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Ontario Chapter Brian Larry
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EASA ONTARIO CHAPTER
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
JANUARY 20 & 21, 2006
DELTA CHELSEA HOTEL – TORONTO
MEETING: Called to order at 8:30AM
ROLL CALL: Introduction by Mike Dupuis.
Welcomed members and guests. Noted the full room of attendees.
Passed out attendance sheet to sign.
MINUTES: Brian Larry read the minutes from Delawana Inn, September 10, 2005.
Minutes accepted as read.
Sean Hickey, funds on hand, January 20, 2006.
Canadian account: $34,958.98
Canadian GIC: $58,964.24
US Account: $16,694.60
No questions from the floor. OK to file for audit.
REPORT OF OFFICERS:
President – Mike Dupuis:
Thanked members for the excellent meeting turnout. Mike
acknowledged the past presidents in attendance, Roy Bull, Bruce
Surgeson, Jim Cole and Sandi Howlett. He also recognized visiting
chapter members Brian Gibbon, EASA Chairman of the Board, Kevin
Miller, outgoing Director of Region 1, Ken Gralow, incoming Director
of Region 1, Robert Faille, President of Quebec & Maritimes Chapter
and Gilles Delisle, Treasurer of Quebec & Maritimes Chapter.
Mike directed the member’s attention to the handout highlighting the
spring meeting to be held in Niagara Falls. The weekend will feature a
tech course on pumps by Roger Jenkins, a wine tour by bus to Peller
Estates with lunch and a bus for dinner theatre at Oh Canada Eh?
Vice President – Gerry Siemon:
Gerry noted that we are returning to Delawana Inn for our fall meeting
on the September 8 weekend this year as last year we had good
participation and our members had a good time. There will be a golf
tournament on Friday with a box lunch and a bus to the golf course.
Saturday will be the business meeting and barbecue dinner on the patio,
followed by a sunset cruise with jazz band and desserts. Gerry also
pointed out the other amenities such as water sports and mini golf.
Please make plans to attend.
Next year is an election year and we are canvassing for a new secretary.
If anyone is interested, please let the board know. We may also
approach members about filling the vacancy.
Secretary – Brian Larry:
Brian reviewed the events for the rest of the AGM noting that there will
be a pasta bar for lunch outside the Mountbatten room starting at
11:30AM for all attendees and their families.
Brian directed members to the table at the back where the name badge
sign-up sheet was set up for anyone who did not have a badge.
Education Committee – Scott Thornton:
Scott noted that this was the first education meeting in a couple of
years. It was initiated by a need for college level education as it has
been three years since the last course at Conestoga College. Scott
stated that Conestoga College had written a proposal for making rewind
a bona fide trade. We would like to reactivate provincial recognition
and a national red seal program. Scott noted the overlapping
requirements between the electrical trades. He pointed out that online
training could be an option in lieu of class time combined with practical
in shop training. Specific shop needs would have to be determined.
Scott discussed objectives for the education, the first being to form a
steering committee for approval of red seal, the key being industry
acceptance. For September implementation a membership survey
would have to be in members hands by the end of January. The second
objective would be to meet with government and education ministry
Regional Directors Report - Sandi Howlett:
Sandi thanked the attendees for coming and encouraged members to
thank the executive. Sandi stated that she is proud to be continuing her
second term as Regional Director. She noted that she attends Ontario
and Western Chapter meetings.
Sandi said the next Regional Directors meeting will be held February 11
with the topic of strategic plans for the future incorporating the results
of the member needs survey.
She sat in on the Education Committee meeting and pointed out that
sitting down with other members to come up with solutions to common
problems is what EASA is all about.
Encouraged members to attend the Las Vegas Convention. Sandi noted
that this year it is a Monday-Thursday venue due to Las Vegas
Sandi congratulated Jim and Sean on their years of service and
dedication to EASA.
Affiliate Committee – Jim Miller:
Jim stated that this would be his last affiliate report as he is stepping
He reminded members to visit easaontario.ca for current news, photos
of past functions and meeting notices.
Jim noted that the trade was sold out for the 5th straight year. He
encouraged members to browse the trade show and speak to the
exhibitors. He thanked the affiliates for their participation as they are
the ones that make the trade show work.
NEW MEMBERS: There is one new active member, Electrical Power Management of
Oakville, Dave Johnson and one new affiliate member, Elektrim Motor
Sales Ltd. of Mississauga, Mike Sonsogno.
