I welcome the opportunity to be once again the Toronto Central Chapter Chair. Thank you to current and past chapter executive members for their support. I have enjoyed working with this group over the years, as well as with our neighbours, the Toronto East chapter, who we partner with frequently.
As an executive committee, we intend on continuing our previous success in events and tours. This year we continue with the Toronto Region Annual Golf Tournament and the joint Central/East Chapter Annual Family Picnic as well as our participation in National Engineering Month events. Over the last few years we have had informative speaker events and facility tours and we will continue with these types of events going forward and ask the membership for fresh new ideas/opportunities they would be interested in.
Our chapter has over 1500 members and two colleges are within our chapter area. We look forward to providing added value to our members along with continuing to grow our relationship with George Brown and Seneca Colleges. Growing our relationship with the college faculty and its students ranks highly on our list of priorities for this executive and we have greatly increased our college support in the last couple years by being very active in the National Engineering Month College Challenge events.
As a volunteer organization we depend on your support and participation and I personally invite every member to consider how they might contribute to OACETT, be it with ideas of what we can do for you, your fellow members and the community or by attending or volunteering at our events.
Please continue to visit the chapter website and participate in events, and when you can, let us know what works well or what changes you would recommend for us to continue to build a strong and active chapter.
Kevin Lima, C.E.T.
Chair, Toronto Central Chapter