Logo (c) 2007 - 2012 WSATI Southern Chapter

November 21, 2013 - El Dorado Park Golf Course - Long Beach

2013 WSATI Southern Chapter President Rob Manning (LASD) welcomed everyone to the meeting and to the newest WSATI venue, El Dorado Park Golf Course.  Rob then asked everyone to participate in the pledge of allegiance.

Rob then asked everyone in attendance to introduce themselves to the other attendees and share any information or important cases.

Rob then introduced the other Southern Chapter Officers who were in attendance:

Vice President Tim Jackson (AAA Insurance SIU)
Secretary Aristeed Powell (DMV Investigations)
Treasurer Brian Yori (LAPD/TRAP) 
Sergeant-At-Arms Shawn Robison (Wawanesa Insurance SIU)
Associate Director Heather Roberts ( Liberty Mutual Insurance SIU)
Associate Director Mick O'Neill (Hagerty Insurance SIU)
Legal Counsel Richard Knapp (Knapp Law Firm, LLP)

Rob then introduced Past WSATI Southern Chapter Presidents who were in attendance:

Bill Robertson (1988), Skip Davidson (1991), Ted Saraf (1992), Gary Labb (2000), Bill Lovold (2001), Bud Hood (2007), Jim Williams (2009), and Dave Petrelli (2011).

Southern Chapter President Rob Manning (LASD) spoke about the new WSATI T-shirts, Dickie work shirts, and hats that were available for sale.  He showed the Dickie work shirt that he was wearing and said they were perfect for use at the tow yards.  He said they were now available for purchase.

Rob then introduced the Guest Speaker, Jim Eberhart, CHP Southern ISU, who gave a presentation on "Motorcycle Theft and Trends."

Following Jim's presentation, Rob introduced 2013 IAATI Western Regional Chapter (and 2007 WSATI Southern Chapter) President Bud Hood.

Logo (c) 2007 - 2010 WSATI Southern Chapter

Bud Hood came up to the podium to make a presentation of the 2013 WRC-IAATI Lee S. Cole Award.  Bud gave a little background on Lee S. Cole, one of the leaders in auto theft investigation, who was a long-time NATB / NICB Agent, owner of a firm specializing in arson investigation as well as auto theft investigation, and also an auto theft instructor, who along with Gerry Boyer, taught and mentored many of today's retired auto theft detectives.  Bud said the award was created to recognize the outstanding service and dedication of a member of the law enforcement community who has demonstrated exceptional performance in the area of auto theft prevention and investigation.  Bud gave a brief glimpse of the nomination for the 2013 WRC-IAATI Lee S. Cole Award.  For the full nomination, please go to WRC-IAATI Lee S. Cole Award.  Bud then introduced the 2013  WRC-IAATI Lee S. Cole Award recipient, California Highway Patrol Investigator Todd Wolf.  Todd thanked WRC-IAATI for the recognition.

Following the presentation, Rob announced that the buffet luncheon was ready and available to the attendees.

Following the luncheon, the raffle was conducted by Tim Jackson and Bud Hood (among others).

Following the raffle, the meeting was adjourned by Rob Manning.  The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 16, 2013.

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, welcome back Bud, Jess, and Kevin.  This meeting drew people from as far as Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, Ventura, and San Bernardino Counties.  Thank you all for your attendance.

Following the meeting, the Southern Chapter Officers convened to determine the 2014 Southern Chapter Officers.  An announcement will be made soon of the results of the elections.


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