Mike introduced Randy Randall and Peter Tedesco. Randy is taking
over the Treasurer duties from Sean Hickey and Peter is replacing Jim
Miller as Affiliate Coordinator. Both men said they were looking
forward to serving the organization.
Brian Gibbon – EASA Chairman of the Board:
Brian stated he was delighted to attend our meeting and was pleased
with the turnout. He spoke about Strategic Planning and Review as it
pertained to his company, going through the steps from planning to
Mike reminded members about the lunch beginning at 11:30AM, the
trade show from 12:00-3:00PM and the dinner this evening beginning
with cocktails at 6:00PM.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion to adjourn at 10:30AM by Charlie Smith, seconded by Jim
ATTENDEES: EASA ONTARIO CHAPTER AGM MEETING
JANUARY 21, 2006.
NAME COMPANY EMAIL LOCATION
Brian Larry Larry Electric Peterborough
Mike Dupuis Monelco Windsor
Gerry Siemon Ampro Electric London
Kevin Miller A.R. & E. Hagerstown, MD
Ken Gralow Gray Electric Schenectady, NY
Denys Bolanos Lafert N.A. Mississauga
Peter Tedesco Electrowind Guelph
Randy Randall MEP Drives Mississauga
Brian Gibbon Anstee & Ware Bristol, UK
Bill Galloway Electrowind Guelph
Sandi Howlett Ainsworth Toronto
Bruce Surgeson Surgeson Electric Cornwall
Charles Smith Western Form C. Edmonton
Scott Thornton Waffle’s Electric firstname.lastname@example.org Windsor
John Maslakewycz Inco Ltd. Sudbury
Ron Refuse Inco Ltd. email@example.com Sudbury
Steve Smith Toll-Morris London
Eric Raab Duke Electric firstname.lastname@example.org Hamilton
Ken Brisbois Duke Electric Hamilton
Bob Carlson Electro Pulse Burlington
Russ Straus Trade-Mark Kitchener
Richard Watson Nachi Canada Concord
Tom May Trade-Mark Kitchener
Graydon Estey Estey & Assoc. Campbellville
Frank Giampietro Motion Electric Mississauga
Ramzi Mallouk Brook Crompton Toronto
Bob Belanger Industrial Motors North Bay
Barb Belanger Industrial Motors North Bay
Fred Thompson Noront Armature North Bay
Jackie Kallies Lafert N.A. Mississauga
Sterling Kallies Lafert N.A. Mississauga
Frank Martins Ainsworth Toronto
David Shuttleworth Ainsworth Toronto
Paul Tate Lafert N.A. email@example.com Mississauga
John Gallo Avotech Electric Georgetown
Gerald O’Reilly Lafert N.A. Mississauga
Jason McGruthers Gateway Electric North Bay
Ray Hummel Ampro Electric London
Jan Miller Brook Crompton Toronto
Jim Miller Brook Crompton Toronto
Gilles Delisle L.M. Elect. Montreal
Robert Faille J.H. Sauve Valleyfield
Scott Larry Larry Electric Peterborough
Larry Brickman Stratford Electric Stratford
Peter Kaupp Kaupp Electric St. Catharines
NAME COMPANY EMAIL LOCATION
Jim Cole Stratford Electric Stratford
Jim Peters Monelco Windsor
Anthony Lekkas Stanford Electric Toronto
Sean Hickey Lafert N.A. Mississauga
Roy Bull Waffle’s Electric Windsor
The Ontario Chapter Executive would like to thank the trade show exhibitors for their
participation in the 2006 Annual General Meeting and Trade Show.
Baker Instrument Co. A.O. Smith Inc.
Alltemp Products Company Ltd. Application Computer Systems Inc.
Baldor Electric Ontario Inc. Brook Crompton North America
Carbone of America C.D. International Inc.
Diagnalysis Inc. Dirmark Industrial Inc.
EIS Polifibra EIMET Electrical Insulation Co.
Electro-wind Supply Inc. Elektrim Motor Sales Ltd.
Estey & Associates Inc. Guspro Inc.
Isovolta Inc. Lafert North America
Leeson Canada Inc. Madison Industrial Equipment Inc.
Maple Leaf Drives Ltd. MEP Drives Ltd.
Nachi Canada Inc. National Electrical Carbon Canada
The P.D. George Co. Sterling Power Systems
Swiger Coil Systems Inc. Toronto Electric Company Ltd.
Universal Electric Motors V.J. Pamensky Canada Inc.
Western Form Coils (2004) Ltd.