Mike Unger and Kurtis Martineau attended this year's District Leadership Conference (DLC) in Saskatoon, SK - 26-28 May 2006
Notes from 2006 DLC:
1. Annual Fall Presidents Meeting now called Society Delegates Meeting. This year's meeting is in Huston on 16 October 2006. Delegates must be named by 15 August 2006.
2. District 10 President for 2007 will be Brent Rathgeber from Calgary, and the Vice-President (Elect) will be Stu Affleck from Regina.
3. Next year's DLC (2007) will the responsibillity of the Manitoba Section. We are looking for volunteers to help organize this conference. Volunteers will have access to the experince of organizers of past DLC's.
Mark your calendar. The ISA Winnipeg section along with the MCAM
(Mechanical Contractors Association of Manitoba) have been working hard to
organize our next Trade Show. The dates booked are Feb 18-19, 2004. The
show will be held at the Victoria Inn (formally the International).
We would like to run a two day training course some time in the fall, the
question is would there be any interest and what topics would your employer
find worthy of investing in. Visit;
for a list of possible courses. If there is any interest let me know.
To keep you in the loop, there have been few developments in our quest to
be included in or limit the scope of the Electrical Act. David Fillion of
Magellan and Guy Newman of CTTAM have been working hard but there has been
little progress. The board responsible for the development of the changes
to the Electrical Act have little interest in allowing anyone other than
Electricians to assemble, install, commission, configure, program, or
modify anything with a wire. That leaves non-electricians calibration and
maintenance. David and Guy will continue to try to find some common ground
and are trying to impress the dangers of passing this legislation to all
Tim Sale is the Minister responsible for the Dept of Labour & Immigration.
The Board of District VP's have agreed to allow us to change our name from
the Winnipeg Section to the Manitoba Section. I will contact Robertson
Shypit Soble Wood to start this process. We will be changing our name from
Instrument Society of America Winnipeg Section Inc to the Instrumentation,
Systems, and Automation Society Manitoba Section Inc.
If anyone has any advice or direction to give on this process please do.