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July Meeting, Tuesday, July 24, Sergio Garza, Transmission Planning

Join us at our meeting on Tuesday, July 24, for a presentation on Transmission Planning and its implementation at the Lower Colorado River Authority. Sergio Garza of LCRA will provide us with the key factors that need to be taken into account as engineers plan new transmission systems and extension of existing ones.

Our social time begins at 6 PM followed by dinner, the presentation, and a discussion. Students eat free and accompanying spouses pay member rates. Please email our Secretary, Stan Friend, you plan to attend. His email is

More information please see the announcement.

August Meeting, Tuesday, August 28, All Day Field Trip to the Graybar Technology Showcase and Round Rock Express Baseball

All IEEE members are invited to participate with Graybar and a long list of suppliers on Tuesday, August 28, in the Greater Austin Graybar Technology Showcase 2007 at the United Heritage Center, followed by an evening of Baseball between Round Rock Express and the Albuquerque Isotopes at the Dell Diamond, Round Rock, Texas. The all day program begins with registration at 8:30 AM and ends with the conclusion of the ball game before 10 PM. Registration includes selected seminars in five sessions, two in the morning, lunch, two in the afternoon, and dinner presentation. It also includes a pass to the ball game. Families are invited to the ball game and family member tickets may be obtained through Wayne Hachenberg, 426-4561.

If you plan to attend, you must register and select your seminars.

For details on the seminars and other information on this event please see the announcement.

General Meetings Confirmed for the Remainder of 2007

The Chapter Committee is pleased to announce that the meetings for the remainder of the year have been confirmed and committee members have begun working in programs for 2008 such as a National ELectric Code class for February. If have topics you would like to see presented of would like to provide your colleagues the latest technology at work in your industry, please contact any member of the chapter officers . As always you are welcome to attend and present your ideas at the Chapter Committee meetings scheduled the second Tuesday of each month at Catfish Parlour on East Ben White.

Our thanks to Jon Limbacher

We thank Jon Limbacher of Spectrum Lighting.for his well structured tutorial on light dimming methods and the latest word on the Lighting portion of the IECC 2006 energy code. It is expected that there will be significant impact on our design of lighting systems in Austin if the Council adopts the code this summer as expected. We also thank Jon for his generosity in providing us a copy of his Methods of Dimming and IECC presentations.

Thanks and a hat tip to Eddie Schoenthal

Many thanks to Eddie Schoenthal of Bonded Lightning Protection who wowed us with his excellent presentation on Lightning Protection. Not only was his presentation enlightening to us all but Eddie also provided us with many pieces of protection equipment for us to examine. It was a program well wroth our time.

Continuing Education

Certificates. Mike Noth will be emailing certificates to all attendees to January's meeting that checked "yes" on the sign in sheet. You may also pick up your CE certificate at February's meeting.

Analog Newsletter

Some attendees of our meetings have not been receiving their electronic copy of the IEEE Central Texas Section Newsletter, The Analog. If you are an IEEE member, your subscription is automatic to your profile on record at IEEE. IF you are not a member, you may subscribe. Details are provided at the Analog Webpage.

Be advised that there is not a lot of traffic on this list intentionally.  The list manager tries to keep it below 3 emails a month - The Analog, the mid-month reminder, and maybe an emergency announcement, but we prefer 2 emails a month.

Updated 2007 July 9 by Don Drumtra

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