being held at the Hilton University (Hotel) of Houston, you can get more information from coordinator Gary Degenhart at: 832-527-2840 and Gary.Degenhart@chartindustries.com or co-coordinator Ashley Madray.
Monday, April 16
: Lunch (11:30 a.m.) and golf, (1:00 p.m. shotgun tee off – Bay Forest Golf Club, LaPorte, Texas.) Reception at 6:30 p.m., Hilton University Hotel.
Tuesday, April 17
: Continental breakfast; Conference begins at 8:00 a.m. and lasts through noon.
June 18-20: Pittsburgh Regional
Featuring: unbeatable business content, a training workshop, a mountain barbeque, golf, fun networking opportunities and sporting clays activity at this summer resort destination in Seven Springs, Pa. Contact organizer Abydee Butler Moore for more information;