Greetings to all my professional wastewater colleagues!
Many of you enjoyed a great annual conference with us at The Grand Geneva Resort in October. We had very good attendance in the general conference as well as the pre-conference activities. Thank you to all who helped and participated.
As I write this message, I’m enjoying a very nice fall day in Wisconsin. For many of us, fall is our favorite time of the year. Cool breezes, falling leaves, the smell of wood burning and beautiful sunsets are all part of what makes this time of year so special.
For me, fall is hunting season! Since I was a young boy, my father would take me hunting. As I sit in my tree stand, I mostly enjoy the beauty and serenity that it brings. I am also reminded that this time, along with all of the other freedoms we enjoy, would not be possible if not for the great sacrifices of the men and women, past and present, in the Armed Forces.
My father was a WWII veteran and he taught me to respect and honor these sacrifices, and all of our military. We live in a great country where we can enjoy our freedoms and the beautiful lakes, streams and waters that the thousands of wastewater professionals like yourself help to keep clean.
I have had the pleasure of serving and being a part of this great organization for 26 years. As we look forward to 2019, let us continue to be mindful of our responsibilities to educate the public and each other while we protect our resources.
May we continue to strive for good communication, great ideas and clean water.
Thank you for your dedication.
May you and your family enjoyed a safe and blessed holiday season!
Jeff (Juice) Simpson