Document 405042

Kansas Ground
Water Association
October 2014
KGWA Members,
Shortly after my summer newsletter it started raining in SW Kansas. We had record breaking rains in June
and nice rains in July and August to make it a much better summer than we have had in a while. The drought
is not over, but this is a nice start. Most areas will even have some nice dry land crops.
We had our Fall Seminar and Golf Tournament a couple weeks ago. Even though our Fall Seminars are typically not as well attended as our Spring Seminar, I consider it a success and certainly a lot of fun. This is a
great opportunity to get away for a couple days after the long hard summer to enjoy the fellowship of other
contractors, pick up a new idea or two at the seminar, test out you skills at the casino and get the opportunity
to play golf at a fantastic golf course. Even if you don’t golf or partake in the casino games, it’s a great place
to relax and have fun! If you take advantage of the new “Gold Membership” this seminar is free. We plan
to explain the “Gold Membership” in more detail at our Conference in January.
We do our best to offer informative and interesting classes at our seminars. Our goal is to provide presentations on topics of interest to you. So if you would let us know what topics would be of interest to you or tell
us about a presentation you may have seen elsewhere that you think would be beneficial to others we will do
our best to provide them.
Have you considered serving on the Board of Directors for this great association? We have four board members that have served for many years and have indicated that this will be their last year. That means will
need a few replacements. We have had a couple that have expressed an interest, but we still need a couple
more. Maybe it’s time to share your time and talent! The organization helps with mileage and motel
expenses. Please call for more details.
We always appreciate your input. How can the KGWA serve you better?
Plan to attend out Annual Conference on January 21st – 23rd in Hutchinson. I look forward to seeing you
Bruce Reichmuth
Inside this issue:
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Desk of Dale
Scholarship Recipients
Scholarship Recipients
Fall Seminar/Golf Tourney
From the Desk
Dale Hayse
**The KGWA 2015 Convention will be held at the Ramada Conference Center, in
Hutchinson, on January 22nd & 23rd, 2015. The Convention will offer many great
seminars and training courses that should be of interest to everyone needing to further their education. Seminars are shaping up to be very interesting and informative
for all aspects of the water industry; whether you’re a contractor, regulator, geotechnical expert, or business manager….or a combination of all.
**Exhibitor registration information has been sent out! Booths will be
assigned on a first come, first serve basis, to KGWA Members first, then to
non-members. Every effort will be made to give you the location you request.
Let us know if you don’t receive information and would like to exhibit!
The Ramada in Hutchinson is under new ownership. The new owner’s have
been making improvements such as new boilers for hot water and new individual heat and air units in the rooms on the north side of the hotel. More improvements are planned.
KGWA President Bruce Reichmuth and I will be attending the Governor’s
Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas on November 12th and 13th. He
will be announcing the 50 year vision plan that has been worked on for the last
year. Updates in next newsletter.
We want to thank our M & S Gold Members:
Alloy Machine Works
Environmental Manufacturing
Franklin Electric Co.
Gicon Pumps & Equipment
Mid-America Pump & Supply
Pentair Water
Preferred Pump
Roberts Pump & Supply
Titan Industries
Western Hydro Corp
Claire Enns is
sponsored by Southwest Windmill & Water Well. She is starting her freshman year
at the Kansas State
in Manhattan.
Rachel Youkum is
sponsored by Jesse Youkum Well
Drilling. She is
starting her junior
year at Johnson
County Community
College in Overland
Emily Risley is sponsored by
Kali Hoskinson is sponsored by
Hoskinson Sales & Service. She is
starting her sophomore year at
Seward County Community College
in Liberal.
Preferred Pump & Equipment.
She is staring her junior year at
University of Kansas in Lawerence.
Sara Devine is sponsored by Crescant Services. She is starting her
graduate program at
Kansas State University.
Below: Mason Quintanar is
sponsored by Environmental
Manufacturing. He is starting his sophomore year at
Kansas State University.
Alex Beemer is sponsored by
Larsen & Associates. He will be a
senior at Kansas State University.
BayLee Hoskinson is sponsored by Hoskinson Sales &
Service. She is entering her
sophomore year at Wichita
State University.
Mitchell Rork is sponsored
by Rork Drilling. He is starting sophomore year at Kansas State University.
The Kansas Ground Water Association took full advantage of the Prairie Band Casino
& Resort facilities on September 19th & 20th. The traditional 6-CEU available Fall
Seminar was held on Friday .
On Saturday, 30 golfers teed off at 8:00 a.m. after spending an evening playing in the casino
and attending a social hour/ hors d’oeuvres. The weather was in favor of golfers on Saturday
and the sunshine, perfect temps, and little wind provided the ideal environment to golf.
Sponsorship paid a key role in the success of this year’s Fall event. KGWA extends a huge
“THANK YOU” to all of the sponsors that made it possible. Listed at the bottom of the page
are the sponsors for this year’s event.
Golfers enjoy a perfect day for a game of
golf. Sunshine, moderate temperatures and
very little wind made it an ideal golf day.
Left: Golfers kicked back and relax on a
beautiful day.
Alloy Machine Works
Environmental Mfg
Franklin Electric
L & N Pump
Merrill Mfg./Amtrol, Inc.
Preferred Pump
Mid-America Pump & Supply
Roberts Pump & Supply
Titan Industries
Western Hydro
Kansas Ground Water Association
P O Box 107
Mullinville, KS 67109
Membership Application
Company: _____________________________________________________________
Contact Person: _________________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip: _________________________________________________________
Telephone: _______________________
Fax: ________________________________
Donations are accepted for the Scholarship Fund. Amount included for this fund.______________
Check appropriate division and send with check to the address above.
_______ Contractor’s Division
Any person, firm or corporation having a regularly established place of business and engaged in the business of drilling and/or servicing water
wells and/or pumps, shall be eligible for membership in the Contractors Division.
_______ Manufacturers & Suppliers Division
Any person, firm or corporation engaged in the manufacture or sale of merchandise, materials, accessories or services used or sold by active
members shall be eligible for membership in the Manufacturers & Suppliers Division.
_______ Technical Division
Persons, firms or organizations engaged in occupations pertaining to the supervision, regulation or investigation of underground water or
ground water supply, or any teacher in a recognized institution whose field of teaching, research, or study is of interest to and/or associated
with the water well industry, shall be eligible for membership in the Technical Division.
_______ Technical Division Individual
(firm must be member first)
_______ Associate/Student Member
$ 50.00
$ 35.00
Any individual or organization who wishes to be supportive of the Kansas Ground Water Association, its goals and objectives, not eligible for
any of the above divisions is eligible for Associate membership. Any Individual enrolled in an accredited high school, university, college,
preparatory school, or vocational education program, public or private, studying or teaching subject matter embracing the ground water industry.
***If you are a licensed contractor that would like to be listed on the Contractor Locator at,
please fill out the following information:
Kansas Counties Served:_____________________________________________________________
Please Circle your primary types of service:
Domestic Well Drilling
Domestic Well Service
Irrigation Well Drilling
Irrigation Well Service
Environmental Well Drilling
Environmental Well Service
Please make checks payable to KGWA*******Membership year is from July 1 to June 30
Please return this form with your membership check.
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All questions and correspondence should be directed to:
Kansas Ground Water Association
Dale Hayse, Exec. Director
P O Box 107
Mullinville, Kansas 67109
[email protected]
Kansas Ground Water Association
P O Box 107
Mullinville, KS 67109
See you in
Annual Convention
January 22 & 23,