ISA Sarnia Section – President’s Message

Happy New Year everyone;

Mike Murray

-Mike Murray

Going with one of the suggestions for this year by ISA your executive has decided to
embark on a ‘Membership Drive’. We continue to chase the membership as a hot topic.
RTP and the District VP’s would also like us to attempt to do a training course with an
ISA training program; not sure whether we will get to that. As we continue to go
forward we are looking into a training course that will fit the bill for most of our
members and nonmembers in the area. Like we have indicated we are always open to
suggestions.

Our Reference Guide to the Measurement and Control Market 2018 our twentieth
edition has arrived. If you have not gotten one see any of your executive and they will see
that you get a copy. If you require a few you may pick up additional copies from Kevin
Noon at Emerson Process Management. Located in the valley and can be reached at
519-332-3132. The executive will make some available at the member dinner meeting.
Items to focus on:

The Lambton County Science Fair is to be held on April 13 & 14, 2018 at Lambton College. Kalpen will be the section
champion on this event and will require volunteer judges. More to come.
We also have the District Leadership Conference coming up on April 27-28-29, 2018 to be held in either Niagara on the Lake or Niagara Falls. This will be announced shortly.

Our Section AGM will be on May 28th.

Our Section Golf tournament will be on June 01, 2018 at the Mooretown, St. Clair Parkway Golf Course.

Our goals and our plans remain as a guide for us doing our business and with our vendor base fluctuating as it does we just have to adjust accordingly.

Our key to our ISA success still as always is you our Section members. All with dedication, common interests and belief in our field of expertise are what it takes. Instrumentation is still what it is all about even though the word is in the background not the forefront as Automation has taken that position.
I will continue to repeat that if you have any topic ideas for speakers please forward to our program chair. He can use any assistance in providing an interesting, current and enjoyable speaker and topic to fill the dinner meetings, step up and let us know.

As always any comments or concerns please let your Executive know. Remember any unspoken ideas or concerns are wasted thoughts unless we inform and act on them.

Thank you.

Mike Murray
 President – ISA Sarnia Section
 Email:   m.c.murray@cogeco.ca
 Phone:  519 336 1495