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GMWEA Activities Heat Up for Summer

With the end of COVID-related restrictions, GMWEA is jumping into summer (and fall) programming with both feet!

Lunch & Learn trainings, Tues., July 27 and Tues. August 10: These accredited online sessions are designed for working professionals who want to learn and earn credits without leaving work. On July 27 (RESCHEDULED AND FREE!), 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Mike Bonomo of ADA Environmental will present “Transitioning from Visual Inspection to Fact-based Data (with Tech Eyes on the System),” providing 1 TCH W or WW. On August 10, Rod Lamothe and John Williams will present “WET Testing,” providing 1 TCH WW for attendees. Registration for the July 27 session is FREE (but you must register)! The August 10 session is only $15 for GMWEA members, $60 for non-members (includes membership for the rest of 2021). For more details and to register and pay online, go to https://gmwea.org/lunch-%26-learn .

George Dow Memorial Golf Tournament, Friday, Aug. 20: It’s back, live and in person — GMWEA’s infamous tournament at Cedar Knoll Country Club in Hinesburg. With 90+ water quality professionals competing, hole prizes, refreshments, and the $10,000 hole-in-one prize, it’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues for a whole day of outdoor fun! $110 per individual includes golf, cart, beverages, and lunch. Sign up your team today! For registration and sponsorship information, go to https://gmwea.org/george-dow-golf .

Fall Tradeshow, Thursday, October 28: GMWEA’s flagship event will take place at Burlington’s DoubleTree Hotel, featuring 90+ exhibitors, 400 attendees, guest speakers, six hours of accredited trainings, lunch, and more. Vermont’s largest and longest-running water quality conference will also feature a night-before welcome event, with refreshments, for exhibitors and presenters. If your firm missed having venues for visibility in 2020, this is your chance to catch up — sponsorship opportunities are available! For more information and registration details, go to https://gmwea.org/fall-tradeshow .

But wait, there’s more! In early August, look for the summer edition of The GMWEA News, our quarterly newsletter, for more association news, profiles of industry personalities, and informative articles. Also coming this summer and fall: Basic Wastewater Management course, the eight-week class intended to prepare wastewater workers for their level 1 and 2 exams. Watch this blog and our website at www.gmwea.org for updates!

Lunch & Learn!

GMWEA is pleased to announce the launch of a new continuing education initiative that’s geared to people on the job. We call it Lunch and Learn because the sessions start at 12 noon and end within the hour.  They’re presented online, so you can attend from anywhere, and they’re affordable – only $15 for GMWEA members!

Please join us on Tuesday, April 13, for Laboratory Procedures, by Eileen Toomey and Rod Lamothe of Endyne Labs (right). The virtual training will feature hands-on demonstrations of lab procedures as well as lecture, slides, and Q&A.

Credits: 1 Water TCH, 1 Wastewater TCH

Content: This session will cover some of the basic techniques used in the analytical laboratory, including procedures for using common lab tools such as balances, glassware, reagents, and essential instrumentation. We will review various analytical methods that relate to the typical water or wastewater laboratory such as BOD, TSS, turbidity, and others; finally, we will review the quality control requirements and personal protection in the laboratory. There will be a brief Q & A at the end of the presentation. 

Cost: $15 for GMWEA members, $60 for nonmembers.  (If you haven’t renewed or signed up yet, your registration fee will include 2021 membership dues!)

To register: For online registration and credit card payment, CLICK HERE. Or, contact Daniel Hecht at dan.hecht@gmwea.org for registration materials.

Lunch and Learn will be presented every second Tuesday of the month except May, when we’ll present our annual Spring Conference, and October, when we’ll hold the Fall Tradeshow.  Visit www.gmwea.org for updates on future Lunch and Learn session topics!

PS: Speaking of Spring Conference: It’s on! Mark your calendar and please plan to attend this virtual event on May 20 and 21, for five hours of trainings, our annual Service Excellence Awards presentations, a keynote speech by Jeff Wennberg, and, tentatively, a special address by Sen. Bernie Sanders! Check www.gmwea.org for more information.