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New Dahlia Collection
2015 WSDOTMF Events
Introducing a New Dahlia Collection
honoring one of the
WSDOT Fallen Workers.

It’s called the  Billy ‘Bud’ Rhynalds’
Worker Memorial Collection and
it’s made up of a collection of oranges
and one red Cornel dahlia,
which was Billy's favorite.  
Washington State Department of Transportation Memorial Foundation
PO Box 1367 - Olympia, WA - 98507-1367
Washington State Department of Transportation Memorial Foundation
"... To preserve the memory of the Washington State Department of Transportation fallen workers  and to provide assistance to active and
retired employees and their families in times of need."
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Monthly Memorial Tribute
This month we pay tribute to and remember these
WSDOT employees who died in work zone incidents:
Myron “Neal” Richards, Nov. 19, 2009, Olympic Region, Lead Maintenance Technician.
Neal was killed when a one-foot diameter tree top fell on him while he was clearing
debris on US 101.
Donald G. Barden, Nov. 20, 1969, Northwest Region, Maintenance Technician 2.
Donald was killed when an errant driver struck a DOT truck, knocking it to Donald and
a co-worker who were repairing a guardrail. The co-worker survived.
Rollo S. Clark, Nov. 20, 1951, Southwest Region, Lead Maintenance Technician. Rollo
was killed when he was struck with a power shovel boom after its cable broke loose
from its anchor.

Memorial Foundation Board of Directors Vacancies

Six positions will be open for the Washington State Department of Transportation Memorial
Foundation Board of Directors election in November.  The vacancies include four (4) at-large
positions, one retiree position and one regional position. To be eligible to run for election, you
must be a contributing member ($10 per month or the yearly equivalent) for a period of one year
prior to the election. Board members are expected to attend quarterly evening board meetings in
Olympia.  The Foundation is looking for board members who are willing to be significantly involved
including fund raising and donation solicitation, event set up, and volunteering at events.  Board
members are also expected to participate in several Memorial Foundation sponsored events
throughout the year.  All interested persons meeting the criteria are encouraged to participate.  
The term is from December 2015 to December 2018.

Submit your name in writing by October 5, 2015, with a brief narrative (less than 75 words) of why
you would like to be a director.  The narrative will appear on the ballot. Please email your narrative
to or mail to:  WSDOTMF, P.O. Box 1367, Olympia, WA 98507.  If you have any
questions, please call Bill, Foundation President, at (360) 561-5720.
Winners of the 2015 Northwest Region Chili Cook-off
William Churney and
Tom Lane along with
Mark Morse
Mike Swires
(2nd place Best Chili)
and Mark Morse
June 3, 2015 recognition event where Senator
Curtis King, Matt Zuvich (Federation) and Vince Oliveri (Local 17)
were recognized for their efforts to secure passage of the Tuition
Waiver for Survivors of Fallen Highway Workers.
On April 22, 2015 Governor Inslee
signed the Memorial Foundation sponsored Tuition Waiver for
Survivors of Fallen Highway Workers (HB1977) into law at the
WSDOT Worker memorial Event in Olympia