HWEA 5-S Chapter


Membership in the HWEA Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers (also known as the “5-S Chapter”) is bestowed on individuals in recognition of outstanding service to the association or to WEF.  The original chapter was established in 1940 by theArizona Water and Pollution Control Association.  The idea was conceived by A.W. “Dusty” Miller and F. Carlyle Roberts, Jr. to recognize the fact that many members do not receive the coveted Bedell Award or become Association President, but nevertheless contribute in some outstanding measure to the affairs and success of an Association.

You CANNOT join the Society – you must be “selected” – on the basis of merit.  The HWEA Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers is one of many 5-S chapters established in member associations across the country, Canada, and Europe.  5-S members can be identified by a lapel pin of a golden shovel (pictured above) which must be worn by all members at official HWEA events.

The HWEA 5-S Chapter was established in 1982.  There are six basic criteria for qualification to membership in the HWEA 5-S Chapter:

  • Service to HWEA as President;
  • Service to HWEA as Annual Conference Chair;
  • Service to HWEA as National Director;
  • Recipient of either the William D. Hatfield or Arthur Sidney Bedell Award;
  • A “founding father” of HWEA; or
  • Outstanding contribution to HWEA or WEF

Click on the thumbnail on the left to see a larger image of the 2006 inductees into the HWEA 5-S Society.  All members of the HWEA Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers are listed below in chronological order.  Members with an asterisk (*) next to their name are former Presidents of HWEA.

NO.

MEMBER

YEAR
INSTALLED

1 William A. Bonnet * 1982
2 Michael J. Chun * 1982
3 Gordon L. Dugan * 1982
4 Christopher G. Hong * 1982
5 Maurice K. Kaya * 1982
6 Wally Miyahira 1982
7 Frank G. Stone, Jr. * 1982
8 Albert M. Tsuji * 1982
9 Vernon K. Yamamoto * 1982
10 Spencer Yim 1982
11 Reginald H.F. Young * 1982
12 Lawrence K. Agena * 1983
13 Clay Harrison 1983
14 Kenneth T. Ishizaki * 1983
15 James S. Kumagai * 1983
16 L. Steven Lau 1983
17 B.J. McMorrow* 1983
18 Martin McMorrow* 1983
19 Charles Saiki 1983
20 Ben Taguchi * 1983
21 Albert Q.Y. Tom * 1983
22 Robert Barletta 1984
23 Brian Gray 1984
24 Victor D. Moreland * 1984
25 David R. Yogi, Jr. * 1984
26 David B. Bills* 1986
27 Joe Hanna 1987
28 Lee A. Mansfield * 1987
29 Clement K. Souza * 1987
30 Horace Batezel * 1988
31 Dennis Tulang * 1988
32 Roger S. Fujioka * 1989
33 Ivan K. Nakatsuka * 1989
34 Robert Purdie, Jr. 1990
35 Jeff Howard 1991
36 Roy Abe * 1992
37 James K. Honke * 1992
38 Nick Musico 1993
39 Andrew L. Amuro 1994
40 Michael M. Miyahira 1994
41 Myron H. Nomura * 1994
42 Audrey Yokota 1994
43 Steven Y.K. Chang * 1995
44 Vijay Kumar 1995
45 Russell Okita 1995
46 Westley Chun 1996
47 Edith Eldeen 1996
48 June Nakamura 1996
49 Tina Marie C.D. Ono * 1996
50 Allen Perry 1996
51 Ian Kagimoto * 1997
52 Debra L. Leigh 1997
53 Lance Manabe * 1997
54 Peter Ono * 1997
55 Suzette Hokama 1998
56 Guy Moriguchi 1998
57 Linda Uchima 1998
58 Dina Ueoka Lau 1998
59 Walter Billingsley 1999
60 Leighton Lum * 1999
61 Pamela R. Tsugawa 1999
62 Lori Kajiwara * 2000
63 Kevin Nakamura 2000
64 Audrey Uyema Pak 2000
65 Leanne Watanabe 2001
66 Greg Chung 2001
67 Steve Parabicoli * 2002
68 Dwight Nakao 2002
69 John Katahira 2002
70 Tina Nakasone * 2003
71 Lisa Kimura 2003
72 Ian Arakaki 2003
73 Eassie Miller 2003
74 Anna Lee 2004
75 Paulette Chang 2004
76 Jon Kawamura 2004
77 Kristie Ching * 2005
78 Jay Stone 2005
79 Travis Hylton 2005
80 Greg Arakaki 2006
81 Dan Clark 2006
82 Wynn Miyamoto 2008
83 Dawn Barsana 2008
84 Shannon Holman 2009
85 Scott McAdam 2009
86 Lori Kahikina-Moniz 2010
87 Mark Goodrowe 2010
88 Lori Nishida 2011

Notes:
(1) * – Denotes Past President
(2) List Current as of March 2007