I welcome the opportunity to be the new Toronto Central Chapter Chair and would like to take this opportunity to thank the current and past chapter executive members for their support over the last couple years. I have really enjoyed working together with this group and also the neighbouring Toronto East and West chapters, who we partner with frequently.
We intend on continuing the many popular and successful events that we have had in the past. This year we will continue the Toronto Region Annual Golf Tournament and the joint Central/East Chapter Annual Family Picnic. Over the last few years we have had a few informative speaker events and facility tours. We will look to continue with these types of events going forward but ask the membership for fresh new ideas/opportunities as they can be hard to come by at times.
The chapter has over 1500 members and two colleges in our area. We look forward to providing value to the membership along with continuing to grow our relationship with George Brown and Seneca Colleges. Continuing to grow our relationship with the colleges and its students ranks highly on our list of priorities for this executive.
As a volunteer organization we depend on your support and participation. I invite every member to consider how they might contribute to OACETT, with ideas of what we can do for you, your fellow members and the community. With the chapter website we hope that we can reach out to our members more effectively.
Please continue to visit the chapter website and participate in events, and when you can, let us know what works well, and what changes you would recommend in order for us to continue to build a strong chapter.
Kevin Lima, C.E.T.
Chair, Toronto Central Chapter