Fish Products Day - 2005


Welcome to the Unofficial / Official site with the most comprehensive FPD information on planet Earth.

ALL ABOUT FPD 2005 AND FPD'S PAST – Updated Dec. 9, 2005



People REALLY on the move

2005 Pictures

2005 Powerpoint

2005 Haiku!! Funny!!

2004 FPD Home page

2004 Pictures

2004 Powerpoint (It’s Good!)

2004 Traveling Trophy Award Winners

FPD History – updated!

2003 FPD Home page

2003 Pictures

2003 Quotes of the Year

2003 FPD PowerPoint by Joe Bays!

2003 Traveling Trophy Winners

Exhaustive History of FPD

FPD 2002 home page

Ode to FPD Founder by John Calvert 2002

Far Side of Fish Products Day

FPD 2001 home page

Pictures from FPD 2001

Joe Bays' 2001 FPD Powerpoint Presentation!

Schad's 2001 Essay: FPD--Why We Don't Do It

The true story of APRIL FISH DAY

Official Soundtrack and Song for FPD 2001!

2001--A Fish Odyssey

1991 Roster for Process and Control Systems Engineering

2001 FPD Traveling Trophies

FPD 2000 Homepage

FPD 2000 in Pictures

It's Here! The 2000 FPD Powerpoint Presentation!

Fish Products Day and the Origin of Life by Ryan Schad

Streaming Video of Steve Janulis Obtaining Salmon from a Bear

FPD Contest of the Week Submissions

Ode to Fish Products (apologies to Green Eggs and Ham)

Famous FPD Quotes from 1999

Twas the Night Before FPD (What a classic - must read)

FPD Wishes from the Grinch

The ULTIMATE Billy Bass Story

FPD Awards that YOU can WIN!

See a sampling of the fine fare!

Comments from Around the World!

Joe's Awesome 1999 Powerpoint Presentation

The Touching Fish Man Story

FPD 2005 was Friday, December 9th (CR7072, B-54D)


2005 Pictures are in.  See them here.

Download the awesome 2005 PowerPoint Presentation!

John Franjione held:

The First Official FPD Haiku Contest!

See all the Haiku here.  They are fantastic!

What is Haiku?  It is a 3-line poem.  The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7, and the third line 5.  It doesn’t need to rhyme. 

Chris Garrett from Lafayette, IN has submitted the following Haiku entry:

Please send me a pen.
With it, I will sign so much
useless paperwork.

Good job, Chris!  Your pen is in the mail.

Now that we have lots of bandwidth, you can download my favorite things with impunity!  Besides the pictures, my favorite things on this site are the following:

2004 Powerpoint (It’s Good!)

2003 FPD PowerPoint by Joe Bays!

Joe Bays' 2001 FPD Powerpoint Presentation!

It's Here! The 2000 FPD Powerpoint Presentation!

Joe's Awesome 1999 Powerpoint Presentation

And don’t forget to see the video of Steve Janulis wrestling a bear for salmon!



Fish products day is all about reuniting the alumni of Process Engineering and friends (which includes all humans and fish), regardless of where you are. On this site, you will find complete coverage of FPD 2000, FPD 2001, FPD 2002, FPD 2003, and FPD 2004 including items such as jokes, history, and especially pictures. See the links at left for the whole story.

Also, check out People REALLY on the move and send me corrections and updates.

Finally, believe it or not, the complete FPD History has been newly updated (September 2004) by Jeff Smith.  It is 27 amazing pages!  Download it now!


Satellite FPD – Indianapolis!

Ryan Schad is such a devoted alumnus that he holds an FPD at Lilly in conjunction with the one in Kingsport.  Below is a photo of some of the yummies at the Indy FPD!


Some FPD Q & A


QUESTION:  When was the startup of the FPD web site? 

ANSWER:  According to the FPD annals (a.k.a. the Dead Sea Scrolls), the FPD web site went live worldwide on November 2, 2000.  (Still hasn't IPO'ed, though.)


QUESTION:  What number is FPD up to?

ANSWER:  This year's event will be the 18th Annual Fish Products Day.


QUESTION:  How do I get an FPD ink pen?

ANSWER:  Ask Tim Nolen and he’ll send you one.









NOTES from All Over

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Haiku Entry from Indiana

Please send me a pen.
With it, I will sign so much
useless paperwork.

--Chris Garrett


Calvert FPD Wishes

To all, have a great “Fish Products Day!”  While I won’t be attending, you are all in my prayers for a wonderful gathering.  May you swallow each and every delight and savour the fellowship with those that do also.

--John Calvert, A Godfather of FPD, Dec. 5, 2005

PS Remember our motto.  “Take that you chocoholics!!”


2005 Haiku

Suzy’s spotted dick
Franjione in shark suit
Things F.P.D.

--Marty Neal



Steve Who?

There once was a madman named Steve
Who was somewhat like Christopher Reeve;
Like Superman, the hotshot
Would eat things one should not --
That would make a more normal man heave.



2004 Haiku (it’s a kind of poetry)

My taste buds do ache—

Nothing, save sweet ocean flesh

Can sate my desire

- John Franjione, Winner of the FPD 2003 Nemo Award


Calvert Call

“Glad that things are continuing with FPD.  Hope everyone gets their fill…I think about you all and the big “E” often.”

- John Calvert



“Glad to hear you guys still celebrating FPD…any time I mention this event to others I get blank stares…I guess that is why Process Systems was such a unique and special place to work.”

- Chris Niederer


Pen Mania

“Thanks for the Fish Products Day pen.  I will cherish it always.  You former Process System crazies have a great Fish Products Day.”

- Darrell Corpening, former PSE Manager


The Tech Effect

“Tim Nolen has a problem…He’s boring people to death.”


Radio advertisement for “Tech Effect” on the History Channel, 2004.


Thanks to Joe Bays.




“It is fantastic to see such enthusiasm with FPD less than 100 days away and know that great minds are already thinking great thoughts about great food!”

Rob Schisla in response to Jeff Smith, “FPD Information Officer” 


Heart Healthy

“Look at the last sentence in this report:  Isn’t fish wonderful!”

Steve Janulis, on the heart healthy benefits of fish.