Materials Performance

MAY 2017

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Your Association in Action 59 NACE INTERNATIONAL: VOL. 56, NO. 5 MATERIALS PERFORMANCE MAY 2017 of names. Only values that were shared by all of the group's most admired members and staff survived to the next step. The entire group of 20 repeated the process. What came out of the session were four values that are at the core of our association: Our Core Values 8 Dedication—passion to the cause, driven by our core purpose 8 Vision—thinking and planning for the future with imagination and wisdom 8 Collaboration—working well with others, inside and outside the association 8 Professionalism—competent and expertise driven; engaging the people who have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to accomplish the goal at hand Our cultural beliefs and core values clearly define "How we should behave." We'll address the third and final element of our core ideology next month. Note: This article is maintained as part of an ongoing series of posts on the NACE web site, nace.org. O n February 8 and 9, 2017, the NACE International Philadelphia Section conducted its annual Liberty Bell Corrosion Course at the Nor mandy Farm Hotel and Convention Center in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. The training school was followed by a joint meeting of the Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey Corrosion Committees sponsored by the Philadelphia Section. The exhibitors from the Liberty Bell program showed their products and services to the committee members in attendance. We were honored to have NACE Presi dent Sandy Williamson attend the Liberty Bell Course and be a speaker at our Wednesday luncheon. Williamson spoke NACE Area & Section News Eastern Area about the current condition of NACE, the International Measures of Preven tion, Application, and Economics of Corrosion Technologies (IMPACT) Study (impact.nace.org), and how the IMPACT Study will provide needed information to companies and agen cies that are affected by corrosion or who deal with the effects of corrosion on a daily basis. He came in the day before the school and attended a Tuesday evening dinner meeting of the section. We were very pleased to have our president attend our meet ing and see how we conduct our busi ness and manage the Liberty Bell Corrosion Course. For the two day training school we had 25 exhibitors who demonstrated their services and products during breaks and lunch each day. We had an attendance of 125 exhibi tors and students com bined. The Liberty Bell Corrosion Course pro vides three separate training classes—Basic Corrosion, Underground Corrosion Control, and NACE President Sandy Williamson (second from right) attended a dinner with Philadelphia Section members prior to the 2017 Liberty Bell Corrosion Course. The Liberty Bell program and a joint meeting of the Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey Corrosion Committees featured an exhibition of corrosion control products and services. Rectifier Training and Trouble Shooting. Next year's Liberty Bell Corrosion Course will be held February 7 to 8, 2018 at Normandy Farm in Blue Bell, Penn sylvania. (—David Krause)

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