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September 21, 2013 - Metropolitan State Hospital, James Hall - Norwalk

2013 WSATI Southern Chapter Vice President Tim Jackson (AAA Southern California SIU) welcomed everyone to the meeting and to the Metropolitan State Hospital, James Hall, in Norwalk. Tim advised everyone that 2013 WSATI Southern Chapter President Rob Manning (LASD) was  able to attend the meeting. 

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

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

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

Skip Davidson (1991), Dennis Frias (1997), Gary Labb (2000), Bill Lovold (2001), and Dave Petrelli (2009).

Southern Chapter President Rob Manning (LASD), who had been busy securing portable fans for the building, 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.

Tim then introduced the Guest Speaker, Allen Mayea, Pacific Rim Investigative Services Group, who gave a presentation on "Bad Faith & Auto Theft: Evidence Indicators."  Allen also provided the attendees with a work manual.

Following Allen's presentation, Rob told everyone that the luncheon was ready.

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While the training was taking place, the Santa Maria Barbecue Style lunch was being prepared by  2013 Treasurer Brian Yori (LAPD / TRAP) and Mike Elenitsky (LAPD / LoJack - Retired).  There was also a collection of "back seat" chefs who taste tested the meats to make sure everything was ok.  The attendees 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 Brian and Mike for preparing the lunch in the heat of the day.

Following the luncheon, the raffle was conducted by Tim Jackson and Shawn Robison.

Following the raffle, the meeting was adjourned by Rob Manning.  The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 21, 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 Kathy and Dave.  This meeting drew people from as far as Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, Ventura, and San Bernardino Counties.  Thank you all for your attendance.


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