Logo (c) 2007 - 2013 WSATI Southern Chapter
September 10th - September 14th, 2007
San Diego, California


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The 2007 Training Seminar was held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, California.  The seminar was hosted by the Southern Chapter of WSATI. 

The Seminar began with early registration taking place the afternoon of Monday, September 10, 2007, and late registration taking place on Tuesday morning, September 11, 2007

WSATI attendees registering for the Seminar on Monday afternoon


San Diego County Sheriffs Department ColorguardThe seminar opened on Tuesday morning with the San Diego County Sheriffs Department Color Guard presenting the colors.  2007-2008 IAATI 4th Vice President Joe Brosius led the attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.

2007 Southern Chapter President Bud Hood presided over the opening ceremonies and welcomed the close to 400 attendees. 

Bud then introduced San Diego County Sheriffs Department Chaplain Herb Smith who gave the invocation.

Following the invocation, a short video was presented in remembrance of September 11th, 2001.

Bud then introduced San Diego County Sheriffs Department Assistant Sheriff Earl Wentworth, Law Enforcement Services Division.

Bud then introduced CHP Assistant Chief Steve Vaughn, Enforcement Services Division.

The Keynote Speaker was Bobby Southard, 2007-2008 IAATI President.  Bobby spoke about NMVTIS and IAATI.  Bobby explained to those attending that IAATI had granted all WSATI attendees a free one year membership in IAATI.  Bobby called 2007 IAATI Western Regional Chapter President Gary Labb up to the podium and presented the Western Regional Chapter with a check to assist the Western Regional Chapter in supporting vehicle theft organizations like WSATI.

WSATI Southern Chapter President Bud Hood welcoming the attendees San Diego County Sheriffs Chaplain Herb Smith giving the invocation San Diego County Sheriffs Assistant Sheriff Earl Wentworth CHP Assistant Chief Steve Vaughn 2007-2008 IAATI President Bobby Southard IAATI President Bobby Southard presenting check to IAATI WRC President Gary Labb

Bud Hood gave a special thank you to WSATI Southern Chapter Past President Gary Labb  for helping promote the seminar on the Southern Chapter website www.wsati.org.  Gary is the webmaster of the WSATI.org website. 

NICB Senior Special Agent Ken Hutchison made a presentation of the Gary Gray Auto Theft Achievement Award.   There were two awards given.  The first award was presented to Troy Rivers, CHP Field Support Services, Vehicle Theft Unit.  Ken then presented the second award to Dave Yokley, CHP Inland Division, Investigative Services Unit. 

The Gary Gray Award
NICB Special Agent Ken Hutchison Gary Gray Award Recipient - Sergeant Troy Rivers, CHP Field Support Services and Ken Hutchison Gary Gray Award Recipient - Investigator Dave Yokley, CHP Inland Division ISU and Ken Hutchison

Bud Hood then called WSATI Northwest President Frank Zangar to the podium to present the WSATI Award, the Gerald "Jerry" Boyer Memorial Award.  Frank explained the criteria for the award.  He said it is to go to a member of one of the IAATI Western Regional WSATI Chapters for outstanding service and unselfish dedication to the organization.  Frank then presented the award to RCMP-IMPACT Sergeant Ed Boettcher.  Ed was humbled to accept the award and recognized both prior award recipients, Pat O'Donnell and Gary Labb, who were in the audience.

WSATI Northwest President Frank Zangar talking about the Jerry Boyer Award Ed Boettcher accepting the Jerry Boyer Memorial Award from Frank Zangar Ed Boettcher accepting the Jerry Boyer Award

Bud then ended the opening ceremonies and invited all to take part in the training sessions.

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President Bud Hood OCSD / OCATT (Retired) (949) 887-1813
Vice President Rick Greenwood Riverside Police (951) 353-7115
Secretary Jim Williams Long Beach Police (562) 437-8794
Treasurer John Bartolone DMV Investigations (562) 403-1020
Sergeant at Arms Dave Petrelli Farmers Insurance (818) 895-7921
Past President Steve Torres DMV Investigations (Retired) (805) 341-8626

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