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      Flotsam and Jetsam collects what floats by the hull, or at least what passes close enough to warrant an examination. For that to happen, the boat either needs to move or the current flow. Flotsam and Jetsam is a public forum, and we understand that there are a lot of people who don’t care to comment in public. These folks don’t make the current flow or power the boat. We’re happy that they are on board and eating the sandwiches, however!

            Interested in Water Jetting? How about Surface Preparation on aircraft carrier decks or preserving pieces of the Titanic? Maybe you want to know more about saving one of our national treasures left moldering in the field-artifacts like the Moon Rockets? On the other hand, join her on the porch, take the rocking chair you’re offered, and enjoy a tall tale or two.

      Wearing her hat as a scientist, Dr. Frenzel, Executive Director of the Advisory Council, is ready to talk to your group about all of this and much much more. And she talks directly from experience. A reporter once asked why her association was called the Advisory Council instead of something specific about water jetting. She replied, joking, “I seemed to be prepared to give advice about most anything.” This was more of a statement about her upbringing in a strong, traditional family than a statement about giving careless advice-something Dr. Frenzel never does.

      Wearing her hat as a humanitarian, audiences have cause to know how good she is at reaching into their checkbooks for a worthy cause. She was a successful fund raiser for children’s medical facilities in Russian, and recently arranged to provide temporary housing to numbers of tsunami victims. She is a Past District Governor for Rotary International.

      Dr. Lydia Frenzel speaks knowledgeably on such diverse subjects that sometimes we forget that she was once a laboratory scientist working on things like detection of breast cancer. To quote her, “I learned pretty quickly that promoting a cause got practical results a lot quicker than doing the research. Besides, talking to people was a lot more fun than handling chemicals under fume hoods.”

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