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The next WSATI Southern Chapter Training Meeting / Luncheon will be on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in Cerritos... RSVPs are required for this meeting...
Schedule of Training Meetings / Luncheons
for Calendar Year 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Cerritos Thursday, July 19, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Thursday, September 20, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018
Logo  2007 - 2014 WSATI Southern ChapterThe Western States Auto Theft Investigators (WSATI) Association, Southern Chapter, meets on the third Thursday of each odd month at 10:00 a.m. at various locations throughout Southern California.  The Southern Chapter is a non-profit organization that is comprised of professionals representing law enforcement, rental car and insurance companies, and other individuals whose goal is to reduce vehicle theft. 

The meetings are for auto theft investigators, insurance company special investigation agents, vehicle leasing loss prevention agents, and other individuals involved in the investigation, recovery and prevention of vehicle thefts.  Investigators from in and out of Southern California attend the meetings to share information about current cases, suspects and auto theft trends.  The meetings also feature a guest speaker who gives training during the course of the training meeting / luncheon format.

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 Training Meeting / Luncheon

The next WSATI Southern Chapter Training Meeting / Luncheon will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:00 am at Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, 11338 South Street, Cerritos, CA 90703 (562) 916-RIBS. RSVPs will be required for the luncheon portion of this meeting.  

The Guest Speaker has not yet been confirmed.  Please check back here as the Speaker information will be posted here as soon as confirmed.

RSVPs will be necessary for this meeting's luncheon portion.  Only RSVP if you will be attending the luncheon portion of this meeting.  Please RSVP via rsvp@wsati.org by Thursday, January 11, 2018, noon (12:00 pm).

For directions and a map to this location, please click here.

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Last WSATI Training Meeting/Luncheon
November 16, 2017 WSATI Training Meeting / Luncheon
Malloy Racing Collection - Corona
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2017 WSATI Southern Chapter President Heather Roberts (Liberty Mutual SIU) welcomed everyone to the meeting at the Malloy Racing Collection in Corona.   If you didn't make it to the Training Meeting, you missed out on your chance to see this amazing collection of unique vintage race cars and historical memorabilia that can only be seen by invitation.

Heather lead the attendees in the pledge of allegiance. 

Other Southern Chapter Officers who were in attendance:

Vice President Jeff Enfield (LASD/TRAP)
Secretary Mick O'Neill (Hagerty Insurance SIU)
Treasurer Mike Stefanoff (CHP/OCATT)
Sergeant at Arms Johnny Miyasaki (Long Beach Police)
Legal Counsel Richard Knapp (Knapp & Spurlock, LLP) 

Associate Director Rob Midzuno (Nationwide Insurance SIU), Associate Director Alan Skobin (LASD/TRAP), and Associate Director Melissa Somers (CPP of SoCal) were unable to attend the Meeting.

WSATI Southern Chapter Past Presidents in attendance were introduced:

Skip Davidson (1991), Ted Saraf (1992), Dennis Frias (1997), Gary Labb (2000), and Tim Jackson (2014)

Heather then introduced Guest Speaker Richard Knapp, Knapp and Spurlock, LLP.  Richard gave a presentation on "Working Separately Together: The Rules of Information Sharing Between Claim and Criminal Investigations."  This appeared to be a popular topic that brought a lot of interaction and questions from the attendees.

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Following Richard's presentation, Heather had the attendees do self introductions.   Webmaster Gary Labb (Santa Ana Police / OCATT [Retired]) spoke about the networking encrypted roster available to the attendees via the WSATI website.  Gary gave the password to the attendees.

Following the self introductions, Heather 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, Jeff Enfield, Joe Starbird, and Mike Carnakis for helping to prepare the meal. 

Following the luncheon, the raffle was conducted by Mick O'Neill and Joe Starbird.  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.   Was I the only one who thought Dick Sartor seemed to hold every winning ticket?

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

Heather announced the next meeting / luncheon would be held on January 18, 2018 in Cerritos.  The Guest Speaker has not yet been confirmed.  Please check back here for the future posting of the Guest Speaker information.

2018 WSATI Southern Chapter Officers will be installed at the January 2018 Meeting.

The Crime Prevention Program of Southern California's Annual John Hootman Memorial Award will be presented at the January 2018 Meeting.

The meeting was adjourned. 

Most of us had the opportunity to go check out the many cars and memorabilia inside of the Malloy Racing Collection either before or after the meeting.  Thank you to the Malloy Foundation for being gracious hosts.  For photos from the Malloy Racing Collection, please click here

Following the conclusion of the meeting, 2018 Southern Chapter Officers were elected by the sitting Board.

The results of the election were:

President Jeff Enfield
Vice President Mick O'Neill
Secretary Mike Stefanoff
Treasurer Johnny Miyasaki
Sergeant-At-Arms Melissa Somers
Associate Director Joe Starbird
Associate Director Mike Carnakis
Associate Director Alan Skobin
Associate Director Robbie Midzuno
Past President Heather Roberts
Legal Counsel Richard Knapp

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