· Ken Torrance, P. Eng.
· John Penrose, P. Eng.
· Ralf Luthe, P. Eng.
· Sheldon Dattenberger, P. Eng.
· Dan Lorden, P. Eng.
· Vern Fedor, P. Eng.
· Robert Hawrelak, P. Eng.
· Mary Ann Byrd, P. Eng.
· Gerard Klotz, P. Eng.
meeting was called to order at 8:05 p.m.
Byrd added Science Fair as item 6.1.5. R. Luthe moved that the agenda
be adopted with amendments. Seconded by K. Torrance. Motion carried.
Torrance moved to adopt the minutes of January 23rd as read. J. Penrose
seconded. Motion carried.
Contact List changes should be provided by each executive member to
G. Klotz for editing.
National Engineering Week 2002 Recap
M.A. Byrd reported that a full-page article and ad section appeared
in the Medicine Hat News newspaper, Wednesday, March 06. Thanks to
all businesses who supported the advertising. The overall response
has been very positive. General consensus was that the same type of
campaign should be run again next year.
S. Dattenberger reported that 12 members and guests attended the fabrication
shop tour of Bromley Mechanical Services on Monday, March 04. A question
and answer session followed the tour. Refreshments and discussion
followed. Thanks to Sheldon for the time and effort he contributed
to make this a successful event.
The Student Mixer featured a presentation on explosive engineering
research activities carried out at the Defense Research Establishment
- Suffield. Dr. Steve Murray, P. Eng., 13 Medicine Hat College Students
(80 % of the class) and 9 Professional Members from the Medicine Hat
Branch were in attendance. No members outside of the Branch Executive
and College Communities participated even though the mixer was promoted
to the general branch population. Refreshments were served. The atmosphere
was somewhat subdued. Further discussion continued regarding next
years format. R. Hawrelak suggested that for future presentations
we consider having an E.I.T or a new inductee to make a presentation
thereby bridging the gap between the student and the professional
Thank you notes were sent to all speakers from National Engineering
Week. A summary report was submitted to APEGGA Head Office by M.A.
Byrd. There were no winning classes from the Branch area in the Province
Nominations - Medicine Hat Christian School has forwarded a number
of nominations. K. Torrance and K. Allison will review all nominations
received and select the winner. A presentation to the successful candidates
will be made near the end of the school year at a school assembly
followed by a celebratory luncheon for the teachers. A nomination
form in PDF format was attached to this meeting's agenda in the event
that someone knows of a school that may want to nominate a teacher.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 12, 2002.
Cub Scout Activity Recap
K. Torrance reported that the cubs, aged 9-12, built DC motors for
$6 each. The response was positive.
M.A. Byrd will send photographs of the activity to Head Office for
posting on the website.
Status of Professional Exam Kits
Three kits are now available at the Medicine Hat Public Library, Brooks
Public Library and the Medicine Hat College Vera Bracken Library.
The 27th Annual Regional Kiwanis Science Fair.
Seven APEGGA members participated as judges. Best in Engineering Category
Awards were presented for Grades 4, 5 & 6 and 7 & 8. The award
recipients were Lisa Seitz & Lissette Gomez from St. Thomas Aquinas
for Grades 4-6, and Alicia Long & Lori Baumback from AJHS for
Grades 7-8. Kiwanis decided to purchase a second plaque ($50 per set)
so that each winner of a group project received an award. The annual
APEGGA Donation is $250. It was felt we revise the budget allotment
to accommodate two plaques for each level while still maintaining
Ralf Luthe moved to buy a second plaque in the event of a group winning
the awards next year. D. Lorden seconded. Motion carried.
President's Visit - February 25, 2002 Recap
Thirty-seven people attended the President's Visit. Thirty paid members
and guests, three inductees and four APEGGA staff. Five people who
had originally said they were coming didn't attend. The meal and appetizers
Eight APEGGA Branch members met with the APEGGA Head Office personnel
Innovators Network Seminar & Luncheon Recap
Nineteen APEGGA members and guests attended the Innovators Network
Seminar. A panel presentation on contracting to the Defense Research
Establishment Suffield was the topic of discussion. Plans are in place
to feature similar seminars in the future with various different industries.
Astronomy Club Field Trip and BBQ
Revised Date: Friday, May 03, 2002.
Cost: The Branch will make a $25 to $50 donation to the Astronomy
Club. The gate charge to be paid to the club will be $5 per person
or $10 per family for hot dogs and hamburgers, including drinks. The
astronomy club charges $1/Drink as a fund-raiser. This fee will be
covered by the per person charge. Free coffee and hot chocolate will
Schedule: 7:00-7:30 p.m.- Solar telescope. 7:30-8:00 p.m. Rocket launching.
8:00-8:45 p.m. BBQ, 8:45-9:30 p.m. Discussion on rocketry and night
sky observation. 9:30 Constellation and stargazing. Two telescopes
will be set up indoors as well as three outdoors. Contingency for
bad weather is inside the clubhouse. Chili to be served as opposed
to the BBQ if the event is held indoors.
Notice of Event to be sent out April 17, 2002 by D. Lorden and R.
Annual Golf Tournament
Date: August 17, 2002 Cottonwood Coulee Golf Course.
ASET Contact - ASET contact, Chris Bezinski, has spoken with M.A.
Prizes: D. Lorden to collect prizes. Executive members to solicit
prizes and forward them to Dan.
Fee: $150 deposit payable to Cottonwood Coulee. Green fees and food
prices are not expected to change from last year.
Program: 18 holes again this year. Dinner to follow. D. Lorden to
provide feedback to Cottonwood Coulee with respect to the food quality.
Last year's was poor.
Sponsor acknowledgement: The large sign of sponsors provided annually
by R.G. Hawrelak Design Engineering Ltd will again be on display at
Notice of Event -Notice of the date will go out in May. The actual
notice will go out July 22, 3 weeks prior to the event. The sponsor
thank you ad in the Medicine Hat News newspaper and thank you notes
to individual sponsors will be handled by K. Torrance of the Golf
June Luncheon Meeting: The guest speaker will be Keith Crush, City of
Medicine Hat Economic Development. D. Lorden to finalize the date with
Bank Balance. John Penrose reported that the current bank balance
is $1997.00 as of April 10, 2002.
APEGGA ad $400.
Officers Mess at DRES $855.90.
Golf Tournament deposit $150.
A new Branch Expense Form, (based on the APEGGA Head Office format)
for local use only was presented by M.A. Byrd. The purpose of the form
is to identify cost centers for local accounting. G. Klotz will change
the form from MS Word format to MS Excel format. R. Luthe moved to accept
the form. D. Lorden seconded. Motion carried.
Funding - Advance to be requested for June.
credits listed on Notice of Events will be deleted and a note stating
that the event can contribute to PDH credit instead.
for June 17 at 6:30 p.m. venue to be announced. Dinner meeting.
Torrance moved to adjourn at 9:20 p.m. Seconded by J. Penrose. Motion
recorded by Gerard Klotz.