January Speaks

Chair's Message
Fellow GLASers,

I hope the New Year is treating you well so far.  We ended our 2013 on a very special note with our December Holiday Party and we’re kicking off 2014 by making our January meeting a special Joint ASNT-AWS meeting. We expect at least 30 members from the American Welding Society’s (AWS) local Los Angeles-Inland Empire Section (LA-IE) to join us at Maggie’s Pub.

At 6pm, you can enjoy our usual Social Hour in the lounge, or if you would like to attend a talk during that hour, Paul May of Orange Coast Testing will speak in one of the banquet rooms about "Qualification and Certification of Liquid Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Inspection Personnel." As usual, dinner will take place during the 7 o’clock hour, followed by an 8pm talk. George Rolla of Advanced Weldtec, who is the AWS LA-IE Section Certification Chair, will lead a panel presentation with other CWIs about "Qualification and Certification to be a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)."

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who made our ASNT-GLAS Holiday Party live up to the name I gave it this year, "The Magic of the Season: Goodwill to All." It was truly a magical evening for the almost 100 of us who made the sleigh ride over to the Embassy Suites in Downey. First and foremost, a huge thank you to a jolly good fellow, Section Vice-Chair Duane Schultz, and his wife Teri for all the hours they put in as the chief organizers of the event. (We’re also grateful to daughter Rachel Schultz for all her help at the event!) Very warm thanks also go to Cheryl Dufur of Test Equipment Distributors (TED) for playing the role of a real-life Mrs. Claus in generously donating and delivering wrapped presents for each and every one of our GLAS youngsters in attendance. Graciously dressing up as Santa and Mrs. Claus for pictures with the kids and the kids-in-all-of-us was longtime GLAS member and longtime evening instructor in our night classes at Bosco, Bob Clifton, and his sister-in-law, Helen. Very special thanks to each of our Party’s Sponsors for growing some money on their Christmas trees and sharing it with us to help pay the final tab: Sherwin, Test Equipment Distributors (TED), Universal NDT, Votaw Precision Technologies, Willick Engineering, Ted Peet of Smith Emery and DWS Consulting (Duane W. Schultz). Finally, I want to thank and recognize magician Lauro Castillo for his fun and expert showmanship both before dinner with all the table tricks and after dinner with the floor show. He very much deserved the standing ovation we gave him at the end of the night, and I especially appreciated his kindness to all the kids. The absolute wonder and awe I saw on the faces of all the children gathered around him during the show made the evening worth every penny to me. Last but not least, I also want to thank each and every one of you who attended and brought presents for the Marine Corps’ renowned Toys for Tots program (which our Marine guests informed us was founded right here in Los Angeles after World World II, so another reason for us to be proud to be Angelenos). Thank you for spreading our ASNT magic and goodwill to less-fortunate children. 

Let us continue the good cheer, goodwill and magic in the year ahead.


Paul Cole Padilla
2013-2014 Chair 
(310) 508-7120 (cell)
(626) 940-2114 (Bosco)

"ASNT exists to create a safer world by promoting the profession and technologies of nondestructive testing." –ASNT Mission Statement

ASNT-GLAS is proud to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Upcoming Events


Maggie's Pub
11900 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe Springs, CA, 90670

January 14, 2014
8pm Talk: George Rolla,
Advanced Weldtec 
AWS LA-IE Section Certification Chair

"Qualification and Certification to be a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)."

February 11 (Dark) -- No meeting due to NDTMA in Las Vegas

Send an e-mail to Duane Schultz if you have any questions!

Valley People

Our meeting months are September, October, January, March, April and May (6 months each year).

Valley People meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month @ Senne Technical Services, 7841 Foothill Blvd, Sunland

Please Contact Valley Meeting Chair: Steve Senne, Senne Technical Services

Social Hour - 6:00pm * Dinner- 6:30pm * Speaker-7:00pm

2013-14 GLAS Officers

Paul Cole Padilla, Chair
Duane Schultz, Vice-Chair
Meredith Fahey, Treasurer
Arnold Marquez, Secretary
Fred Padilla, Education Chair
Cheryl Dufur, Director
Jim Ellington, Director
Mike Gee, Director 
Scott Merrill, Director
Dave Waitt, Director
Brianna Buchanan, Immediate Past Chair
Dave Mitchell, Regional Director
Ricky Morgan, National Liaison

Speaks Newsletter
Volume 49, Issue 5

SPEAKS is a monthly publication of the GLAS that coincides with the monthly meetings held September through June. GLAS is a Not for Profit Organization dedicated to the Education and Advancement of Non-Destructive Testing.

Check us out online @ for the latest updates to our monthly program and section events!

2013 Holiday Party Sponsors

2013-2014 Program

Please join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Maggie's Pub, except February due to NDTMA, and June when we hope to book an evening with the Endeavour at the California Science Center for our annual dinner banquet!

Here's the most current list of speakers:


September 10: "Curiosity on Mars: Engineering Challenges Getting a One Ton Rover Safely on the Surface of the Red Planet," Tim O’Donnell, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), celebrating the
First Anniversary of Curiosity on Mars (landed 8-6-12).
October 8: "Digital Computed Radiography—Technology Updates" Oliver Ruzek, Durr NDT.
November 12: Votaw Precision Technologies & The Space Program, Scott Wallace, Votaw President.
December 14, 5-9pm: Holiday Party, "
The Magic of the Season: Goodwill to All" at the Embassy Suites, Downey! Click here for details!

January 14: “Qualification and Certification to be a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)” George Rolla, Advanced Weldtec

Please contact Duane Schultz if you are interested in presenting at our ASNT-GLAS event. 

A Note To Our Advertisers

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2013-2014 Valley Meetings

The Valley meetings are now on the third Wednesday. Please update your contact info for Steve Senne.
Take note! The Valley Meetings are as follows:
Valley People Program for 2013-2014
PHONE: 310-767-6203 
The Valley Meeting Schedule will be updated monthly. We meet on the THIRD Wednesday of the month at:
Our price of the dinner meeting is $25.00. We have moved our meetings to the third Wednesday of the applicable months so that everyone has a chance to receive the "Speaks" beforehand. Our meeting months are September, October, January, March, April and May (6 months each year).
2013-2014 Meeting Reminder

Reminder to all:
  • The Greater Los Angeles meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month.
  • The Valley People meeting is held the third Wednesday of each month.
  • The San Diego Section meets the first Tuesday of each month.
  • The Arizona Section meeting is the third Thursday of each month.
  • Be sure and check each issue of Speaks for any exceptions to this schedule.

If you have newsletter updates, please get them to Joseph Jaramillo by the 15th of the month before the next issue.

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