Oct 2013

October 2013 Minutes

SAWE – CANADA CHAPTER 

Attendees : R. van Dyk, W. Kiskunas,  A. Tang, R. Hargrave       

TOPICS DISCUSSED

 1a) New Actions  

  • Discussed preparations for the SAWE Canada Chapter to be present at the TSAA Conference, Saturday, Oct.26, 2013.
    • Bring SAWE brochures, publications, papers – WHIDY
    • Provide laptop, extension cord, coordinate times/locations with organizers, create student member sign-up sheet – ROD
    • Finalize details on Student memberships (free) and how they will be assigned to our chapter – APRIL
  • Membership incentives : Ron Fox letter
    • 33 Canada Chapter members have paid
    • Send notification to members in arrears – APRIL
    • Any non-renewing members will be removed from our roster by end-November – ROD
    • New member: Frank Acacia?  (check spelling April?)
  • Follow-up actions from Montreal conference
    • Note to membership – giving details on the conference – ROBERT
    • Thank you to participants and attendees – ROBERT
    • Thank you to Altair – Vendor Sponsor and presenter – ROBERT
    • Thank you to SAWE International – Anthony Primozich – ROBERT

 1b) Review of Older Action Items from previous meetings

 Clean up website Forum as it is getting filled up with SPAM.  Look into approved users for the Forum such as a login for the Forum and an administrator who would approve users.  Other ideas to be examined as well.  (Action: OPEN G. Shpati and Executive – Rod cleaning it up on a regular basis)

 2)     Other Business

 The Committee for SAWE Weight Reporting is progressing with developing a weight reporting standard.    Various representatives, including those who are members of the SAWE Canada Chapter are contributing to this ongoing discussion.  Whidy gave a brief update of these activities and has been forwarding some draft documents to the executive for feedback.  This was also a discussion topic at this year’s conference in Montreal.

 3)     Future Technical Decisions

None at this time

 4) Next Meeting: Thursday Nov. 14th, 2013 @ 12:30pm

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