President’s Letter 2011

Dear SEBWA Members:

EXCITING PLANS!  Early in May, the SEBWA Board of Directors met electronically for a planning session for the upcoming year.

Friday, October 14 will be a big day especially for Florida members, and anyone else who would love to spend the weekend in tropical Fort Lauderdale (Southwest Airlines serves Fort Lauderdale with many competitive flights). The Board will meet; open to all, there will be a plant tour, hosted by new board member Glen Sanders and DS Waters.  Still in the planning stage are training sessions, some of which (along with the plant tour) should offer CEUs for Certified Plant Operators. Several of SEBWA’s vendor members are based in Florida and will be attending.

For those weekending in Fort Lauderdale, everything is close – including Indian casinos, nightlife, beautiful beaches, scuba diving, and the Bahamas – just a short hop away. The upper Keys can be reached in less than a three- hour drive.

We will soon survey members regarding their wishes regarding the 2012 annual convention, and we are again exploring hosting it jointly with the MABWA group. New Orleans was such a success, together, that both groups would like to offer the increased value and excitement again. Possible sites include Orlando, and possibly with the return of June scheduling, offering the opportunity to bring families along.

The SEBWA website has become more and more topical, and is worthy of periodic visits to stay on top of industry trends. Executive Director, Susan Gibson, would like to hear about happenings in the bottled water world, and will post a relevant stories and new releases. Stay tuned for more convention news.

Allen Wankat
SEBWA President