December 2, 2019
RE: 2020 KYGWA Trade Show
Hello all! It’s that time of the year again! The Kentucky Ground Water Association Trade Show will be held on February 27-28, 2020. The show will be held at the Holiday Inn Louisville East-Hurstborne, the same location as last year. The address for Holiday Inn is 1325 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, Ky. and their phone number is (502) 426-2600. The hotel will have a block of rooms reserved for the KYGWA until February 12 , 2020. Make sure to mention you are with the KYGWA to get your discounted room rate. After February 12 , room specials will be gone.
If you haven’t already registered for this year’s show, please do so quickly. It will help you get signed in quicker at the show and it will be very helpful for the registration volunteers. The pre-registration deadline is February 7 , 2020 and the fee is $125/person. This covers your KYGWA membership and the trade show registration. If you don’t get pre-registered, the cost after February 7th will be $175/person, including registrations on the day of the show. If you bring a spouse or friend not wanting CEU hours, the cost for them is $65/person, which covers the cost for them to attend the show and to be able to eat from the buffet.
One of the big changes in our trade show this year will be the addition for more CEU hours. Kentucky has changed their laws to allow for driller’s assistants. This basically allows newer drillers the opportunity to drill water wells and/or monitor wells without being a state licensed driller. They will still be drilling under the direct supervision of a state licensed driller, but the licensed driller is not required to be onsite during the drilling operations. The driller assistant is also required to pass the state water well and/or monitor well test, but not required to pass the NGWA test. They will be required to obtain 8 hours of CEU hours per year. With this change for the state, our trade show will offer up to 8 CEU hours as required for the driller’s assistant. In the past, the show has only offered up to 6 CEU hours. This is a big change for our state and for our trade show!
Also, please come prepared and ready to bid at the auction that benefits the KYGWA Scholarship Fund, which will be following dinner on Thursday night. Our vendors along with others always bring some really nice items to bid on and the money goes for such a great cause.
Please visit our website www.kygwa.org for information on the hotel including room specials and also for an updated class schedule once finalized. We hope to have it finished soon, so watch your inbox!
If you have any questions or concerns about the trade show, classes/schedules, hotel questions, etc., please contact Amos Moses. His cell number is (606) 521-4783 or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to see everyone at this year’s trade show! It should be a great show and we thank you for being part of it!
The KYGWA Team