2010 NUTSEA/SAIA Meeting
Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina
September 27, 2010
Minutes of Business Session
September 27, 2010
Minutes of Business Session
The Southern Area Instructors Association (SAIA) autumn meeting was held at the Francis Marion Hotel. The meeting was hosted by the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina and South Carolina Statewide. The following meeting minutes were recorded by Wade Hurst, Oklahoma, SAIA Secretary and presented following the meeting agenda:
Call To Order
The meeting was called to order by SAIA Chairman, Michael Weltzheimer, Mississippi, on September 27, 2010 at 8:00 AM.
Chairman Weltzheimer then asked Norm McDugle, Oklahoma to lead the Invocation.
Chairman Weltzheimer then asked Danny Hayes to led the attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of 2010 SAIA Summer Meeting Minutes
Chairman Weltzheimer asked for the approval of minutes for the spring meeting held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. A motion was made by Norm McDugle, Oklahoma, seconded by Danny Hayes, Tennessee, to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried.
Present/Accept New Members
Chairman Weltzheimer called for the presentation of new members. The following were presented for membership:
Joe Miller, 4 County Electric Power Association - MS
Garrett Addington, Kenergy Cooperative - KY
Troy Stovall, Big River Electric Coopertive - KY
Michael Willoughby, East Kentucky Power Cooperative - KY
Jim McClure, Northeast Mississippi Electric Power Association - MS
Bobby Fincher, Snapping Shoals EMC - GA
Tim Coulter, Rayle EMC – GA
Sam Miller, Navarro Electric Cooperatives – TX
Randy Hall, CoServe – TX
Danny L. Raines, Raines Utility Safety Solution - GA
A motion was made by Glenn Cunningham, Georgia, to approve those presented for membership. The motion was seconded by James Long, Oklahoma. The motion was approved.
Report on 2011 SAIA Summer Meeting
1. 2011 – Kansas City, MO, June 28-30, 2011
2. 2012 – Gulf Shores, Alabama - Dates to be announced
1. Committee report on recognizing retiring SAIA members in the future. Chairman will send out letter to be notified of retires from SAIA group. Then notify Micheal Weltzheimer, Mississippi, for plaque. The cost of this will be the obligation of the host state in registration fees.
2. Discussion about purging the membership. If a member does not attend a meeting in three years consecutive total of six meeting they will be purged at that time.
There were no new items to discuss at this time.
Election of 2011 SAIA Officers
Glenn Cunningham was nominated for the position of Chairman. With the nomination made, a motion was made from the floor and seconded to cease any balloting and proceed to install Glenn Cunningham, Georgia, as the new Chairman. The motion was seconded. A vocal vote was taken, with the “ayes” in favor, none opposed, and the new Chairman was elected.
Wade Hurst was nominated for the position of Vice-Chairman. With the nomination made, Stan Rucker, Mississippi, made the motion that the balloting cease and to install Wade Hurst, Oklahoma, as the new Vice-Chairman. Ken Guffy, Oklahoma, seconded the motion. A vocal vote was taken, with the “ayes” in favor, none opposed, and the new Vice-Chairman was elected.
The Secretary/Treasurer position was now up for selection. The Nominating Committee presented Jason Saunders, Alabama. A vocal vote was taken, with the “ayes” in favor, none opposed, and the Secretary/Treasurer was elected.
New Membership Applications
Lyle Mathis – Oklahoma Statewide
Todd Carter – South Carolina Statewide
Todd Phillips – Snapping Shoals EMC
Andy Stewart – Swisher Electric Coop
Presentation of Awards
Chairman Micheal Weltzheimer in his final act as Chairman presented newly elected Chairman Glenn Cunningham with the Chairman’s Gavel.
The past Chair Award will be presented to Micheal Weltzheimer at Kansas City, MO., by newly installed Chairman Glenn Cunningham.
Chairman Glenn Cunningham called for adjournment of the meeting at 9:00 AM. At this time, Ken Guffy, Oklahoma made the motion to adjourn the meeting. This was seconded by Danny Hayes, Tennessee, and with the membership in agreement, the meeting concluded and adjournd.
||Charleston sits right on the ocean and is a great place to hold a meeting.
|The opening ceremony at our NUTSEA/SAIA meeting in Charleston, SC
|Norman McDugle with the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives was a presenter at the meeting.
|| Eddie Black, with South Kentucky RECC, lost his hands in an electrical contact accident 23 years ago. He uses his experience to teach others about how important electrical safety is to lineman.
|Tim French with Salt River Electric in Kentucky speaks to the group.
|| Rusty, Todd and Glenn take a break between sessions.
|Wade Hurst with the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives makes a point during his presentation.
|Folks from Kentucky look over the balcony at the awards ceremony.
|Looking down on the award ceremony during the NUTSEA/SAIA meeting.