Dec 2017 Minutes

SAWE Canada Chapter

Executive Meeting Minutes – Monthly Teleconference

Wednesday December 13, 2017

12:15pm – 1:00pm ET



  • Kiskunas
  • Hargrave
  • Newsham
  • Gamble
  • Tang


Agenda – December 13, 2017

Emerging Topics

  • New items
  • SAWE Canada business
  • SAWE International business


Review of last minutes and action items

  • Status on open items


Confirm next meeting




Remaining Tasks from the 2017 International

Finalized actuals for 2017 conference

Ron/April – funds left over in account, but they owed us some money and we owed them for other things…  SAWE Canada received cheque for the difference.

April’s actions are now closed and no further action required for closing off 2017 international in Montreal.

Great job April!!


SAWE Canada Website

No discussions or actions at this time.


Chapter Membership

ACTION: Rod / Whidy to discuss the reviews / comments and send out the survey to the chapter.

ACTION: Robert/Whidy – Send email to the newer members for survey of who they are, what they do and what would they like to see from the society.

ACTION: Rod – follow up with Andy now that Regional conference in TX is finished regarding BC members to possibly join Seattle chapter for better regional representation, if they haven’t yet renewed.


SAWE Canada Chapter – Plans for 2018

Usually get an email request from SAWE international for plan for this coming year (calendar year, so next January)

Continue to reach-out to the universities (no recent collaboration from Ryerson or UofT for further papers)

Industry and universities presentations (particularly the one that was translated into French that hasn’t been presented yet in Montreal)

Membership drive (student and professional), engagement with current members (see above section for current actions)



Nomination forms for Fellowships and Awards

Whidy – Received nomination forms for fellow, associate fellow, Richard Boynton Award, Ed Payne award.  He has distributed this out to the SAWE Canada chapter for nominations.


SAWE Executive Position

International position opening – no interest yet from SAWE Canada chapter.


2018 International Conference – Texas

Rod has been participating in supporting the Texas international.

Request for papers – Texas will be a heavy ship building conference, need aircraft related papers

Airlines affairs (Rob Hargrave) – passenger loading input / recommendations. See what needs to be done to justify having an airline affairs session at the Texas conference.

  • Robert working to see about there being an active regular monthly meeting – airlines affairs
  • One significant discussion topic is the ongoing issue is weighing of passengers instead of a general survey of weight.
  • Robert noted that the minutes from previous airline affairs sessions haven’t been posted online. will contact Andy to see about how individuals in the various chapters
  • previous topics have been passenger weights, cargo preservation from FAA

SAWE Canada are now a break sponsor for the Texas conference ($500 has been donated for this directly to Ron Fox).

ACTION: Need to contact the conference organizers to ensure that we are properly registered for this on RegOnline.


Upcoming International Conferences

2018 – Texas

2019 – Virginia

2020 – Hamburg, Germany (just accepted by the International Committee)



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  • Feb 14
  • Mar 14
  • Apr 11


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