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WESTERN STATES AUTO THEFT INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION
SOUTHERN CHAPTER
33rd ANNUAL TRAINING SEMINAR
September 28th - October 1st, 2004

Following a quick break, we jumped right into our training.

For the next two days, up to 16 hours of P.O.S.T. certified training was available to the Seminar participants in some of the 27 available classes given.  For a list of the classes that were available to Seminar attendees, click here.

Wednesday evening, September 29, 2004 was a Get Together Fiesta to allow networking with old and new friends.

The Seminar banquet took place on Thursday night, September 30, 2004, with comedian Rufus Tanksley causing many to laugh too hard.

After dinner, Phil Macklin introduced the WSATI Southern Chapter Officers, Seminar Committee Members, and the WSATI Southern Chapter Past Presidents who were in attendance.  Phil also thanked several people not on the Committee for assisting with the registration, including Terry Cramer (Terry Cramer's wife) and Phyllis Graber (Frank's wife).  Phil then recognized IAATI President Karen Metz, IAATI Western Regional Chapter President Joe Brosius, IAATI 4th Vice President Mikel Longman, and IAATI Director Lou Koven, as well as representatives from the other WSATI Chapters.

IAATI President Karen Metz and IAATI 4th Vice President Mikel Longman made a presentation of the IAATI A.T. Phillips Award to Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Special Constable Cal Bodnar and Investigator John Dykstra.

IAATI President Karen Metz and AT Phillips Award winner John Dykstra of ICBC/SIU IAATI President Karen Metz presents AT Phillips Award to winners John Dykstra and Cal Bodnar of ICBC IAATI President Karen Metz and AT Phillips Award winner Cal Bodnar of ICBC/SIU
Following the presentations was the long awaited raffle.  Phil had Frank Graber, who was in charge of the donors and sponsors, come up.  Frank thanked the many donors and sponsors who helped with the conference.  Frank also thanked the vendors who not only showed their products at the Seminar, but also in most cases, donated products for the raffle. 

Phil then had WSATI Southern Chapter Past President Bill Lovold start the raffle.  With the assistance of Bud Hood, many tickets made their way from the ticket barrel to Bill's hand.  A lot of great raffle gifts were given out to the attendees. 

Following the raffle, attendees had music provided by "The Old Dudes."

The WSATI Southern Chapter wishes to thank this year's Seminar Sponsors whose assistance helped put on a great Training Seminar.  For a list of this year's Seminar Sponsors, click here.



Golfing was available at the Riverwalk Golf Club, directly across the street from the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center.  There was no formal tournament, only an opportunity to golf with friends and peers.   Special pricing for Seminar attendees was arranged with the convention center management staff. 

Information regarding the Riverwalk Golf Club can be found here


Arrangements were made through Bill Harris of Enterprise Rent-A-Car for special low rates for the seminar attendees. 


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2004 WSATI SOUTHERN CHAPTER OFFICERS
President Phil Macklin AllState Insurance SIU 909 612-6763
Vice President Frank Graber Fullerton Police Department (Retired) 714 290-4819
Secretary Steve Torres California DMV Investigations Unit 818 702-2809
Treasurer Bud Hood Orange County Sheriff / OCATT 714 634-1385 x236
Sergeant-at-Arms Pat Sheets Vanguard Car Rental (Retired) 619 421-8544 

2004 WSATI SEMINAR ON-SITE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Ira Beaty - LoJack Mickey Bennett - POST
Terry Cramer - Orange County Sheriff (Retired) David Dempsey - AAA Southern California
Marianne Finney - State Farm (Retired) Dennis Frias - CHP / OCATT
Geri Gary - AAA Southern California Rick Greenwood - Riverside Police
Vic Johnston - LoJack Martha Jones-Joseph - AAA Southern California
Richard Knapp - Knapp & Spurlock Lou Koven - LAPD BADCATS
Gary Labb - Santa Ana Police / OCATT Bill Larocque - Alberta Motor Association
Bill Lovold - AAA Southern California Joan Pitts - Hertz Rent-A-Car (Retired)
Dave Randolph - 21st Century Insurance Diana Rummel - CPP of Southern Calif (Retired)
Mark Stowell - NICB Ed Verduzco - San Diego Police

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