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The event was scheduled for September 18, 2023, in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The evening began with pictures and a reception. Bill Kiger (PA811) brought some photos from the early days
and provided old One-Call Systems International directories for us to reminisce over.
During our reception, Tim Vaughn (KY811) provided his podcast equipment to allow us to do recorded interviews with our honored guests. Although some folks were a little nervous at first, as you might expect, once you get us One-Call folks talking, look out! The recordings turned out great and they will be shared for others to hear.
Chris Stovall (TX811) coordinated video interviews of many of our honored guests and current One-Call leaders. Chris has his team editing the interviews into a compilation that we will be able to look back on and appreciate for a long time to come.
One-Call swag has always been a key part of promoting the “Call Before You Dig” message. In keeping with that tradition, attendees received a commemorative t-shirt and YETI tumbler featuring a logo that Craig Ingram (TN811) developed to illustrate
were not able to attend. I believe the consensus of those attending was that we need to keep this tradition going. We don’t forget our colleagues just because they move on or retire.
Honored Guests in Attendance
Bill Boswell (PA)
Gary Hansen (UT)
J.D. Maniscalco (CO)
John Christiansen
Kathy Fournier (MI)
Lee Marrs (TX)
Rick Pevarski (VA)
Sherry Johnson and daughters, in memory of Sam Johnson (MS)
The relationships I have built in this industry are forever. I appreciate those that came before me, those that are with me at present, and those that will come after me. This is the best industry and the best career I could have ever asked for, and I will do whatever I can to SAY IT LOUD for all to hear. For those who were not able to participate this time, I am confident that you will get another opportunity in the future. Thanks to all who sponsored, participated and helped to make this a memorable event.
 the shared passion that drives One-Call professionals, active or otherwise.
An outstanding dinner was shared by all who attended. The night was capped off by handshakes, hugs, and tears. Many exchanged contact information which will be shared with those that
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