Feb 2010


EXECUTIVE MEETING No 96 – by WEBEX – Minutes – 2010 Feb. 10

Attendees :
Whidy Kiskunas, Rod van Dyk, Robert Hargrave, Roger Clapp, Anthony Vella


1. Review of Action Items from previous meeting

• Need a unique URL address (suggest sawecanada) (Action: OPEN G. Shpati)
• Import existing Canada Chapter logo. (Action: OPEN G. Shpati, support from A.Vella)
• Advertise SAWE International Conference (Action: OPEN W. Kiskunas)
• Ensure G. Shpati is reimbursed for yearly fees (Action: OPEN? R. Clapp)
• “About” section of website requires information about our chapter including: purpose of our association, goals, etc. (Action: OPEN Roger Clapp) R. van Dyk has added same wording as previous website…would be nice to give more detail and some history of the chapter.

2. New Actions

• Add contact e-mail addresses for exec members on minutes. (Action: CLOSED R. van Dyk)
• Add photos of previous chapter events/conferences to website. (Action: OPEN W. Kiskunas)
• Review idea of “junior members” for chapter membership. (Action: OPEN Executive)
• Rod to discuss with Ken LaSalle (Boeing) to understand the relationship of training to the defined “Roles, Responsibilities, Accountability” presented at Technical Conference (Action : CLOSED R. van Dyk)
• Schedule a series of technical conferences via telephone/Webex for discussion with membership.
(Action: OPEN Executive) Dates to be discussed at March meeting.

3. Future Technical Discussions

• Executive will go ahead in hosting future technical conferences on “Training Requirements/Guidelines for Weights Engineers”
– based on some feedback from P. Newsham (Canada Chapter) and K. LaSalle (Boeing), we will be splitting up our technical discussions into the following major topics:

• Weight Estimation – including all mass properties
• Weight Projection – parametrics, analytical tools
• Weight Verification – actuals
• Weight Management – Trade Studies, creating targets, dealing with suppliers, risk assessment

• Ken LaSalle has offered input to our planned discussions with support from other Boeing Weights engineers.
• Existing SAWE publications, which can be accessed by all SAWE members, will be used as a starting point and reference for our discussions.
• Various members are requested to handle the facilitation of these discussions.
• Dates to be discussed by Executive at March 10 meeting…suggesting using 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm timeframe, but will take into account the feedback from our membership.

4. Upcoming Chapter Elections

• Whidy Kiskunas sent out the nomination forms to all membership on Feb.15.
• Executive will review accepted nominations and prepare voting forms at March 10 meeting.

5. Upcoming Conferences

• Now that the official invitations have been sent to all SAWE members, the Canada Chapter Executive would like to get feedback from our membership on whether they will attend the planned International Conference in May at Virginia Beach.

6. New Business?

7. Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 10, 12:00 noon.

Submitted by:
Rod van Dyk
Secretary – SAWE Canada Chapter (2009-2010)

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