May 2010 Minutes
SAWE â€“ CANADA CHAPTER
EXECUTIVE MEETING No 99 – by WEBEX – Minutes â€“ 2010 May 12
Whidy Kiskunas, Rod van Dyk, Robert Hargrave, April Barth, Stuart Norris
1. Review of Action Items from previous meeting
â€¢ Need a unique URL address (suggest sawecanada) (Action: OPEN G. Shpati)
â€¢ Import existing Canada Chapter logo. (Action: OPEN G. Shpati, support from A.Vella)
â€¢ Ensure G. Shpati is reimbursed for yearly fees (Action: OPEN R. Clapp)
â€¢ â€œAboutâ€ section of website requires information about our chapter including: purpose of our association, goals, etc. (Action: OPEN Roger Clapp)
â€¢ Add photos of previous chapter events/conferences to website. (Action: CLOSED W. Kiskunas)
â€¢ Schedule a series of technical conferences via telephone/Webex for discussion with membership.
(Action: ONGOING Executive) See proposed dates belowâ€¦
â€¢ Begin planning of Chapter Technical Conference in September. (Action: ONGOING R. Hargrave) see discussion below.
2. New Actions
â€¢ It was decided that the Chapter proxy vote be assigned to Werner Sellner instead of the Executive, as he will have a closer affiliation to our Chapterâ€™s needs. (Action: CLOSED W. Kiskunas)
3. Future Technical Discussions
â€¢ Executive going ahead in hosting future technical conferences on â€œTraining Requirements/Guidelines for Weights Engineersâ€. Major topics are with the suggested the following dates and facilitators:
â€¢ Weight Estimation – including all mass properties â€“ Whidy â€“ APR.28 â€“ COMPLETE with some follow-up required (10 chapter participants, 2 non-chapter participants). Overall consensus was good. Whidy to release minutes.
â€¢ Weight Projection – parametrics, analytical tools â€“ Rod â€“ MAY.26? —new date to be proposed at next exec meeting.
â€¢ Weight Verification – actuals â€“ Whidy â€“ JUNE 30?
â€¢ Weight Management – trade studies, creating targets, dealing with suppliers, risk assessment â€“ Luc or Sylvain? â€“ JULY 14?(Whidy to contact them)
â€¢ We will be confirming our dates & facilitators over the next couple of weeks
â€¢ Existing SAWE publications, which can be accessed by all SAWE members, will be used as a starting point and reference for our discussions.
â€¢ Suggesting using 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm timeframe for all meetings, but will take into account the feedback from our membership.
4. Canada Chapter Technical Conference â€“ Sept 2010
â€¢ Due to the positive response from our 2009 conference in Gananoque, we are beginning the preliminary plans to launch another conference at the end of Sept 2010.
â€¢ General agreement that the location be Kingston this year, and suggested date (Sept.18 or 25).
â€¢ Possibly alternate between Montreal and Toronto in future years.
â€¢ There will be a registration fee for the event for a reasonable amount.
5. Membership Fees
â€¢ Fees for 2010-2011 membership have been set at $50 CDN ($25 for retirees, and $15 for students), and are due now.
â€¢ General consensus to keep both options of paying the fees through the chapter or International office.
6. Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 9, 12:00 noon.
Stuart Norris – Secretary – SAWE Canada Chapter
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