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WSATI
SOUTHERN CHAPTER
NEWSLETTER

MARCH 16, 2017
MINUTES OF THE MEETING - SOUTH PASADENA
WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING


2017 WSATI Southern Chapter President Heather Roberts (Liberty Mutual SIU) welcomed everyone to the meeting at the newest WSATI Southern Chapter venue, the War Memorial Building in South Pasadena. 

Heather asked Jerry Adamo (Safeway Insurance SIU) to lead the attendees in the pledge of allegiance. 



2017 WSATI SOUTHERN CHAPTER OFFICERS
Chapter Title Name Current Agency Telephone
President: Heather Roberts Liberty Mutual Insurance SIU (818) 584-5049
Vice President: Jeff Enfield LASD / TRAP (626) 572-5623
Secretary: Mick O'Neill Hagerty Insurance SIU (213) 400-1030
Treasurer: Mike Stefanoff CHP / OCATT (714) 231-8068
Sergeant-At-Arms: Johnny Miyasaki Long Beach Police (562) 570-5035
Associate Director: Rob Midzuno Nationwide Insurance SIU (415) 290-6114
Associate Director: Alan Skobin LASD / TRAP (818) 778-2970
Associate Director: Melissa Somers Crime Prevention Program of SoCal (562) 860-9006
Past President: Brian Yori LAPD / TRAP (562) 345-4269
Legal Counsel: Richard Knapp Knapp Law Firm, LLP (714) 434-9600

Other Southern Chapter Officers who were in attendance:

Vice President Jeff Enfield (LASD/TRAP)
Secretary Mick O'Neill (Hagerty Insurance SIU)
Sergeant at Arms Johnny Miyasaki (Long Beach Police)
Associate Director Alan Skobin (LASD/TRAP)
Associate Director Melissa Somers (CPP of SoCal)
Legal Counsel Richard Knapp (Knapp & Spurlock, LLP) 

Treasurer Mike Stefanoff (CHP/OCATT) and Associate Director Rob Midzuno (Nationwide Insurance SIU) were unable to attend the Meeting. 

WSATI Southern Chapter Past Presidents in attendance were:

Ted Saraf (1992), Dennis Frias (1997), Gary Labb (2000), and Tim Jackson (2014)

Heather then introduced Guest Speaker Doug Garrett, President of Garrett Engineers, Inc.  Doug gave a presentation on Black Box / EDR technologies and data retrieval / interpretation.  Doug provided information that is currently available to law enforcement and SIU personnel. 

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Heather then announced that the Santa Maria Style Bar-B-Que was ready for everyone to enjoy.  Everyone helped themselves to the tri-tip, chicken, hot links, salad, potato salad, beans, rolls, and cookies.  Everyone appeared to enjoy and some took a trip back for seconds....  A big thank you to the "Iron Chefs," Johnny Miyasaki, Mick O'Neill, Jeff Enfield, Melissa Somers, Keith Jackson, and Gary Labb, for helping to prepare the meal. 

Following the luncheon, the raffle was conducted by Mick O'Neill, Melissa Somers, and Johnny Miyasaki.  The raffle helps raise money for WSATI funds that assist in putting on future seminars, as well as supporting events such as the San Diego and Orange County ATAC Vehicle Theft Recovery Officer of the Year programs. 

There were several new faces that came to the meeting (about eight), as well as several "old" members who had not been to the meetings in some time.  Thank you all for your attendance.

The meeting was adjourned.  The next meeting will be on May 18, 2017 in Long Beach.

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The Training Meetings / Luncheons begin at 10 a.m. and go until about 1 p.m. Lunch is served about 11:30 a.m.  We would recommend coming about 9:30 a.m. to meet your peers and share coffee or tea. 
The cost is:
Training Meeting / Luncheon   $25.00 Training Meeting / No Luncheon  $10.00
(includes one raffle ticket) (morning coffee/tea included)

NEXT MEETING

The next WSATI Southern Chapter Training Meeting / Luncheon will be held on May 18, 2017 10:00 am at the Long Beach POA Park, 7290 Carson Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90808 (562-570-5890). 

The Guest Speaker will be Department of Motor Vehicles Supervisory Investigator John Bartolone and a front line clerical supervisor from the DMV Westminster Office.  They will be giving a presentation on registration processes and problems.

A Santa Maria style Bar-B-Que will be served to those attendees who plan to have lunch.  RSVPs are requested for those who plan to stay for the luncheon.  Please RSVP at rsvp@wsati.org by Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:00 pm (noon).  If you are not going to stay for the luncheon, you do not need to RSVP, only if you are staying for the luncheon.

Directions:

from Los Angeles:

US-101 S/Santa Ana Fwy S toward I-5 S/CA-60 E.  US-101 S/Santa Ana Fwy S becomes I-5 S/Santa Ana Fwy S. Merge onto I-605 S/San Gabriel River Fwy S via EXIT 124.  Take the Carson St exit, EXIT 3, toward Lincoln Ave. Turn right onto Carson St.  Denny's is on the right. From Carson Street, enter southbound on Liberty Ct / Town Center Drive.  After Wal-Mart, make a right at the stop sign just before the Lowe's Home Improvement Store (blue building).  Continue to the PPOA Park located behind Lowe's.

from Orange County:

Merge onto I-5 N/Santa Ana Fwy N.  Merge onto CA-22 W via EXIT 106 toward Long Beach.  Stay straight to go onto I-405 N/San Diego Fwy N.  Merge onto I-605 N/San Gabriel River Fwy N via EXIT 24.  Take the Carson St exit, EXIT 3, toward Lincoln Ave.  Keep left to take the ramp toward Long Beach/Lakewood.  Turn left onto Carson St.  From Carson Street, enter southbound on Liberty Ct / Town Center Drive.  After Wal-Mart, make a right at the stop sign just before the Lowe's Home Improvement Store (blue building).  Continue to the PPOA Park located behind Lowe's.

from Riverside County and San Bernardino County:

Merge onto I-215 S via the ramp on the left.  Merge onto CA-91 W via EXIT 34B on the left toward CA-91 W/Riverside/Beach Cities.  Merge onto I-605 S/San Gabriel River Fwy S via EXIT 17B.  Take the Carson St exit, EXIT 3, toward Lincoln Ave.  Turn right onto Carson St.  Denny's is on the right.  From Carson Street, enter southbound on Liberty Ct / Town Center Drive.  After Wal-Mart, make a right at the stop sign just before the Lowe's Home Improvement Store (blue building).  Continue to the PPOA Park located behind Lowe's.

from San Diego County:

Merge onto I-5 N.  Take I-5 N/San Diego Fwy N toward Santa Ana.  Merge onto I-405 N/San Diego Fwy N via EXIT 94A toward Long Beach.  Merge onto I-605 N/San Gabriel River Fwy N via EXIT 24.  Take the Carson St exit, EXIT 3, toward Lincoln Ave.  Keep left to take the ramp toward Long Beach/Lakewood.  From Carson Street, enter southbound on Liberty Ct / Town Center Drive.  After Wal-Mart, make a right at the stop sign just before the Lowe's Home Improvement Store (blue building).  Continue to the PPOA Park located behind Lowe's.

For a map to this location, please click here.

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