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NEKDA Spring 2009 Meeting

Our NEKDA Spring Meeting will be April 7 and 8, 2009, at the Crowne Plaza Resort in beautiful Lake Placid, New York www.lakeplacidcp.com . We will tour Ward Lumber in Jay, NY, and have an excellent technical program for our meeting. Please get out your pen and mark your calenders, call the Crown Plaza at 518/523-2556 or 800/874-1980 to make reservations and mail in your meeting registration. We look forward to seeing you in Lake Placid! Check our website www.esf.edu/nekda for details and updates.

NEKDA Spring Meeting
April 7-8, 2009
Lake Placid, NY

Email wbsmith@esf.edu or call 315/470-6832 with questions or for registration information.

2009 JIM CATTERICK INDUSTRIAL AWARD

The NEKDA is again sponsoring its annual Jim Catterick Industrial Recognition Award to recognize outstanding performance in the area of dry kiln and drying related and/or associated manufacturing. The award, named in honor of Jim Catterick, will be presented at our Spring Meeting with an engraved plaque and a $500 cash prize. We encourage you to nominate one of your employees, colleagues, or yourself for this prestigious award. Jim Catterick Industrial Award application forms can be found online at www.esf.edu/nekda , or from any NEKDA Officer or Board Member whom you can also contact with any questions.

2009 BILL RICE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.

The NEKDA Bill Rice Achievement Award recognizes outstanding people who have made significant contributions in service, education, and/or technology in the area of dry kiln and drying related and associated operations. The award, named in honor of Dr. Bill Rice for his many contributions to the NEKDA and wood drying technology and industry, will be presented at our Spring Meeting with an engraved plaque and a $500 cash prize. We encourage you to nominate one of your employees, colleagues, or yourself for this prestigious award. Bill Rice Achievement Award application forms can be found online at www.esf.edu/nekda , or from any NEKDA Officer or Board Member whom you can also contact with any questions.

Please look for our NEKDA newsletter and 2009 Membership Dues Notice in your mail, or print them from these links. We appreciate very much your membership and contributions.

We encourage Current Supporting Member Firms to display our NEKDA logo, name and link on your company website and other appropriate material to promote your membership and support of quality kiln dried lumber. Please contact Bill Smith at wbsmith@esf.edu for details.

Additional Reasons to Participate!

  • You will improve your lumber drying knowledge, skills and ability.
  • NEKDA meeting participants and members substantially increase the value of the lumber they dry.
  • Lumber dried by NEKDA members and meeting participants is particularly attractive.
  • You will meet interesting and, for the most part, especially good looking kiln people.
  • You might win useful and fun prizes.
  • You might find opportunity to take apart and eat a freshly cooked lobstah.
  • NEKDA meeting participation has often appeared to effectivly improve attitute, overall disposition and personal attractiveness!

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