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May 29, 2016

At the meetings in Nova Scotia in September 2015, The National Directors decided to initiate a new communication procedure whereby they could inform members of progress on items they were discussing. This is the sixth of these communications and the three items to be discussed are:
  1. the donation of $1000 to the Red Cross for the Fort McMurray fires Relief Fund,
  2. preparing a presentation for the Association of Chief Inspectors meeting
  3. National President, Mr. Ralf Klopf, attendance at the Gathering of Colleges in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The Institute of Power Engineers gave a donation of one thousand dollars to the Red Cross for the disaster relief fund after the Fort McMurray fire. There are many Power Engineers and members in the Fort McMurray area and the National Directors thought this was the best way to assist them.

The National Directors are preparing a presentation for the Association of Chief Inspectorsí (ACI) meeting in August. The IPE has attended and made presentations to the ACI in previous years by invitation from the ACI. Our Maritimes Director, Mr. Blair Saulnier, PE, will make the presentation to the ACI and Ontario Director, Mr. Gilles Leclair, and Assistant National Secretary, Mr. Allan Whetter, will assist Blair in preparing the presentation.

The National President, Mr. Ralf Klopf, will be representing the Institute of Power engineers at the Gathering of Colleges in Thunder Bay on May 26, 2016. Other IPE members will also be attending this IPE coordinated event that brings Colleges, Regulators and Industry in Ontario together. The goal of the Gathering of Colleges is to provide a forum where issues and concerns regarding the education of Power Engineers can be raised and discussed. This is an annual event that is hosted by a different college each year.

IPE National Directors and Executive

Ralf Klopf, President Email

Blair Saulnier, PE, 1st Vise President (Maritimes Area Director) Email

Eric Steinson, PE, Past President Email

Ed Hnytka, PE, Alberta Area Director Email

Rejean Laurin, Quebec Area Director Email

Dave Paulin, PE, British Columbia Area Director Email

Tom Phillips,Second Vice-President, Manitoba Area Director Email

George Walsh, NFLD/Labrador Area Director Email

Fred Billard, National Secretary Email

Allan Whetter, Assistant National Secretary Email

Jude Rankin, PE, Advice in Council Email

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