"Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers"

The honor of induction into the "5 S" society is bestowed on members who contribute outstanding service to the success and progress of their associations by a vote of current members of the NWEA Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers.

New members receive the accolade of "elevation on the official shovel to the highest ridge on the sludge bed, with the title of Select Sludge Shoveler and all the honor, atmosphere, prerequisites, and dignity pertaining thereto."

NWEA Select Society of 
Sanitary Sludge Shovelers (Year)

Bates, Bruce 1998
Condon, Jim 1998
Crisler, Steve 1998
Dabbs, Joe 1998
Dobscha, Dave 1998
Dostal, Glen 1998
Ford, John 1998
Hirschbrunner, Dennis 1998
Jacobson, Dale 1998
Leigh, Deb 1998
Meisinger, Dave 1998
Ringenberg, Jay 1998
Sell, Jim 1998
Dahab, Mohamed 1999
Eggert, John 1999
Franklin, Pat 1999
Hillrichs, Don 1999
Kottwitz, Daryl 1999
Paulsen, Lori 1999
Alexander, Kathleen 2000
Helgoth, Roger 2000
Plummer, Chuck 2000
Bilek, Tony 2001
Sibert, Rick 2001
Sova, Ron 2001
Sprague, Scott 2001
Badger, Ralph 2002
Boling, Todd 2002
Gidley, Bill 2002
Jackman, Norm 2002
Trout, Paul 2003
Arends, Mike 2004
Pierce, Rob 2004
Christensen, Lyle 2005
Pfeffer, Kirk 2005
Miller, Tom 2006
Thomerson, Chuck 2006
Bakke, Brian 2007
Berggren, Eric 2007
Garton, Lynn 2007
Johnson, Chris 2007
Scarpello, Fred 2008
Sukup, Todd 2008
Brandt, Gary 2010
Stejskal, Jim 2010
Milius, Mike 2010
Winkler, Roger 2010
Kontor, Keith 2011
Mahony, Jim 2011
Aurit, Scott 2012
Bottorff, Ron 2013
 Protzman, Roger 2014
 Harger, Jon 2015
 Sykora, David 2016


Complimentary Memberships

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has provided NWEA with three (3) complimentary memberships for the 2019 calendar year as part of the WEFTEC 2017 Recruitment Initiative.  The NWEA membership committee is currently accepting applications from anyone interested in WEF membership that is not a member today.  Please help us grow our membership by notifying and/or encouraging non-members of this opportunity.  Please note, NWOD membership does not include the benefits of WEF membership.  That said, current NWOD members are eligible to apply.

Link to the Application Document

Interested members should submit a completed application to Blake Birkel (NWEA Membership Chair) by Monday, October 15th.

Blake’s contact information is as follows and is included on the application.

Submit Completed Applications to:

Blake Birkel, NWEA Membership Chair

11717 Burt Street; Suite 210

Omaha, Nebraska 68154


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