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ISA Hamilton Section
September 2007 Update

Summer is Fading into Fall....In This Issue:
1 - Next Meeting - September 25
2 - President's Message
3 - Proposed Name Change for ISA
4 - Web Site Updates
5 - Your Subscription & Privacy


Our Next Meeting  -  September 2007
Date: Tuesday - September 25, 2007
Time: 6:00 PM - Dinner (Cash Bar)
7:00 PM - Meeting & Technical Presentation
Venue: Pinetree Restaurant - 397 Centennial Parkway North - Hamilton
Follow this link for a map and directions to the Pinetree Restaurant    [Google Map]
Dinner cost is $5 for ISA Members and $15 for non-members.
Please be sure to confirm your dinner attendance!!
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: The Three Dimensions of Strategic Energy Management
  Strategic Energy ManagementThe "three dimensions of strategic energy management" is a presentation about how organizations can strategically manage energy costs and consumption to benefit the organization and (at the same time) create a more sustainable environment. Many people and organizations have been lulled into a sense of futility by the many years of regulated and monopolized energy provision on many North American markets. Some people and organizations manage only one dimension of their energy portfolio and are therefore repeatedly disappointed with results. The reason they are disappointed is the other two dimensions are affected in a manners that completely offsets the proposed benefit of their work. This is analogous to buying the cheapest gas for your car, while not keeping the engine tuned or driving heavy footed and using excessive braking.
Speaker: John Vinken  -  Energy Systems Engineering
  Currently a Manager in the Redevelopment Department at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, John is responsible for a vast array of projects including building 18 state of the art Operating Suites, a new Diagnostic Imaging Department and all projects at the ambulatory care site on king Street east.
Formerly the Director of facilities, bio-medical engineering and security at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, ON, he managed 1.2-million square feet of healthcare facilities over nine campuses, an operating budget of $10-million, and construction worth $80-million. His focus on management reduced the annual budget by $1.7-million. He renegotiated leases, renegotiated electricity and gas supplies and gained evaporation rebates from the City of Kitchener related to cooling towers and heat recovery boilers. He improved operational efficiency with a computerized maintenance management system.


President's Message
Message from our Section PresidentDear Fellow ISA Members and Friends,

By the time you receive this e-News update, summer holidays will be drawing to a close,  and for most of us, it'll beckon a return to the “routine”…

Sounds kind of depressing doesn’t it,  but you know.... routine does not need to be a negative thing.  Especially if you include ISA as part of your “routine”.  Whether you’re actively involved with your local section, attending the monthly member’s meeting and the annual EXPO,   your local ISA section intends and expects to deliver value for your membership.

We already have a full slate of speakers for our upcoming meetings/events, including a plant tour at OPG-Nanticoke in October. Please be sure to visit our website for  additional information and details.

I'm also very pleased to be able to share good news with you.  The ISA Hamilton Section has received a Gold performance award for the 2006/2007 season.  This award was given to the ISA Hamilton Section based on a scoring system designed to recognize several areas of activities and performance. This was a first for the Hamilton section and it is a very positive acknowledgement of the dedicated executives and members who worked together in achieving our ambitious goals and targets. Special thanks are given to Michael Bovenkamp who championed the effort.

In closing, I want to personally invite you out to join with us at our September Member’s meeting where our speaker,   John Vinken of Energy Systems Engineering will present to us the The “Three Dimensions of Strategic Energy Management”.

And finally....   wishing you all the best and looking forward to seeing you soon.


Jack A. Vincent, CSP
President – ISA Hamilton


Proposed Name Change for ISA

VOTE - Proposed Name Change for
ISAAt the 2007 ISA Summer Leaders Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, a proposal was raised to change the legal name of the Society from the current designation of “ISA – The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society” to a new designation of “International Society of Automation”. The Executive Board passed a resolution recommending that the Council of Society Delegates formally approve the name change at the upcoming (October) meeting in Houston. Many of the main thoughts\reasons for the name change have been outlined in a Frequently Asked Questions document available on the ISA web site:

To develop and support the vote of your ISA Hamilton Section Delegate please cast your vote on this proposal.

Cast your vote by clicking on this VOTE link.  Let us know what you think on this issue and make your VOTE count.


Web Site Updates

ISA Hasmilton Section - Web Site UpdatesAs many of you may have already noticed,  we're in the process of updating and refreshing our web site.  This is a work-in-progress and over the next several weeks,  we expect to have all of the web site content updated with the new look-and-feel.

Stay up-to-date with the latest events and happenings in ISA Hamilton Section.   Be sure to visit the newest additions and updates to our web site (Meetings, Executive, Careers, and more).

We invite your comments, feedback, questions and suggestions as we move forward in developing our web site.  Please feel free to contact our webmaster or any of the ISA Hamilton Section Executive Board members;  your feedback is always welcome and most appreciated.


Your Subscription & Privacy

PrivacyWe value your personal privacy and your right to choose what email messages you receive. If you've received this message in error we apologize. If you would like to have your email address removed from the ISA Hamilton mailing list, please reply to this e-mail message and simply add "REMOVE" to the subject line of your reply message. Please allow 4 to 6 days for this change to take effect.

Visit our web site www.isahamilton.com for the latest news and updated information.


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