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From the president's desk

September 2009 SAIMC

Our innovations committee headed by Johan Maartens is constantly tabling new ideas and proposals to help us work more efficiently, thus adding benefits to both our members and patrons. The 2009 Council are constantly evaluating these proposals within the constraints of our available resources. We always have to be conscious when tackling new projects as our councillors are volunteers who all have daytime jobs.

Johan van Jaarsveldt
Johan van Jaarsveldt

We have had huge problems with our website. A lot of our time, money and effort went into the site, and through no fault of our own, the maintenance and hosting has been lost. We are working on a new site, and it will be up and running shortly.

A lot of emphasis has been put on membership and the benefits of being a member as well as our relationships with ECSA. In the previous six months, our membership has grown by 20% and again I want to welcome all our new members and thank all the committee members who have diligently assisted with this membership drive. A special word of thanks must be given to Debbie Scott who has given us an exhibition stand at no charge at each of her Penmac Road Shows across the country.

2009 is flying past; events planned at the beginning of the year that seemed far in the future are now upon us. Our branch chairmen report that regular technology meetings are now taking place all over the country and that these meetings are exceptionally well attended. Secunda held yet another successful golf day. Durban has re-established the Richards Bay branch and the enthusiasm shown by the members there has been phenomenal, meeting attendance is growing all the time.

One of the nine four balls sponsored by Siemens at the recent SAIMC Johannesburg branch golf day. [L to R]:  Quinton Richardson, Ryan Chetty, Andrew Kayser, Stephen Scheepers. The full set of pictures from the SAIMC golf day can be found at: <a href="http://instrumentation.co.za/regular.aspx?pklRegularId=4214" target="_blank">http://instrumentation.co.za/regular.aspx?pklRegularId=4214</a>
One of the nine four balls sponsored by Siemens at the recent SAIMC Johannesburg branch golf day. [L to R]: Quinton Richardson, Ryan Chetty, Andrew Kayser, Stephen Scheepers. The full set of pictures from the SAIMC golf day can be found at: http://instrumentation.co.za/regular.aspx?pklRegularId=4214

The SAIMC Annual Banquette has filled up quickly with only a limited number of seats still available. The guest speaker is none other than the world-renowned Professor David Block who will take us on a tour of our universe. If you are one of the fortunate ones who have booked a table, or you have been invited by one of our Patron members to join them, then I look forward to meeting with you on the evening of 5 November 2009.



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