Southwestern Ontario Chapter News

PO Box 862
Chatham, Ontario
Peter J. J. Davidson
Fax: 519-674-0524

History and News

The Southwestern Ontario Chapter of the IMI was chartered in 1992. In 1997, the chapter organized and undertook building renovations for Chatham-Kent Big Brothers mentoring organization. The value of these renovations exceeded $70,000.

Membership meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month during January, March, May, September and November at the Lucky In, Grand Avenue Chatham

2002 President’s Message:

I would like to wish all of our members and friends of IMI and their families a happy and prosperous new year.

I sense that the year 2002 will be an interesting and challenging year for all of us, especially for IMI. I also feel confident that by the end of 2002 we will have a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment that we managed to do so well in these uncertain times.

I welcome back our executive committee members, Mark Parsons, John Holsappel, Joseph Sebben, John Trudell and Roger Oliver. I know they will again pull together to make us the great team that we are. I thank the 2001 executive committee and all our members and associates for volunteering their valuable time to make this organization as good as it is. I also have to mention that all of us are sad to say good-bye to Kendra Shurgold. Kendra has temporarily left so that she can pursue another of her many goals. She was our first female executive member and she represented herself very, very well. We will miss her constructive input and her enthusiasm. We look forward to working with her again in the future.

You will notice that our executive committee now has six members versus the seven that we have had for the past several years. I suppose this is another example of downsizing. We hope that we will be able to call upon some of our members and IMI friends when needed to help us with some of our larger programs.

Looking forward to seeing you at our meetings in 2002

Peter J.J. Davidson

Calendar of Events

March 19, 2002 – Technical Dinner Meeting – NSK linear bearings (tentative)
April 23, 2002 – Plant tour (to be announced)
June 7, 2002 – 11th Annual Golf Tournament, Deer Run, 8:00 am shot gun start
September 23, 2002 – 4th Annual Lunch & Learn, Countryview Golf Club
October 21, 2002 – Plant tour (to be announced)
December 2002 – Executive elections

2002 Executive Officers

President – Peter J.J. Davidson, e-mail:
First Vice President – John Holsappel, e-mail:
Second Vice President – John Trudell , e-mail:
Third Vice President – Roger Oliver
Treasurer – Mark Parsons, e-mail:
Secretary – Joseph Sebben, e-mail: