Dec 2010


EXECUTIVE MEETING No 104 – by WEBEX – Minutes – 2010 December 8

Attendees :

Whidy Kiskunas, Rod van Dyk, Stuart Norris, Robert Hargrave, Anthony Vella, April Barth


1. Review of Action Items from previous meeting

· Import existing Canada Chapter logo. (Action: OPEN G. Shpati, support from A.Vella)

· “About” section of website requires information about our chapter including: purpose of our association, goals, etc. (Action: OPEN Roger Clapp)

· Schedule a series of technical conferences via telephone/Webex for discussion with membership. (Action: ONGOING Executive) See proposed dates below…

· “Technical Discussion on the Pros and Cons of Composite Weight Estimation”. (ONGOING Whidy to investigate the chance for an open forum via Webex)

2. New Actions

· The Executive agree to provide positive feed back to Ken LaSalle for his “Weight Control Responsibility, Authority, and Accountability” paper & presentation, for its use & benefit in training material.

· Call for Awards Nominations.

3. Future Technical Discussions

· Executive going ahead in hosting future technical conferences on “Training Requirements/Guidelines for Weights Engineers”. Major topics are with the suggested the following dates and facilitators:

· Weight Estimation – including all mass properties – Whidy – APR.28 – COMPLETE with some follow-up required (10 chapter participants, 2 non-chapter participants). Overall consensus was good.

· Weight Projection – parametrics, analytical tools – Rod – TBA.

· Weight Verification – actuals – Whidy – September Conference – COMPLETE.

· Weight Management – trade studies, creating targets, dealing with suppliers, risk assessment – (Luc or Sylvain) ? – TBA.

· Dates & facilitators to be confirmed.

· Existing SAWE publications, which can be accessed by all SAWE members, will be used as a starting point and reference for our discussions.

· Suggesting using 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm timeframe for all meetings, but will take into account the feedback from our membership.

4. Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 12, 12:00 noon.

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