TRAINING MEETING / LUNCHEON
March 20, 2014 - The Old Spaghetti Factory - Fullerton
2014 WSATI Southern Chapter President Tim Jackson (AAA Insurance SIU) welcomed everyone to the meeting and to a popular WSATI venue, the Old Spaghetti Factory in Fullerton. Tim then asked Secretary Brian Yori (LAPD / TRAP) to lead the attendees in the pledge of allegiance.
Tim advised the attendees that after the January meeting, the Southern Chapter Officers convened and were advised by Treasurer Shawn Robison, that due to work commitments, he would have to step down from being a 2014 Chapter Officer. Heather Roberts was moved up to Treasurer and Jeff Enfield was moved up to Sergeant-At-Arms. Tim said that NICB Agent Pat Goodman was added as an Associate Director.
Tim then introduced the other Southern Chapter Officers who were in attendance:
Tim then introduced Past WSATI Southern Chapter Presidents who were in attendance:
Skip Davidson (1991), Gary Labb (2000), Lou Koven (2002), Jim Williams (2009), Dave Petrelli (2011), and Rob Manning (2013).
Tim spoke briefly about the San Diego County ATAC Vehicle Theft Recovery Officer of the Year Awards Brunch that was taking place in San Diego as we conducted the WSATI meeting. He said that the Orange County ATAC Vehicle Theft Recovery Officer of the Year Awards Brunch will take place on Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Irvine. He invited the attendees to attend the Awards Brunch to support the top recovery officers at each department in Orange County. He also invited any companies to lend financial support of the Awards Brunch. The Auto Theft Advisory Committee (ATAC) is a subcommittee of the WSATI Southern Chapter.
The 2014 WSATI Training Seminar, hosted by the WSATI Central Chapter, will be taking place on October 5-8, 2014, in South Lake Tahoe, NV. There will also be a golf tournament on October 5th. The most updated information regarding the Seminar can be located on the WSATI website.
Tim then introduced the Richard Knapp, Knapp and Spurlock LLP, and Stephen Huchting, Morris, Polich, & Purdy, who gave a presentation on "Understanding Allegations of Insurance Bad Faith." Their presentation was very well received by the attendees.
Following the presentation, Secretary Brian Yori announced that the luncheon was ready to be served to the attendees.
During the luncheon, attendees had the opportunity to survey the raffle prizes that were available to 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. The attendees also had the opportunity to see the most current WSATI Southern Chapter T-shirts, hats, and work shirts available from WSATIWear. For inquiries regarding WSATIWear, please contact Past President Rob Manning.
Following the luncheon, Tim asked everyone in attendance to introduce themselves to the other attendees and share any information or important cases.
The raffle was then conducted by Tim Jackson, Brian Yori, Jeff Enfield, and Mick O'Neill (among others).
Following the raffle, the meeting was adjourned by Tim Jackson. The next meeting will be on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Ahmanson Recruit Training Center in Westchester.
There were some new faces that came to the meeting as well as several "old" members who had not been to the meetings in some time. This meeting drew people from as far as Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Thank you all for your attendance.