ISA Hamilton Section
May 2011  -  Update & Meeting Reminder

May - Finally some warmer weatherIn This Issue:

1 - Our Upcoming Meeting - May 31st
      "The Power Of Integration"

2 - Golf Tournament - Friday - May 27th
3 - Technical Training - July 13th & 14th
4 - Call for Papers & Presentations
5 - 2011/2012 Season - Executive Board 

6 - Privacy Policy 



Our Annual General Meeting & Membership Meeting

Date: Tuesday - May 31st, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM  -  Networking and Dinner
6:30 PM  -  Annual General Meeting
6:45 PM  -  Membership Meeting & Presentation
RSVP: ISA Hamilton Section cordially invites you to participate in a unique opportunity to network with Industry Experts and your Automation Peers. In addition to an interesting and informative presentation, a complementary luncheon/meal will be provided. (Don't forget to advise us of any dietary restrictions you might have) 
Please RSVP by Friday morning - May 27th (or sooner) to allow us sufficient time to organize the meal and any dietary restrictions.
To confirm your attendance,  choose one of the following....
(1) Send an e-mail message to our Program Chairman (Ashok Saha) at
(2) Send a telefax with your confirmation to (905) 332-4127
(2) Submit the Meeting Attendance Confirmation form which you access by clicking on this link: 
++ RSVP by Friday - May 27th or sooner ++
Venue: ABB Canada (Burlington)
3450 Harvester Road, Burlington, Ontario
Google Maps >>  Map/Directions to ABB

The Power Of Integration
- Automation in Process & Power Unified -


ABB CanadaIntegration has been a buzz word in the industry for over 20 years but with the latest advances in the Automation and Power Industries, only today can you use and more importantly benefit from the integration of the two different worlds. The process user works in instrumentation and plant operations while the power user is looking at the electrical distribution network and generation if part of their plant makeup. The two typically operate independently but actually are very dependent on each other. This presentation will look at how these 2 worlds can come together in one unified environment that enables better operation, maintenance and performance from their automation system, the new revolution in Power of Integration.

Speaker: Brad MacDonald - ABB Inc.
  Brad MacDonaldMr. Brad MacDonald is the Marketing Manager for Automation at ABB and has been working in the Automation industry for over 20 years in roles including Hardware & Software Designer, Supervisor and Project Manager. He has spent many of those years as a Technology Lead at ABB with responsibly for Fieldbus Applications, Advanced Applications and Automation Solutions. He has vast engineering experience  for implementing solutions around the world and enabled end-users to get the most out of their Automation investment. Mr. MacDonald is a graduate from McMaster University with a Masters in Advanced Process Control.


ISA - Collaborative Process Automation SystemsWe will be awarding a special door prize to one of the end-user attendees at this, our last meeting of the 2010/2011n season. 
Be sure to join us for your chance to receive a copy of the ISA reference manual ($100 value) entitled "Collaborative Process Automation Systems".


Golf Tournament

There are still a few openings left for our
11th Annual ISA Hamilton Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament

Date: Friday May 27, 2011
Location: Chippewa Golf Club
(Hwy 6 south to Chippewa Road in Mount Hope)

Format: Shotgun Start at: 12:00 noon
4-Person Team - Scramble Format (Individual or Team entries accepted)

Price: $ 95.00 per person
Includes golf cart, prize, steak dinner including salads & desserts

$ 475 Corporate Foursome Package*
*Includes Corporate Ad Package below

$ 125 Corporate Sponsor Ad Package sold separate**
**includes your company logo/name on a sign posted at a designated tee and a 1-year ad with a link to your company prominently displayed on our web site.

To register or for more information...
Contact:   Bob Popek
Phone:  (905) 548-4204


Technical Training - Invitation

Training InvitationIn collaboration with the Gerrie Process Group,  the ISA Hamilton Section is pleased to announce this unique opportunity and to extend an invitation for Practical Process Control PID Loop Tuning Training.

This two-day training session will take place on July 13th and 14th, 2011, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, at Gerrie Process Group in Burlington, Ontario.

Download the complete information brochure (PDF file - 345 KB) by clicking on the Training Invitation image on the right.
For registration or more information...
  Contact:  Craig Easton
  Phone:  (905) 681-3668

A special $170 discount will be made available to all ISA members who register and attend this training session.    Please be sure to include your ISA  membership number when enrolling.


Call for Papers & Presentations

Call for Papers / PresentationsDuring the summer months the ISA Hamilton Section's executive board will be meeting to organize the programs and events for our 2011/2012 season. One of the key priorities will be to setup our membership meetings and their technical presentations.

Our evening meetings will take place on the last Tuesday of each month; September 27, 2011,   October 25, 2011,   November 29, 2011,   January 31, 2012,   February 28, 2012,   April 24, 2012  and  May 29, 2012.

If you and/or your company/organization have a subject that you would like to share with our membership during one of meetings, please let us know via e-mail ( or via telefax at 905 332-4127.


Our Executive Board for the 2011/2012 Season

Based on the nominations received to date,  we are pleased to provide the following preview covering our Executive Board (Directors) for the 2011/2012 Season
President Kenneth Hamilton  

Executive Board

Vice-President Graham Nasby  
Treasurer Alice Kelly  
Secretary Bob Popek  
Past-President Jerry Gelata  

Additional information covering the various committees, their chairpersons and executive board updates will be formally presented during our upcoming Annual General Membership meeting on May 31, 2011.


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