Section News and Events

November 2017 Meeting Announcement

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AWS Spokane Section 2017 Golf Tournament [EVENT SUMMARY]

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AWS Golf Tournament 4-Person Scramble Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Weld Repair Conference, Aug 8, 2017 - Aug 9, 2017, Portland, Oregon

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May 2017 Meeting Announcement

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Section News and Events Archives

2016-2017 Board Members

Phil Zammit
(509) 487-3358

1st Vice Chairman
Jared Satterlund
(208) 290-3133

2nd Vice Chairman
Art Sabiston
(509) 324-2857

Phil Zammit
(509) 487-3358

Randy Polito
(208) 660-2819

Membership Committee Chairman
Rick Henson
(509) 370-1201

Student Chairman
Brad Hein
(509) 389-4291

Educational Chairman
Earl Dreisbach
(509) 665-5089

District 19 Director
Ken Johnson

AWS News and Events

2017 AWS Conferences

Quality educational materials – and welding conferences in particular – are just one way your membership serves you. By presenting the latest technology, cutting-edge topics, and industry experts, AWS puts the key to industry expertise and advancement in its members’ hands. Rely on AWS to bring you the highest quality conferences in the welding industry.

  • FABTECH - Thermal Spray Coating
    November 6, 2017 / Chicago, Ilinois
  • This group will discuss most aspects of thermal spray coatings including thermal spray processes, equipment, pre and post treatment, applications, and industry usage. Processes covered will include flame spray (powder, wire, and rod), detonation spray, high velocity oxy/fuel spray (HVOF), cold spray, plasma spray, and twin wire electric arc spray.

  • FABTECH - RWMA Resistance Welding School
    November 7-8, 2017 / Chicago, Ilinois
  • RWMA offers this intensive two-day course about the basics of resistance welding once a year. The school is designed to give operators, production supervisors, engineers, and others the opportunity to study, better understand, and further their knowledge in the theory, applications, and equipment used in the resistance welding process.


2017-18 Upcoming CWI Seminar/Exam


2017 District Conferences – Staff Report

  • Overall, when compared to the welding industry, the American Welding Society had a reasonably good year in 2016. We want to thank our Volunteers and Staff for their devoted efforts in making AWS successful.



Welder Training Scholarships

Welder Training Scholarships are available to AWS Districts to provide funds to students seeking welder training through a trade school, community college, or other facility providing welder training programs, such as Tulsa Welding School and Hobart Institute of Welding Technology; or for an AWS Certified Welder (CW) seminar.
    AWS Welder Training Scholarship Overview
    Welder Training Scholarship Application

Diversity in Welding: Welders in the Spotlight Videos

Learn about the inspiring stories of four welders in the welding community.


Sydnee Brey

Samuel Torres

Bobby Counts

Roman Weasel