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2012 Fall Classic Golf Tournament and Table Top Show
The “2012 Fall Classic”
By Jeff Blue
The 2012 “Fall Classis” started off with a golf tournament at the Stallion Mountain Golf Club. The weather was not cooperating at all that day and we had to cut the tournament short. The staff at Stallion Mountain did work to provide the best service possible under the poor weather conditions.
We completed the weather shortened round at about 10:45. At about noon we headed to the Boulder Station Hotel and Casino for a lunch buffet and awards presentations in the second floor conference area.
The First place team, shot a 6 under for the round, from Ultimate Alarm Company and comprised of Angel Yumart, Jim Lemar, Vic Hickly, and Marty Huerta. The Second Place team that shot a 5 under for the round was from Cortech Engineering and was comprised of Denny McCollum, Sean Patterson, Ray Gallegos, and Jim Zidow. The Third place team shot a 4 under par was from EMA and comprised of Cal Rooker, Dave Johnson, Larry McKenzie, and Todd Pickle. Congratulations for you efforts and hopefully we can get a full round in next year.
There was one other notable team, and they were recognized for their golf style and course performance. They were from Emerson Reliability Services and Convergent Systems. The team of, Steve Bisaha, Pam Bisaha, Kevin Cunningham, and Ray Wooge were presented the “MAXIMUM COURSE USE” award. (You can only guess why the won that award.)
This year we had two Longest-Drive holes. The #13 hole, “Longest-Drive” sponsored by Generant, was won by Brain Shafer. The #6 hole, “Longest-Drive” sponsored by Rockwell Automation, was won by B. Shafer. We had two Closest-to-The-Pin holes as well this year. Closest-to-The-Pin hole #11, was sponsored by Keller Electrical Industries and it was won by Bob Blackman. Closest-to-The-Pin Hole #3 was sponsored by Control Solutions and was won by Jim Murray.
Thanks again to Stan Spence for volunteering to help at the golf registration this year. A special thanks goes out to Dave Raper along with the whole Stallion Mountain Golf Course staff for their efforts in pulling the tournament together.
We raffled off two drivers, two putters, and one wedge. I believe a special thanks to Dave Raper from Stallion Mountain for donating the more that generous amount f golf passes for our event.
Also, I would like to thank Steve Appleton, from the Las Vegas Golf and Tennis Green Valley Store, who deserves a special note for supporting our event with the goodie bags and the donation of a Cleveland Golf 54 degree wedge. Also, Troy Gentry from GMI donated a couple of clubs and golf balls in support of the event.
After the golf trophies and raffles were handed out we opened the show. We had all the tables sold this year plus two technical presentations scheduled for the afternoon. We had 60 guest names on the register this year and over 20 product representatives in attendance. We’re getting better!
We usually have two technical presentations, but due to circumstances beyond our control we only had one this year.
The early presentation was “Large System Remote Site Surveillance
-Techniques and Sensors” by Kevin Hillmon, Electrical Engineer from Las Vega Valley Water District. The slot was from 2:15 P.M. until 3:15 P.M. Kevin discussed the Elements of a Protection System, including a Vulnerability Assessment. The discussion also covered Emergency Response, Security Systems – Descriptions, Pros & Cons and Local Networking.
The later presentation was cancelled because the speaker moved to Texas with short notice and we were not able to find a replacement.
After the presentation was made, professional development hour certificates were issued to the attendees, it was time for the “Happy Hour” portion of the event. This time gave us the perfect opportunity to network with friends and colleges. We also made the door prize presentations during the social portion of the show. Thanks to the vendors for their contribution to the raffle portion of the show. The prizes were all spectacular. The Las Vegas Section made the contribution of a Google Nexus 7 and Dustin Oswalt won that prize. (Student member)
This year I want to take a moment to give a huge acknowledgement to Mandy Morgan, Connie Gildersleeve and the entire staff from Boulder Station Hotel and Casino. The teamwork and constant attention helped make the event activities work flawlessly. A special note to Connie Gildersleeve for making the donation of the three 3-day and 2-night stay certificates at Boulder Station and Palace Station Hotel and Casino. The donations are greatly appreciated and go a long way to support our organization. Thank you!
I want to give a thank you to Art Gral, Ed Fontenez, and Ron Littlefield for coordinating the tabletop set up on the second floor conference area. Also, I want to acknowledge Stan Spence, Las Vegas Section President, for his support of this year’s tournament
I want to give a very special “Thank You” to my wife Ellen Blue. She gave me the moral support I needed to put this event together with our section, for our section, and to make it successful every year.
I am looking forward to doing this next year and I certainly hope you are planning to participate.