The OWWA also paid tribute to William Carl Treadway and Lorin Snell, OWWA members who died during the past year. Treadway was an OWWA past president and the first Master Well Contractor in Ohio. Snell was a long-time member who operated Snell Well Drilling and Pumps in Lorin, OH.
Convention activities featured seminars on medical savings accounts and constant pressure systems; a silent auction to raise money for OWWA scholarships; NGWA Certification exams; and an annual meeting and annual banquet.
The Product Exposition held in conjunction with the Convention featured booths for 42 exhibitors and five drilling rigs were displayed in an outdoor exhibit area.
A total of 295 people attended the Convention, including 141 representatives from 52 contractor firms, plus representatives of manufacturers and suppliers and guests.
The 2000 silent auction raised $1,929 for the OWWA Scholarship Fund. Six students received OWWA scholarship assistance in 1999 with funds raised from last year's silent auction.