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SNAPSHOTS OF WPHA'S 2012
ANNUAL MEETING IN CARLSBAD, CALIF.
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Above: WPHA members and their guests enjoy socializing and networking opportunities during Sunday's Welcome Reception in the pool area of the Park Hyatt Aviara resort in Carlsbad, Calif.
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Top left: WPHA's association logo is prominently displayed in an ice carving during the annual meeting's Welcome Reception. Top right, the PAC Auction is a popular and well-attended event each year.
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The Board of Directors of the Western Plant Health Association pose for a group picture following the end of Tuesday's business session after announcing new board officers for the coming year.
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Key speakers at this year's WPHA Annual Meeting included: (from left) Tom Nassif, president of the Western Growers Association; Brian Leahy, director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation; and Tess Dunham, attorney and law partner in the Sacramento law firm of Somach, Simmons and Dunn.
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Top left: Political humorist Patrick Haggerty delivered the luncheon speech. At right, John Smith of Bayer CropScience, left, was elected as new 2013 Board chairman, as Ron Naven of Yara North America, right, steps down as 2012 chairman. The pair flanks award winners Jim Tuttle, second from right, who accepted the Integrity Award for Brandt Monterey Co., and Jay Yost of IAP, winner of the WPHA's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Top right: Some WPHA members enjoyed biplane rides over the skies of Carlsbad, Calif., with panoramic ocean views. At right, recreational enthusiasts prepare to visit Safari Park inside the San Diego Zoo.
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Top left: Meeting participants on the last night of the event enjoyed a wide range of different foods during the Grand Reception. At right, WPHA President Renee Pinel points out the WPHA ice carving greeting attendees during their entry into the Grand Reception on the last night.

 

 

 

 

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