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3 Programs for March!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Lunch and Learn Presentation

FDT Technology Seminar at Dynalectric

This lunch and learn presentation, scheduled for 11:30 on March 10th at Dynaelectric, will be conducted by representatives from FDT Group. Attendees will learn the importance of FDT Technology, how it fits into new or existing plants' infrastructure by providing bottom line benefits such as asset management, diagnostics and plant life cycle solutions. There is no cost to ISA members and those who renew at the meeting. Please RSVP so that we can order a lunch for you.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Special St Patrick's Day Monthly Meeting

Demystifying Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System

On Wednesday, March 17th we will have a special joint meeting with San Diego County Water Works Group with two speakers. Attendees may come for one or both programs, either with or without dinner. Planned for St Patrick's Day, the meeting will be held in the Corral Room at Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse in Santee, where all the good Irish cowboys go to celebrate, so be sure and wear your very best cowboy garb.

First at 5:30, Michael Donahue will give an overview of the Windows 7 operating system from an experienced user's point of view. Michael has eight years of experience with various Microsoft operating systems, mostly XP and Vista, and has been using Windows 7 since before its public release. Michael currently holds an AA in Information Technology/Networking, is working towards his BA in computer science and has been working part-time as a computer repair technician for about 3 years.

"I am looking forward to showing the attendees of the presentation that Windows 7 is nothing to be afraid of. It is natural for humans to be wary of change, but I think I can prove that Windows 7 is change for the better," says Michael. If you are considering switching to Windows 7, this straightforward and open discussion from an experienced end user is one you will not want to miss.

Michael Donahue can be reached at (619)757-5900 or michaeldonahue619@gmail.com .

Deploying a Modern SCADA System

Following the Windows presentation, there will be a social networking period, dinner, and this second program. Henry Palechek, Instrument and Process Control Systems Supervisor at Helix Water District will give a presentation on "Deploying a Modern SCADA System", in which he will discuss the problems water utilities are facing these days, including tighter regulations, drought conditions, and higher operating costs. Henry will also describe how Helix has improved its reporting capabilities and connection to other district computer systems through its upgrade to a modern SCADA system platform built upon open standards.

Meeting Details

Location: Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse, 7927 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, (619) 448-8882

RSVP: Patrick Simons at psimons@vid-h2o.org

Cost: $15 to attend the Windows program only without dinner. Both programs or SCADA program only, with or without dinner, is $35 with RSVP by Friday Mar 12; $45 at the door. Cash accepted at the door. No checks or credit cards.

Pls indicate your dinner choice when you RSVP - Top Sirloin Steak, 1/2 Rack of Ribs, or BBQ Chicken

Directions: From I-15 and Calif Hwy 52, take 52 East six miles and exit at Mast Blvd. Left on Mast. Right on West Hills Pkwy. Left on Mission Gorge Rd. Will be on the right. From I-15 and I-8, take I-15 North and exit Friars Road East. Friars Road becomes Mission Gorge Road. Restaurant is 6 miles on the right.

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Meeting Schedule

5:30-6:20 -- Windows 7 Program
6:00-7:00 - No Host Bar
7:00-7:45 -- Dinner
7:45-8:30 -- SCADA Program
8:30 - Scholarship Raffle

Updated Mar 7, 2010