Oct 2010



EXECUTIVE MEETING No 102 – by WEBEX – Minutes – 2010 October 13


Attendees :

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


1.   Review of Action Items from previous meeting

  • Need a unique URL address (suggest sawecanada). (Action: CLOSED G. Shpati)
  • 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…
  • September Chapter Technical Conference was successfully completed, see discussion below.
  • “Technical Discussion on the Pros and Cons of Composite Weight Estimation”. (Action: ONGOING Whidy to investigate the chance for an open forum via Webex)


2.   New Actions

  • Members that are still in arrears will be removed from the Chapter.


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.   Canada Chapter Technical Conference – Sept 2010

  • The Technical Conference was deemed to be very successful & well received.
  • Conference Finances (Revenue – Expenses) = $1120 – 847.93 = $272.07
  • Attendance was 16 actual & 1 via Webex.
  • The “Optimization” training course was discussed, and the Executive strongly recommend that all members take it.
  • Presentations to be posted on the Chapter Website
  • Executive to poll members for possibly alternating the venue between Montreal and Toronto for future conferences.


5.    Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 10, 12:00 noon.

Copyright © 2009 - SAWE Canada Chapter
Designed by: George Shpati