By Brad S. Carberg, P.E.
BSC Engineering – Richland, WA
Honorable Members of PUPID,
Well, I am like a “bad penny” that keeps coming back. Paul Burnett has had work abroad that
will keep him from completing the second year as PUPID Director leaving me to take over as
interim Director. I am honored to do it; but I really need to ask some of you, particularly the “old
timers”, to “step up to the plate” and help as a PUPID Director-Elect. As the saying goes, “it’s
the tougher job you’ll ever love”. I’ve heard all the excuses why people can’t take the time to be
a volunteer leader, and we all know what excuses re like; but now is the time to help the
Division. Seriously, the rewards are more than worth the time you’ll spend. Especially because
your employers re asking you to do more with less these days, by helping PUPID you’ll actually
be helping them and yourself.
Here’s what I am asking from you; we need a Director-Elect, and a symposia coordinator. The
Director-Elect will train in 2011 and take over as Director for the 2012/2013 biennium. If You
can only do it for a single year, then we can look at single terms. In return for the work, you’ll get
your ISA Fall Conference registration.
Now for the Symposia Coordinator, if you’ve thought about getting involved with a technical
conference and/or writing a paper, this is for you. I did this for three years to continue PUPID’s
partnering with TAPPI for a Spring Symposium (which we started in 1962). If you’re a TAPPI
member as well as ISA it’s a great way to meet more people which can help you solve your plant
problems by seeing how other people have solved theirs.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at either (251) 454-1200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss how you can help PUPID.
Now, that’s enough of my pitch. I hope you’ll get some info about sootblowing from the
following papers from this Fall’s TAPPI Peers conferences last October 17 – 21
· Sootblowing Poweroint Presentation
· Sootblowing Paper
There’s some good news regarding the PUPID membership; with 3 renewing members, the
membership is down about 5% to 442. Welcome to all of you!
I hope it is an encouragement to you to become more involved with the Division and to enroll
more members from the great international pulp & paper community.
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