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ISA Hamilton Section
May 2008 - Meeting Reminder & Updates

May - Spring/SummerIn This Issue:
1 - Our Annual General Meeting - May 27
2 - Our Executive Board Nominations
3 - Golf Tournament - May 23
4 - Standards & Practices Update
5 - District 13 Leadership Conference Report
6 - Your Subscription & Privacy


Annual General Meeting - May 27, 2008

Date: Tuesday - May 27, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM - Dinner (Cash Bar)
7:00 PM - ISA Hamilton Section Annual General Meeting (See Item 2 Below)
7:30 PM - Membership Meeting & Technical Presentation
Venue: Burlington Art Centre
1333 Lakeshore Road - Burlington, Ontario

Follow this link for a map and directions to the Burlington Art Centre
Seating is limited. You need to reserve your space for dinner and
confirm your attendance via:

- Submitting the online Attendance Confirmation form -or-
- E-Mail message to Jack Vincent -or -
- Telefax sent to the attention of Jack Vincent - (905) 333-4976
Subject: "Collaborative Thinking"
  Randy ParkThinking is challenging enough when we do it on our own - but when we add other people, be they bosses, co-workers, or spouses - well, you better have a good idea of how to proceed. Randy Park is a professional speaker and author who studies how people think and make decisions, both individually and collectively.
In this entertaining, thought provoking, interactive session you will see why:
the people we learn the most from - if we let ourselves - are the people we like the least
....how to get other people to understand your viewpoint (including your spouse)
....a practical technique for pulling a group of people together so they're headed in the same direction
....why "tolerating" diversity sells it short - it should be championed
....as well as identifying aspects of your own thinking that are effective and sometimes not so effective.
You'll leave with action steps to help you make better decisions with fewer mistakes at work and at home. You will also leave with one of Randy's books or DVDs. Bring your partner, guests and your friends to this special wrap up to the ISA Hamilton Section's 2007/2008 season.
Speaker: Randy Park     -     Thinking For Results
  Randy ParkRandy Park has spoken at several ISA Hamilton Annual General Meetings. He works with people and organizations to help them perceive their situations more accurately and develop effective approaches for now and the future. Randy is an expert in how people think, make decisions, and communicate.    Randy holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Physics. He worked creating world leading technology products before his interest in thinking was sparked when he observed that even brilliant people sometimes do some not-so-brilliant things.    Randy has spoken to thousands of people across Canada, in the U.S., and in Panama and Turkey. He is the author of the book "Thinking for Results - Success Strategies" and the upcoming book "The Prediction Trap

Our very special Thanks and Appreciation to our sponsors for this Annual General Meeting

  eWerks Inc.
eWerks Inc.
Professional Project Services
Professional Project Services


Executive Board - Nominations - 2008/2009 Season

We have received the following nominations for the 2008/2009 Season's Executive Board.  These positions will be ratified during our Annual General meeting - May 27, 2008.

President Jack Vincent
Vice-President Wally Nickel
Secretary Jerry Gelata
Treasurer Alice Kelly
Membership Sunil Karandikar & Steve Sterczer
Program Jack Vincent
Education Steve Sterczer & Sunil Karandikar
Newsletter Robert Plaschka
Exhibition Alice Kelly
Standards & Practices Glen Taylor
Honours & Awards Michael Bovenkamp
Historian Bob Popek
Webmaster Wally Nickel
Golf Tournament Bob Popek
Parliamentarian Kenneth Hamilton
Marketing & Advertising Ashok Saha

If you're interested in a more active role and increased participation as part of the ISA Hamilton Section's Executive Board,  please contact any one of the current executive board members and we'll be pleased to include your name in the nominations


Golf Tournament - May 23, 2008

7th Annual Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament
FRIDAY May 23, 2008
(On Chippewa Road in Mount Hope)

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


$ 95 per person
Includes golf cart, prize, steak dinner including salads & desserts
(Note: please specify if a vegetarian meal is required)

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

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

For More Information....
Visit our web site at  www.isahamilton.com/golf_tournament.html


Standards & Practices - May 2008 Summary

ISA12, Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Locations
ANSI/ISA-60079-26 (12.00.03), Electrical Apparatus for Use in Class I, Zone 0 Hazardous (Classified) Locations, has been approved as an American National Standard and is now available

ISA95, Enterprise-Control System Integration
Reflecting review comments from an earlier ballot this year, ISA95's Part 1 revision draft standard, Models and Terminology, has been issued for a second committee ballot.

ISA103, Field Device Tool Interface (FDT)
The committee is seeking additional members. If interested contact the chairperson.

ISA S&P Committee Meetings
 - ISA100, Wireless Systems for Automation, June 23-27, 2008, Nice, France.
 - ISA12, Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Locations, October 6-10, 2008, Desoto, Savannah, GA.

Glen Taylor
S&P Committee


District 13 Leadership Conference Report

The ISA Hamilton Section recently sent four delegates to the District 13 Leadership Conference in “la ville de la Baie”, Quebec (Saguenay) May 3rd and 4th. The Leadership Conference is an opportunity for local section to network and develop their executive skills and personal skills as well as knowledge of the ISA organization. Twenty-five representatives from the five sections in the District 13 attended the conference. The weekend started with a presentation from Terri Knox called “All Stressed up & everywhere to go”. Terri went through a workshop with attendees and led them through different techniques on how to deal with internal and external stresses in your home and work life.

Leo Staples, the ISA Treasurer, attended the conference as the Executive Committee contact. His presentation to the Sections in attendance, reviewed many of the ISA initiatives that the society has undertaken over the past year. He announced the society EXPO 2008 will be held October 14th to October 16th, 2008 in Houston Texas.  Leo also discussed the Society Member Services Funding Task force Report that was presented to the executive committee in 2007. The Goal of the task force was to examine current procedures and inhibitors as well as to recommend future enhancements to overcome any present deficiencies in the society.

Dalton Wilson (the District 13 ISA Staff contact) provided a presentation on ISA Leader Resources. Dalton reminded members to take advantage of the 4 key online benefits that members can access:
(1) Unlimited Standards downloading,  (2) Technical Paper Libraries,  (3) Prerecorded web seminars and (4) ISA transactions

The workshop also included other presentations on society operations and governance.

In addition to the Saturday workshop, the District Council meeting was convened on Sunday morning. Many issues were discussed and I am happy to announce my election as the next District Vice President Elect to start my term in Jan 2010. It is a challenge that I look forward to addressing.

The next ISA District 13 Leadership Conference is scheduled for the first weekend in May 2009.

Reported by Michael Bovenkamp


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